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This event occurred on
March 8, 2018
6:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Bilthoven, Utrecht

Our third TEDxYouth@HNLBilthoven! We are so proud. This time our theme is: MAKE A DIFFERENCE! In this world it's too easy to follow the crowd and we are convinced that every single individual can make a difference and make the world a better place!
TEDx is all about IDEAS worth SPREADING and we have some fantastic speakers who are willing to share their ideas on the 8th of March 2018. So make sure you don't miss this event and save the date!
For more information please contact the TEDxcrew via:

Het Nieuwe Lyceum
Jan Steenlaan 38
Bilthoven, Utrecht, 3723 BV
Event type:
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Julian Jordan

Dutch DJ/producer Julian Jordan is at the vanguard of the country’s new generation of dance music hotshots, with a mightily impressive track record in his short time in the game. He brings a fresh spin to the dance scene, fusing some of its trademark sound and bombast with exciting new twists and influences that so far has seen the likes of MTV cite him as “one to watch”. “I have to say, I really like people that just do their own thing and don’t follow the hype.” he explains of his musical ethos. “I like to think outside of the box, and what inspires me are other artists who do that as well.” A slew of releases have proved that he is fully able to put his money where his mouth is, while DJ sets everywhere from Electric Daisy Carnival to Tomorrowland have made it clear that he is adept at translating this ethos for the dancefloor. “I know labels are looking for fresh tracks that could be the new hype. So, don’t follow the hype; create it!”

Lisa Westerhof

Olympic sailor, pilot KLM 737
Lisa Laetitia Westerhof (born 2 November 1981, in De Bilt) is a sailor from the Netherlands. Lisa Westerhof represented her country for the first time at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. With crew Margriet Matthijsse took Westerhof 9th place as helmsman in the Dutch Women's 470. Westerhof's second Olympic appearance was during the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth again as helmsman in the Women's 470. Now with Lobke Berkhout as crew Westerhof took the Bronze. She is now a pilot Boeing 737 at KLM.

Merijn Everaarts

Founder of Dopper | The message is in the bottle
In January 2010, Merijn launched a design competition to find “the perfect reusable bottle for drinking water.” Out of nearly 100 entries, Delft University of Technology alumnus Rinke van Remortel’s design was chosen. Because of its unique design, the bottle is very easy to keep clean, and is also very durable. What’s more, if you turn the bottle upside-down to rest on its white cup, you are putting water on a pedestal. This philosophy fits perfectly with Merijn’s approach: Tap water on Number 1. After Rinke’s initial design, the first test bottles soon followed, along with a lot of media attention for the plastic problem. And on October 10th, 2010 – “Durability Day” in the Netherlands – the first real Doppers were sold. Since then, the Dopper has become part of everyday life in the Netherlands and is frequently seen. From there, the durable water bottle has started its quest to conquer the rest of the world.

Merijn Schoeber

Lifestyle Youtuber and Entrepreneur
“My mission is to show people that controlling their health and fitness by following an enjoyable lifestyle will not just give them the body they’ve always wanted, it will enable them to be physically stronger, mentally stronger, more disciplined and confident. Fitness can truly change your life for the better. It changed my life.” I’m Merijn and I believe every person on this earth can achieve the body of his or her dreams and I work hard to make this happen, by providing workable, proven by science and fully customized fitness programs. I am not just interested in helping you lose body fat or gain muscle. I want to inspire people to actually LIVE their dreams. I wasn’t born a fitness enthusiast or a big sports player. Believe it or not, I was addicted to playing video games. I never cared about what I ate, and I was a big fan of chips, fast food and ice cream. I did not get fat though. I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain any weight.

Michiel Dicker

Founder Pockies
Michiel Dicker is cofounder of Pockies, boxershorts with pockets.

Paul Iske

Founder of The Institute of Brilliant Failures
Paul Iske (1961) is Professor of Open Innovation & Business Venturing at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics. He focuses on service innovation and social innovation, with Combinatoric Innovation as his speciality. Paul is founder and Chief Failure Officer of the Institute of Brilliant Failures, with the aim of understanding the complexity of innovation and enterprise. Paul obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics and subsequently worked at Shell, where he mainly brought together knowledge inside and outside Shell. Until 2015, he was Chief Dialogues Officer at ABN AMRO, responsible for activities in the field of (open) innovation. Paul Iske is a speaker and consultant in the fields of creativity, innovation, intellectual capital, knowledge management and entrepreneurship. He does this both in the private and (semi-)public sector in the Netherlands and abroad.

Ruurd Oosterwoud

Founder platform www. against Fake News
Founder and Project Manager of Platform DROG. How to beat disinformation and fake news? We believe that the best way is to learn by first hand experience. At DROG we vaccinate news consumers to make them immune to online deceit and manipulation. We simulate the creation, spread and impact of disinformation, so that our audience becomes aware of the techniques of deceit.

Sanne Kooiman

Young entrepreneur, producer of documentaries, e.g.'Stress to Impress"
Sanne is de initiatiefnemer van To my loved ones, en is de rode draad in onze eerste documentaire. Sanne is onder andere betrokken bij de productie, het script, camera, interviewen, montage en vormgeving. Verder is zij onze held met dingen regelen en plannen :). Tot slot staat Sanne ook regelmatig de media te woord en is zij betrokken bij (het organiseren van) congressen en bijeenkomsten.

Wouter Kroese

Co-founder PACMED
Wouter Kroese has studied Medicine and Computational Logic before participating in the 2014 edition of the Dutch National ThinkTank (Nationale DenkTank) on Big Data with Willem Herter, Hidde Hovenkamp. Their company Pacmed originated from this thinktank. Pacmed builds decision support systems for doctors, that helps doctor choose treatments that have truly worked for similar patients, by analysing thousands of medical files. Pacmed is a tool that provides general practitioners with the expected effects of different treatments, based on the analysis of enormous amounts of anonymous health data. With Pacmed, patients only receive the treatment that has proven to work in practice for patients like them. We believe every patient is unique and that we can and should learn from every one of them. With Pacmed the experience of every patient and the expertise of every doctor directly contributes to making health care more personal and precise.

Organizing team


Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Evelien van der Linden
    Team member
  • Florence Gommers
    Team member
  • Janne Kronenburg
    Team member
  • Kate Zijlstra
    Team member
  • Marilou de Korte
  • Mayly van Leeuwen
  • Nienke van der Meer
    Team member
  • Reinier van Doorn
    Team member
  • Sophie Noordenbos
    Team member
  • Sophie van Beek
    Team member
  • Teun Leyssius
    Team member