UCLouvain
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Theme: All-Knowing Generations

This event occurred on
October 7, 2020
4:30pm - 10:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Louvain-La-Neuve, Brabant wallon (fr)
Belgium

Living the TEDxUCLouvain experience means discovering a wealth of ideas to share but also meeting a community of passionate individuals.

Echoing the UCLouvain thematic year "Sharing Knowledge", TEDxUCLouvain will explore the ways in which knowledge is embodied for our university community, through its many singularities.

Today, the amount of information generated on a daily basis is growing exponentially, yet there is constant overinformation that blurs the truth and gives pride of place to reductive stereotypes. All-knowing Generations represents this paradox and allows us to reflect on the evolution of knowledge.

How do we respond to the crucial questions that arise from it: what can we know? How do we do this? What are the most efficient ways of storing knowledge? To transmit it? Where are the limits of our quest for knowledge? Are we lost between fact and fiction, or is it precisely in this space that our approach to teaching and research takes on its full meaning?

Aula Magna
Place Raymond Lemaire, 1
Louvain-La-Neuve, Brabant wallon (fr), 1348
Belgium
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Speakers

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Delphine Jenart

Expert in digital and technological arts
Delphine Jenart is a strategy consultant for a digital training center in Mons, Belgium (Technocité). Delphine has evolved from the cultural to the institutional world through the media and private sphere, notably as deputy director of the Mundaneum, known as the 'ancestor of Wikipedia'. Passionate about culture and digital technology, she is a guest lecturer at UCLouvain and IHECS, as well as an expert in public relations and cultural engineering for organizations.

Hannah Brunori

Education - Intergenerational transmission
Zoéline and Hanna met at the democratic school of Orneau where they are schooled. This Belgian educational environment welcomes children from 3 to 18 years old, by decompartmentalizing the ages, by allowing everyone to learn freely and at their own pace, by proposing a democratic co-management by children and adults. They can express their talents and passions - theater, dance, fashion design, linguistics - and feel concerned by the civic and ecological challenges that inhabit the planet.

Kevin Françoisse

Artificial Intelligence
Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of Sagacify, a company that develops innovative products using artificial intelligence. After obtaining a Master's degree in Computer Science and Statistics at UCLouvain in 2007, he saw the potential that machine learning could bring to the industry and was infected by the AI virus. He then started a PhD in semi-supervised learning at the same university. At the same time, he co-founded Sagacify, convinced that artificial intelligence was going to be a tremendous driver of change in the industry where the mundane and repetitive tasks that humans have to deal with today will be safely delegated to machines, leaving us more time to innovate, create and enjoy our lives.

Sarah Rondao Pestana

Dancer
Sarah Pestana is a multifaceted dancer and actress. Full of energy and with a great thirst for discovery, her career is at the height of her personality. For more than 20 years, she has trained in classical dance, Jazz, Hip hop and Ragga but also in dance theater, cabaret, dramatic mime and of course swing dances. She now manages "Easy swing", a dance school in Belgium where she teaches Solo Jazz, Solo Blues and Lindy Hop. Her swing is dynamic and spontaneous. What she particularly likes is to integrate all her influences from her trainings and various encounters.

Sébastien de Fooz

Spiritual walker
Sébastien de Fooz coaches people and organizations to help them regain motivation through the question of meaning. He was trained at Ihecs, Vesalius (Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management) and INC. He is an author, speaker and facilitator. Following experiences of long-distance walking (A marche à long cours à Jérusalem, 184 jours, 184 visages, Editions Racine), he offers night walking workshops in the forest, in urban areas or on European trails to promote intercultural dialogue. Following a final month-long urban walking experience (Partir chez soi, Ed. Racine), he offers workshops to make urban travel inspiring.

Valérie Rosoux

Research Fellow FNRS - Professor UCLouvain
Valérie Rosoux is a research fellow at the FNRS and a professor at UCLouvain where she teaches international negotiation and transitional justice. She holds a degree in philosophy and a doctorate in political science and is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium. In 2010, she was an annual Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace, Washington. Since then, she has been collaborating with NGOs based on three continents on issues of memory and reconciliation.

Zoéline Guisen

Education - Intergenerational transmission
Zoéline and Hanna met at the democratic school of Orneau where they are schooled. This Belgian educational environment welcomes children from 3 to 18 years old, by decompartmentalizing the ages, by allowing everyone to learn freely and at their own pace, by proposing a democratic co-management by children and adults. They can express their talents and passions - theater, dance, fashion design, linguistics - and feel concerned by the civic and ecological challenges that inhabit the planet.

Organizing team

Nera
Martin

Brussels, Belgium
Organizer
  • François Gaspard
    Operations
  • Miriam Garando
    Curation
  • Robin Pétré
    Partnerships/Sponsorship
  • Rouzmeri Babic
    Marketing/Communications