Prof. Irina Veretennicoff coordinates the "Flanders’ Future as a Knowledge Society" conference

The international conference “Flanders’ Future as a Knowledge Society (F2KS)” led by Thinker-in-Residence Prof. Dr. José Mariano Gago and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Irina Veretennicoff takes place on November 28th.

The question “Is Flanders indeed on its way towards a curious, enthusiastic and innovation driven knowledge-based society?” will be approached from three international and Flemish perspectives: formal and informal (STEM) education, society and economy. 
 
The conference is in English. Interventions in Dutch and/or French are more than welcome. 
Participation is free but registration is compulsory. 
 
When?
November 28, 2014 - starting at 9:00 am
 
Where?
Palace of the Academies, Brussels
Auditorium Albert II
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
Svein Sjoberg - Oslo University, Leader of the ROSE-project
Paul Caro - Former Scientific Director Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris
Koen Debackere - Professor Innovation Management and Policy KU Leuven
Eric Corijn - City, Culture & Society, Founder COSMOPOLIS, VUB
Conny Aerts - Vice-Dean Communication & Outreach, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven
Andrew Wyckoff - Director OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry, Paris (tbc)
Joaquim Oliveira - Head OECD’s Regional Development Policy Division, Paris
Luc Soete - Former Director UNU-MERIT, Rector Magnificus Maastricht University
 
Preliminary programme: www.kvab.be/F2KS_conference_2014.pdf