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This event occurred on
April 23, 2018
Groningen, Groningen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Grand Theater
Grote Markt
Groningen, Groningen, 9711LV
Event type:
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Belinda Bantje

Diversity & integration expert
How can you inspire people to think beyond the prejudices they have about you? Belinda Bantje is young, female, gay, and black, so she’s no stranger to stereotyping.

Cissy Gressmann

Spoken word artist
Cissy Gressmann is a singer, spoken word artist, performer, presenter, coach & entrepreneur. The themes she works with are often related to society, actuality, identity & love. On stage she presents her vision, op deze of aangereikte thema’s in opdracht, op melodically with wordplay, rhythm, humor and love. For TEDxyouth Groningen she summarized all the essences of all the talks in one single poem.

Janne Willems

World improver.
Seize your moments is an international social art project by Janne Willems (1982), who collects beautiful moments from all over the world in order to discover what happiness looks like across the globe. The Netherlands-based trailblazer walks up to strangers and asks everyday people to draw a beautiful moment from last week. They cheer up after such a question and start talking to each other. Since 2010 this world traveler collected nearly 8000 beautiful moments in 28 countries. In order to do this over 500 people helped her.

Jeny Yáñez Villahermosa

Classical pianist & and theatrical improviser
Jeny is a professional classical musician, teaching improv to classical music students. She also regularly performs as a member of the Improv Comedy group Stranger Things Have Happened.

Kirsten van den Bosch

researcher, entrepenuer, focused on sound
Is there such a thing as noise pollution? Kirsten van den Bosch claims that everyday sounds can affect our health and explains what we can do about it

Lior Steinberg

Urban planner
Do residents need to be more included in their city’s urban planning process? Lior Steinberg believes we can improve our quality of life if we have a bigger say in what our city looks like.

Martijn Schokker

Sex & health educator
How well do we know what our partners truly like in bed? Martijn Schokker suggests having a good chat about that.

Max Holthausen

Remodelling a Tesla to almost double its range at the age of 16?! Max Holthausen shares how he contributes to a cleaner, more sustainable world.

Naomi de Ruiter

Researcher in psychology and theatrical improviser
Naomi knows what good improv is all about. And she doesn't just know by doing improv, she is also implementing the improv mindset in what she does as a researcher. She regularly performs as a member of the Improv Comedy group Stranger Things Have Happened.

Nils Roemen

Entrepeneur, professional speaker, adventure builder
How can we make our lives into an adventure? Nils Roemen has a suggestion for you.

urban house Groningen

Urban dancers
Urban house Groningen has a team of dancers who are creating a great urban vibe, that will rock your world.

Organizing team


Groningen, Netherlands


Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mark Meinema