WHEN:    10th of October  09:00 AM

WHERE:     Living Tomorrow, Indringingsweg 1, 1800 Vilvoorde, Belgium



We are living in one of the most transformational times in human history. A time where new emerging technologies are changing with exponential speed, scope and complexity, the way we live, work, learn and communicate with each other. No part of life will be left untouched by technology.

It can be expected that humanity will change more over the next 20 years than it has over the last 300. How will we cope with all these changes? Who do we want to be in a digitally transformed future? Will it be the worst of times or the best of times? Do we überhaupt have a choice in the matter, in our future? Although we cannot control everything, if we look around today, almost everything we see is determined by human choices.

TEDx stands for ideas worth spreading and ideas that inspire people to change their lives, their futures and ultimately their world. With the theme “Living in the Future Present” TEDxVilvoorde is bringing together on 22 March 2020, thinkers and doers with ideas worth spreading to create for you inspiring, thought-provoking and mind-blowing life, futures and world-changing conversations that matter.


9h00 Doors Open + Networking Breakfast

10h00 TEDxVilvoorde Part 1

  • Why you need to think like an astronaut? by Nancy Vermeulen, private astronaut trainer
  • How more and better conversations about the future will help us become more futures literate so that we can get creative with images of the future and improve the present by Maya Van Leemput, futures researcher
  • How to surf the waves of change with confidence by Bernard Moerman, ex-professional footballer and cyclist trainer and executive career coach
  • Future ready governments by Younis Hijazi, Exponential transformation coach

11h30 Networking + Coffee Break

12h00 TEDxVilvoorde Part 2

  • The 5 vital skills you need for the future of work by Walter Vandervelde, expert in continued education
  • How to reboot culture? Think big but small by Anna Sitnikova and Elizaveta Glukhova, designers and art curators
  • Creating your future history Erin Meyer Charneux, historian, author and artist

13h30 Lunch

14h30 Guided tour of the future

  • Get to know and experience the world in which you will be living in the future, today. As part of the TEDxVilvoorde experience a 1h guided inspirational tour of the future provided by our partner Living Tomorrow is offered. Innovation coaches will provide you with a clear picture of what this world will look like, based on concrete cases. It is the ultimate way to provide you with ideas, thought-provoking and mind-blowing examples of how you’ll be living tomorrow. Highlight of the tour – Moon Gallery exhibition.

15h30 Networking + Talk with the Speakers

16h30 Doors Close


65€ + 2.95 service fee

(The ticket provides full access to the event and includes food. Seats are not assigned.)

Get your ticket here

What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

By attending this event you are agreeing to be photographed or filmed and grant the event organisers Tom Meyers, TEDxVilvoorde and TED rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity, marketing or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.