The Tor Project, protecting online anonymity


Jacob Appelbaum introduces the Tor Project and the Tor Network – an anonymity network used to protect people online. It is used by many people around the world to circumvent censorship and to stay safe online.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFlanders, where x = independently organized TED event.

Lars Sudmann on public speaking


Remember the first time you had to speak in front of a large audience (aunts and uncles probably)? That feeling of exposure you’ve learned to avoid at all cost? Lars Sudmann must have had pretty much the opposite reaction as he turned out to be one of the most proficient and enthusiastic speakers in this country of ours. Lars is a member of Toastmasters (a club of like-minded speech enthusiasts) and a frequent keynote speaker. Speaking as a skill, speaking as an inalienable part of true leadership. Eloquence as a way to make a good speaker into a great speaker. Lars will be talking about talking.

Olivia U. Rutazibwa: Decoloniser


Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa is a PhD researcher at the Centre for EU Studies in Ghent University, where she works on the problematics of EU policies on human rights, democratisation and development in Africa and elswhere. In her research and teaching activities she links these issues with concepts of decolonisation and post-colonial theory, whiteness studies and critical race theories.