Categories Archives: Conference News

Warm Welcome by our youngest AI Practitioners

Seppe and Kemp, two of the youngest AI Practitioners would very much like to welcome you all in Ghent. They are looking forward to meet you at the conference in April. Feel free to share this movie with your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours… to already start the generative power of AI.

Media-Crew making plans for Appreciative News (by Griet Bouwen)

Wow. Last week, a group of enthousiastic people gathered in Antwerp (Belgium) for the kick-off of the 2012WAIC Media-team. These people gathered around common dream to create a dynamic crew that covers the highlights of the conference at the WAIC website and social media platforms. The M-crew, that’s a bunch of AI-inspired professionals, who are […]

Technical Problems in an Appreciative World

Today we learned that even in an appreciative world you still have problems. The e-mail address info@2012waic.org is currently not available. This is a problem for everyone who had to send in the final title, abstract and short biography for his/her workshop or symposia. You will have received an error notification in trying this today. […]

Keynote Announcement: Anastasia Bukashe and Ilma Barros

From different parts of the planet, but linked by the thread of positive conversation amongst multi sector/level stakeholders for the good of the whole: we’re so proud to announce an amazing joint keynote by dr. Anastasia Bukashe and dr. Ilma Barros. They will highlight extra-ordinary cases of AI inspired large scale processes in regional development […]

Making Live Appreciative Radio #ksonair

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference will have its own radio this year. During the conference we will set up a unique experiment by making radio. Radio as a way of sharing stories, creating connection between people from inside and outside the conference venue. More news on this experiment still to come, but for now you […]

Keynote Announcement: Prof. Dr. Ron Fry and Prof. Dr. Gervase Bushe

Scaling-up the Generative Power of AI is the subtitle of the 2012 WAIC’s conference theme. On Saturday prof. Ron Fry & prof. Gervase Bushe will take the stage together in a joint keynote session to talk about generativity as a core-concept in the theory and practice of AI: Generative Engagement: Going beyond the Positive for Transformational […]

The Bird has passed: some Stats to inform you!

Yesterday the early bird has passed. We did close the early bird rate now. Already 430 participants in total have subscribed for the conference and/or the pre-conference. The conference will already represent 35 countries in Ghent. Thanks everyone for your registration, creating buzz and convincing friends or family to come. We are very happy with […]