Discover. Fail. Reflect. Adapt.

30th of May 2017, Schouwburg Odeon Zwolle


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With this TEDxZwolle we challenge our speakers to bring into their talks those moments where they failed, but which, upon reflection, helped them adapt and get to where they are now.

TEDxZwolle provides a stage for ideas like new technological developments such as 3D printing, what we can learn from music when we talk about leadership, how to look in a more holistic way to healthcare and why we have biological tampons.

In addition to the TEDx talks, there are many other activities, from tastings to test drives in a BMW i3. There are also workshops on various topics that challenge you to go from idea to action. For the workshops there are limited places available so we ask you to sign up separately if you buy a ticket.

Normal Ticket

€ 15.00

Normal ticket + workshop



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Marion Fokkert

Marion Fokkert Marion Fokkert is an expert in laboratory related subjects of diabetology  and cardiology. She believes people need to keep moving to stay fit and to decrease chances of diabetes and cardiovascular deceases. Even at her desk, she doesn’t have a chair,... read more

Fenna Eefting

Fenna Eefting Fenna is intrigued by people, what they are moved by and the role emotions (fear and love) play in their lives. Her extensive experiences in the regional health care sector and her genuine interest in people will make her TEDx Talk on “Dare to make... read more

Jules van Hessen

Jules van Hessen is a versatile, creative Dutch conductor with an extremely varied repertoire who knows how to handle a symphony orchestra and is able to communicate with his audience. Through his inspiring concerts and lectures he…

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Jasper Bouwmeester

Jasper Bouwmeester Connect with Jasper here: linkedin Check out more: Fiberneering website F3RPD website    Jasper works actively to replace existing processes in product development for heavy industry, construction and transport. Low mass, resistant to... read more

Lisa van Kampen

Lisa van Kampen Connect with Lisa here: facebook twitter sound cloud spotify  Lisa van Kampen (22) opened Spotify in March to see how many people were listening to her music. All of the sudden she had 38.000 monthly listeners and 47.000 plays on her new song True... read more

Mariah Mansvelt Beck

Mariah studied International Development Studies in Cambridge, worked for Doctors without Borders and was a yoga teacher in Amsterdam, all untill she started Yoni. After the diagnose of pre cervical cancer, Mariah was advised…

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We’ll announce more speakers soon!


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BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Impact – to matter – bringing something about; we all want to achieve this. Individuals and organisations alike want to accomplish big goals, but at the same time we’re all learning that we can’t all become a professional football player and that continuous success is unsustainable. Our dreams and our reality often don’t match: how does that affect our behaviour?

During the BHAG-workshop we stop to think about our Big Hairy Audacious Goal. How does our brain handle new challenges? What effect does failure have on the way we act? Do we really dare to do new things? During the workshop you’ll experience how seemingly impossible challenges light our creative spark, making the impossible possible!

Learn, experience and be surprised by our workshop host Milou van Elburg: Friskijker en Dwarsdenker at Rabobank IJsseldelta. A bank that believes in the power of innovation for a sustainable development of Zwolle and its surrounding region. Every day Milou is busy breaking down barriers, waking up from established patterns and in this workshop she challenges you to do the same. Listen, experience and be surprised during this BHAG-workshop and learn how to use your big ambitions and your creativity to lift yourself and your company to great heights.

BMW i workshop: The Future of Mobility

Niels Burgman / e-Mobility manager BMW i

As long as we accept traffic jams and CO2 pollution as normal aspects in our daily life, they will not disappear. But how would you like our future, your own future to look like. Wouldn’t the world be a much prettier place for you, your children and your grand children without these time consuming traffic situations? Without these pollution problems. We believe that mobility could be the key to solve those issues instead of creating them. Together with you we would like to discuss this topic in our workshop ‘The Future of Mobility’. Please join the discussion!

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