Rotterdam
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Raising the bar

This event occurred on
March 29, 2019
12:00pm - 8:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Netherlands

When we host TedxRotterdam on the 29th of March 2019, it will be the fifth time there will be a TEDx in Rotterdam, for us a time to celebrate this landmark.

The first two were organized by other teams of volunteers, but no less important in where we are now. And we would like to acknowledge the wonderful job they did before us. The last three has been more or less been organized by the same group of volunteers.

The theme for this year is "Raising the Bar”

It is in peoples nature to do better and to be better than before. If you look at a city as vibrant and colorful as Rotterdam, Raising the bar is something we try to incorporate in our day to day actions.

Raising the Bar

Being better, trying to improve, not to impress someone else, but an internal challenge to make you look within…. Within yourself, your company, community and city and always try to elevate your thought and ideas.

This year will feature speakers that have risen to the occasion and have shown above and beyond, that raising their bar, is a foundation for the most wonderful ideas worth spreading.

They have done so by evolving, growing, searching, being open being critical because that is was raising the bar means to us. It’s a journey but it can also be an epiphany or a collective thought.

Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Schouwburgplein 25
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, 3012
Netherlands
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Speakers

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Adilson Neves

My name is Sebastian Mennes, and I paid twice for my lifestyle with both a burn out and a depression. I started as an entrepreneur, managed my companies but did not manage to manage myself, and it took years to find a balance”

Henk Ovink

Water gezant
water as leverage for climate action

Ilfa Siebenhaar

Together Laura and Ilfa started using bacteria to colour clothes, using something that does not affect either environment or people. They experimented with sound waves and petri dishes on speakers, the result is amazing.

Ismail Aghzhanay

As an 8 year old he was placed in special class and as 23 year old he started studying to become a teacher. Believe in kids because they are the future.

Jean-Marie Molina

When young people today are unable to fulfill their goal, they experience an existential crisis. We are raising the trophy generation who believe failure should be avoided at all costs but that is not what life is about!

Kristian & Elma Raynor & van Boxel

The city of Rotterdam was made for cars, but this was not so in older times. So Kristian and Elma decided to get people on the streets again. With a type of acupuncture approach they are changing the city’s buildings one by one.

Laura Luchtman

Together Laura and Ilfa started using bacteria to colour clothes, using something that does not affect either environment or people. They experimented with sound waves and petri dishes on speakers, the result is amazing.

Laura & Ilfa Luchtman & Liebenhaar

Together Laura and Ilfa started using bacteria to colour clothes, using something that does not affect either environment or people. They experimented with sound waves and petri dishes on speakers, the result is amazing.

Laura Luchtman Ilfa Siebenhaar

Together Laura and Ilfa started using bacteria to colour clothes, using something that does not affect either environment or people. They experimented with sound waves and petri dishes on speakers, the result is amazing.

Melanie Roche

Hollistic healer
Affecting the world from the inside out

Sebastian Mennes

My name is Sebastian Mennes, and I paid twice for my lifestyle with both a burn out and a depression. I started as an entrepreneur, managed my companies but did not manage to manage myself, and it took years to find a balance

Wesley Dos Santos

Tinkhustcularity is made up of three components. Tink = tinkering. Just doing something like playing, Hust = hustling. A hustler is someone trying to make a living out of his/her tinkering. Cularity = circularity, growing by giving back.

YMP

I realised that spoken word can be boring if you have to listen to it for 20 minutes, so I turned to theater. Now I work with those people will think of as outcasts, but I don’t see them that way. I’m really grateful that I can be the leader of these kids.

YMP YMP

I realised that spoken word can be boring if you have to listen to it for 20 minutes, so I turned to theater. Now I work with those people will think of as outcasts, but I don’t see them that way. I’m really grateful that I can be the leader of these kids.

Organizing team

Allison
van Dams

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organizer

Oscar
de Grave

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Co-organizer
  • Frank Schurink
    Curation
  • Leontien Berg
    Curation
  • Man Nhi Pham
    Team member
  • Mariana Selwaness
    Curation
  • Natascha Abdoel
    Marketing/Communications
  • Peter Robbemond
    Production
  • Sjoerd Blijleve
    Production
  • Tamara Callender
    Operations