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July 13, 2011
The Hague

On July 13, 2011 up to 150 TED-fans are invited to attend TEDxTheHagueLIVE at Igluu Den Haag. TEDxTheHagueLIVE offers its guests a varied program from 08:30 - 21:00, combining both live performers and an exclusive simulcast from TEDGlobal 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Among the live performers will be critically acclaimed opera singer Eva-Maria Westbroek. TEDxTheHagueLIVE is free of charge but attending is only possible for invited guests.

Eva-Maria Westbroek received rave reviews for her performance as Sieglinde in Richard Wagners’s Die Walkure at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She will present together with her father, geologist Peter Westbroek. Also speaking will be composer/conductor Merlijn Twaalfhoven, artist Martin Sjardijn, urban gardener Rachelle Eerhart and fitness specialist Richard de Ruijter. Also Kathy Voyles, food activist, storyteller and chef will speak about food in addition to preparing lunch for some 200 guests, speakers and volunteers. Kathy will use locally and organically grown food as much as possible, donated by various sponsors. She will be assisted by a team of volunteers who all love to prepare food.

The simulcast from Edinburgh features historian Niall Ferguson, comedian Robin Ince, sand artist Joe Castello underworld investigator Misha Glenny and many more.

Pre-registration for TEDxTheHagueLIVE starts on Friday June 16. Only 150 seats are available, these spots will be divided as fairly as possible. To ensure a diverse audience, policy makers, artists, students, expats and entrepreneurs are especially encouraged to pre-register. TED-fans who make it to the guest list, will receive a confirmation by email before July 7. The pre-registration form will be available here:

TEDxTheHagueLIVE is finding a growing list of sponsors. Among the first one’s to underwrite TEDxTheHagueLIVE are Igluu Den Haag,, Berg Kleijn Communicatie and Bagels & Beans. Other sponsors will be announced shortly.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Edinburgh, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

Igluu Den Haag
Louis Couperusplein 2
The Hague, 2514 HP
Event type:
TEDGlobal2011 Simulcast (What is this?)
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Rachelle Eerhart

Kathy Voyles

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Peter Westbroek

Martin Sjardijn

Richard De Ruijter

Merlijn Twaalfhoven

Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands
  • Yolanthe Smit
  • Danny Roosen
    Location Manager
  • Kathy Voyles
    Teamleader Catering
  • Anita Smit
    Manager Social Media
  • Henry Soenarko
    Manager Tech Support
  • Edo Van Santen
    Video Producer
  • Peter Van den Berg
    Liaison Sponsors
  • Celeste Brown
    Hospitality Speakers
  • Joueny Croes
    Registration & Hospitality
  • Giselle Dawson
    Registration & Hospitality