8 Jun

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences hosts the International Honours Conference on 8 and 9 June 2017

The central theme of this year's conference is Honours Communities.

The goals of the conference are to strengthen honours communities on a local, regional, national and international level, to deepen and broaden the community experiences of students, lecturers, researchers and the work field, and to give students a podium to present their research and innovative projects in collaboration with Glocality (Open Access Undergraduate Academic Journal).

Keynote speeches

 Etienne Wenger

We are very happy to announce that the keynote of the conference will be held by Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner globally recognized thought leaders in the field of social learning theory and communities of practice. During the preconference programme on 7 June Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner will facilitate case clinics


The conference will be closed with a keynote speech by Margriet Sitskoorn. Margriet Sitskoorn is professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Tilburg. Her research and books focus on the relationship between our brains and our behaviour.

Conference programme

In addition to the keynote speeches, the conference offers more than 50 workshops, round-table discussions, research seminars, panel discussions and excursions in five different tracks: creating community, the honours learning experience, the honours teacher, honours’ impact, and international collaboration and/in honours.

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Preconference programme

During the preconference programme on 7 June Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner will facilitate case clinics. You can participate in two ways: you can either present an  issue or a challenge or you can be in the audience as discussant. Only a limited number of places are available. The case clinic preconference programme will be combined with a City as Text© “walkabout” in the city of Zwolle.

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Practical information

Read more about the practical information and hotels in Zwolle here


On Friday morning the students’ poster sessions and other interesting workshops and activities for students will take place. The students’ poster sessions for (under)graduate research and innovative projects are organized in collaboration with the undergraduate academic journal GLOCALITY.

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This conference fits into the tradition of national Sirius / honours conferences - the previous events took place in Groningen, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, and Utrecht. The conference is organized in collaboration with: