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Theme: Heroes

Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 1st, 2011

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About this event

On the 1st December 2011 the Van Gogh Museum hosts the Dutch version. The theme of TEDxWomen worldwide is: Reshaping the Future. For 2011 ‘heroes’ is the main theme. We can’t pay enough attention to the knowledge, awareness and enthusiasm that possibly form the inspiration for other budding ideas. This programme focuses on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead. We explore what this means and why it is of importance to us all. TEDxAmsterdamWomen reveals who the women are that bring on these leading changes, and gives them a platform for their ‘Ideas worth spreading’.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Anneke Van Giersbergen
  • Amy Lehman
    Dr. Amy G. Lehman is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic. The Lake Tanganyika FHC is an international organization whose mission is to address the problem of health care access and education for isolated communities in the Lake Tanganyika basin/Great Lakes region in Central Africa.
  • Jacqueline Rutten
    Head Corporate Development at Van Gogh Museum
  • Marieke De Lange
    Founder of the Ubuntu Theatre organisation. Ubuntu strives for a world in which any child feels welcome and can develop into a strong individual.
  • Jessica Stern
    Jessica Stern is an American policy consultant on terrorism. Stern is a lecturer at Harvard University and a faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She serves on the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law.
  • Mette te Velde
    Founder of Strawberry Earth, a blog for creative people who care about the planet.
  • Shannon Fitzgerald
    VP MTV series development.
  • Gonnie Been
    Manager communications at Microsoft Netherlands.
  • Christa Moesker
    Illustrator, film maker.
  • Margriet Westerhof
    Artist and film maker
  • Caroline Philips
    Digital entrepeneur, musician.
  • Kelly Cutrone
    Fashion publicist and the founder of the public relations, branding and marketing firm People's Revolution.
  • Anne van der Zwaag
    Anne graduated in Modern and Contemporary Art at Utrecht University. During her study she started to work in the field of art and design. In the years that followed Anne organized exhibitions, symposia and educational programs in several Dutch museums, and gave lectures at universities and academies within and outside the Netherlands. Next to that she edited and wrote several publications and articles on art, design, fashion, architecture and cultural heritage.
  • Andy Torres
    Fashion blogger
  • Conny Janssen
  • Sonia Faleiro
    Award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl (Viking, 2006) and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (Random House, 2008). Beautiful Thing (Hamish Hamilton India, 2010) is her first work of non-fiction and is based on five years of research in the secretive world of Bombay's dance bars.
  • Corina Vermeulen
    Police officer.
  • Marieke Eyskoot
    Ethical fashion expert.
  • Bregtje van der Haak
    Bregtje van der Haak is a political scientist, journalist and documentary maker.
  • Saskia Laroo
    Trumpet player
  • Hester Bijl
    Hester Bijl, Head of the Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy and Flight Performance and Propulsion, and Full Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
  • Karin Amatmoekrim
  • Mei Lin Ang
    Owner Frozz. Frozen yoghurt company.
  • Carina Hilders
    Gynaecologist at Reinier de Graaf Hospital Delft The Netherlands President Medical Board Board member NNF Board member Medigyn.
  • Marli Huijer
    Professor in philosophy.
  • Lauren Zander
    Director Handel Group
  • Shirma Rouse
    Singer Songwriter

Venue and Details

Van Gogh Musuem
Stadhouderskade 55
Amsterdam, 1072 AB
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Event Type (what is this?) TEDxWomen

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Organizer 170543

Marian Spier
The Hague, Netherlands

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Head of PR
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Head of sponsoring
Yaela Betsalel
social media
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Speakers liaison
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Technical Production
Marloes Grimbergen
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Social Media
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Loes van Dokkum
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