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TEDxUtrecht 2016 is the third edition of a successful initiative in Utrecht to bring a local TEDx-conference to town within the international TEDx-movement. After two sold-out editions in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht in 2012 and 2014 with over 800 visitors, we have started preparations for the next TEDxUtrecht in 2016.


In 2016 we will continue building on earlier successes, working with local entrepreneurs and experts, while looking for more alliances with strategic partners and knowledge centers. We aim to improve TEDxUtrecht’s brand in the city and also enhance the feeling of being welcome to participate and to be part of the experience.


Founders of TEDxUtrecht are (professionals at) Hogeschool Utrecht, Dietwee & Rhinofly. As a part of the TEDxUtrecht conference (January 2016) the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage will be organized in November 2015.


At the moment we are looking for skilled and enthousiastic team members to help create TEDxUtrecht 2016.

Come join our team!

At the moment we are looking for new team members to help create TEDxUtrecht 2016.

Head of Communications TEDxUtrecht

Head of Communications works closely with Dietwee & Rhinofly to develop a media plan based on the communication strategy.


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Members Communication Team TEDxUtrecht & TEDxUtrecht Talentstage

As a member of our communication team you will create and carry out our communication strategy and media plan.


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Team Partners/Fundraising TEDxUtrecht

TEDxUtrecht is searching for one or two experienced and/or ambitious members for our Partnership Team.


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Production/Event manager TEDxUtrecht Talentstage

Last year the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage team created a wonderful event with 10 young and surprisingly witty, moving and innovative speakers.


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Head of Communications TEDxUtrecht

Head of Communications works closely with Dietwee & Rhinofly to develop a media plan based on the communication strategy. This plan involves all activities in the area of PR and marketing, social media and press relations.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • You see to the progress of the communication team based on the media plan.
  • You keep in touch with the main TEDxUtrecht team.

Is this your expertise?

  • You are an experienced communication professional and used to leading a team.
  • Your communication style is appealing and accessible.
  • You are able to translate the storyline into press releases and social media posts.
  • Preferably you can use your own press and media relations in this job.
  • You like to work in a nonconformist team.

Apply

Do you know everything about communication and do you feel like working for the greatest conference in Utrecht? Send in your motivation and CV at welcome@tedxutrecht.com

Members Communication Team TEDxUtrecht & TEDxUtrecht Talentstage

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join the Communication Team of TEDxUtrecht and/or TEDxUtrecht Talentstage. As a member of our communication team you will create and carry out our communication strategy and (social) media plan. Since the Talentstage is part of the build up to the big TEDxUtrecht conference, you’ll work closely with the Head of Communications and communication team of TEDxUtrecht. Your main two objectives are: 1) getting the event well known in and around Utrecht & creating a lot of ‘buzz’ about the event and 2) arranging press coverage about the event and our speakers.

Are you ?

  • Creative in writing?
  • Excellent in writing in English (at least a part of the team)?
  • Experienced in working with social media and websites and loving it?
  • Eager to keep in touch with partners, sponsors, visitors and team members?
  • Naughty by nature and humorous.

Can you do all of this or a part of it? Then we would like to meet and talk further.

Availability

  • Activities for TEDxUtrecht will vary during the different phases towards the conference and will depend on the team vacancies. Until summer 2015 activities they will be limited to a few hours a week, while during Talentstage and the ‘big’ conference communications will need daily attention. The workload will be devided between team members.
  • Activities will start as of tomorrow until January 2016.

We offer

  • Participation in the TEDxUtrecht community with all our energy and expertise.
  • Co-creating our event and experience.
  • Fun, inspiration and influence while shaping the TEDxUtrecht conference.
  • A bold specific team of open minded rebels and naive optimists with their own responsibilities and contributions.
  • The occasional BBQ, bowling and/or drinks with the TEDxUtrecht crew.
  • Coffee, tea and lemonade - and cookies every now and then during the sessions.
  • An unforgettable experience and never ending glory (yes, we are looking for volunteers - extremely talented and motivated interns are welcome too).

Apply

Do you know everything about communication and do you feel like working for the greatest conference in Utrecht? Send in your motivation and CV at welcome@tedxutrecht.com

Team Partners/Fundraising TEDxUtrecht

Creating Partnerships & Fundraising

TEDxUtrecht is searching for one or two experienced and/or ambitious members for our Partnership Team. The Partnership Team is responsible for not only raising sufficient funds to make TEDxUtrecht 2016 and the 2015 TEDxUtrecht Talentstage an incredible experience, but also for laying the tracks for a committed group of content-driven partners interested to participate in our local TEDxUtrecht-community. In other words - we’re looking for partners who don’t ask for a VIP-treatment for their professionals and guests, but are willing to invest in an amazing line up of speakers and a total inclusive experience which represents the spirit of TEDxUtrecht: changing society for the better. Investments made by partners will solely contribute to our speakers line up and a side-program of Q&A’s with our speakers, innovative products and ideas by young and talented entrepreneurs/enterprises and of course live performances of local artists, students and creatives - all worth meeting and worth sharing. Our ideal partner, not only supports the idea and realization of TEDxUtrecht 2016 and the 2015 TEDxUtrecht Talentstage, but also contributes to the production, speakers line up and experience with time, knowledge and funds.

Do you

  • believe in partnerships like this and the motto of TED?
  • want to work in a team of open minded rebels and naive optimists, who believe the time to take initiative and responsibility for our own live, city and larger world is now?
  • have a network and/or an eye for potential partners in the larger region of the city of Utrecht?

And are you

  • a rebel and naive optimist too?
  • capable of spreading our vision and engaging others to participate in this?
  • responsible enough to ‘don’t stop ‘till we’ve got enough’?

Apply

Then we want to meet you! Give our curator - Joost de Bruin - a call at 06-46 96 75 11, or send us an email in which you introduce yourself to us at welcome@tedxutrecht.com.

Production/Event manager TEDxUtrecht Talentstage

About TEDxUtrecht Talentstage

Last year the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage team created a wonderful event with 10 young and surprisingly witty, moving and innovative speakers. This year we want it even bigger, greater and better. The Talentstage is the place where you meet new talent. Students and professionals between 15 till 27 years inspire with talks about their visions on society, health care and sustainability. This year’s event will be held in November 2015. Would you like to be part of the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage event team?

As a Production/Event manager are you responsible to create a top location for the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage event. You will call organizations and visit the locations to find the right place for the event. You’ll advise the coordinator of the Talentstage about all production and budget issues such as audiovisuals, stage enhancements and catering. You support the coordinator with drafting the production schedule for the event. On the big day itself you make sure everything runs smoothly.

Are these your qualities?

  • You have a hands-on mentality.
  • You have great communication and social skills.
  • You are experienced in planning and product management.

Availability

  • Until summer 2015 activities will be limited to a few hours a week. The workload will be devided between team members
  • Activities will start as of tomorrow until November 2015.

We offer

  • Participation in the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage community with all our energy and expertise.
  • Co-creating our event and experience.
  • Fun, inspiration and influence while shaping the TEDxUtrecht Talentstage conference.
  • A bold specific team of open minded rebels and naive optimists with their own responsibilities and contributions.
  • The occasional BBQ, bowling and/or drinks with the Talentstage crew.
  • Coffee, tea and lemonade - and cookies every now and then during the sessions.
  • An unforgettable experience and never ending glory (yes, we are looking for volunteers - extremely talented and motivated interns are welcome too).

Apply

Do you know everything about production and do you feel like working for the greatest conference in Utrecht? Send in your motivation and CV at welcome@tedxutrecht.com

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Re-live TEDxUTRECHT 2014
Behave

Every system has rules and values. Rules to obey. Values to follow. We all value fairness, friendship, compassion and courage. And we apply rules to these values to live a social, creative and memorable life. But in a world of high-speed innovations and technological progress our values shift. New rules apply and we ask ourselves the question: How to behave in this new era?

Speakers TEDxUtrecht 2014

Ilco van der Linde (NLD)

Peace-builder

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Ilco van der Linde

This social entrepreneur is driven to bring people together, regardless of color, faith or cultural background. You may know him as the director of the Dutch Bevrijdingsfestivals and the co-founder of dance4life. Ilco is currently running MasterPeace: a global peace-building initiative aimed at increasing dialogue, development and disarmament.

Andrew Keen (USA)

Silicon Valley’s critic

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Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, columnist for CNN, public speaker and the author of the international hits 'Cult of the Amateur' and 'Digital Vertigo'. He is known for his sharp and controversial critiques on Web 2.0's online communities and the influence of the Internet on modern business, education and society.

Siert Wijnia (NLD)

Build your Future in 3D

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Siert Wijnia

Siert Wijnia is a creative engineer and the co-founder of Ultimaker. The Ultimaker is an open source 3D printer that aims to make personal 3D printing a better experience, accessible to everyone. Siert wants to make the Internet physical again by ‘changing bits into products, to close the loop of connecting people’.

Gerbrand van Melle (NZL)

The Return of a Utrecht Icon

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Gerbrand van Melle

Gerbrand van Melle is a graphic designer from Utrecht. His work is defined by a strong emphasis on typographic experimentation and a creative view on interactive design. Major clients included Utrecht University, SRON and music venue Tivoli. He founded his own design agency and is currently lecturing at AUT University, New Zealand.

Willemijn Verloop (NLD)

Middle Name: Social Entrepreneurship

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Willemijn Verloop

Willemijn Verloop is the founder of WarChild, founder and director of Social Enterprise NL and a visionaire extraordinaire. She believes social entrepreneurship can have a major impact on solving societal challenges concerning health, poverty and climate. Her mission is to make the world a better place by doing business.

Kelly Peters (CAN)

Queen of Business Strategy

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Kelly Peters

Kelly Peters is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at BEworks, a behavioral economics firm based in Toronto, Canada. At BEworks, Kelly applies consumer psychology and marketing science to real-world challenges. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of business strategy, marketing and banking.


Laurens Vreekamp (NLD)

Why TED talks don't work

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Laurens Vreekamp

Laurens is co-founder of the start-up immrs, a tablet-newsreader that selects news relevant to the user’s interest. He teaches Interaction and User Experience design at Utrecht School of Applied Sciences, and won their 2013 Teacher of the Year award. He also organizes the Cinebaars movie nights in Amsterdam.

Emma Bruns (NLD)

No more Bad Pharma

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Emma Bruns

Emma is an ambitious 27-year-old surgical resident in Apeldoorn, publisher and journalist for the NRC Handelsblad, where she writes a monthly critical reflection on the field of medicine. Emma’s goal is to introduce curiosity and creativity in a world where the pager is still the most used instrument.

Alette Baartmans (NLD)

School (No) Rules

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Alette Baartmans

Alette Baartmans is a busy bee: she is an organizational scientist and the (co-) founder of Open State Foundation (Hack de Overheid) and the NoSchool (GeenSchool) organization. Her goal is to discover new ways of organizing education in The Netherlands and making government data available to citizens to enhance open conversations.


Deena Rosen (USA)

Designer of Change

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Deena Rosen

Deena Rosen is a product designer with a speciality in influencing behavior to benefit society. Deena spent 15 years designing technology and software across multiple industries before becoming the director of the User Experience (UX) team at Opower. She leads the design of products that nudge people to use less energy.

Matt Wallaert (USA)

Work Worth Doing

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Matt Wallaert

Matt Wallaert is a social psychologist who works at the intersection of behavior change and business. After two successful startups he joined Microsoft and created the Bing for Schools program, which works to promote digital literacy through a combination of hardware, teaching guides & school environments.

Ellis Bartholomeus (NLD)

Gaming the System

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Ellis Bartholomeus

Ellis is an applied game consultant with the mission to build bridges between science and the game industry. She had a 10-year partnership with Laika.nl as a designer of educational games, and is currently researching the use of gaming as a medium and tool in education, health and daily social life.


Sandra Y Richter (USA)

Make Sustainability Sexy

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Sandra Y Richter

Sandra Y Richter is a marketing scientist at MIT and persuasive technology designer, specifically focusing on the urban landscape. She investigates how persuasion profiling can lead to a more sustainable way of personal transportation, and FastCompany named her one of the '100 Most Creative People in Business'.

Ruut Veenhoven (NLD)

The Godfather of Happiness Studies

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Ruut Veenhoven

Ruut Veenhoven is a sociologist and pioneer in research in the field of human happiness and positive psychology. Veenhoven is founding director of the World Database of Happiness and founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies. He lectures at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and North-West University in South Africa.

Kitso Epema (NLD)

Invents rhino-saving drones

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Kitso Epema

Kitso is a master’s student in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He combines his skills in aerospace with his love for wildlife to save the rhino’s in South Africa. With the Dutch Unmanned Aerial Solutions team he is developing a drone to detect and locate rhino poachers before they strike.


Martijn Engelbregt (NLD)

Dare to be different

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Martijn Engelbregt

As the founder of Circus Engelbregt, Martijn aims to enhance the world’s social sustainability. He graduated from the HKU and his fascination with forms, procedures and statistics are the inspiration for a body of work that is both playful and confrontational: in 2008 he sent out 200 000 fake forms in Amsterdam to ask people if they were illegal immigrants.

Maya Lievegoed (NLD)

TalentStage Winner

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Maya Lievegoed

Maya is a young entrepreneur and researcher who helped developing the TINO methodology, which identifies the (so-called) unrecognized knowledge. TINO brings out valuable human perspectives that otherwise might go unnoticed in a company environment.


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