W100 Annual Conference 2017: Utrecht, Netherlands




Outline schedule for World 100 Conference and Study Tour 2017

02 - 03  October

W100 Research Members' Study Tour hosted by the University of Groningen. (Arrive Groningen 01 October independently, then depart as a group late afternoon on 03 October to travel to Utrecht by train.) W100 has booked NH Hotel de Ville for the study tour group for 01 and 02 October, and will arrange the train journey for the group from Groningen to Utrecht.

04 October

W100 Members’ Day in Utrecht, to include a boat tour along the beautiful canals of Utrecht. Followed by World 100 Members' dinner that evening.

05 - 06  October

World 100 Conference hosted by Utrecht University, including the conference dinner on Thursday 5th October.

Highlights include:


The future of the university
Prof Bert van der Zwaan, Rector of Utrecht University and President of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)

American universities - reputation management in a post-truth world?
Professor Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs, UC Davis, California

Global influence from a multinational perspective
Saskia Kapinga, Vice President, External Relations at Shell International

Campaign influence to support university expansion
Rachel Sandison, Director, Marketing, Recruitment & International, University of Glasgow

Punching above your age – how to influence as a young global university?
Ulla Gjørling, Head of Rector’s Office, Aalborg University, Denmark

From potholes to performance: Learnings from a five-year journey to create a top-class university relations practice from scratch
Diane Kenyon, Vice-President (University Relations), University of Calgary, Canada and Kim Lawrence, Associate Vice-President, Marketing (University Relations), University of Calgary, Canada; International Brand Master 2016


Other top speakers include:

James Kennedy, Dean,  Utrecht University College

Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation, 
University of Manchester

Tania Rhodes-Taylor, Vice-Principal, External Relations,  University of Sydney

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