Categories Archives: Conference People

A learner’s view on global Appreciative Inquiry gathering

Russell Kerkhoven attends the 2nd Appreciative Inquiry Learning network in Belgium. Together with 80 other participants, he dives into Appreciative Inquiry in this one year learning program. The learning network is an initative of ‘De Werf’, together with Case Western Reserve University. Russell experienced the World Conference from a learning perspective and wrote a blog […]

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 […]

Participant portrait: Jean, Grace and Perla

Sitting at a table, taking a little break, are two participants from the Phillipines, Jean Lapa and Grace Tyler. They are students at SAIDI School of Organization Development. What brings them here? “Well, very simple”, Jean says, “our Dean, Rosa Fuentes, presents a paper here, and we came to support her!’ “And to learn for […]

Participant portrait: Rafael

Rafael Olemoono is a Masai from Tanzania. And one of the participants of #2012WAIC. What brought him here? “I have been working with Leif Josefsson, for the past few years in Tanzania, where I live. Leif is doing a programme on AI, and he uses ‘nature’ as a metaphor for learning. I am a Masai, […]

WAIC Mobile App (blog by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel)

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 […]

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. [youtube][/youtube]

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 […]