The conference programme spans three days and is a mix of keynotes, expert panels, workshops and presentations. The complete programme including the social events can be consulted here where you can also discover the panels and keynotes as well as the parallel sessions.


Three invited keynotes are scheduled to inspire the participants.

Dirk Van Damme is Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. He is involved in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Van Damme has experience as a policy maker and advisor.

Tia Brown McNair is Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She is a strong advocate of widening participation with clear guidelines on how to approach this as a practitioner and policy maker.

Orhan Agirdag is a tenure track Professor of Education and Society at KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam. As a scholar he looks at thresholds for education and has special interest in teacher education and multilingualism. By linking education and society, the real impact of widening participation becomes tangible.


Two invited panels take on hot topics in the field: influencing policy and internationalization for underrepresented groups. Discover more on the panels here