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Recent blogs

  • Intelligent individuals are easier tricked in rationalising the incorrect statements they put forward..

    Tonight, Michael Shermer and 3 other scientists will travel to Ghent for the ‘Reasonable Doubt’ event, an evening program during which they will take a dive into the mysteries of the brain.. Michael Shermer, once a devoted Christian, is now widely acknowledged as a protagonist in the field of pseudoscientific claims, mainly due to his work as founder of The Skeptics

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  • Women in STEM

    Inspired by TEDWomen (TED’s section focusing on and introducing women who are reshaping the world’s future) this TEDxGhentSalon will introduce some of Belgium’s most inspiring women who have worked in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). And not only have they worked in these fields but they have been affecting the futures of all of us in one way or

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  • TEDxGhentSalon: Religion for atheists

    Our first TEDxGhentSalon of the season was sold out. The theme “Religion for atheists” raised curiosity with both young and older. The group, 25 people, was too large to enable an all-round get to know each other. So via a game, we got a first impression on who was who in smaller groups. Note: the first winner of the evening

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  • And the best talks of TEDxGhentLive were…

    A few weeks back, the TEDxGhent community gathered at Sphinx cinema for a special occasion. A number of TED talks were being broadcasted straight from the TEDGlobal 2014 conference which was taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The distance did not stop us, curious Gentenaars, from getting an insight into how a TEDGlobal conference feels like. We got a

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  • TEDxGhentLive, after the break

    Earlier this week, we presented the first block of TED talks dealing with “Field Work” and now it’s time to get acquainted with the second block for TEDxGhentLive. After you have had a chance to take a break in the Sphinx café, we will offer you a range of talks around “Empowering Tech”.               We are looking

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  • Get ready for TEDxGhentLive

    This Thursday, we’ll bring you two blocks of fascinating TED talks directly from Rio de Janeiro. Yes, this is where TEDGlobal 2014 will be taking place, and – lucky for you – we will be broadcasting some of the most interesting talks at Sphinx cinema. We’re completely sold out, but if you sign up for the waitlist, maybe you can still get a

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  • What’s your favorite TED(x) talk?

    If you ask our volunteers why they decided to join TEDxGhent, you always hear a story about a very inspiring TED(x) talk at some point in their lives. And whether that single talk was the reason for them wanting to volunteer, or they fell in love with the concept of TED, it’s remarkable how often we share our favorite talks with each other. And since

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  • What if … a TEDx talk was longer?

    There are of course plenty of good reasons for the restriction in length of a TED(x) talk. But still, we can’t help but wonder what other interesting things our speakers have to say. So we asked a couple of them: “If you had a bit more time on stage, what would you have added?”     … or read below for a short summary.

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  • See the talks of the 2014 main event

    For those of you that just want to see the talks, scroll all the way down and press the big red button ;-) However, if you can spare a minute, take a look at what our former curator, Tim Govaert, has to say: “When we started TEDxGhent in 2011, I couldn’t image what it would be like a few years later. And

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  • Join our team

    It’s the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around doing nothing :-) Apart from getting the videos of the talks ready for publication, we’re also busy setting up the team for next year’s events. Do you want to join our team of awesome volunteers? Maybe help determine what speakers will be on next year’s stage, plan the practical details of

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