Anke van Houten

I want to contribute to a better world through communication. In daily life I combine corporate communications with CSR at Imtech, a worldwide technical services provider that focusses on energy and environment. I am a proud member of the TEDxLeiden organizational team and find it a privilege to work with all these inspired people

Marike van IJssel

For many years I have enjoyed the TED talks, and frequently share these amazing talks with anyone I come across. As I strongly believe in the power of spreading inspiring ideas and practices, I regularly organize and co-create inspirational events. The latest event was the“Geluksroute” (Happiness trail) through Leiden. It is with great pleasure that I work towards making this TEDxLeiden event a success

Swaantje Nijkamp and Linde Ex

We translate transition and innovation in experience and art. We use elements of the Arts to make content visible, to clarify it by giving meaning in form and by creating connections. Content is always the guideline for our design. We are the founders of Studio Liaan, are both educated at Art schools and have a heart for beauty, research and experience. The beauty and strength of de TED concept has always inspired us. Telling a good story is a form of Art. We want to deepen this concept with experience elements that strengten this goal. Studio Liaan is partner of platform BankoftheFuture, one of the partners of this TEDx-event.    

Freek Tanis

I am passionate about the transition to a society where people and organizations cocreate their future. A natural balance between the industrial efficiency and selforganized diversity. A world where we are able to organize the surplus. TED has been a major source of inspiration for me; it has broadened my perspective on society and the possibilities for the future. I use these insights and experiences in my work as a business architect for IBM.

Marijn Wiersma

I love the energy we collectively create at TEDxLeiden! And therefore feel fortunate to, together with Freek, be the license holder for TEDxLeiden. In daily life I work as change agent and innovation manager at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. I am passionate about transition. I have co-founded several social networks a.o. Fier, Boom and BankoftheFuture. And am truly proud that we can host our TEDxLeiden conference in our house of transition, the beautiful Meelfabriek in Leiden!

Chiara van den Berg

I am one of the core team behind the “Gangmakerij”, a hotbed for creative entrepreneurs. Together they/ we create new cooperative networks and companies. I am happy to contribute to this worldwide network of TEDx communities.

Anne Marieke Schwencke

Sustainability researcher with a special interest in energy, selforganizing communities, social movements and debates on societal transitions. Currently happily co-creating the TEDx Leiden as the team's researcher, co-organiser and connector (along with several other projects).