TED’s mission has always been to spread “ideas worth sharing”. Through so-called TED talks, speakers from all kinds of backgrounds aim to inspire an audience, foster innovation and bring about positive change. TEDx essentially does the same, but on a local scale. By organizing a speakers competition (Pitch Night) at AUC and a yearly conference at an external location, TEDxAUCollege offers a TED-like experience to (AUC) students and the rest of Amsterdam. TEDxAUCollege opens up a new space at AUC to get involved and inspired, connecting leading figures in their respective fields with a community that is eager to learn.
TEDxAUCollege currently consists of six board members and 14 team members. The board is composed of a chair, secretary, head of logistics, head of speakers, head of acquisitions and head of public relations. All heads have their own team of 3 students. In addition, there is a writers team of two writers, who are guided by a member of the public relations team. The chair is however free to change the current structure of the team.