Professional Basketball Player
The captain of the Belgian Cats and professional basketball player Ann Wauters will answer these questions in her talk, telling a captivating story of what it takes to stay physically and mentally at the top of her game. She has won the Euroleague 4 times, a WNBA title and a bronze medal at the European Championship with the Belgian national team. Ann was named European player of the year 5 times. Her track record proves she has figured out how to work in a team and be successful in a very competitive world.
Chief Fire Officer of Antwerp
Ever since 2017, Bert Brugghemans has been lifting the standards of the Antwerp fire department as their Chief Officer. Bert has not only fulfilled his duty as the charismatic leader of more than 850 professional firefighters. He has also been optimizing their actions towards fire responses and the safety of the community in the Antwerp metropolitan area. Easier said than done, since the Port of Antwerp contains one of the biggest petrochemical clusters in the world.
Danny Vanpoucke is currently developing an artificial intelligence framework aimed at predicting and guiding experimental design of new materials. His need to understand everything, and try everything (at least simulation wise) makes life feel a bit like that of a delocalized particle: everywhere at once.
Cancer Researcher, Full Professor & Vice-Rector
Cancer Researcher Filip Lardon, who is a full professor and vice-rector at the Antwerp University, is always looking for new methods to deal with cancers in a new and improved way. He is an expert at the cradle of research where he will amaze you with the latest inventions that will break the existing treatments.
Lecturer, Researcher & Author
Koen is known for being declared as one of the 10 best teachers in the world by entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates in 2018. With his projects our speaker pursuits a bigger goal, taking our current education to a higher level while at the same time realizing a world without critical sustainability problems. In this journey he has worked with the WWF, UN, NASA and more. Koen has also received personal endorsements from Jane Goodall, Dalai Lama, The Queen, and Charlize Theron. His Innovation Lab Schools and Climate Action Project reached 2.5 million students in 140 countries and were covered by CNN, National Geographic, BBC and Netflix.
Top Doctor, Interventional Radiologist
Top Doctor Luc Stockx, sees utter importance in the early recognition of symptoms that relate to an acute stroke and the benefit this contributes by taking fast action. As an Interventional radiologist, Luc treats patients with vascular disorders from the inside by reopening the obstructed vessel to reoxygenate the brain before it’s too late.
Urban Design Architect & Professor
Oswald Devisch is one of the Belgian experts in the field of Urban Design who likes to give a new meaning and purpose to the Belgian landscape. He is an associate professor in Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University. He coordinates the research cluster Spatial Capacity Building exploring themes such as autonomous transformation processes, collective learning, strategic participation and the gamification of spatial planning.