Talent Night 2021

Talent Night 2021

TEDxAmsterdamWomen was looking for the next generation of speakers this year.

For the fourth year in a row TEDxAmsterdamWomen is hosting Talent Night, where we open our stage to new, undiscovered “ideas worth spreading.” This year we focus the Talent Night event on boosting the participation of younger applicants, with little or no experience, from all walks of life. 

The idea is to give particularly young talent the opportunity to share their unstoppable ideas; ideas that make the world more inclusive, to drive meaningful change and inspire others to act with them. We want to help them to shape their story and to bring it to the next level.

Video pitches

In the first round we selected 16 potential speakers who pitched their ideas on video within two minutes in the following categories: Technology, Design, Global issues, Business/Entrepreneurship, Science or Sustainability. 

From these 16, the 10 finalists have been selected. You can see all 10 of these young finalists in talent night in a matter of days when they will share their full inspirational talks. For a sneak preview of what awaits you,

Check out their video pitches HERE!

Join us for Talent Night 2021

1st October 2021 | 20.00-22.00 hours

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, Design, Global issues, Business/Entrepreneurship, Science or Sustainability.

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

Register 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!” 


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