TEDxGhent on 20 May - free tickets!

(04-05-2017) On 20 May 2017 TEDxGhent takes place in the Miry Concertzaal. As sponsor of this nice initiative we have 5 free tickets to give away!

TEDxGhent, a catalyst of ideas worth spreading, organises the 7th edition of its main event this year. The theme is “Dare to Speak UP”: in the tumultuous times we live in today, it is vital that opinions are shared, discussed and people stand up for their beliefs.

We are ready to provoke and plant new ideas in your mind with this year’s selection of exciting and diverse speakers. Here is a sneak peek of the speaker selection and side events:

  • With smart technology and the rise of robotics all around us, the impact on our happiness is growing. How can we upgrade our economic system to enhance the quality of our lives?
  • What is the aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attacks? Who dares to bring people together and give them a voice? Our youngest speaker will speak up. Let your mind be challenged with a perspective you do not hear every day.
  • Would you go to prison voluntarily? If your answer is "Hell, no!", we have a speaker who lived in different prisons on five continents for one year in search of the human face of the detainees; among many other top-notch speakers.
As every year, Ghent University is the supplier of talent deluxe at TEDxGhent! This year Professor Maarten Boudry, Professor Karel Van Acoleyen and Researcher Kasun Kalhara Gunasooriya will share their newest insights.

Win a free ticket for TEDxGhent! Send an email to (before 10 May).


  • Venue: Miry Concertzaal, Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent
  • 20 May, 13:30 – 19:00 (followed by reception & burgers)
  • Tickets