MARCH 12th

TEDxZwolle is a hot mix of technology, entertainment and design in inspiring talks. On 12 March we’d like to inspire the world with our vision on the impact of technology on everyday’s life. Today and in the future.

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On March 12th 2013, the first edition of TEDxZwolle was organised. Check out our Facebook, YouTube and Flickr to get the spark! 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxZwolle, where x=independently organized TED event. 

André Kuipers - One habitat for mankind may not be enough 

Maria Westerbos - Beat the Micro Bead
Thomas Rau - Circular Economy
Hellen van Rees - Artisanal Intelligence
Ton Zijlstra - Open data: get to know our ant hill
Heather Schlegel - The Experience of a Transaction
Hendrik Blokhuis - Value in Connecting
Paul Nijhof - The Retail Revolution
Tomás Diez - Fab Labs in the City
Peter Phleps - Would you accept to be driven by a computer?
Ed Brinksma - The Future of Academic Education
Edwin Dertien - Making Things Alive
Sibyl Heijnen - Create the New in the Already Existing

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Our speakers
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    Andre Kuipers
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    Tomas Diez
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    Maria Westerbos
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    Heather Schlegel
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    Thomas Rau
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    Hellen van Rees
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    Edwin Dertien
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    Sibyl Heijnen
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    Ton Zijlstra
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    Ed Brinksma
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    Peter Phleps
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    Paul Nijhof
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    Hendrik Blokhuis
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    Marlies van Wijhe

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  • 10:30 - 11:45 BLOCK 1: ENVIRONMENT

    • Andre Kuipers

      First Dutchman with two space missions to his name. Spent 204 days in space.

    • Maria Westerbos

      Plastic Soup Foundation. Taking a positive approach to complex problems for permanent change.

    • Marlies van Wijhe

      Director of Van Wijhe Verf, the largest independent paint producer in the Netherlands. Business Woman of the Year 2010.

    • Thomas Rau

      Architect. Ranked nr.18 of the Top100 Dutch key players in sustainability. Founder of Turntoo, acts as a driver for the circular economy.

    • Hellen van Rees

      Fashion and textile designer. Her handmade fabrics are unique in their design and are made sustainably by using production left overs.

  • 12:15 - 13:30 BLOCK 2: ICT

    • Ton Zijlstra

      He is fascinated by changing the way we work, learn and organize in a fully networked and therefore more complex society.

    • Heather Schlegel

      A futurist, technologist and cacophonist. Focuses on the future of transactions and complementary currencies.

    • Hendrik Blokhuis

      CTO Cisco. Passionate about the strength of interconnections between people "objects" and applications as drivers for innovation.

    • Paul Nijhof

      Paul Nijhof started at Wehkamp BV in 2000. In 2007 Paul was appointed CEO of RFS Holland Holding BV, the holding company of

  • 14:20 - 17:00 BLOCK 3: MANUFACTURING 2.0

    • Tomas Diez

      Focuses on the use of digital tools for the transformation of physical reality to find a more fluid relation. FabLab Barcelona.

    • Peter Phleps

      Deals with future developments and challenges relating to mobility across all modes of transport.

    • Ed Brinksma

      Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente. He will talk about "The Future of Academic Education."

    • Edwin Dertien

      Robots. Art. Music. Autism. Edwin will talk about boundaries, creativity, technology and skills.

    • Sibyl Heijnen

      Visual artist. Works wordwide. Her recent works involves a transformation of indoor and outdoor spaces.

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