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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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    • Martin Stephens: Movies, marriage and meditation

      Have you ever wondered what happens to child actors after they quit the business? Martin Stephens quit his acting career at sixteen and started studying architecture, and practised Vipassana Meditation. Martin Stephens talks about his career, the wonderful experiences as well as the tough reality during his life as an actor. He moves on through his life after fame, becoming

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    • 8/12:Don’t be another brick in the wall

      Don’t be another brick in the wall – why tolerance in politics matters Politics is a reality citizens construct together with the state. Democracy ensures rule of law, allows participation in decision-making and representation of the population on both sides. When democracy is pervaded with a strong notion of division, lack of respect creates polarisation beyond repair. Recent events –

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    • Join the TEDxGhent team!

      With a successful year behind, we are gearing up for the new season of TEDxGhent. Would you like to be part of the wonderful crew bringing new ideas to Ghent? We offer you a unique volunteer experience, a kick-ass team mainly of expats and true Ghentians & open spirit to get the best out of our volunteers. Check our vacancies

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    • Bjorn Van Keymeulen: How can technology optimize incontinence care?

        Current incontinence care systems bring along many burdens for patients and care givers. Bjorn Van Keymeulen is working on a new system developed with state-of-the-art technology which guarantees a higher quality of incontinence care. This system optimizes incontinence care by providing more privacy and comfort to the patient and reducing the ecological footprint. Bjorn is the 3rd place winner

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    • Christophe Fauconnier: The 3 most unlikely mentors for humanizing business

      How can you turn your venture into a meaningful brand to reach scale? How do magicians, activists and game designers teach us strategies to unlock the greater potential of business? Christophe Fauconnier, CEO of Innate Motion gives insight into the ways marketers, entrepreneurs and brand builders can learn from these most unlikely mentors to build remarkable brands for impact. As

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    • Gernot Wieland – Depression in Animals

      “Depression in Animals” deals with the construction of human identity determined by the exclusion of the other – namely the animal. Accompanied by projections, this talk examines the relationship between humans and animals and its history of control and power. Gernot Wieland tries to grip his audience with a mixture of irony and disillusionment, generating stories which balance between truth

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    • Philippe van Parijs: The instrument of freedom

      “The money that one possesses is the instrument of freedom, that which one strives to obtain is the instrument of slavery.” Well said, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. But has the time now finally come for the implementation of an unconditional basic income? This is the question that Philippe Van Parijs will try to answer in his talk. Philippe holds doctorates in philosophy

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