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TEDxDelft 2011


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looking back at TEDxDelft: 7 november 2011.

Delft is a medium sized city in between Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Delft has a very rich history of creators and creations, of Vermeer and Van Leeuwenhoek, of Senz umbrellas and Plakkies flipflops, of quantum mechanics and satelite experts. Delft has a top ranking University of Technology, a city centre that is a treasure of cultural heritage. Delft has Delft blue pottery, royalty, design, Delft knows how to win solar power races (or almost). Delft is all about Ideas Worth Spreading. Delft is all about Creating History.

Concluding our first event: we had a great time preparing, a wonderful time on the day of the event and everyone had a fantastic time experiencing TEDx in Delft. I’ll leave you with the closing words from our host Jasper van Kuijk. He summarized TEDxDelft in a poem (one of the speakers (Bauke Steenhuisen) idea worth spreading was that poetry says more than most management reports).

Do not prozify

Have a goal
Or none at all

Build, tinker

Create life, and nurse it

Seek beauty in complexity

Find elegance in calculations

Caress a book


But never to design briefs

Think upside down
Become an astronaut
Democratize, power the people

Feel, don’t deny your emotions


Take fiction out of science fiction

Make it rain

Make music

Hold on to your dreams

Go beyond the current context
Make things

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TEDxDelft 2011

  1. 1. 7 November 2011
  2. 2. 20 speakers 900 guests 2000 online viewers 30 volunteers 10 team members Live bloggers35 sponsors #trendingtopic NLSocial Media Capture
  3. 3. TEDxDelft Laboratory for the future belief Delft Design dynamic Delft Marketing talent Analytical Innovator mentality paradigm shifts History Creativity Delft Industry endurance Complexity Sustainability responsability Innovation Technology pleasure Knowledge intensive future smart Delft University Royal dedication Solution driven pioneer
  4. 4. 20 speakers
  5. 5. 6, 12 and 18 minutes talks
  6. 6. Technology, Entertainment, Design
  7. 7. Leo KouwenhovenThat’s a one centimeter stepfor man, a giant leap for mankind
  8. 8. Job van de KieftHow electric driving can set you free
  9. 9. Musetta Blaauw I do not accept fate as society defines it
  10. 10. Erik MeijerWisdom of the cloudFirst inaugural speech at a TEDxevent
  11. 11. TTYPP – iPhone JamMax Kisman, Peter Mertens, Donald Beekman
  12. 12. Sabine Roeser Emotions should play animportant role in debates on risky technology
  13. 13. Lodewijk van den Berg How a chrystal growth scientist became an astronaut
  14. 14. A new breed of beach animalsTheo Jansen
  15. 15. Huba de GraaffA preview of theTomTom opera
  16. 16. Michiel van Haersma Buma Building dikes is not always the answer
  17. 17. Felienne Hermans
  18. 18. Kas OosterhuisTowards a new kind of beauty
  19. 19. Tim ZamanBuy a balloon, put helium in it,attach a camera and let it go
  20. 20. Maria van der HeijdenCreating jobs for 1 million women in India
  21. 21. Bauke SteenhuisenA summary more wiseis poetry in disguise
  22. 22. Rolf HutI am a tinkerer
  23. 23. Irma BoomA manifesto for the book
  24. 24. Marcel KampmanWhat would the dream school of today look like?
  25. 25. Progression stunts Freerunning in the auditorium
  26. 26. Lowie VermeerschBeautiful mobility
  27. 27. And one host
  28. 28. Jasper van Kuijk
  29. 29. The TEDxDelft venue:Aula Congress CentreMekelweg 5
  30. 30. The TEDxDelft familyTEDxDelft: Yearly October/November900+ attendees in AulaTEDxDelftSalon: Monthly 50/60attendees in Library TU DelftTEDxYouth@Delft: Yearly April/March400 attendees 12-18 year old inTheater de Veste