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    • And if we flushed it all away… Would we leave marks or scars?

      In Belgium, we’re right at the eve of the mother all elections. But what if we flushed them away: no more elections? Feeling a bit frightened by the thought? Maybe you might be even more shocked if we told you this isn’t the proposal for Belgium, not even for our Western world. But that’s what one of our speakers at

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    • How Breadcrumbs can make your city a better place

      Last Saturday was the fourth edition of AppsforGhent. Of course an organisation like ours is a huge fan of this event and its philosophy (read last year’s love letter from TEDxGhent’s Gwen ). So there was no doubt that we would continue our collaboration. We sent our very own TEDxGhent jury this year and offered our pick a talk on

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    • Exciting battle against bacteria?

      Researchers from the Ghent University, MIT and the University of Queensland have developed a revolutionary new technique to see the difference between benign and malignant bacteria. Breakthroughs like this obviously trigger us at TEDxGhent. Last year’s winner of our PhD Contest, Chris Callewaert, presented his research on smelly armpits at our event in June. He discovered that body odours are

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    • Relive TEDxGhent 2013 – Third batch of talks

      Ready for TEDxGhent 2013′ s third and last batch of talks? Watch how Lydia Kavina turns electricity into music and how Jens Krause proves that there is something like intelligent swarm behaviour in society. Since TEDxGhent 2013, we also know that managers and teachers have more in common than meets the eye. Pierre Pirard, a former CEO explains why he

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    • Relive TEDxGhent 2013 – Second batch of talks

      Have you ever heard about musical robots operated by naked men? Or are you hungry for a deeply philosophical talk by Iain McGilchrist? Here’s our second batch of TEDxGhent talks: Godfried-Willem Raes As founder of the Ghent-based Logos, an organization famous for its experimental musical performances, Godfried-Willem Raes is not only a composer, but he is also a well known

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    • Relive TEDxGhent 2013 – First batch of TEDtalks

      Last June, we set-up camp at De Bijloke for a years’ worth of ideas worth spreading. Before lunch, we discovered the Smart Contact Lens, learned why smuggling pays and how chocolate can save the earth. So sit back and enjoy!   Agnes Nairn Agnes Nairn is a researcher, writer, consultant, speaker and media commentator on the ethics of marketing to

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    • This was our TEDxGhent September Network Event

      Ha, September, It is again that time of the year. It’s that time of the year when we take a look at the state of the union and speak out, boldly, on what has been and is still to come. It’s that time of the year when an impulsive spring and weary summer give birth to a mature autumn. It’s

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    • Experiences from TEDxGhent 2013

      As our amazing day came to a close, we had a last round of speakers with thrilling talks and intruiging performances. Thank you, dear crew of StoryMe, for the visualisations!

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    • TEDxGhent 2013 in drawings: block 3 of 3

      As our amazing day came to a close, we had a last round of speakers with thrilling talks and intruiging performances. Thank you, dear crew of StoryMe, for the visualisations!

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    • The Coffee Break at TEDxGhent 2013

      What do we do during the coffee break? Drink coffee? No, a lot more…

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