TEDxAlkmaar 2019 was amazing!

On January 21st 2019 more than 550 visitors experienced the very first edition of this special event in Alkmaar. Several speakers, known and unknown, both local and international shared their stories In the glorious 'Grote Kerk' (grand church). We hope you had a great day! Did you miss TEDxAlkmaar or do you just want to experience it again? Check the talks of our speakers. Just click on a speaker to see their personal page.

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January 21st 2019

Grote Kerk Alkmaar

Are you a true TEDx fan?

Meet our speakers, coming to Alkmaar from various locations, just for you. Without exception they will pass on inspiration, so that you can do the same when the day is over.

Design (y)our future

Theme TEDx Alkmaar 2019

Design (y)our future
How to become the hope of a billion

Akwasi Frimpong
Dutch-Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder, and skeleton athlete

There is life after DI-RECT

Tim Akkerman

Successtory of a Syrian woman

Zina Abboud
Founder and master chef at Zina’s Kitchen

Prediction Machines: How artificial intelligence can help us

Frans Feldberg
Professor of Data-Driven Business Innovation Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Art performance

Naomie Pieter
Anti-racist activist

The Future of Representation

Khalid Ouaziz
Editor in Chief The Diversity Top 100 - DJ - Producer - Media entrepreneur

Patience is the key to wealth!

Jan Gunneweg
(Lifestyle) Designer

The chemical origin of life on earth

Marcel Eleveld
PhD student University of Groningen

How to play your cards in life

Kathalijn Kalawati Vergeer
Founder of KKGames and gamechanger at pentascope

Create more space to live by downsizing your living space

Marjolein Jonker
Tiny House expert, pioneer, ambassador

How do I find my way in a world that is dominated by men?

Daniëlle Geel
Student International Business / Ambassador Young Lady Business Academy.

How can we create a world we all desire?

Ruud Veltenaar
Philosopher, trendwatcher, TEDx speaker, professor and social invester

3 steps to achieving the SDGs

Linda Midgley
PwC Europe SDG Lead, PwC

The opportunities of the SDGs for business and capital

Marga Hoek
The SDGS, a compass for everyone, anywhere

Music brings us together

Sterre van Boxtel
14 years old, the youngest national top talent Soprano of the Conservatory of Amsterdam

change lives with your buying power

Marjan de Bock-Smit
Founder and owner SIM

Defeating future number one popular disease without medication

Irene Heim
Integrative therapist and hypnotherapist

To succeed, we must fail

Laura Steenbergen
Dr., Assistant professor in Cognitive Psychology

TWIST your life like stem cells do

Roberto Narcisi
Assistant Professor 
[Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus MC]

Meet the TEDxAlkmaar team

Working hard to ensure that TEDxAlkmaar will be a great succes!

Mena Leila Kilani

Cas Kaandorp

Bart van Koppen

Edwin Stolk

Mirella Doss

Ronny Schuijt

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