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Theme: Do try this at home

This event occurred on
October 4, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Delft, Zuid-Holland

Do try this at home will feature the inspiring talks TED and TEDx is famous for but with a practical twist. Speakers will discuss concepts which can be implemented in everyday life, encouraging attendees to take these ideas home and add value of your own.

After the success of last year’s event, Never Grow Up, we wanted to find a topic which was equally inspiring yet with a more hands on approach. Along the lines of Never Grow Up, Do try this at home promotes curiosity and wonder while emboldening attendees with pragmatic ideas. The ability to make changes in the world should be accessible to every person and our goal is for attendees to leave with the basis for instituting change in their own lives.

The theme draws heavily from the city of Delft and what it represents. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was Delft. The history of the city was developed in incremental steps over hundreds of years. We were inspired by the process of building something great out those steps.

The population of Delft, especially the university, has a reputation for “MacGyvering”. The concept refers to the popular 1980s TV show featuring secret agent Angus MacGyver who was known for his resourcefulness, using household items to defuse bombs and pick locks. We see students everyday finding resourceful ways to solve problems in their academic life and we want our theme to highlight the talents of our community.

Do try this at home will combine the best of TED and TEDx with the best of Delft.

Aula Congress Centre Delft
Mekelweg 5
Delft, Zuid-Holland, 2628 CC
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Organizing team


Delft, Netherlands
  • Jeroen van Erp
  • Ginny Ruiter
    Event producer
  • Tonia Tzortzi
    Event producer
  • Antoinette Wijffels
    Stage producer
  • Arnout Huijnink
  • Toine Andernach
    Performer coach
  • Molly Quell
    PR and media
  • Rolf Hut
  • Sheraz Kazmi
    Performer liaison
  • Christine Kuiper
  • Brenda Hooiveld
    Coordinator volunteers
  • Anouk Poll
    Speaker search
  • Eveline Vreede
    Coordinator (live)bloggers and social media team
  • Erika Teeuwisse
    Event production