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Sunday 13 October 2019

15:00 - 17:00

PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY | TURNHOUT BY BIKE

17:00 - 18:30

WELCOME DRINK WITH CONTENT | FESTIVALS: MORE THAN MEETINGS!

In a mix of science, philosophy and art George Parker will take us back in time to look at the primal format of meetings. Why did nomadic cultures meet and what happened when they got together? Are people still meeting for the same reasons? What would happen when we took the core driving forces and ingredients of these type of gatherings and redesigned our meetings based on that? Get ready to be entertained, informed and provoked!

Speaker: George Parker
20:00 - 21:30

JAZZ CONCERT | WOUT GORIS TRIO 

*limited tickets available

Monday 14 October 2019

08:30 - 14:30

REGISTRATION

09:00 - 09:30

WELCOME COFFEE WITH LOCAL FOOD AND BEVERAGES

09:30 - 10:30

CREATING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

Leading businesses depend on innovation for their ongoing success. So, what is it, and how do you get it? Find out how the songwriting process can be used to demonstrate the qualities your people collectively need to innovate and succeed.

Refresh your understanding of active listening, gain a 'yes' mentality where the focus is on the solution, not the problem. And experience a safe, fun environment where people can express ideas to solve workplace challenges.


Speaker: Sam McNeill

10:30 - 11:15

ART & REFRESHMENT BREAK | at the Conference-Art Hall

11:15 - 12:15

WORKSHOP | Creative Problem Solving

The workshop will be focused on the basic principles of creating: associative thinking, judging ideas, moments of inspiration, putting aside one's ego and more. It’s back to the basics, to universal methods of creating applicable to everyone. It will also focus on the event you organise, with the intention of learning to take different points of view and if necessary, to renew and improve any progress. 

Maarten Bel will share his own experiences from the field whether it is designing an exhibition, an installation, a performance, a book, or even preparing a good meal. His process of creation is a continuing story of which participants will be able to get a first-hand view. Maarten will also take you on a journey through self-reflection. What is already good and what could be done better? How does one implement this?


Speaker: Maarten Bel


WORKSHOP | THE LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method

If you think LEGO was for kids, this session will change your mind.  You will discover that LEGO® Serious Play® programmes are being used by companies worldwide that are looking for innovative ways to increase the commitment, confidence and insight of their executives, managers and employees. The programmes are in use for a broad range of purposes, including strategy development and exploration, organisational development, innovation and product development and change management.
This session is a practical introduction to the LEGO® Serious Play® method. Through a hands-on experience connected with some case examples and background theory, you will learn how LEGO® Serious Play® method can make meetings more productive, meaningful, participatory, memorable and fun.


Speaker: Mirjami Sipponen-Damonte


12:15 - 13:15

ART & LUNCH BREAK | at the Conference-Art Hall

13:15 - 14:15

LEARNING CAROUSEL | GROW YOUR MEETING DESIGN TOOLBOX

This is a different way to quickly and effectively understand the latest trends in technology for meetings and events. 

This unusual format allows groups of participants to swiftly discover new tools and increase the size of their Meeting Design Toolbox. 


Moderator: Maarten Vanneste


14:15 - 15:45

THE RISE OF EVENT FESTIVALISATION | CONFERENCES MEET FESTIVALS

Conferences have long been focused on learning, and more recently, several industry reports refer to the growing value of networking. At this session, we will look at the value of designing pleasant experiences and how that influences learning and networking. What can we learn from festivals? How can we implement festival-style elements into conferences? How can we transform a boring conference into a great experience without over-doing it? Are festivals only about fun or do learning and networking happen at these events too? We will look for connections and inspiration in some successful case studies.

Speakers: Paul GudginMarijn VenmansMatt Grey
15:45 - 16:30

ART & REFRESHMENT BREAK | at the Conference-Art Hall

*** TURNOVA NIGHT ***

16:30 - 17:45

INCLUSIVE EVENT DESIGN - DESIGNING FOR ALL

THEATRE: by Mentally disabled actors.Be entertained by a special performance with Theatre Stap a professional theatre company creating performances in which mentally disabled people take centre stage

SESSION: Designing events for all starts at the very early planning stages. Are we selecting a venue accessible for everyone? Is our speaker’s line-up diverse and inclusive? Do the menus avoid the most common food allergies? Are we considering in our budget the need for tools like simultaneous translation, or sign language interpreters? Join the conversation on how to design inclusive events and FILM:


Speakers: Jasmien HerssensTheater Stap

17:45 - 18:15

VISIT THEATRE 1900 AND CORSENDONK HOTEL

There is a new trendy spot in town and you will get the chance to visit the "under construction" Theatre 1900 and the brand new Corsendonk Hotel.

18:15 - 19:00

RECEPTION WITH A VIEW AT THE HERT

Have a drink at the top floor of Turnova Tower.


19:00 - 21:00

TURNOVA DINNER 

Tuesday 15 October 2019

09:00 - 10:30

MASTERCLASS | Everything you always wanted to know about ROI

Do clients ask for better measurement of Return on Investment for meetings and events? Do you know exactly what that means, what kind of evaluation data they need to see to be happy and for you to become their hero?

This interactive masterclass is designed to answer your ROI questions and provide an easy roadmap for how to measure ROI.

In order to measure, you need detailed and measurable objectives. Set those objectives before you start planning the meeting, and you will get a better meeting, that’s the magic. This is therefore a masterclass about designing better meetings and proving the value afterwards.


Speaker: Dr. Elling Hamso


MASTERCLASS |  Business Improvisation

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to experiment Applied Improv which is is simply taking concepts, ideas, and techniques from the world of Theatre Improvisation and applying them to business, organisations and professional relationships. To develop true acceptance based on active listening, to control your voice tone and body-language, to become a great storyteller, to recognize and accept the failure in order to learn from it or to understand the true power of the group to build solutions together are concepts that are all as important on-stage as they are at work! The participants will be invited to engage in a series of games and exercises aiming at the development of key natural skills in a fun and trustful environment. Join this energetic, interactive and original session to get a sample of the power of Applied Improv. 


Speakers:  Bertrand CaudronDiogo Almeida Alves

10:30 - 11:15

ART & REFRESHMENT BREAK | at the Conference-Art Hall

11:15 - 12:15

Social rooms and interaction environments: Facilitating networking at conferences

Tips to create opportunities for interaction and 'networking' in conferences. Get fresh insights from the ongoing research project on social rooms and interactive environments by Loughborough University in England.  You know how this goes: During the breaks we all talk to the people we already know, so the quantity of new connections is low.

This unique research observes and identifies how conference delegates meet and network during coffee and other breaks. The researchers observed delegates during break periods using an observational technique based on conversation analysis and ethnomethodology.

They examined:

  • how delegates flow in break rooms in relation to each other and the material environment (e.g. tables with food/drink; tables to eat at/drink from),
  • how they initiated interaction with one another
  • how the design of social rooms and interaction environments can either increase or decrease delegates' networking opportunities

Be in the know of this cool science scoop for the meeting industry…


Speaker:  Dr Magnus GT Hamann

11:15 - 12:15

Workshop | Body, Mind and Soul

There is a school where kids are moving halfway every class. At first some resisted, now that ask for it. Should we do the same at Conferences. A class or a conference session is about the same length…

At this workshop, you will learn the value of considering Body, Mind and Soul into your conference’s programme and how it improves learning, but also can be a great network booster. While you practice, you will release tension, discover and feel your body, and you will gain insight into your vertical and horizontal identity:

  • Your genetic structure and your (method of) interaction with your body and mind determines your vertical identity.
  • Your (method of) interaction with the environment and others determines your horizontal identity.

The big message from BMS (Body, Mind and Soul) is to be aware of the link between both identities and to put the intersection in the right place: not too low (belly = feeling zone) and not too high (brain = thinking zone). The challenge is to be aware of both identities and to be in control. Your body is the gateway… So expect to move slowly and enjoy.


Speaker: Jan Van Doorens

12:15 - 13:30
C&I THE END OF Q&A!
The traditional Q&A moment at conferences only activates 1 to 3% of the participants. That is simply not good enough anymore. Your current participants are used to having conversations and give their own input in social media, and they expect the opportunity to do so at meetings too. Replace Q&A by C&I and the level of “inter-action” goes up to 100%. C&I stand for Conversations and Input is a simple technique that brings true interaction to the next level.
This technique is all about conversations (C) amongst participants and the input (I) from those conversations. The C from “Conversations” is the most important part as conversations in small groups of like-minded strangers at a session leads to nothing less than MAGIC. C&I will be explained, step by step, based on a case with sessions of 300 people during a medical conference. And experiencing it at FRESH19 will make sure you can start applying this immediately.  After this session at FRESH you will be able to apply C&I to your meetings and conferences. Conversations among participants is the most powerful turbo on presentation-impact. People learn from each other; they truly participate, they get to know each other better and they all love it. The good news is that speakers can do this, with just a little help to get them going. Low cost, high Impact: we all can use some C&I!


Speakers: Maarten VannesteSam McNeill


13:30 - 15:30

ART & LUNCH BREAK | at the Conference-Art Hall

14:30

TRANSFERS TO BRUSSELS - ZAVENTEM AND EINDHOVEN AIRPORTS

15:30

TRANSFERS TO BRUSSELS - ZAVENTEM AND EINDHOVEN AIRPORTS