Talent Night 2021

Join us for Talent Night 2021

1 October 2021*

TEDxAmsterdamWomen’s Talent Night is back – this year fully virtual but with the usual dose of inspiration, bravery and warmth. 10 individuals will share their new and undiscovered ideas worth spreading.

We feature the game changers, local heroes and rebels; individuals ready to share their groundbreaking ideas with the world. It’s all about shining a light on overlooked issues and topics or putting a new spin on existing ones. The speakers will have three minutes to convince the jury and the audience of their TED-worthy speech focusing on one of the TEDx pillars: Technology, Entertainment, Design, Global issues, Business/Entrepreneurship, Art & Music, Science or Sustainability.

*Date may be subject to change

Join us for this unique and exciting evening full of inspiration, all from the comfort of your home!

TEDxAmsterdamWomen is looking for the next generation of speakers.

Have you ever dreamt about telling your story on a TEDx stage? This is your chance. For the fourth year in a row TEDxAmsterdamWomen is hosting Talent Night; where we open our stage to new, undiscovered “ideas worth spreading.”

Individuals aged 30 years or under with a little of no experience from all walks of life are given the opportunity to take the stage as a TEDx speaker and audition for a spot on our main stage. Join us for a chance to inspire change!

We are looking for fresh ideas – for talents, that defy the odds with their extraordinary and undiscovered ideas that are worth spreading. The idea presented should be new or surprising. It can challenge a pre-existing belief, or it can be a great basic idea with a compelling new argument behind it. An idea isn’t just a story or a list of facts. A good idea takes evidence, observations and draws a larger conclusion. The form of your presentation can be as unique as your idea itself – dance, poetry, music – anything is possible. Use your imagination.

The speakers will have three minutes to convince the jury and the audience of their TED-worthy speech focusing on one of the TEDx pillars: Technology, Entertainment, Design, Global issues, Business/Entrepreneurship, Art & Music, Science or Sustainability.

What’s in it for you? 

Besides the opportunity to ignite change. You will enter a network that is all about creating a more inclusive and equal society.

You’ll get the chance to raise your profile. And your idea will get the attention it deserves.

How it works

During the night, 10 game changers will pitch their ideas in 3 minutes, to an audience and a jury. The winner will be granted a spot on the main stage during the annual TEDxAmsterdamWomen event and will receive personalized speaker coaching from Barbara Rogoski, who has coached TEDxAmsterdamWomen speakers for 9 years. Join us for this unique and exciting evening full of ideas and inspirations.

More information about Talent Night application process and Talent Night FAQ you can find here.

Talent Night 2020

Last year’s winner, Nadya van der Sluis, gave a great speech that created more awareness about what a bipolar condition is and broke the stigma around mental illnesses. In the meantime she has published her book “Van kwetsbaarheid naar kracht” and is on ELLE Magazine list of “21 women you cannot get around in 2021!” 

Ready to apply?

Share your undiscovered idea worth spreading. We're excited to hear it.

Click here to Apply

Meet our Talent Night Lead – Zosia Mika

Together we achieve more!

“What I love about TEDxAmsterdamWomen is a network of people creating a more inclusive and equal society. I believe in the power of inclusion and diversity. Together we achieve more. I am happy to be part of this adventure!”

Zosia Mika – Head of Talent Night