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Theme: Leitmotiv

This event occurred on
September 24, 2011
8:00am - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Antwerpen, VAN

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Vlaamse opera
Frankrijklei 3
Antwerpen, VAN, 2000
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Dan Brodsky

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Spiral Consort

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Olivia U. Rutazibwa

Journalist. She has an astonishing insight into Flanders, diversity, diasporas, multiple identities, Europe and North-South relations. She’ll discuss how to ‘decolonize the Western minds’.

Aagje Beirens

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Tatjana Gürbaca

Inspired and contemporary handling of Tsjaikovski with a strong sense of dramaturgy What is opera in the 21st century?

John Hunter

John puts all the problems of the world on a 4′x5′ plywood board and lets his 4th-graders solve them. He explaines how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches (spontaneous, and always surprising) go further than classroom lectures can.

Reinhart Paelinck

Engineers kites for energy production

Opera Choir

An open rehearsal

Peter Woit & Tommaso Dorigo

What is CERN doing? Can we laymen understand something about elementary particles? Did we find the Higgs boson?

Molly Crocket

Can pills change our morals? How stable is our sense of right and wrong? Neuroscientist Molly explains how imperceptible shifts in brain chemistry can change our moral judgment and behavior.

Dez Mona Saga

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Jamie Anderson

Jamie introduces us to some unorthodox management Ideas…Mahatma Gaga or the Art of Followership

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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Catherine Van Holder & Ine Dehandschutter

They explored the boundaries of digital nomadism. They’ll talk about the possibilities the internet is giving us to design alternative lives, about how to be a modern nomad in work, friendship & citizenship.

Jee Kast

Surprise speaker: a slam poet!

Organizing team


Antwerpen, Belgium


Antwerp, Belgium
  • Thomas Goorden
  • Vincent Verstraeten
  • Denis Ghys
  • Dette Van Zeeland
  • Lisbeth Jaspers