x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Future

This event occurred on
November 18, 2013
12:00am - 12:00am CET
(UTC +1hr)

We hope to hold an event that will inspire our students to play an active role in improving their world.

Amsterdam International Community School
Prinses Irenestraat 59
Amsterdam, 1077WV
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
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Roelof-Jan Minneboo

Roelof Jan Minneboo (Beverwijk, 1965) studied history and English and taught these subjects in various schools in the Amsterdam area. He is now a writer of sorts, producing educational programs for various (art) museums, writing teleplays and screenplays (with and for directors in The Netherlands, China, Georgia and Kazakhstan) and currently also a ‘young adult’ novel about Hieronymus Bosch. His writing is always in some way connected to the past and therefore he is looking forward to speaking about The Future at the TEDxYouth@AICS event.

Antonie Fountain

Antonie Fountain has been the director of Stop The Traffik Netherlands for the last seven years. He is a human rights activist, speaker, columnist, and blogger on issues such as human trafficking, refugees, social justice, macroeconomics, theology, and art. Formerly the frontman of award winning rock and roll band Little Things That Kill, he now lives in a small commune on the Dutch countryside with his wife and two children.

Farah Lutvica

Farah Lutvica, student at A.I.C.S. Very active in the world of personal development in various ways. Here to entertainingly spread a message about the future and teenagers.

Pieter van de Glind

I am a co-founder of ShareNL, the Dutch platform for Collaborative Consumption and I am a global curator for Furthermore I am the founder of Tuintjedelen and I am consulting public and private organization about Collaborative Consumption. I would describe myself as a connector, integrator and facilitator of human exchange at all levels. Building bridges between people, political and private institutions, disciplines and cultures excites me. Besides that, I love to explore cities and mountains ranges across the world.

Keith Groot

Keith Groot works as an English teacher trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Besides teaching modules like adolescent psychology, linguistics and didactics, he is also a higher year mentor. This involves guiding students through an important phase of their professional development. During this phase he pays a lot of attention to the students own vision on education and how that influences the kind of teachers they are becoming. At the TEDxYouth@AICS he will talk about how he believes teacher training can shape the teachers of the future.

Efza Ustuner

Efza Beria Üstüner an ambitious Educational Science student and entrepreneur. She works as a brainstorm expert, gets hired as moderator in both the corporate world and the social field and she facilitates trainings on community and team building. She is an active student in her department at the University of Amsterdam where she initiated, developed and organized the international course 'Cross cultural perspectives on child development and education'. She found big sponsors willing to support a study trip to The Gambia and before also to Israel with teachers and students. Whenever there is time left, she blogs mostly on social issues and personal experiences.

Lynn Shore

Lynn Shore is passionate about increasing food sovereignty through urban foraging and community action. A science teacher, MPH graduate and permaculturist, she runs projects which connect urbanites with nature. is her blog, about foraging in Amsterdam. River of Herbs is her latest initiative, collaborating to transform dull spaces into a wildlife-friendly edible corridor, flowing from east to west Amsterdam. Lynn wants edible cities to be part of a sustainable future.

Thomas Chopin

Jasmine Karimova

My name is Jasmine Karimova, 15 years old and currently a student at the Amsterdam International Community School.

Liliana Moreva

I was born and raised in the Ukraine. My mother tongue is Russian. Indeed from an early childhood I have always been in the pursuit of increasing my knowledge in all subjects. My family and I live in Europe. I have been broadening my experience of international society from a young age, I have been studying in different types of international schools. This allows me to get in touch with a great diversity of many cultures. I may mention that I have an inquiring mind and voracious intellectual appetite. Looking forward to sharing the ideas which worth spreading! Liliana Moreva

Agraj Kochhar

Kenny Bogan

Matt Decovsky

Evelien de Moes


Anna Shmakova


Organizing team


Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Guido Takkenberg
  • Ori Porat
  • Eilidh Paton
    Public Relations
  • Liliana Moreva
  • Eric Chang
  • Victoria Seveno
  • Clara Gradel
    Set design
  • Sander Nolan
    technical coordinator
  • Helena Kulutski
    Set Design
  • Connor Pickerel
  • Leo Gaillard
  • Caya Rijkboer