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Theme: Clockwise and Counter: The Paradigm Shifting World

This event occurred on
June 26, 2019
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Throughout history, there have been many norms set in our world which have been integrated into most communities. These paradigms have stuck around for many centuries, intertwining with our customs and cultures. However, in recent times, we have seen this world give way to many movements which contradict past paradigms. We see the rise of many movements moving to gain female equality, when the past saw the oppression of women as a norm. We have seen the rise of anti-racist rhetoric, whereas oppression of minorities and slavery used to be common. We see a drive for environmental stability, a contrast to our use of coal and the industrial revolution in the past. It is these shifting paradigms that we have chosen as our theme.

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A special thank you to all the TEDxYouth@AICS 2019 members and the live speakers who made this event possible:

Aryaman and Luna, Committee Chairs
Olivia, Negotiator
Dalila, Pryanka and Quincy, Personal Relations
Nina and Winston, Hospitality
Ching Chih, Decorations
Eric, Finance

Pradyun Ravi Krishnan
Nada Mesqui
Edgar Doniz
Harriet Agyiri
Henno van Beek
Hester Morssink
Elise McKenzie

Sertara Kurt, Musical interlude 1
Mia Reyn, Musical interlude 2
Leywa Hamshaw, Maggie Yang and Anushka Sabhanam, Musical interlude 3

The Student Hotel
Wibautstraat 129
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1091 GL
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Edgar Doniz

Senior Manager Store Development Channel & Local Licensing Stores LEED AP at STARBUCKS COFFEE EMEA
TEDx Talk title: Sustainable living

Elise McKenzie

English teacher
TEDx Talk title: Sexual education

Harriet Agyiri

TEDx Talk title: No need to take offence, language is powerless

Henno van Beek

TEDx Talk title: Paradigm shifts in the view on our environment

Hester Morssink

Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences (higher education team) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
TEDx Talk title: Paradigm shift in higher education

Nada Mesqui

Executive Coach for Young Professionals/ Keynote Speaker/ Status Quo Shifter
TEDx Talk title: It takes courage to be whole

Pradyun Ravi Krishnan

TEDx Talk title: Is this a Vision or Division?

Organizing team




Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Elise Reilingh