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This event occurred on
May 21, 2022
Diepenbeek, Limburg (nl)

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TEDxUHasselt online
Agoralaan D
Diepenbeek, Limburg (nl), 3590
Event type:
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Bart Vermang

Bart is a professor at Hasselt University! Bart will talk about how solar energy will decarbonize the energy sector and will cause climate change to slow down. Solar energy will become our king of electricity by 2050, but will this be quick enough?

Esther Wolfs

Ester uses stem cells in anticancer therapy and as a model to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A. Esther will talk about how stem cells will change the future of our healthcare and the significant implications it will have in the long run.

Gudrun Hespel

Personal Trainer
Gudrun is a social media icon in terms of everything revolving psychology and personal training. She owns three companies and is the author of a book, what a power woman! Gudrun will talk about the drive for perfection in women. There has been a strong evolution in the 'standards' of beauty in recent years, but what does that mean for the future?

Nancy Vermeulen

Astronaut Trainer
Nancy is an astronaut trainer and former pilot and has worked together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. She also started her own Space Training Academy. Nancy has plenty of hypotheses about the future of space travel and will share this with us during her talk.

Nick Destrycker

AI Researcher
Nick will talk about artificial intelligence, will it take over the world? Maybe it will in space. Nick is going to talk about how AI is going to affect communication between Earth and various space satellites and telescopes.

Renaat Toppets

Leadershop Coach
Renaat is an innovation adviser, communication and leadership coach for executives, virtual entrepreneur, speaker, and runner. Twenty years ago, he discovered virtual worlds and got intrigued by their opportunities and potential, not only for entertainment but also for business, training and education. After spending irresponsible amounts of time online, he developed strategies to optimize the learning process by using those virtual worlds, also known as the Metaverse. In this talk, he will reveal the ins and outs of using virtual worlds for education and answer the question of the year: will the Metaverse replace traditional education?

Organizing team


Hasselt, Belgium
  • Maxim Riebus
    Team member
  • Michiel Swaanen
    Team member