Strength Through Unity

The Theme, 2020

On this evening, you'll hear about the strength of collectivism within education, technology, aid, social impact, sustainability and leadership among others: all while overcoming big challenges.

About Us

We are excited to be hosting the annual TedxErasmusUniversity event LIVE. We invite you to come and listen with curiosity to ideas that provoke resilience, solidarity and thriving within a global community in the face of turmoil.

Event details
 Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 
Time: 18:00-22:00
Venue: Room Mate Bruno Hotel, Rotterdam


What is TEDx?

In the spirit  of ideas worth spreading, TEDx are independently organized events that bring people together to spark discussions and foster connections.


TEDxErasmusRotterdam Mission

Our goal is to draw attention to issues that matter and to increase awareness on societal development for our local Dutch community.


Our Theme: "Strength Through Unity"

Our theme for 2020 highlights the need for resilience and collectivism to overcome the biggest challenges for all global citizens today.

Our Speakers

Hannes Leroy

Academic Director, Erasmus Center of Leadership

How can we agree on our leadership, if we first don't agree on what leadership is?

Eksteen de Waal

CEO, Founder & International Speaker at Exponentially Me

Have we been social distancing all along?

Juan Carlos Romero

Global Head, Data Science, FrieslandCampina

Not our robot overlords (yet) but our partners ; the real value of AI.

Simon Porzak

Course Director, Columbia University 

How putting animals on trial puts humanity on trial

Gerda Feunekes

Executive Chair, European Public Health Nutrition Alliance

The best defense is a good offense. Rethinking healthcare through the lens of eating

Heba El-Kholy

Former UN diplomat, International  Peace-building Advisor

How to go from 'othering to discovering', bringing opposite types of people together 

Birgul Arslan

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University

Lessons learned but mistakes repeated. How Ebola can teach us to improve our COVID response.

Joke Aerts

Open Chain Lead, Tony's Chocolonely

What sustainability initiatives could work in the cocoa industry?

Gijs van Schoot

Head of Sales, Too Good To Go

Waste not, Love food. The road to eliminating food waste.

Buy Tickets


€  45
  • Main Hall
  • Networking with Speakers post-event
  • Networking with Speakers post-event


  • Sumatra-Borneo Theatre
  • Networking with Speakers during event
  • Networking with Speakers during event

Contact us

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam, Netherlands





Tafa Mwadira

MBA Candidate, Rotterdam School of Management

Manizeh Dossa

MBA Candidate, Rotterdam School of Management

The Venue: Room Mate Bruno Hotel