TEDxAntwerp was founded in 2016 by three people, who were soon joined by a squad of committed volunteers.
We are a team of diverse professionals who aim to make TEDxAntwerp another awesome charter within the TED community! In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
Traditionally, the currency that TEDx visitors pay is applause and likes. Instead, we want our audience to invest their own social capital to get the ideas to fruition. The diversity of Antwerp is not only in its people, but also in its challenges and solutions. Our city requires an inclusive platform to have its people sit together, think together and tackle their challenges together. TEDxAntwerp aims to create an open space for dialogue and action, while spreading local goodness.