Categories Archives: Conference News

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 […]