Conference programme

Monday Oct 28

09.30 - 13.00:     Registration, coffee and tea

10.30 - 12.00:     Pre-conference: getting to know the EAN - Prof. Dr. Maurits van Rooijen

12.00 - 13.00:     Lunch

13.00 - 13.15:     Opening of the conference

13.15 - 14.30:      Keynote Dr. Tia Brown McNair -  Becoming a student-ready college

14.30 - 15.00:     Coffee, tea and refreshments

15.00 - 16.30:     Parallel sessions 1

16.30 - 17.30:     Panel discussion ‘drivers for change’

18.15 – 19.45:     Reception – City Hall

Tuesday Oct 29

08.30 – 09.00:    Registration, coffee and tea

09.00 – 09.15:    Introduction of the day

09.15 – 10.15:     Keynote Dirk Van Damme – OECD

Why are we losing the fight against the waste of talent and how to do better?

10.15 – 10.45:    Coffee, tea and refreshments

10.45 – 11.45:    Parallel sessions 2

12.00 – 12.30:    Parallel sessions 3

12.30 – 13.30:     Lunch

13.30 – 15.00:    Parallel sessions 4

15.00 – 15.30:     Coffee, tea and refreshments

15.30 – 16.30:     Parallel sessions 5

16.30 - 17.30:     Panel  discussion internationalisation for underrepresented groups

19.00 – … :     Conference dinner 

Wednesday Oct 30

08.30 – 09.00:    Registration, coffee and tea

09.00 – 9.30:     Parallel sessions 6

09.45 – 10.15:    Parallel sessions 7

10.15 – 10.45:    Coffee, tea and refreshments

10.45 – 11.45:    Keynote Orhan Agirdag

Addressing social inequities in higher education. What does the evidence tell?

11.45 – 12.30:    Closing session

12.30 – 14.00:    Lunch + packed lunches

14.00 – 16.30:    Multiplier event EFE '40 inspiring, engaging, motivating methods' -  workshop

Social Programme

Sunday 27th October, 16.30: Guided tour

Discover Ghent with a complimentary tour around the city. Starting from the city center (under the Stadshal), the tour will take you by the venue and drop you off at Café Vooruit for the social get-together. 

 

Sunday 27th October, 18.00: Social get-together

If you arrive in Ghent on Sunday, you are welcome to join an informal gathering in Café VooruitCafé Vooruit is a vibrant arts center and meeting place for a very diverse public. Contributing to this is the popular Café, well known and loved in Ghent. We will be there from 18.00 and onwards. Delegates can enjoy a first feeling of conference and can order a daily special, spaghetti, various sandwiches... and Belgian beer. Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23,9000 Gent (map)

 

Monday 28th October, 18.15: Reception

The reception will be held in the gorgeous Pacificatiezaal of the city hall of Ghent and is offered by the city and the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. Address: Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent (map).

 

Tuesday 29th October, 19.00: Conference dinner

The conference dinner is planned on Tuesday 29th October in the Abbey of St Peter's in Ghent. First drinks will be served at 19, the three-course dinner will be served from 19h30 onwards.

 

 

Social programme (overview)

Sunday

16.30 - 18.00:     Guided tour Ghent by Visit Ghent

18.00 - 22.00:    Social get-together – Vooruit Ghent

Monday

18.15 - 19.45:    Opening reception - City hall

Tuesday

19.00 - 23.00:    Conference dinner - Saint-Peter's Abbey