Meet the team

The following people are members of core teams and you can contact them for questions related to the area they’re working on.

The TEDxMaastricht team consists of hard-working and creative volunteers who are avid TED fans hooked on the idea that one individual can inspire others and make a difference.

We strongly believe in the TEDxMaastricht concept and the importance of our event for the city of Maastricht and its people. If you have questions for our organizing team, please contact us!

Board

Jean-Paul Toonen

Jean-Paul Toonen

Curator and partners

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Gonny Willems

Gonny Willems

Licensee and curation

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Maarten Kuypers

Maarten Kuypers

Concept and design

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Team members

Aisha Weerts

Aisha Weerts

Event manager

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Marin Been

Marin Been

Communication and coaching

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Jerry Lenaerts

Jerry Lenaerts

Speakers Liaison and Coaching

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Jeroen Rutten

Jeroen Rutten

Production and Music

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Lando van Berlo

Lando van Berlo

Online and Social media

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Wouter Visser

Wouter Visser

Speakers Liaison and Coaching

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Agata Meysner

Agata Meysner

Volunteers and audience curation

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Adina Petre

Adina Petre

Speakers Liaison and Coaching

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Robert Hoogenboom

Robert Hoogenboom

Logistics and Guest liaison

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Sophie Kells

Sophie Kells

Communications and Social Media

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Ninih Vang

Ninih Vang

Communications and Social Media

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Valentin Calomme

Valentin Calomme

Web and Online Media

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Max van Meer

Max van Meer

Partnerships & Event

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Bart Slangen

Bart Slangen

Acts

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Blog

Illac Diaz: Light in a Bottle

Illac Diaz is a former corporate executive who has since gone on to establish several foundations that provide sustainable solutions to societal problems. He is the executive director of MyShelter Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been engaged in improving the lives of many Filipinos through the creation of sustainable solutions by using recycled materials for the building of clinics and classrooms in rural areas.

Music: Rachèl Louise

She moved to Los Angeles when she was 17, to attend the Musicians Institute for Vocals. After three Californian years, she returned to her Dutch roots and released her debut album here in 2012. Dutch-American singer-songwriter Rachèl Louise won the ‘Utrecht Popprijs’ and was named ‘Serious Talent’ by national radio station 3FM.

Music: Camiel Meiresonne

You might not know his name, but if we tell you that Camiel Meiresonne is the lead singer of the band Son Mieux, that might ring a bell. The band performed among other venues and festivals at Where the Wild Things are and Paaspop. They also toured together with DI-RECT, The Brahms, Mister and Mississippi, and HAEVN.