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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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  • The making of a TEDxGhent talk – the story of Martine-Nicole Rojina

    The story below tells ‘the making of’ an inspired TEDx talk, incorporating so many different people, backgrounds and expertise that we could not tell it. Martine-Nicole explains the process herself, such that on top, you get a wonderful personal story. Enjoy and keep on sharing Bits Of Love ☺ Interested in her talk? Check it out on YouTube! BEING GIVEN

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  • Joyashree Roy: Human beings hold the key to a solution

    The fire that burns a hand also cooks our food. How can we say that fire is either good or bad? We can realize our true potential by forgetting our ignorance and pushing the frontiers of accumulated knowledge with the entire human race. Joyashree Roy states that this human behaviour is the key to a universal modern life that avoids

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  • Erin Marie Saltman: Challenging Terrorism and Extremism with Innovation and Creativity

    Violent extremist groups and terrorist organisations destabilize civil society and cause devastation globally. Current trends have led many people to not just fear these global networks, but also to question why individuals join groups such as ISIS. Erin Marie Saltman will discuss the push and pull factors which draw people into these organisations, and talk about new innovative ways of

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  • Yameng Cao: The magical world of quantum physics

    Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein laid down the foundations of quantum mechanics. After a century of curiosity, the field is revolutionised with a new understanding that information can be encoded into quantum particles. Particles – which can exist in many places at once, travel through walls and behave as a whole even when separated – enable us to build

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