Invitation for the 2018 EU AI network meeting!

The year 2017 was shaped by high energy periods of hard work by all of us. The network did not get all the attention it deserves, but we are happy to report that fresh ideas have come to life. Yvonne Bonner, Miriam Subirana, Ann Shacklady Smith, Cees Hoogendijk, Akkie Okma, Joep de Jong and Cora Reijerse met in Amsterdam recently.

We discussed substantive options for exchanges within the Network and we explored possibilities for meetings. We investigated among ourselves as to what has inspired the Network over the past 10 years. The group concluded: friendships within the Network, landscaping and flash company visits (working together with new European colleagues).

We concluded that it would be valuable to continue to learn from each other and to re-energize the Network.

Therefore: A European AI Network meeting will be organized in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 12,13 and 14 September 2018.

The city of The Hague has expressed its willingness to host this meeting. The Hague city is an organization in change. The city looks forward to having exchanges on its change processes and challenges with the European AI practitioners.

City Hall of The Hague

We decided to work on draft papers with them. The theme (under discussion): Youth Resilience. Youth resilience resonates with the City of the Hague, as it is part of an European network of resilient cities. We are very excited about this meeting. In order to prepare the meeting, we will organize a pre-summit in the spring to explore the theme with as many stakeholders in the room as possible. Please let us know if you are interested to join us!

Kind regards to all! The Dutch organizing team: Akkie, Cees, Joep and Cora

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