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Renaat Toppets

Freelance Project Manager / Speaker Coach, ToppCo in Tongeren

T-Rex versus Modern Society

PRESENTED ON JUN 19, 2018
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 36

Renaat Toppets speaks about the T-Rex that we frequently see in front of us and how a personal story made him realize that you never know the whole story behind what happens.

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Classical versus Romantic

BY JAMES RICE
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman

"Presentation of the Day" on October 21, 2013.

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Reviewing my Perception of Change

BY SOPHIE VAN WERSCH
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Sophie van Wersh's shares her experience with the organisation Students Against Prejudice in a village in Bangladesh, which impacted her deeply and made her understand that making a difference on a small scale is still significant. For Sophie, revising her plan from changing the world to changing an individual's world was a step forward. 

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Modern Aboriginal Art

BY REX WINSTON WALFORD
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Rex Winston Walford, as an adopted indigenous aboriginal of Australia embraces the best of his heritage and modern lifestyle to produce aboriginal art that is clean and the style is geometric and elegant

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Hype Versus Impact

BY ANA MIHAIL
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

An entrepreneur at heart with a strong interest in circular economy development, Ana Mihail speaks about the opportunities we now have to contribute to a better future and collaborate to make a difference. The difference between following the hype or creating an impact starts at a personal level, choosing to take the path less travelled and making a stand for things that matter. 

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The Neon Rex Project

BY CHRISTOPHER MARTÍNEZ
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 25, 2014

The Contemporary Art practices are diverse and complex. The Neon Rex Project, founded and directed by Christopher Martinez, seeks to promote the work of mexican artists with a main interest in subjects such as; post-internet, new media, .gif, emojis, internet-art, etc.
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Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue

BY ÁLVARO AMAT
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 29, 2016

"The choice isn't about science and are, it's about living and not living."

In "Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 2, Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.

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Modern Day Renaissance Man

BY BRUCE BIGFORD
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Bruce Bigford really IS a modern day renaissance man. He is a Benton Harbor, Michigan resident, artist, painter, craftsman, musician and more which we will hear about in his PK, Modern Day Renaissance Man 

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The Land We Stand On

BY CHRIS CHANG- YEN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"I want to persuade you today that there are in fact thousands of years of stories here, and I want to give you some tools to recognize them."

Storyteller, community historian, and Edmonton's Historian Laureate Chris Chang-Yen Phillips talks about what happens what he fields questions about history from Edmontonians, and what he's learned from working with locals to seek the answers.

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Modern families

BY SJAMKE DE VOOGD
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Surrogate mother, foster father, stepbrother, half-sister, donor, bonus-grandpa, adoption parents, biological aunt, genetic uncle….. Sjamke de Voogd reminisces about relationships and special families and tries to make the best of it all.