History - it all starts with one idea...

TEDx Flanders was founded in 2009 and is the oldest TEDx in Belgium and the sixth oldest TEDx organisation in Europe. Knowing that we were the 65th event organised means that we have a proven track record in organising innovative and inspiring events.

It all started with one person, one individual wanting to share ideas with friends at dinner. Christophe, our founder, started in 2008, way before TEDx even existed with IdeasWES (stands for Ideas Worth Spreading). Early 2009 he registered TEDx Flanders.

The first events were very small and the tipping point came with TEDxFlanders @ the zoo, where we hosted 250 guests. Iit grew even more rapidly from there on  and we haven't stopped with our main event - we organise events like Salons, Youth events and a Women at TEDx Flanders event throughout the year.

Why the name TEDxFlanders? Well, you can't register a country, so the next best thing was Flanders, because Christophe lived in Flanders and because, at the time, Antwerp was too small a city to register a TEDx event.

Since 2009 a lot has changed and the list of events is growing and growing:

Jun 12, 2013 TEDxFlanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDGlobal2013 Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Apr 18, 2013 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
Apr 4, 2013 TEDxFlandersChange
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Mar 23, 2013 TEDxFlandersSalon
Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
   
Feb 27, 2013 TEDxFlandersLive
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TED2013 Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Dec 1, 2012 TEDxFlandersWomen
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDxWomen  
Oct 20, 2012 TEDxYouth@Flanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: Youth  
Oct 20, 2012 TEDxFlanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
Sep 26, 2012 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: Salon  
Jun 27, 2012 TEDxFlandersLive
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDGlobal2012 Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Jun 19, 2012 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
May 21, 2012 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
Apr 5, 2012 TEDxFlandersChange
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Feb 2, 2012 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: Salon  
Dec 1, 2011 TEDxFlanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: TEDxWomen  
Nov 20, 2011 TEDxYouth@Flanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
Event Type: Youth  
Sep 24, 2011 TEDxFlanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
Aug 9, 2011 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerp, Belgium
   
Jul 13, 2011 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium
Event Type: TEDGlobal2011 Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
May 19, 2011 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerp, Belgium
Event Type: Salon  
Mar 2, 2011 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium
Event Type: TED2011 Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Feb 10, 2011 TEDxFlandersSalon
Antwerp, Belgium
   
Dec 7, 2010 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium
   
Sep 20, 2010 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium
Event Type: TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)  
Sep 5, 2010 TEDxFlanders
Antwerpen, Belgium
   
Jan 22, 2010 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium
   
Jul 3, 2009 TEDxFlanders
Antwerp, Belgium