TEDx Leuven

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TEDx is finally coming to Leuven!  As a member of Leuven.Inc you get the privilege to participate. Listen to and share ideas worth spreading during this half-day conference.

Started in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At a TEDx event, the world's most fascinating thinkers and do-ers are challenged to bring their story in 18 minutes time. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TEDx Leuven speakers

  • Rachida Aziz - Why Muslim ethics are no different than Western ones and how fashion can empower Muslim women
  • Bart Becks - How individuals can make a difference in the 'global village'
  • Patrick Crehan - Welcome to the ‘Ethical’ Machine
  • Dixie Dansercoer -  Explanation of the effects of climate change on the poles
  • Thomas Hertog - The cosmic context of our world and how a profound understanding of cosmology will be instructive to safeguard Mankind's future here on Earth or elsewhere
  • Herman Konings - New trends for the next decade, like social not-working, beautification or even cow pooling. 
  • Filip Maertens -  'Smart phones' as 'smart agents'
  • Julien Penders - A demonstration of a 'brain wave device' and its real-life applications within entertainment and health care
  • Fabiaan Van Vrekhem - Different ways and levels of handling complexity and how you and the organization you work in, are fundamentally impacted by these differences

Further info on the speakers and their topic can be found on the TEDx Leuven website www.tedxleuven.com.


TEDx Leuven a half day event that has 2 parts: the actual conference will take place at Kinepolis Leuven and is followed by an optional reception & walking dinner at Museum M, which is within walking distance of Kinepolis Leuven.

Kinepolis Leuven is located in the hart of the city and is easily accessible by all forms of public and private transport.

Kinepolis, Bondgenotenlaan 145, 3000 Leuven
Museum M, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven


The TEDx Leuven conference offers room to 400 participants. Pre-registration is required and possible via the TEDx Leuven website. If selected, you will receive the actual order details via e-mail.

Students pay 9 euro, all others 29 euro. You can register for the walking dinner at Museum M for an additional 15 euro.

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