A small, informal, conference on the evening of September 26th: that's TEDxUHasseltSalon. Passionate speakers from different areas will share how communication creates change!
The appointment of Martin Cooper as an honorary doctor of Hasselt University is the perfect opportunity to organize a TEDxUHasseltSalon with the theme Communication Creates Change. This theme fits perfectly with the invention of Mr. Cooper: the mobile phone. Five speakers will be looking to answer questions such as how technology will change the way we communicate and how you can change your communication to be more successful.
Martin Cooper (USA)
Cooper is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management. While at Motorola in the 1970s, he conceived the first handheld mobile phone and led the team that developed it and brought it to market. He is considered the "father of the cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.
Angelo Vermeulen is an artist, biologist, space systems researcher, and a TED Senior Fellow. His work ties together technological, ecological, and social systems through group engagement and collaboration.
Patryk & Kasia Wezowski
Patryk & Kasia Wezowski are the Founders of the Center for Body Language, the World's #1 Body Language Training for Business. They developed over a dozen non-verbal communication training programs tailored for Sales, Recruitment, Leadership and Negotiations. Their methodologies and conversation strategies are being taught in local languages by 35 international representatives in 15 countries.
Filip is the Founder of the Antwerp based startup Argus Labs, known for building the Jini mobile app that uses sensor fusion and machine learning to transform your smart-phone into a smart-agent.
He is one of the initiators of the Mobile Health Unit, which is an interdisciplinary research cooperation between Hasselt University, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg and Jessa Ziekenhuis. Their vision is to apply common technologies, such as smartphones, the Internet and laptops in healthcare.
- Wouter Vanoppré
- Rutger Bevers
- Sigrid Swennen
- Maxim Renaerts
- Martijn Croonen
- Jo Van der Auwera
- Thomas Stockx
- Hans Schroyen
- Roel Wuytens
- Domien Schepers
- Yves Ruland
- Niels Peetermans
There are no additional helpers for this event.