Festival of Connecting

The International Workshop on Teamwork (IWOT), the European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN), and the Global Socio-Technical Systems-Design Network (Global STSD Network) are delighted to present the 2015 Festival of Connecting.

The Festival connects policy-makers, practitioners and researchers working towards better places to work, and places that work better.

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IWOT is an academic conference on teamwork. Junior researchers get the opportunity to present their work for the first time. Feedback and discussion are quintessential.

EUWIN, Flanders Synergy and KU Leuven co-host on Wednesday 9 September 2015 an international workshop on “Advanced workplaces for Advanced Business”. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about best practices in workplace innovation, from business leaders in manufacturing, services, health care and education.

 

The Global Socio-Technical Systems Design Network assembles socio-technical practitioners, researchers, unions and managers from all over the world. Participative, energetic discussions combine design principles and practice.

 

 

 

Date & location

2015-09-07 09:00:00 2015-09-11 22:00:00 Europe/Brussels Festival of Connecting The Festival connects policy-makers, practitioners and researchers working towards better places to work, and places that work better. University of Leuven, Belgium Festival of Connecting Monday, September 7, 2015 to Friday, September 11, 2015

 Leuven, Belgium


Deadlines & registration

 

Key theme of the Festival is workplace innovation.

Thematic intersections and cross-overs between the conferences
will truly connect the participants of the Festival.

Timetable


Monday September 7, 2015
Tuesday September 8, 2015
Wednesday September 9, 2015
Thursday September 10, 2015
Friday September 11, 2015
IWOT
EUWIN
Global STSD Network Meeting

MORNING

Opening by dean Bart Kerremans

Keynote Dr Michael West

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Break

Keynote Jan Achterbergh

 

Welcome by Mieke Van Gramberen, Louis Tobback and Rik Torfs

Opening speech by Elzbieta Bienkowska

Workplace innovation in Europe - Eurofound

Keynotes Jody Hoffer Gittell, Geert Van Hootegem & Steven Dhondt

Connecting Coffee

Concurrent Sessions A

STSD introductory course

Opening

Keynote Frederic Laloux - Reinventing Organizations

Concurrent Workshops (A)

Opening
Art and Work presentation

2 European case studies

Concurrent Workshops (B)

Innovation Gallery (IG) - interactive poster sessions

 


AFTERNOON

Concurrent Sessions

Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions

Break

 

Concurrent Sessions

Site visit: Academic Hospital Leuven

Concurrent Sessions B

Strategic partners - who are the key stakeholders & how to keep them on your side?

Closing remarks & signing of the art work

Reception

 

Site Visit - AB InBev

Plenary on lessons learned

Pecha Kucha's

Concurrent Workshops (C)

Open space for topics of passion

Oops, what if designing doesn't work?

Wrap-up, reflections on the week & Bridge to 2016

 


EVENING

Social Event: Historic walking dinner

  

Welcome & Introduction to the Global STSD Network Meeting

Keynote Audrey Chia

Dinner

Social event: Blind Beer Tasting

Gastronomic Walk through Leuven looking at the intersection of work and art 

Gala Diner


Extended program



Monday, September 7th, 2015
IWOT

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
IWOT

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Advanced workplaces for advanced business

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Global STSD Network Meeting

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Global STSD Network Meeting

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Global STSD Network Meeting

 

Presentations


Thank you very much for your presence and participation in the Festival of Connecting. Please find a link to all presentations here below:


 

 

How to get there


The Festival of Connecting will take place in two different venues:

  • the International Workshop on Teamworking (IWOT) and Global STSD Network meeting are taking place in the Irish College (Janseniusstraat 1, Leuven)
  • the European Workplace Innovation Network is taking place in the Brabanthal (Researchpark Haasrode, Brabantlaan 1, 3001 Leuven). 


Getting to Leuven from Brussels Airport (BRU – Zaventem)

By train
The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. You can check the timetables and book tickets for the train on website of the national railway company of Belgium.

By taxi
Leuven is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Belgian National Airport Zaventem (Brussels Airport - BRU). A taxi ride from the airport to the Irish College or the Brabanthal costs approximately 50 EUR,-.

Getting to the Irish College (IWOT & Global STSD Network)

By train
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre. Leuven is a 20-minute train ride from Brussels, 50 minutes from Antwerp, 30 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast. Please check the timetables website of the national railway company of Belgium between the train station closest to your place of departure and ‘Leuven’. There are taxis at the train station of Leuven, or you can simply walk. It is only a 20 minutes' walk from the train station to the Irish College.

By car
The Irish College is located in the center of Leuven. There are only a few parking spots in the Irish College and in the neighborhood so we do not recommend to come by car. However, you can reserve a parking spot in the Irish College by mail. The address is Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

By bus
Please check the timetables on the website of De Lijn (Flemish public transport) between the stop closest to your place of departure and the stop 'Leuven Sint-Michielskerk'.

Getting to the Brabanthal (EUWIN)

By train
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre. Leuven is a 20-minute train ride from Brussels, 50 minutes from Antwerp, 30 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast. Please check the timetables on the website of NMBS (Flemish public train transport: ) between the train station closest to your place of departure and ‘Leuven’. There will be a bus between the train station and the Brabanthal for the participants of EUWIN (see below).

By car
The Brabanthal is located only 1 km from the highway E40 (exit number 23a Haasrode-Heverlee). There are sufficient parking spots (1000+) for all the participants. The address is Researchpark Haasrode, Brabantlaan 1, 3001 Leuven.

By bus
1) We provide private buses from the train station and the Irish College to the Brabanthal.
Train station – Brabanthal: departs at train station at 8.30 am
Irish College – Brabanthal: departs at Irish College at 8.00 am
Brabanthal – train station: departs at Brabanthal at 6.30 pm
Brabanthal – Irish College: departs at Brabanthal at 6.00 pm

2) Public busses
Line 4 and Line 360 ride every 15 minutes. Please check the timetables on the website of De Lijn (Flemish public transport) between the stops 'Station Leuven' and 'Halte Haasrode Brabanthal (306110)'. 

When can I check in for the Festival of Connecting?

There are three slots for registrations:

  • Monday morning between 10.00 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. in the Lobby of the Irish College (IWOT participants)
  • Wednesday morning between 08.00 a.m. and 09.00 a.m. at the entrance of the Brabanthal (EUWIN participants)
  • Wednesday evening between 06.00 p.m. and 07.00 p.m. in the Lobby of the Irish College (Global STSD Network Meeting participants)

 

© Photograph: KU Leuven - Rob Stevens

Partners


Organising committee




Socio-Technical Systems Roundtable

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

Flanders Synergy

Centre for Sociological Research (KU Leuven)

 

Become a partner

There are several possibilities to participate in the promotion actions and events that are planned before, throughout and after the Festival of Connecting. We offer fixed partnerships ranging from an initial package to an exclusive partnership arrangement.

More information?

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