TEDxGhentLive 2014

Have you ever wondered what a real TED event is like?

Tickets to Vancouver might be too expensive, but that does not mean we have to miss the TED conference! Just come to our livestream event and watch the first two blocks of TED Vancouver. And do you know what is even better: the TEDxGhentLive event is free!

We know that nothing compares to a real-life speaker, so we have invited writer and philosopher Ruben Mersch as well as Lieven D’Hont, part of the Peerby duo, for a live talk.


Zebrastraat, 9000 Ghent, Belgium


16.30 – 18.15 | Streaming TED Vancouver 2014: Retrospect

Bran Ferren, Technology designer
Marc Kuschner, Architect
Yoruba Richen, Documentary filmmaker
Marc Ronson, Music Producer and DJ


18.30 | Live Talk:  Ruben Mersch

Ruben Mersch (1976) studied philosophy and biology at the University of Ghent. After graduating, a twist of  faith landed him in the pharmaceutical industry, where, to his amazement, he held out for almost ten years.  Once he fed up with turning disease into profit and steering committee meetings, he decided to resign and do  something useful with his life: teach people to think again.

Picture © Koen Broos

19.00 – 20.45 | Streaming TED Vancouver 2014 : Reshape

Matthew Carter, Type Designer
Amanda Burden, Urban Planner
David Kwong, Cruciverbalist
Gavin Schmidt, Climate scientist
Peggy Liu, Sustainability catalyst
Michel Laberge, Plasma physicist


21:00 | Live Talk:  Lieven D’Hont

Lieven D’Hont is one side of the Peerby duo. Peerby is a small company with ambitious goals. Peerby allows you to rent items from your neighbors. They will come and share with us their borrowing philosophy and work with collaborative consumption instead of our current ‘disposable’ culture.

More information about the line-up on TED Vancouver: http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/guide.php

More information about TEDxGhentLive? Send us an e-mail at info@tedxghent.be