The Future Forward Summit aims to bring together people from all over the world who believe that higher education has an important role to play in creating a sustainable future. Expect a conference that will explore the inspiration driving game-changing pioneers. Learn how others dealt with our common challenges. And finally, you will bring it all back to you own ideas and projects: futureproof your project design with the help of like-minded colleagues and the input of experts from unexpected backgrounds.
17 - 18 October 2018
Broaden your horizon
Open your mind
We will be joined by inspiring people who have created change. Meet them and experience what drives them, what their impulses were, how they surmounted barriers by believing in a better future. The speakers are people who unlock our imagination with a story, people who speak from their own intrinsic motivation.
Walk future proof pathes
Learn how to get it done
Become a change-agent
In interactive sessions, you will learn about a number of current renewal projects or processes. You will get insight in the development of projects, how they were set up, how they fought barriers… You will be teached tools and tricks to get started.
Throw ideas on the table
Refine them together
In interactive sessions, you will learn about a number of current renewal projects or processes. We resume our ideas on shaping the future during working sessions or one-to-one conversations, where we can further refine ideas.
19 October 2018
Dive into Brussels and discover its many faces.
A guided tour of Molenbeek (9-12 AM)
Molenbeek is not the no-go zone it is sometimes portrayed to be. We will witness the dynamics of urbanisation at play and look at how the local community works at building a sustainable and essentially viable future.
A Visit to the Cantillon Brewery (10-12 AM, beer tasting included)
Grab the opportunity to visit this unique local brewery, firmly anchored in its Brussels ‘terroir’. One of the head-brewers will guide you personally through the brewery, answer all your questions and share a glass of four different Cantillon beers for you to taste. You will see first hand how the whole chain of production is as ecologically sustainable and ‘circular’ as possible.
A Visit to the KANAL – Centre Pompidou Museum (12AM-…)
Very new and equally fresh, the ambition of KANAL – Centre Pompidou is to offer a centre of culture and exchange open to all, to put the creative scene of Brussels in the limelight, and to contribute to the capital’s cultural appeal. The museum has a ten-year partnership with the Centre Pompidou in Paris.