We will have several break-out sessions with a different focus in addressing the SDG’s. More information about these sessions can be found in the programme through the link below. The main themes for discussion will be:

  • What is the role of Education?
  • What is the role of Personal Development?
  • What is the role of Creativity and Art?
  • What is the role of Partnerships?

On Thursday 13 June, Hugo von Meijenfeldt, SDG Coördinator for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will give the opening keynote. Other speakers will include Windesheim Honours College Alumna, Morgaine Gerlach, currently working for the European Parliament and comedian Greg Shapiro, who will describe with humour our wicked present. Dr. Kaouthar Darmoni will give the first keynote on Friday 14 June, on “The future is feminine…healing the universe.” Later Dr. Olivia Bina speaks about ‘The Future of Universities’. We close the event with a live connection with the NASA Mission Control CentreFrom there,Mars 2020 Mission Design & Navigation Manager, Fernando Abilleira, will talk to us about “The challenges of Landing on Mars. From curiosity to InSight.”

All sessions will be held on the Campus of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle. Most sessions are in English. Students, educators,Windesheim’s international exchange partners, and staff of businesses, NGOs, and government agencies are welcome to attend.


For a full overview of the programme, and ticket options please visit our website: