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Klaas Dijkhoff keynote speaker at the Impact Conference 2018

On June 14th, Tilburg University invites policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and other professionals to its first open Impact Conference. The aim of the conference is to explore new ways to advance society together. We are proud to announce our keynote speaker: Dr. Klaas Dijkhoff, chairman of the political party VVD in the Dutch parliament, former State Secretary of Security and Justice and an alumnus of Tilburg University.

Klaas Dijkhoff will reflect on resilience in society, one of Tilburg University’s main Impact themes.

The conference’s aim is to establish connections, both between sciences and between science and society, within Tilburg University’s three IMPACT themes:

  • Empowering the Resilient Society
  • Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
  • Creating Value from Data

This focus allow us to address complex societal challenges such as digitalization, good healthcare, inequality, aging, vulnerable youth, humanitarian aid and energy transition. That’s what we are passionate about -- Science with a Soul.

The conference program will offer more lectures and workshops to inspire and get to know each other. We also still have places available to present a pitch or a poster: you are very welcome to share your service, research, or societal challenge with other participants of the Impact Conference by means of a 10-minute pitch or a poster.  

For more information en registration, please see the conference website.