What is TEDxAmsterdam Women?

TED, the platform of spreading ideas, inspiration and change began as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Since TED was founded in 1984, it has grown exponentially, and can now be found in local communities around the world. All in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading.”

Many of these events are ‘TEDx‘ events, where the ‘x‘ stands for local self-organized, independent events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Today, almost all topics are covered, ranging from science to business to global issues. In 2010 Amsterdam was one of the first cities in the world to organise a TEDxWomen event and has been recognised as one of top 3 TEDx events globally.

By focusing on the way women contribute to global change and how they shape the future, we aim to bring together hundreds of TEDxAmsterdam Women ambassadors every year.

Every year the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team aims to showcase carefully prepared talks, panels and performances, steered towards women’s issues that are ideas-focused, covering a wide range of subjects worth sharing, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, all to provoke conversations that matter

Now, more than ever, it is critical that we connect with each other. This will add context to discussions, it will inspire us to think differently and it will move us to take action.

TEDx Amsterdam Women organizes events in Amsterdam that provide people of any gender, from all walks of life, with the stage to inspire with original ideas worth spreading: ideas that help, support, empower and impact women in society and the workplace, with the long-term purpose to increase equality of all aspects.

This change can not be created by one person alone, but it happens because people see how others are starting to put their ideas into action.  This inspires others to create new ideas and make more changes.  Our stage is a safe place where this awareness starts and step by step, together, we will achieve our equality goals.

Our theme for 2023: DeCoding the Future

Society runs on codes that govern how we see things, how we work, how society functions. But these codes aren’t equal for everyone. And, when inequality is coded into our society, we must de-code it, break the norms, and re-write them for a more equal tomorrow. 

This year, TEDx Amsterdam Women will take you on a journey to identify these codes, find ways to uncover them, to change them; break them, and build equality despite them. We’ll look at ways to decode success, too, and the various codes that women have used to be successful in spite of societal codes.

The present needs decoding. Our future needs re-coding. And together, we can create better codes in our today to avoid having to fix them in our tomorrow.

Our team

We are a team of professional and motivated women and men who dedicate their free time and energy to make a difference with the help of our sponsors. Working together, we support each other, promoting ideas to support you, the public, to live in a more equal and balanced environment.

Partnerships team

Speaker Prep team

Talent Night team

Branding & Communications team

Salons team

Team Members

Production team

What is TEDxWomen?

TEDxWomen is a global U.S. led annual conference that specifically focuses on the unique way in which women contribute to global change and thus help to reshape the future.

In December 2010, Amsterdam hosted one of the first TEDxWomen events in the world, and as an independent local affiliate of this group, it became known as TEDxAmsterdam Women.

Since then, TEDxAmsterdam Women has produced and delivered a stunning and inspiring conference every year, bringing forth well-known and critically acclaimed speakers such as Mei Lin Ang, Steve McCurry, Mariéme Jamme, Harriette Verweij, Naomi Feil, Sarah Britton, Corrine Vigreux, Olivia Bee, Lex Peters, Kelly Cutrone, Paul Zak, Marieke Eyskoot, Bénédicte Ficq and Lauren Zander.

TEDxAmsterdam Women events are not subsidized and are run on the enthusiasm of our sponsors and volunteers.

Find out more about how you too can be part of this campaign for change.