Climate, Active, Cities. On January 28th 2015 we had a serie of sparkling talks to inspire the world with ideas for today and tomorrow.

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On January 28th 2015 Zwolle was the second edition of TEDxZwolle. The theme was: Climate, Active, Cities.

WOW! What a day was that!

Thanks to you all; the audience, all the speakers, host Geert Broeren, organization, (media)partners and off course Nieuwe Buitensociëteit Zwolle.

Now live all the talks!

If our gratitude to you were a sea creature it would be a thank-topus.
If our gratitude to you were a dinosaur it would be a thankasaurus-rex.
If our gratitude to you were sustainable it would be a naturally thank you.

What a day to believe!

Hope to see you again in the future! 

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

Want to see the spark of our second edition? Check out our Facebook, YouTube and Flickr!

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Copyright © 2015 Stephan Jansen Fotografen, Janneke Veldman

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Our speakers
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    Henk Ovink
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    Robert Bridgeman
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    Jan Jonker
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    Tracy Metz
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    Pat Crowley
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    David Saddington
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    Niek Roozen
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    Karst Klein
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    Isabel Hoffman
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    Manon Ossevoort
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    Tom Kortbeek
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    Smart Opportunity
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    Jasper Kremers
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    Geert Broeren
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    Project: Whale
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    Performance ArtEZ
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    Roots Rising
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    Studio Pilates

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  • 10:00 - 12:00 BLOCK 1: Row your boat

    • Studio Pilates

    • Jan Jonker

      Jan Jonker is a man with a mission, and in a hurry. According to Jan, we need to speed up our efforts to attain a sustainable society. Jonker is employed as a professor at the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM), part of the Radboud University Nijmegen. At TEDxZwolle he will talk about the inspiring movement of Iconomy to WEconomy.

    • Tom Kortbeek

      Tom Kortbeek (1987) is founder of KunstLAB Arnhem. Tom is a musician and theatre maker. He's at TEDxZwolle to talk  about the importance of art for society and vice versa.

    • Smart Opportunity

      Joost van Velzen and Melvin Egberts both studied at Windesheim University of Applied Sciencesin Zwolle. They will tell you all about the 8Rlicht project and how technology can make cities smart and ready for the future.

    • Henk Ovink

      'The wake-up call' called Sandy united an urban world because of the comprehensive, inclusive and innovative approach to urban water safety, scarcity and quality. After the hurricane Henk Ovink was responsible for advancing strategies for long-term resilience and adaptability, in collaboration with US governments.

    • Performance ArtEZ

      Dozens of talent class-students from the ArtEZ Dance Education providing a modern dance performance. A choreography that's negotiated through the cooperation of students and the choreographer. The title 'Who are you' is caused by the choreographer who asked the students to develop their own dance to change in its movement quality and choreography choices.

  • 13:00 - 14:30 BLOCK 2: Gently, down

    • Tracy Metz

      Tracy Metz is journalist, author and director of John Adams Institute. She writes for ‘NRC Handelsblad’ and ‘de Groene Amsterdammer’. In 2007-2008 she was a one of the members of The Delta Committee who advised the government about climate change adaptation in relation to water safety. Climate change is now forcing itself upon us: a new reality that cannot be ignored, Tracy tells you why. 

    • Niek Roozen

      Niek Roozen has been working on the development of many landscape projects in China and cooperate intensively with Chinese landscape architects in Shanghai, Ningbo, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shenyang. Designing greener cities is his purpose, he will talk about it at TEDxZwolle. 

    • Karst Klein

      Karst Klein lives in Hasselt, a small township next to Zwolle. He always has been interested in trees, forest and wood, that why he started Binthout in 2013. Because of the great passion for people, wood and design is this enterprise highly socially involved and guaranteed durable.

    • David Saddington

      This young entrepreneur and student decided, when he was just 13 years old, to take action on climate change after he was being involved in one of the worst floods on record to hit Northern England. He wants to share exciting ideas about communicating climate change.

      Click here for David's talk @ TEDxTeen: Why I don't care about 'Climate Change' | TEDxTeen

    • Project: Whale

      "Project: Whale" is a theater performance that could be described as a comedy.
      At the TEDx-stage talks Agnes about how the whale washed up in the canals of Zwolle and what this has to do with the ecosystem and climate change.

  • 15:00 - 17:00 BLOCK 3: Don't forget to.... Scream!

    • Robert Bridgeman

      Most humans only use just a small part of their internal resources. Robert Bridgeman explores the human potential and how to connect to our higher consciousness, to influence our immune system and body temperature. He already showed us during the TEDx-jump in the Zwolle canal on January 2nd that it's possible to optimize our body, focus, memory, happiness and wisdom. Developed at Google, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) offers attention to a mindfulness training were Bridgeman was involved.

    • Isabel Hoffman

      Isabel Hoffmann is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded eight companies over the last 26 years in the fields of preventative medicine, health care, technology, mobile health and education. At TED Global (2014) she was one of the most impressive speakers. Isabel Hoffmann started developing technology that reveals exactly what’s in our food; she funded a foodscanner, by using crowdfunding, who tells you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in any food.

    • Jasper Kremers

      In the Netherlands we worry about our climate becoming less moderate. At the same time, military engineers build bases in remote areas with extreme climate conditions, like the sweltering heat in Mali.
      Major Jasper Kremers (1978) believes this experience can also be useful at home. Combining civilian engineering and military approaches may generate new ideas for making our cities more resilient.

    • Pat Crowley

      Pat Crowley his mission is to introduce insects into Western cuisine as more water-resource efficient form of food. He comes across the pond to share his experiences in the changing psychology of eating insects in the past several years.  All driven for his passion to ensure a more sustainable water future.

    • Special guest

      As a theatre maker she came up with a plan for a journey. A journey of a little girl on a tractor. A journey to the end of the world, and back. But what's the end of the world? A child would say: the South Pole. She could imagine. "All right, we'll just dó that," she said. Which any woman would say that? She drove a tractor 38.000 km through Europe and down Africa. Incredible!

    • Roots Rising

      The brand new band Roots Rising makes a reggae tune. Soulful, chanting, edgy. Roots & Ragga, Dub & Ska to Hip Hop & Balkans. The eight bendsmen translate the sounds of the society to danceable 'positive vibes' brings you a blend of energy, experience, dynamics and dub grooves!

  • 09:00 - 17:00 BLOCK 4: Life is but a dream!

    • Chantal de Wolde beeldend kunstenaar

      Chantal de Wolde is a visual artist from Zwolle who is present at many festivals in the Netherlands. She shall take some visual project to TEDxZwolle.
      'Zoemzoem de Moerasandijvie' is an installation which is inspired by life in the Oostvaardersplassen and 'Rijdend Hert', where you can drive on like a real princess.

    • Urban Farming Zwolle

      A little hasty and green fingers? Grow your own greens on your rooftop or balcony and see if you're an Urban Farmer. Meet the people behind Urban Farming Zwolle.

    • Interactieve ontwerptafel

      Meet a new app that makes suggestions how to prepare an area for floods, extreme rainfall, drought and heat. Frans van de Ven and a landscape architect explain this by an interactive design table.

    • Energiemaatschappij

      We love to make you think. Pieter Hemels, director of Hemels van der Hart and initiator of the Energiemaatschappij, is a real Changemaker. He will surprise you with provocative actions and interesting insights; you'll go home with your own opinion, plan or challenge for a better world.

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