talks

Kees Moeliker’s talk was fabulous. It worked perfectly with his straight laced dutch persona. Wonderful. (anonymous TED 2013 attendee)

Speaking at TED2013, Long Beach, California (Photo James Duncan Davidson)Kees Moeliker speaks for various audiences, ranging from a local library to TED. In between there are bookshops, museums, universities, (science)festivals and conferences of all sorts. Till now Kees has given talks in The Netherlands, in most other European countries, in the US, in Mexico and in India. He is a regular performer of ‘Ig Nobel Tours‘ organised by Marc Abrahams (the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize). Topics of his Audience of Kees, at TED2013 (Photo James Duncan Davidson)talks include ‘remarkable animal behavior’, improbable research and science-communication, usually mixed together. Humor is the driving force of most of Kees’ work and his talks. He once was called ‘the stand-up comedian of Dutch biology’. On stage he may be in company of a stuffed duck.

Upcoming talks:

  • December 16, 2016, 20:30, Spoken Beat Night, Bimhuis Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 3, ‘cross-over taalconcerten met een mix van spoken word, jazz, poëzie, wereldmuziek, voordracht en funky beats’ met Kees Moeliker (schrijvende hoofdgast), Jörg Brinkmann (cello) en saxofonist Joell Wilson, Jeannine Valeriano, componist en (bas)klarinettist Maarten Ornstein, gitarist Paul Pallesen en de stripjockeys/live tekenaars Ckoe en Floor de Goede.
  • December 1, 2016, 21:30, Worm, Rotterdam (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college over ‘De huiskraaien van Hoek van Holland’)

Past talks include:

  • November 19, 2016, 36th BSRM Scientific Meeting, Mons, Belgium, 12:00:  [keynote lecture] ‘How a dead duck can be fertile’
  • October 6, 2016, 21:30, Worm, Rotterdam (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college over ‘Een zeeprik uit de Nieuwe Maas’)
  • June 26, 2016, 15:00, Geek Picnic, St. Petersburg, Russia: [lecture] ‘Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prize’
  • June 24, 2016, 21:30, The Natural History Museum, London: ‘The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera’ composed by Daniel Gillingwater, soprano Sarah Redmond [I introduced the story line, and played the duck call]
  • June 5, 2016, 17:55, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam: 21st annual Dead Duck Day
  • May 12, 2016, 20:00, Naturalis, Leiden, Naturalis After Dark: lezing (met lichtbeelden) ‘Kijken naar de natuur’ 
  • May 5, 2016, 21:30, Worm, Rotterdam (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college over de ‘Terrorvos’ en de CERN-knager)
  • April 17, 2016, 11:30, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam: ‘Zijn dode dieren om te lachen?’ college voor MuseumJeugdUniversiteit
  • March 11, 2016, 20:30, Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereniging ‘De Maas’: lezing ‘De bilnaad van de teek’ tijdens het herendiner
  • February 4, 2016, 21:30, Worm, Rotterdam (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college over Rotterdamse vossen)
  • January 15, 2016, 15:00, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam: lezing ‘Het beest als inspiratiebron, van (onwaarschijnlijk) onderzoek’ tijdens de 3e landelijke dag Kinderbekken-fysiotherapie

2015

  • September 25, 2015, Seewiesen, Germany (International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology, location Seewiesen),’Grand Challenges in SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION Symposium 2015’: lecture ‘The Duck, his Mate and (other) Improbable Research’
  • August 8, 2015, 18:55-19:25, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, King’s Cross (Kings Place Hall 1, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG): ‘The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera’ composed by Daniel Gillingwater, soprano Sarah Redmond [I will introduce the story line, and play the duck call]
  • August 9, 2015, 14:55-15.25, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, King’s Cross (Kings Place Hall 1, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG): ‘The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera’ composed by Daniel Gillingwater, soprano Sarah Redmond [I will introduce the story line, and play the duck call]
  • June 15, 2015, 09:00, Lisbon, Portugal, ESHRE Annual Meeting: Robert G. Edwards’ Memorial Keynote Lecture ‘How a dead duck can be fertile’.
  • June 6, 2014, 15:00, Hulst, Nederland, Vestrock 2015: Lezing voor Vestrock University ‘De eend, zijn maat en de schaamluis’.
  • June 5, 2015, 17:55, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam: 20th annual Dead Duck Day, also with Menno Schilthuizen.
  • May 20, 2015, 19:30, Spijkenisse, Bibliotheek ‘de Boekenberg’: lezing ‘Tussen de bilnaad van de teek‘ (in het kader van ‘MeiMaand MilieuMaand’) Bestel hier kaarten.
  • May 15, 2015, 16:00, Texel, De Slufterbollen [buiten! – verzamelen bij de Slufterttrap], bij slecht weer in het Eijerlandsehuis, de Cocksdorp: Lezing ‘Natuur op Texel en in de grote stad’ (in het kader van ‘Texel 600 jaar stad‘)
  • April 2, 2015, 21:30, Worm, Rotterdam (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college over ‘Terreurvogels’)
  • March 31, 2015, 14:15, Brussels, Belgium, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Campus Jette, ‘PhD day – Research Unlimited 2015‘: Lecture about ‘Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes’
  • February 3rd, 2015, 10:00, Tilburg, Koning Willem II College: ‘Kleine Dijksterhuis Lezing’ (over vrolijke wetenschap, voor leerlingen van de klassen 1 en 2)
  • January 18th, 2015, 16:00, Nijmegen, LUX Marienburg: De Verlichting #3, Corrie van Binsbergen Ontmoet [optreden met Frédérique Spigt, thema ‘Het Lachende Dier’], met verhalen, gedichten, muziek, percussie, en klassieke fragmenten uit Fauna & Gemeenschap.

2014

2013

28 November 2013, 19:30 uur: Bibliotheek Schiedam (‘Over insecten, en ander vreselijk gedierte’)
22 November 2013: Erasmus University College, Rotterdam (‘Remarkable animal behaviour: stories that you won’t read in your textbooks’) [besloten, for EUC-students only)
7 November 2013: Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla, Mexico (‘The Duck, his Mate, and the Pubic Lice’)
25 Oktober 2013, 20:00 uur: Mensa Oktoberweekend 2013 (‘De bilnaad van de teek’)
28 September 2013: Perugia Science Fest, Italy (Ig Nobel Show, with Marc Abrahams and Alberto Minetti)
14 September 2013: De Nederlandse Ig Nobel Night, Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden (‘Hoe win je een Ig Nobelprijs?’)
9 September 2013: GRID 2013, Stockholm, Sweden
5 September 2013, 21.30: Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college ‘Kwallen in Rotterdam’)
5 June 2013, 17:55h: ‘Dead Duck Day’, open air ceremony (Natural History Museum Rotterdam, The Neherlands)
30 May 2013: Gynaecongres, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (‘Gynaecologie, Improbable Research & the Ig Nobel prizes’)
7 May 2013, 18:30h: University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (Ig Nobel Show, with Marc Abrahams, Bart Knols a.o.) details here
2 May 2013, 21.30: Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college ‘ Zwanen in Rotterdam)
27 March 2013: Op ‘t Randje, Studium Generale, Universiteit Utrecht (‘Onwaarschijnlijk onderzoek: eerst lachen, dan denken’)
11 March 2013: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (Ig Nobel Tour of Scandinavia)
7 March 2012: Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Rotterdam Late Night, mini-college ‘Slechtvalken in Rotterdam’)
28 February 2013: TED2013, Long Beach, USA (‘How a dead duck changed my life’)
12 February 2013: ‘Ontmoeting in Augustus‘, Villa Augustus, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
22 January 2013: Utrechtse Biologen Vereniging, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands (Is er leven na een dode eend?)

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