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    • Has TEDxGhent left a mark on Lieven Scheire?

      Lieven Scheire, known for his ingenious tv-shows, will be hosting the upcoming TEDxGhent event. Previous editions have already proven that this is a great match. But why is it that he keeps coming back to us? Let’s find out in an interview with the man himself. TEDxGhent: Hi Lieven, what is your history with TED and TEDxGhent? Lieven Scheire: I

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    • Announcing five more speakers

      Less than 3 weeks until TEDxGhent 2014! Excited? You should be! Now that most of our speakers are announced you have no more excuses – get your ticket, let yourself be inspired and make your mark.  

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    • Ghent University Library – facilitating open knowledge creation since 2007

      In 2007 Ghent University Library embarked on a journey towards creating open knowledge – as we speak, more and more of the 3-million book collection stored in Ghent’s famous Book Tower is being digitized and made available online to the public. Welcome to the digital age! Taking part in the Google Books Library Project, Ghent University Library is one of

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    • Do you know what marks your happiness?

      We all want to be happy, don’t we? And we’re all wondering if we’ll ever find the happiness we so desperately seek. So did Nick Powdthavee from the University of Melbourne, Australia. But as a professor he needed to make this happiness measurable and quantifiable. So he did what professors do and created a formula. He calls it the “The Happiness

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    • TEDxGhentSalon: not for couch potatoes

      It combines the coziness of your home with an intellectual challenge: the TEDxGhentSalon. Instead of binge-watching the next fad series, you could venture out on a Monday evening. TEDxGhent and Vormingplus join forces and organize the next TEDxGhentSalon on Monday, May 26th. You will meet like-minded people and watch a highly rated TED talk. And then it is your turn

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    • Five new speakers to inspire you

      Less than a month to go until the 2014 TEDxGhent edition ‘Make your mark’. We will be joined by 17 speakers presenting their ideas worth spreading and how they made a mark in their field of expertise. To arouse your curiosity, here are 5 speakers that will tell their story and hopefully encourage you to leave your own mark.  

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    • Early bird tickets are almost sold out

      Discovering unknown objects in the universe. Finding out what is hidden underground without even having to dig. Reinventing democracy. Calculating how happy you are. Shaping public space. All this and other refreshing ideas about science, technology, entertainment or design are waiting to be discovered at TEDxGhent 2014. On June 7 2014, 17 speakers will present their ideas worth spreading. They

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    • Unraveling centuries of history while riding a quad? Yep!

      You’ve always thought Indiana Jones was awesome, right? Well, you better think again, come check what Phillipe De Smedt has to say at TEDxGhent 2014 and see what it means to be a really awesome archaeologist. If you’ve already heard of him, then you probably know he’s the winner of the Eos Golden Pipet 2013 awarded to the most promising

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    • Want to become an amateur astronomer?

      I know, an amateur astronomer does not sound as cool as becoming an astronaut, a job many of us were taking into serious consideration while growing up – until realizing what such a career would actually entail. But, reader, do not give up on your dreams! I cannot promise you’ll be sent to space, but I can guarantee you’ll be exploring the

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    • Is your PhD worth a TEDtalk?

      Are you a PhD or post-doc researcher at UGent/HoWest/HoGent? Do you want to introduce your mind-bending work to a broad international audience? Then participate in our contest, pitch your idea and win a six minute slot on the main stage of TEDxGhent 2014 . You will be able to share your ideas and research with a larger, non-scientific audience at

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