The Backpacker Intern

#Presentations

Since January 2014 I’m traveling around the world of agencies, brands, charities and cultures. Because of this experience – as The Backpacker Intern – I have a lot of stories to tell and global insights to share. I enjoy giving presentations at events and conferences about my project, creativity, inspiration, trends, businesses, cultural differences, global thinking and my experiences around the world.

If you’re interested to book me as a speaker at your event please send an email to: mark@thebackpackerintern.com

Thanks!

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta.

Future Presentations

Cannes – TBA

London – TBA

Canada – TBA

Istanbul – TBA

Given Presentations

April 2016, D&AD Festival – London, United Kingdom

Mark van der Heijden at D&AD Festival - The Backpacker Intern

March 2016, SXSW Festival – Austin, US

Mark van der Heijden - SXSW Festival 2016 Speaker

 

Mark van der Heijden, Anika Saigal, Mike Butcher SXSW 2016

January 2016 – IMARK – Reykjavik, Iceland

The Backpacker Intern at IMARK Iceland

22nd October – EHV Summit – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The Backpacker Intern at EHV Startup Summit 2015

9th – 13th September – Kyoorius Designyatra – Goa, India

The Backpacker Intern speaking at Kyoorius Designyatra India

 

The Backpacker Intern at Kyoorius Designyatra

Tweet The Backpacker Intern at Kyoorius Designyatra

The Backpacker Intern Social Kyoorius Designyatra

1st of July – Adobe Creative Meet Up – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Adobe Creative Meet Up Amsterdam The Backpacker Intern

Adobe Creative Meet Up Amsterdam - The Backpacker Intern

27th of June – Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – Cannes, France

Keith Reinhard and Mark van der Heijden - The Backpacker Intern - Cannes Lions 2015

 

Keith Reinhard and Mark van der Heijden at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The Backpacker Intern at Cannes Lions Debussy Stage

Richard Tan, President & CEO of DDB China Group, Mark van der Heijden, the backpacker intern, Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide and Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide

2nd of June – Advertisers Summit – Copenhagen, Denmark

The Backpacker Intern at Advertiser's Summit Copenhagen

 

Mark van der Heijden at De Persgroep Advertisers Summit Copenhagen

4th of April 2015 – Freelancer of the Year Event – The Hague, The Netherlands – ‘From No House To The White House’

The Backpacker Intern at FOTY Awards 2015

The Backpacker Intern at FOTY Awards 2015 audience

11th of March 2015 – Fontys FutureMediaLab, Tilburg, The Netherlands

The Backpacker Intern at Fontys FutureMediaLab

The Backpacker Intern at Fontys FutureMediaLab Tilburg

Tweets about The Backpacker Intern presentation in Tilburg

5th of March 2015 – PechaKucha Night – Utrecht, The Netherlands – ‘Fuck The Beaten Track.’

The Backpacker Intern presentation at PechaKucha Utrecht

Crowd at PechaKucha Utrecht - The Backpacker Intern

 

13th of November 2014 – Glow Your Brand – Eindhoven, The Netherlands – ‘A journey to make your brand Glow’.

The Backpacker Intern - Glow Your Brand

The Backpacker Intern at Glow Your Brand

Tweet about GlowYourBrand - The Backpacker Intern

25th of October 2014 – TEDxKoçUniversity – Istanbul, Turkey – ‘How The Travel Bug Will Change Your Life’

TEDxKocUniversity - Istanbul - Turkey - The Backpacker Intern

The Backpacker Intern at TEDxKocUniversity Turkey

The Backpacker Intern at TEDxKocUniversity Istanbul Turkey

The Backpacker Intern presenting at TEDxKocuniversity Istanbul

22nd of August 2014 – University of Transylvania – Brasov, Romania- ‘Find your Passion’

The Backpacker Intern presenting at University of Transylvania

The University of Transylvania and Leo Burnett Romania asked me to give a lecture to the students of ‘Leo Adcamp’. In my presentation ‘Find your Passion’ I shared my story about ‘The Backpacker Intern’. This idea is actually a combination of two of my biggest passions; traveling and working as a creative. In an interactive workshop I challenged them to find and share their passions too.

Students from LeoAdcamp share their passion - The Backpacker Intern

24th of July 2014 – World Merit Day – Liverpool – ‘Doing What Matters’

World Merit Day + The Backpacker Intern Presentation

World Merit was founded to give life changing opportunities to people from all over the world that prove they deserve them. The organisation invited me to give a presentation at ‘World Merit Day 2014′ amongst speakers such as Malala Yousafzai and Sir Ken Robinson. My presentation ‘Doing What Matters’, was aimed at young people to inspire them to create their own path and change the world.

The Backpacker Intern presenting at World Merit Day 2014

The Backpacker Intern presenting at World Merit Day 2014

The Backpacker Intern + Malala at World Merit Day 2014

25th of June 2014 – ADCN – Amsterdam – ‘A Backpack of Experience’

The Backpacker Intern - Speaker at ADCN Sold Out

The ADCN (Art Directors Club Netherlands) asked me to give a presentation about my experience as The Backpacker Intern. I shared my ‘Backpack of Experience’ during a sold-out session in Amsterdam. Thanks for coming everybody!

The Backpacker Intern - Presentation at Club ADCN Amsterdam - Audience

The Backpacker Intern - Presentation at Club ADCN Amsterdam - Speaking

 

1st of March 2014 – TEDxTeen – New York City – ‘How a piece of cardboard sent me around the world.’1653700_10201284257655069_1018921790_n

I gave a TEDxTalk about my project at TEDxTeen New York City. It was an amazing experience. I got a big compliment from MTV Act, since they tagged me as one of their favorite speakers.

The Backpacker Intern presenting at TEDxTeen New York City

Here’s my talk on YouTube.

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