Sixteen voluntary WAIC-journalists gather around the collective aim to make this World Conference become World News. Together with you, this team makes generative news that connects and scales up the best of this event. A constant stream of Appreciative Inquiry news will be available for those gathered at the conference as well as for the […]
This conference is all about connecting. Connecting strengths, connecting people, connecting ideas, connecting communities, connecting yourself… From the start of this conference, this connecting has not only taken place offline – or In ‘real life’ so to say – but also online.
Once upon a time, two years ago on the high mountains of Kathmandu in Nepal, Luc Verheijen & Luk Dewulf (Kessels & Smit), Erwin De Bruyn (Stebo) and Arno Vansichen (Evenwicht) participated at the previous WAIC. Inspired by the conference, working, talking, living for 4 days in a AI context, anything became possible.
WAIC is less than four weeks away and we are counting down the days till we all gather at ICC in Ghent. To anticipate some to the excitement, the Conference mobile app will be available for download during the week of April 1st from iTunes, and the Android market place soon thereafter. We’ll let you know […]
We uploaded the detailed conference program on the conference program page. You’ll find a more detailed program with titles and short summaries of workshops, symposia, papers and posters. Please noted that this is still a preliminary program and it can be subject of changes throughout the coming days and weeks. Also nice to share is […]
Today we learned that even in an appreciative world you still have problems. The e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mid-november I made my proposal to do a workshop during the fifth WAIC in Ghent. The topic I chose to work on is “Healing Dark Emotions through Appreciative Living”. I’m working on this topic for several years now and saw this as an ideal opportunity to show that AI is more then looking at the […]
Our website is since yesterday totally mobile accessible. We have made some changes which allows mobile device users to easily access and surf our website. These changes were also made in the preparation of our 2012waic mobile application, which will be available by the conference. Later this week we’ll put more information about the program […]