Happiness was a domain reserved for philosophers and part of the abstract. It’s only until recently that modern science decided to dedicate itself to researching what makes us happy. Strange isn’t it? Luckily new research in positive psychology, neurobiology and happiness economics s are gaining momentum. No longer are these researchers considered as new age outcasts on the side of the scientific playing field. What if we would live in a society that puts happiness of its citizens first? What if we would invent it in Leuven? Here in Leuven we have all the cards on the table. We’ve done it before, throughout history, Leuven was the home of many great humanists that inspired the world. People like Justus Lipsius or Erasmus once walked the same streets as we do now. Leuven can reclaim its position as a city where the essence of our being, our humanity, is put first. At TEDxLeuven we’ll have many speakers. They’ll be scientific, artistic or entrepreneurial by design and inspiring by nature. All of them have one thing in common, they will tickle your sensitivity to one idea… We can invent happiness.