TEDxGhent is about ideas worth spreading

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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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  • 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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