Speakers

Nancy Vermeulen @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Nancy Vermeulen

We're proud to announce our first speaker of TEDxUHasselt 2022 'To be continued'!

Nancy Vermeulen 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 on May 21 2022.

Do you want to see Nancy's talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets

 


Esther Wolfs @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Esther Wolfs

TEDxUHasselt 2022โ€™s second speaker is one of our own researchers and professors, namely Esther Wolfs!

She 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.

Do you want to see Estherโ€™s talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets<

 


Nick Destrycker @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Nick Destrycker

Our fourth speaker at TEDxUHasselt 2022 is Nick Destrycker.

Heโ€™ll 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.

Do you want to see Nickโ€™s talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets

 


Renaat Toppets @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Renaat Toppets

We are excited to announce our third speaker of TEDxUHasselt 2022!

Renaat Toppets 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?

Do you want to see Renaat's talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets<

 


Bart Vermang @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Bart Vermang

Our fifth speaker is Bart Vermang, 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?

Do you want to see Bart's talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets

 


Gudrun Hespel @ TEDxUHasselt 2022

Gudrun Hespel

Last but not least we introduce you to Gudrun Hespel, 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?

Do you want to see Gudrun's talk? Book your ๐ŸŽŸ ticket online on www.tedxuhasselt.eu/tickets

 


Throwback to previous years

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