"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."
"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."
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."
"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."
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."