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Theme: Leitmotiv

Antwerpen, Belgium
September 24th, 2011

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Confirmed Speakers

  • Jean-Paul Vanbendegem
    Philosopher and mathematician explains why creativity needs logic and vice versa
  • Dos Winkel
    Under-sea photographer is a protector of our endangered oceans
  • Bernard Lietaer
    Civilization needs a new operating system, and fast! Bernard proposes new and alternative ways of thinking about money and economy.
  • Lara Alegria Mira
    Engineer on scissor structures
  • Stijn
    Musician Stijn takes us on a synthetic dreamscape.
  • Dan Brodsky
    Skydiver Dan tells his moving personal story as a professional and award-winning skydiver before, during, and mainly after a plane crash.
  • Spiral Consort
    Spiral Consort is an Antwerp based ensemble playing an unusual instrument, the conch shell.
  • 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
    MyMachine is a unique project that offers students from primary, secondary and higher eduction the opportunity to collaborate to build their own dream machine.
  • 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
    Together with BOX, Gregory Frateur plays us into our finale.
  • Jamie Anderson
    Jamie introduces us to some unorthodox management Ideas…Mahatma Gaga or the Art of Followership
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    His company Eastman shows us all about his non-hierarchical thinking on movement, body language and culture. (From their program "Babel")
  • 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!

Venue and Details

Frankrijklei 3
Antwerpen, 2000
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Christophe Cop
Antwerpen, Belgium

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Thomas Goorden
Antwerp, Belgium

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Thomas Goorden
Vincent Verstraeten
Denis Ghys
Dette Van Zeeland
Lisbeth Jaspers