Ivelina Petkova

Project Manager

"To nourish the development of an idea into reality and to do so with the help of talented, dedicated young women overwhelms me with joy, gratitude, and humility.  I give the credits to TED and TEDx for my metamorphosis on a personal and professional level. Now it’s time to pay it forward. With TEDxBUas, together we are designing a canvas using creativity, integration and UTOPIAN thinking."

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Gaëlle Bitam

Marketing Manager

"Born and raised in Germany, I only got to know TEDx events when I arrived in the Netherlands. I was immediately convinced by the concept. As a young event professional, I now want to gain more experience by creating our own TEDx community. And hopefully, I can one day bring the spirit to my community back home."

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Elke Goldhoorn

Online Media Manager

"I feel privileged that I got to know TED in my first year of college. TED Talks continuously shape and question my beliefs and look on life. I hope that with this first edition of TEDxBUas I will also be able to enlighten people so that together we can contribute to a greater more intelligent society.


This project already brought me a ridiculous amount of new skills and I am confident it will continue to do so. This is what makes me so motivated to, together with my lovely team, perform the best I can. I cannot wait to watch this event develop into its great potential."

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Lianne Duinmaijer

Programme Manager

"After years of watching TED talks for school purposes to watching them in my free time, I believe it has made me more of a global citizen. By organising a TED talk at my university I hope to enlighten people in my community and initiate informed and diverse conversations. I believe this event will be a stepping stone towards perhaps speaking at a TED event in the future and have the platform to share my views on topics that I am truly passionate about. To just be part of a plat form that has already inspired so much change and learning throughout the world has been an honour and a privilege. I hope to continue to do my part to help educate and unify the global community."

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Niki Manea

Venue and Volunteer Manager

"TEDx events have always been a source of inspiration for me. They bring people together in a unique way and make them strive to be better, to do better, together. As a young event manager, I find it really rewarding to be able to organise an event which fosters change, development and growth within the community of Breda. I am really  passionate about every single aspect of this project and cannot wait to see our ideas become reality."

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Our Team

This is us, six students of Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas). Extremely happy and enthusiastic  to be able to create this event for you, we are excited to welcome you soon to the first edition of TEDxBUas!

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