Don’t just dream your dreams - share them!

Join us on Monday 28 March 2022 for a night where dreams won’t just be dreamt, but shared out loud.


“Op 5 november 2021 organiseerde TEDxYOUTH@Groningen voor het eerst een wildcard- event in Forum Groningen. Met dit evenement gaven we nieuwe, onontdekte ‘ideas worth spreading’ de kans om gehoord te worden.

Tijdens het Wildcard- event hebben 2 geselecteerde gamechangers in 3 minuten hun idee voor publiek en een jury gepitcht. De organisatie en het publiek was onder de indruk van het hoge niveau van de deelnemers en hun inspirerende ideeen. Na lang beraad kwam Mihai Fracea als winnaar uit de bus. Hij zal samen met een TED-sprekerscoach zijn pitch omzetten in een TED-talk en krijgt een plekje op het hoofdpodium tijdens TEDxYOUTH@Groningen op 28 maart 2022.

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Photos & video by Joost Nuijten, Music by Gijs van Leeuwen

About TEDx

x = independently organized event
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. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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A shout-out to our group of volunteers without whom TEDxYouth@Groningen would not be possible! This year’s main team consists of:

  • Emilie van Gorcum – lead organizer
  • Mark Meinema – speaker coaching
  • Joost Nuijten – supporting acts, photography, website
  • Martien de Vries – production manager
  • Sandra de Winter – finance, speakers contact, supporting acts
  • Leon Gijzen – youth panel, supporting acts
  • Gwen Birza – partners, youth panel
  • Carlijn van Gestel – technical support, youth panel
  • Kharisma Pandu Pratama – social media
  • Melissa Hogkamer – design, website


This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.