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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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    • Kristof de Wulf: Finding your edges at the edges

      The future ain’t what it used to be. In today’s world of acceleration, automation and accessibility, we are expected to be Œ’relieved’ from working, learning and owning. But if we take away the very things that provide us with a sense of accomplishment and purpose in life, what is left for us humans? The more human-like machines take over our

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    • Dries Seuntjens: Rethinking the water cycle

      Belgium is a world leading country in recycling: only 3% of the produced waste ends up on the garbage belt. This results in a sustainable cyclic recovery of valuable products from waste. Compared with waste recycling, recycling of water is still far away from reality, creating an opportunity to rethink our water cycle. Dries Seuntjens, the 2nd place winner of

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    • Vanessa Potter: The Art of your Mind

      “Let me introduce myself, I am Patient H69.” When Vanessa Potter woke up one morning in 2012 her life was never to be the same again. A life changing illness prompted her to turn scientific sleuth in order to unravel what had happened inside her own brain. Vanessa’s talk is a compelling account of how one patient’s traumatic experience led

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