TEDxYouth@BSN Breaking the Mould

TEDxYouth@BSN Breaking the Mould

Nov 04, 2019
The Hague

TEDxYouth@BSN Breaking the Mould

TEDxYouth@BSN will be a prestigious event at the British School in the Netherlands, where standing on the notorious "TED Red Dot" provides a platform from which speakers can talk about an idea they are passionate about in front of a live audience of approximately 100 students and VIP guests.

After an action-packed September, including four cross-campus pitch events, three professional speaker-coach training sessions and a lot of hard work behind the scenes, the TEDxYouth@BSN Team is delighted to announce the final programme.

Picture a day filled with brilliant speakers

A programme of a total of 17 speakers has been curated: 10 students from the BSN junior and senior schools, two BSN staff and five external keynote speakers, coming from a range of disciplines both locally and internationally. Blogs and bios of all the speakers are regularly hitting the TEDxYouth@BSN webpages, where you can check out the latest!

Picture a day showcasing the performing arts

In total, six entertainment acts representing all five BSN campuses will be interspersed throughout the programme. Acts ranging from the junior choir to drama, a four-boy rock band, a singer-songwriter and pianists will bring colour and variety to what promises to be an exceptional day. 

Picture an engaging day for all

Keeping the event flowing, bridging between segments and helping the audience to feel engaged throughout the entire day will be the important task entrusted to four curated hosts or MCs.

Picture a day that is multidisciplinary and broad

During the lunch break, there will be nine interactive workshops open to students, led by external organisations generously giving of their time, as well as stalls run by Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) students from the International Baccalaureate programme. With themes ranging from international justice, genetics and poverty to yoga sessions and insect tasting, the goal is to deliver a dynamic and exciting day that will inform, inspire and unleash new ideas! 

There are also workshops planned at all other campuses, where students will celebrate the event through their own "Breaking the Mould" days, focussing on listening and oracy. 

About the theme "Breaking the Mould"

This year's theme "Breaking the Mould" will follow the ideas explored during the 2017 TEDxYouth@BSN event "Big Bold World", looking at globalisation, the environment, sustainability, technology and education. The day will be structured around three core sessions; Inspiration (If I could lead for a day), Identifying Issues (Tackling Tough Truths) and Innovation (An Invitation for Change).  

The goal is to deliver a dynamic and exciting event that will inform, inspire and unleash new ideas across the whole BSN community - giving a loud, clear voice to the generation that will have to live with the consequences of actions taken today.

Save the date for TEDxYouth@BSN 2019!

To join the BSN community on this exciting journey, be sure to stream the event on Monday, November 4, 2019, and watch all the fun as it unfolds live!

The day will be structured around three core sessions. Be sure to add the programme times to your calendar and tune in on the day via the livestream link.

  • Inspiration (If I could lead for a day):  9am–10.50am 
  • Identifying Issues (Tackling Tough Truths): 11.30pm-12.30pm 
  • Innovation (An Invitation for Change): 1.30pm-3.30pm 

Make sure you check the TEDxYouth@BSN page regularly on the BSN website. It’s where you will find all the information about the event. Also follow BSN now on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Live stream TEDxYouth@BSN Breaking the Mould

Anybody anywhere can watch the TEDxYouth@BSN Breaking the Mould via live stream. Save the date, check for updates on the TEDxYouth@BSN website or the Twitter page and join this fantastic event via online streaming. To find out more, contact Juan Arias, TEDxYouth@BSN Project Manager.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth sharing, TED has created a programme called TEDx, comprising local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The X indicates that the event is organised independent of, but under license from TED. 

What is TEDxYouth?

As you might have guessed, a TEDxYouth event follows the same format as TEDx, except that it is oriented towards children and young people, although adults can also be involved! The BSN’s event is called TEDxYouth@BSN and the theme this year is "Breaking the Mould".

All the topics addressed will be of interest to and deemed relevant by the school’s students who represent over 90 different nationalities across five campuses around The Hague. 

2017 BSN Student speaker



2017 External speaker