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    • Hassan Al Hilou: From radicalisation to talent development

      Hassan, born in 1999, stood in front of the audience not as the youngest consultant of Belgium, but a young, driven changemaker. In his childhood, images of war and terror were put into perspective by his loving family, yet he still got radicalized. Attacks darkening the days of Brussels prompted him to act, to understand how people of his age

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    • Maarten Boudry: What if false beliefs make you happy?

      When given the choice between a comforting lie and the unpleasant truth, most of us believe that we need some degree of illusion to cope with the harshness of reality. However, these false beliefs often come with side effects and eventually cause more harm than good when they collide with reality. As part of Flanders’ skeptics movement Maarten dissects these

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    • Alex Dunnett: Filmmaking’s obsession with Superheroes

      What does Spiderman have in common with activists of the Arab Spring? For Alex Dunnett, they are all Superheroes! But how do you tell a compelling story on ‘real’ heroes and make the audience care about the subject? As head of Production at Corniche Media this is a topic Alex often discusses with activist film makers – and now with

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    • Bruno Delepierre: Together we can cure capitalism

      Bruno is an “entrepreneurial happiness economist” immersed in behavioural economics, positive psychology, cognitive science & medicine to coin a new term: happonomy. In his talks, he shares his findings about how happiness and economics are linked and not mutually exclusive. He seeks to understand a fundamental question: what do we find valuable? Scientists provided answers which boil down to five

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    • Martine Reyners: Harmony through singing

      Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.’ Martine Reyners, professional opera singer and voice coach, is convinced: We are all singers! Considering that most of us feel embarrassed hearing our own voices from a recorder this sounds far-fetched but according to Martine, all it takes

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    • Caterina Rindi: Blockchains, Burning Man and Bravery

      Can you imagine a life without banks? A life with instant transactions, where it does not matter where you are and to which country you want to transfer money to? In 2008, just after the financial crisis, when trust in banks and governments vanished, bitcoin entered the stage, a digital currency, developed anonymously under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin enables

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    • Emma Jones: The Toxic Female Gaze

      The media is obsessed with women. Sadly, it is often not their talents which are at the center of attention but their age and bodies. Sidebars of shame on news websites, Facebook advertisements and many other platforms lure us into clicking on a picture of a drunk Katy Perry, an overweighed Britney Spears, an Amy Winehouse without eyeliner. Who of

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    • TEDxGhent 2017 Main Event – Dare to speak up

      In a world in motion, it is important that opinions are shared and people stand up for what they believe in. As TEDxGhent we are ready to trigger ideas in your mind with this years selection of speakers. Here is a sneak preview of some of the ideas that will be shared. Dare to speak up or even sing. How

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    • TEDxGhent PhD contest 2017

      Do you daydream about presenting your findings to a broader audience than just your department colleagues or journal reviewers? Do your results indicate that you have developed a solution with the potential of improving the state of affairs in your field, but you don’t know how to share it with the world? Well then, you’re in luck! It is our

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    • TEDxGhentSalon: Modern Romance

      Romeo, oh Romeo wherefore art things complicated Romeo? Join us on February 8th for a look at the state of romance in the modern age. Is monogamy realistic? Can you love multiple people at the same time? Has technology changed the way we interact with potential lovers? How has the idea of romance changed in the past few years? We’ll

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