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
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).
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
Hans de Gruijter
Designer of learning programs. Teacher of Physical Education&Training by origin; Officer at RNLAF of profession. Social Media habitue; especially Twitter (@Hans de Gruijter): a wonder of serendipity. To find what you were never looking for. - "The best you can become, is yourself." -
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.
Freek Tanis (License holder)
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. And TED has been a major source of inspiration for me. It has broadened my perspective on society and the possibilities for the future. I include these insights and experiences in my work as a business architect for IBM.