Are we
connected?
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24th of August 2013
Aachen › Heerlen

Speakers

Confirmed speakers

Dutch politician and mayor of the city of Amsterdam.
Eberhard van der Laan finished his law studies cum laude in 1983 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He subsquently co-founded the law-firm Kennedy van der Laan as a partner.  He started his political career...
American Technology Journalist, Senior Editor at The Verge.
Paul Miller is an American Technology Journalist from Springfield, Missouri and senior editor for The Verge. During the past year he decided to disconnect from the hyperconnected world in an attempt to 'find...
Art Historian and Curator Renate Goldmann is director of Museums in the city of Düren.
Renate Goldmann studied Art History, Classical Archeology and German Philology at the Universities of Köln and Bonn. After completing her studies with a dissertation on artist Francis Bacon, she worked as a curator and...
Co-Founder and CEO of ( OFFTIME )
Alexander Steinhart grew up to having a keen interest in technology combined with an even greater passion for social change. In recent years, he was active as facilitator and consultant in the fields of development...
Light Artist & Member of the Anonymous League of Heroes
Oliver Bienkowski was born in 1982 in Kassel. Since early childhood he was fascinated by light, now his primary medium of expression. His light artwork “Rainbowbridge” was a much discussed topic at the Documenta 13 in...
Dancer and co-founder of GOTRA dance company, PR & communication professional at LaPol
GOTRA is a Sanskrit word for a group of people who are connected because they share the same vision and goal. With Care to dance, there is a heartfelt goal: connecting modern dance to people with Parkinson’s disease....
Chair of the Europeana Network
Nick Poole is the Chair of the Europeana Network, a cross-industry community of 800 arts, culture, media and technology partners working to support the Europeana platform. He is also Chief Executive of the ...
DJ, pop-journalist, writer, lecturer and talkshow host.
DJ and writer Dave Haslam DJ'd over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester during the late 1980s and has since DJ'd worldwide. In the 1980s Haslam founded 'Debris', a post-punk fanzine. He's the author...
Cognitive Psychologist & UX Designer, Project Manager on Companion Robotics at Smart Homes - Zuyd University
Claire Huijnen describes herself as a peoples person, interested in connectedness. She specializes in Companion Robotics and is a cognitive psychologist & UX designer. Claire’s mixed educational background of...
Director of Theoretical Nanosciences at RWTH Aachen
David Di Vincenzo was born in Philadelphia in 1959. In 1983 he obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Univerisity of Pennsylvania, after which he completed a postdoctoral study at Cornell University. ...
Founder and Owner of DDQ Scientific Apps and Webservices
Norbert Schmidt moved from Haarlem to Zuid Limburg and started his own company DDQ, which specializes in the development of apps for medical and scientific purposes.As founder and owner of DDQ, Norbert spends his time...
Head of the mobile media and communications research group at FH-Aachen.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ritz, born 1971, studied computer science and economics at the University of Bonn and obtained his degree in computer science in 1997. Between 1997 and 2004 he was scientific employee at the...
PhD Candidate at the Centre for Gender and Diversity of Maastricht University
Elena Fronk is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Gender and Diversity of Maastricht University. She grew up in Heinsberg (D) and crossed boarders to study and work in Maastricht (NL). Her research explores the...