Enschede, NL

Gabriel Damian

Did you ever imagine that your future coworker will be a robot?​

Hello there! My name is Gabriel, and I would like to invite you to discover the world of drone technology with me! For years now, I have explored the limitless possibilities that come with drone technology, and it has led me to cultivate a deep passion for drones. In my journey, I realized how drone technology has the power to shape the world of tomorrow, and I have made it my life mission to ensure that the technology remains used for the good of humanity. Join me on my journey and open your eyes to the world of possibilities.

Ameya Krishna

Life Lessons from an Insignificant object by a Matchbox Millionaire​

Ameya is a Phillumenist. In search of beautiful matchboxes for a hobby, he travels to different countries, visits fellow collectors’ homes, and listens carefully to their stories while experiencing their lives for a day or two. He also receives matchboxes from collectors across the globe. Ameya passionately narrates a story from his first matchbox to a current collection of over 100,000. He highlights how common interests bring people together, overcoming communal, religious, linguistic, and cultural barriers. This odyssey, in all its different ways, has been serving him as an edifice and a framework to continually learn and grow.

Camiel Lemmens

Making a sacrifice for the future of sustainable mobility​

My name is Camiel Lemmens. I am one of 19 members of Solar Team Twente, a student team that builds a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge. I want to inspire others of my age to take responsibility for our own future, by showing that the sacrifices made in this process often lead to beautiful results.

Jim Niemeijer

How blockchain restores trust in charities

My mission is to make the world a better place by connecting people with technology. I want to create collective awareness & consciousness about the challenges in the charity & donation industry, and then explain how blockchain can be a solution for the challenges, ending with the fact, if we need technologies like blockchain to create trust, to make more impact, and if 'Will it in the future be ethical, to just give money to a charity without knowing where it's going?

Linda Radestad

I'm grateful that I had a stroke

I would describe myself to be a stroke survivor, inventor and problem solver. Not in any particular order. I typically say to people when they inquire about me: “don’t mind me”. I am at my very best when operating in the background. The people that know me often describe me to be a “secret weapon”. After my stroke in 2016 I found my true purpose in life by helping others to recover better after a brain injury.

Sonja Wekema

Reveal your hidden treasure​

Sonja Wekema (44) is the founder of network organisations founded with the mission of creating mutual understanding, giving people in organisations a voice and supporting leaders to invite the (sometimes scary) unknown. Sonja’s talk will introduce the idea which will help:

- individuals to find their voice and speak about what’s in their heart

- leaders to embrace the human side of leadership, next to the content focused leadership

- organisations to create a psychologically safe place for their workers

In this talk, Sonja Wekema will unravel why most of us miss out on the real potential in the workspace (and beyond). Moreover, she will share creative (and sometimes scary) ways to reveal the polished YOU!

Cristina Zaga

Social Technology is not good, bad, or neutral, but it must be feminist and responsible.

Cristina Zaga is an assistant professor, speaker, and maker of robots. Cristina wanted to build social robots to change people's lives for the better. She believed that social technology was neutral and positive. Until she didn't. Her first experiment with robots for children caused a personal and professional moment of crisis: what if social technology causes more issues than it solves? What if social technology is perpetuating inequality and sexism? Cristina confesses her rude awakening to social technology's dark side and how she tries to rise above it. Her message? Technology's future is feminism and responsibility: technology that does not create more issues than it solves but helps us imagine an inclusive and equitable future.