THe week Of inspiration 2017 - Foundations of life. During this week in November, Many inspiring and interesting people will speak at the University of Twente. Here is the Provisional programme.

Speakers

During the Week of Inspiration seven guest speakers, all at the top of their fields will visit the University of Twente. The topics of their talks will be very diverse so that everyone can find a lecture that can inspire them. Below you can find the provisional programme and speakers for the Week of Inspiration 2017. More detailed information on the speakers and the topics of their lectures can be found on the 'Speaker' page.

Workshops

In the 2017 edition of the Week of Inspiration, the guest lectures will be complemented with interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring workshops. These workshops are aimed at students and organized throughout the week. Under professional guidance of an expert, you will get inspired by, explore, and create new and interesting ideas. More detailed information on the topic of the workshops and the experts that guide them can be found on the 'Workshops' page.

Happening

On the evening of Thursday 23 November 2017, the Week of Inspiration will be closed by an entertaining, cultural event. More detailed information can be found on the 'Happening' page.  

Monday 20 November

  • 12.30 - 14.00: Lecture by Jan Terlouw - De Essentie van Politiek is Moraliteit (NL), Waaier 1
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Rez Kabir - Financial Independence of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, INFORM @ DesignLab
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Peter Paul Verbeek - Ethics of Technical Developments, RA 2237
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Judith Timmer- Chance Calculations in Card Games, RA 2334
  • 19.00 - 22.00: Lecture by Philipp Gunz - Evolution of Homo Sapiens, Waaier 1

Tuesday 21 November

  • 12.30 - 14.00: Lecture by Susan Blackmore - The Illusions of Consciousness, Waaier 1
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Henk Procee - Overtuigen met Retorica (NL), RA 2231
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Celeste Wilderom - Job Interview, RA 2237
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Joost Brinkman - Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Mind, RA 2334
  • 19.00 - 22.00: Lecture by John D. Barrow - Our Place in the Universe, Waaier 1

Wednesday 22 November

  • 12.30 - 14.00: Lecture by Claudia Olsson - Exponential Technologies in a Global Landscape, Waaier 1
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Arend Rensink - Logic Math, RA 2231
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Ramses Wessel - Terrorism, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, RA 2237
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Mieke Boon - Integrity, RA 2334
  • 15.30 - 17.30: Workshop by Silvan de Boer - Game Creation, RA 2336
  • 19.00 - 22.00: Lecture by Bram Bakker - Pills or Running for Psychiatry?, Waaier 1

Thursday 23 November

  • 12.30 - 14.00: Lecture by Steven Cowley - The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power, Waaier 1
  • 15.00 - 18.00: Speech by Miko Elwenspoek - Beyond The Horizon, Waaier 1
  • 19.30 - 00.00: Happening with on:
    • 20.00 - 21.00: College Tour style interview with Rector Magnificus Thom Palstra, Ravelijn
    • 21.00 - 22.00: Performance by Christiaan Kuyvenhoven, Ravelijn
    • 22.00 - 00.00: Pub Quiz, Ravelijn