Conference Program (25th to 28th April)

Day 1 – wednesday 25th april 2012


12:30 Closing pre-conference
13:30 -15:00 Registration desk open
15:00 – 15:30 Plenary Opening & Welcome
15:30 – 16:30 Opening Keynote: Prof. Dr. David Cooperrider outlines the Conference Theme
Towards an ‘economy’ of connecting strengths: scaling-up the generative power of AI
16:30 – 17:30 Plenary Dialogue & Connecting:
Making Meaning of the Conference Theme
17:30 – 18:20 Artist Koen Vanmechelen develops his perspective on Diversity and Identity
This is not a Chicken
18:20 – 18:30 Overview Day 2 and invitation to Welcome Reception
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception

Day 2 – thursday 26th april 2012


08:00-08:30 Registration & information desk open
08:30-09:30 Plenary Session 1 with breakthrough cases on the new economy from the perspective of business and entrepeneurship:
Mario Fleurinck, CEO Melotte: ‘A sustainable economy: harmonised interaction between local societies and globalised ecosystem thinking’
Ilja Heitlager, Information Officer Schuberg Philis: ‘Beyond Cupfighting, A Company based on Love’
10:00-10:30 Networking break
10:30-12:00 Breakout sessions:
Workshops (1.1 – 1.2 – 1.3 – 1.4 – 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7 – 1.8 – 1.9)
Symposium 1
Papersessions (1.1 – 1.2)

12-00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Plenary Session 2: Prof. Dr. Kenneth Gergen and Prof. Dr. Danielle Zandee in a dialogue about newest insights from social constructionism & AI
Genomes of Meaning and the making of Worlds
14:30-16:00 Breakout sessions:
Workshops (2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.6 – 2.7 – 2.8)
Symposium 2
Papersessions (2.1 – 2.2)
16:00-16:30 Networking break
16:30-18:00 Plenary Session 3: Dr. Diana Whitney takes us on a global journey on
Appreciative Leadership at the Nexus of Appreciative Inquiry,
Positive Psychology and the Strenghts Movement
18:30–22:00

Day 3 – friday 27th april 2012


08:00-08:30 Registration & information desk open
08:30-10:00 Plenary Session 4 Prof. Dr. Klaas van Egmond argues that sustainability is synonimous with human dignity
Societal Appreciative Inquiry: re-­‐thinking human Dignity and Sustainability for re-­‐inventing society
10:00-10:30 Networking break
10:30-12:00 Breakout sessions:
Workshops (3.1 – 3.2 – 3.3 – 3.4 – 3.5 – 3.6 – 3.7 – 3.8)
Symposium 3
Papersessions (3.1 – 3.2)

12-00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Plenary Session 5: Dr. Anastasia Bukashe & Dr. Ilma Barros join their forces to share extra-­ordinary cases of AI in nation building in South-­Africa & Regional Development including Business in Brasil
14:30-16:00 Breakout sessions:
Workshops (4.1 – 4.3 – 4.4 – 4.5 – 4.7 – 4.8 – 4.9)
Symposium 4
Papersessions (4.1 – 4.2)
16:00-16:30 Networking break
16:30-18:30

Day 4 – saturday 28th april 2012


08:00-08:30 Registration & information desk open
08:30-10:00 Plenary Session 6: Prof. Dr. Ronald Fry & Prof. Dr. Gervase Bushe take the stage together to talk about the Core of AI as Theory and Practice of Change
Generative Engagement: Going beyond the Positive for Transformational Change
10:00-10:30 Networking break
10:30-12:00 Breakout sessions:
Workshops (5.1 – 5.2 – 5.3 – 5.4 – 5.5 – 5.6 – 5.7 – 5.8 – 5.9)
Symposium 5
Papersessions (5.1 – 5.2)

12:00 -13:00 Lunch
13:00 -13:45 Plenary Session 7 Leo Bormans, Author of the World Book of Happiness
How to megaphone Positive Change?
13:45 -14:30 Closing ceremony Playing for Change (Part 1)
Connecting the World through Music
14:30 – 15:15 Closing Remarks Reflection on 2012 WAIC and expressing hopes for the Future.
15:15 – 16:00 Closing ceremony Playing for Change (Part 2)
Connecting the World through Music

Have a nice trip back. Enjoy our wonderfull country

15 Responses to Conference Program (25th to 28th April)

  1. Messelis Els says:

    Could you please give me more information about the program?

    Thank you and kind regards.

    Els

    1. Conference Team says:

      Dear Els,

      Thanks for your comment! We are currently working on the program and will be giving more information within the coming days. Keep an eye on the website for further information.

      Greetings,

      The Conference Team

    2. Conference Team says:

      Dear Els,

      We published the first lines of the program this week.

      Hope to see you in Ghent,

      The Conference Team

  2. Jan says:

    Hallo,

    I would like to subscribe at the early rate (Up to 31 January), but it’s difficult to subscribe for an event when the program is not known.

    When will the content of the program be published?

    Thanks,

    Jan

    1. Conference Team says:

      Dear Jan,

      Thanks for your comment. A temporary program is already available and also some keynote speakers are already announced via the blog on the homepage. By now, we have selected all workshops, lectures, poster sessions etc. and have been given the authors some time to finish their abstracts and titles. Within the coming weeks, we will publish more information on the program.

      Greetings,

      Niel

  3. Great programme already! Looking forward to the conference!

  4. Kathy Becker says:

    Do you have a schedule for notification to presenters regarding their scheduled presentations (time) and any additional information such as resources available, room set up, etc. Thank you so much in advance.

    1. Conference Team says:

      Dear kathy,

      Thanks for your comment. The schedule and more detailled information will be provided next week.

      Greetings,

      The Conference Team

  5. Renalde Huysamen says:

    when will the programme for the breakaway sessions be available?

    1. Conference Team says:

      Dear Renalde,

      We are working on it and it should be online by the end of this week!

      Greetings,

      Conference Team

  6. Manon says:

    Is it possible to ONLY attend the pre-conference? I cannot make it to the conference but would love to attend the pre-conference!

    1. Conference Team says:

      Dear Manon,

      Thanks for your comment. This is possible. More information can be found on the ‘fees and registration pages’.

      Greetings,

      Conference Team

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