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    • 18/6: TEDxGhent #6 | Bits of Love

      Get ready for a day full of inspiration The moment is here: you can now book your ticket for the 2016 edition of TEDxGhent Main Event! In the background, we are preparing tirelessly to bring you the brightest ideas worth spreading. Curious about the menu this year? Enjoy a sneak peak of the topics below. We will hear about a painfully

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    • 28/5 TEDxGhent Salon: Food Surplus

      When: May 28th, 2016 at 8.30 p.m. Where: Watt, Nieuwewandeling 62, Ghent We live in a world where food is distributed unevenly. While food is scarce in many places of the world, a crazy amount is thrown away on a daily basis.  Food Surplus is a pressing issue, that is why society is working hard on a solution and we

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    • TEDxGhent Salon: The Importance of Human Connection

      When: April 25, 2016 – doors open at 7pm, event starts around 7:20pm Where: at the Backstay Bar in Ghent Today’s society is fast paced and technology enables us to connect with almost anyone, anywhere and anytime. Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Instagram are our tools to “update our status”, have “skype dates”, “share tweets”, and “<3” other people’s pictures. Too

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    • Women & STEM: why is it important to talk about it?

      Science-, Technology-, Engineering- and Maths professionals – especially women – are highly sought after these days. Currently there are 9300 open positions in this sector (only in Belgium!) and a number of companies are actively looking for women to strengthen their mostly male dominated teams. In the academic year 2014-2015 only 1 in 4 Flemish students in higher STEM education

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    • PhD Contest – as we saw it: insights and winners

      Last week, 24 March, TEDxGhent presented the annual PhD contest which is a pleasant gathering of bright minds, brave ideas and a curious audience – in unmissable TED style. Those who could not join us, before we reveal the winning researchers, have a look at the memorable takeaways of the evening! Kicking off with a hot topic, brain tricks, Jan

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    • If you can let children understand why armpits smell, you can take on a TEDx audience!

      Our TEDxGhent PhD Contest is about pitching your research and ideas to a TEDxGhent audience and receiving feedback.  We sat down with Chris Callewaert, the charming Dr. Armpit, who won our very first PhD Contest and talks about how it helped him gain traction, build experience and boost his moral.. Hi Chris. What brought you to enrolling in the PhD

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    • Join IRCP (UGENT) for a Panel Discussion with Zak Ebrahim, Author Of “Son of a Terrorist”.

      “Ibn abut,” they said.
      “Like father, like son..”

      “They thought they saw in me the same destruction my father was capable of. Those men would eventually be convicted of placing a van filled with 1,500 pounds of explosives into the sub-level parking lot of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, causing an explosion that killed six people and injured over 1,000 others.”

      What choices would you have made as the son to an Egyptian engineer and a loving American grade school teacher in rural Long Island, having to hide your identity out of fear to be targeted as “the son…

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