Annual FFNT conference 

The biggest event of FFNT is the annual conference. During the conference, there will be inspiring talks from invited speaks, sometimes workshops are organized and there is plenty of time for networking. Every year, the event has a different theme which will be the topic of the various talks and workshops. 

Conference 2024

The conference this year takes place on Tuesday February 13th in the UPark hotel. The theme of this years conference is "Fix the Women or Fix the Institution?". Registration

The conference comprises three keynote talks by established experts and a panel discussion. The objective is to foster an open and inspiring dialogue among experts in the field, academics, and managers, aiming to generate innovative, practical, and impactful ideas.

Keynote – Prof Tanya Bondarouk, Full Professor and Dean, BMS, UTwente 

“Doing Gender, Practising Politics: are we on the right track in academia?”

Keynote – Dr Stephanie McKendry, Deputy Director of Student Experience, U. Strathclyde

“A UK Perspective: the impact of the Athena SWAN charter on gender equality at a university level”

Keynote – MSc Karin Sluis, Managing Director, Witteveen+Bos

“How wearing socks can improve diversity in your organization”

Panel discussion:

Panelists: Prof Vinod Subramaniam (President Executive Board, UTwente), Prof Joost Kok (Dean EEMCS, UTwente), Drs Cathelijne de Carpentier Wolf - de Vin (HR manager, UTwente), along with the keynote speakers

Moderator: Dr Heather Handley

Detailed Conference description and program

Past Conferences  

In the past there have already been many FFNT conferences. Below you can find the themes of all the different editions.