TEDxDelft returns on 27 February 2015, featuring an impressive line-up of speakers and inspiring stories. The event will take place at the Aula Conference Centre in Delft from 14:00 to 22:00. This year’s theme, “Let’s make things beta!” centers on the fact that every great idea was once imperfect and every successful design evolves continuously.
“Ideas worth spreading” is what brought the first TED conference alive in California in 1984, bringing technology, entertainment and design under one roof. Over the last 30 years, the conference has evolved to include relevant topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Moreover, TED has grown into a global community, welcoming people from all walks of life who believe in spreading ideas.
With each talk under 18 minutes, these ideas are made accessible to the world and can be viewed online. In the spirit of TED’s mission, the TEDx program was created, helping local communities, universities and individuals to spark conversations and share great ideas. Inspired by TED’s mission, TEDxDelft is an independently organized TED event that aims to bring the Delft community closer through technology, entertainment and design.
This year, the stage is set for another big event. Speakers include TU Delft graduate Alec Momont, who will discuss how drones can actually save human lives. Educator Gerardo Soto y Koelemeijer will be also be present to share a whole new perspective on math education, while TU Delft PhD researcher Shou-En Zhu will reveal why graphene is the next big thing.
Tickets may be purchased online on the TEDxDelft website, at the Delft Tourist Information Point (Kerkstraat 3) or at the event itself (subject to availability). Student/PhD tickets are €24 and Regular tickets are €49 per person.
For more information, visit http://www.tedxdelft.nl/. We hope to see you there!