Categories Archives: Conference News

The Conference Team thanks you all!

Started as a wild and provocative proposition at the World Appreciative Inquiry  Conference (WAIC) in Nepal (2009), the 2012 WAIC  far exceeded the expectations of ‘De Werf’, the Belgian organizing team. During the latest Appreciative Inquiry (AI) world conference, they felt a growing sense of a worldwide community, formed by hundreds of people, wanting to […]

How to… Find Slides via App or Webpage

We get a lot of questions lately on where to find powerpoint slides of the different keynotes, workshops, paper presentations and symposia. We hereby provide you two possible options to find those we have available. Via the #2012waic app: Open your app Go to ‘My Waic’ screen and press ‘refresh’ button in upper right corner […]

Keynote Announcement: Koen Vanmechelen

The Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen (1965) is an internationally renowned, conceptual artist. In his work he uses a variety of artistic tools: from painting and video to installations, sculpture and glass. One of his groundbreaking artistic projects is called The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project: a crossbreeding project with chickens. More specifically, the artist interbreeds domestic chickens […]

Keynote Announcement: Ilja Heitlager (Schuberg Philis)

This keynote presentation is part of a plenary session about AI in business. It is the objective of this presentation to provide the audience with a story about Schuberg Philis, a company based on the strengths of the individual employees. It tells the 10 year history of the company, the 100% culture, called cupfighting and how the company’s […]

World Map Participants

Talking about a World Conference, these countries will all be present at the 2012 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Ghent. Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mali, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, […]