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Theme: Pursuit of Happiness

This event occurred on
November 11, 2015
3:00pm - 9:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Enschede, Overijssel

What will make you truly happy? And what is really important to you? Join us in finding your answers during the next big TEDxSaxionUniversity conference themed ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, November 11 in Enschede. In two sessions with live speakers we will challenge you in finding happiness and purpose in our fast and constantly changing world.
The exponential growth of technological possibilities raise questions about our future society (f.e. jobs, health care and safety). In the mean time we have global issues to tackle, like climate change and inequality. Especially for young people, nothing seems stable and constant anymore...

Although (a little bit of) happiness will come out of every TEDx talk, we are building a very diverse TED-style programme for you. Some speakers will surprise you with their innovative ideas or new social projects, others have an impressive personal story, a cultural analyses or an ancient wisdome to share. We plan on leaving you dazzled and full of new energy :-).

Enschede, Overijssel, TBA
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The Hidden Agenda

The Hidden Agenda is a six-piece live hip hop band that brings a grooving mix of melodic rhymes, soul and moving beats. A warm welcome in a bath of funky bass, jazzy sounds and laid-back beats.

Alexander de Groot

Entrepreneur. Former sales manager - Alexander quit his full time job to invest all his time and effort in Sheltersuit and their foundation.

Arent Weevers

Arent Weevers is student chaplain at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. He's (co)founder and developer of an inspirational minor and training course. And as if he wasn't busy enough, he is also an artist. It wouldn't come as a big surprise then that his work is focused on the relationship between religion and art and media art and spirituality in particular.

Bas Timmer

Bas Timmer was born in the city of Enschede, the Netherlands. After he went to school at ROC de Maere in his hometown, he studied both Fashion Design and Fine Art at ArtEZ. Ever since, he has developed a strong preference for implementing cultural influences in his designs.

Cordula Klein Goldewijk

Cordula Klein Goldewijk is a singer songwriter and a Complete Vocal Technique Teacher. She plays uplifting music, bringing 2 guitars, piano, 2 backing singers and a cello.

Gijs Huisman

Gijs Huisman is a PhD Student at the University of Twente. In his PhD work he focuses on mediated social touch and emotions. Prior to his PhD position, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science, and a cum laude Master’s degree in Communication Studies: New Media, Research, and Design.

Hanneke Tel

Hanneke Tel is a Fashion & Textile Management student at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and she is also an entrepreneur. "From being the scared person in the background, to starting your own business."

Joos Buizer

Joos Buizer lived in the Netherlands, but decided in 2015 to move to India to pursue her dream. She lives on only 4 hours sleep a day.

Pema Gurung

Pema Gurung was born in Nepal but is now living in the Netherlands. He recently finished his Bachelor of Business Administration at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. Pema’s TEDx talk is an incredible personal story and cultural analysis: life between two worlds that could not be more different.

Shandrick Elodia

Shandrick Elodia, an industrial designer from Enschede - born in Curacao, made it his mission to make poverty cool. He designs products that are cool, sustainable and accessible.

Thomas van der Meer

Thomas is a Human Resource Management student at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and an entrepreneur. He overcame a depression.

Organizing team


Bergamo, Italy


Enschede, Netherlands
  • Christa Barkel
  • Nadi Zoetebier