World Wide Wageningen Alumni Reunion
Saturday 23 June 2018 WUR celebrated its 100th anniversary with the World Wide Wageningen Alumni Reunion. All over the world, alumni met with each other to recollect memories and exchange experiences. We are still very proud of the official opening of the alumniday by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on Wageningen Campus. The alumniday was from 13.00 to 21.00 hrs.
Wageningen Campus was transformed into a festival area, with an Innovation Square, Food Square and Meet & Greet Square. During the day there there were tours around Campus Wageningen, there was live music and you could walk by the 1918 - 2018 Alumni Memory Lane. Inspirational lectures were given by alumni and researchers and an online WURld dialogue could be followed about nutrition in megacities. You were able to fill your day according to your own wishes, by choosing your favourite lectures and the great variety of activities.
You can now easily navigate throug the programme booklet.
Programme overview* - Arrange your own programme
|13.00||Festival open for guests|
|13.00 - 21.00||1918 - 2018 Alumni Memory Lane|
|13.00 - 21.00||Meet & Greet Square||Study & student associations|
|14.00 - 20.00||Innovation Square open||Live experiments, tasting and innovations|
|14.00 - 21.00||Food Square open||More information in extensive programme|
|14.00 - 15.30||Lecture round 1||Lectures and inspirational stories by alumni. More information in extensive programme|
|14.00 - 15.30||WURld Dialogue 'Access to healthy food in Metropolitan Cities'|
|14.30 - 17.30||AlgaePARC, Helix en ISRIC World Soil museum tours||Start 14.30 en 16.30|
|15.30 - 20.30||Campus tours||Start 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30|
|14.45 - 15.30||King Willem-Alexander will be guided over festival area|
|16.00 - 17.30||Lecture round 2||Lectures and inspirational stories by alumni. More information in extensive programme|
|18.00||Welcome by Executive Board and spectacular show||Main Stage|
|21.00||End of programme|
|* Programme without prejudice|
Click here for detailed information in the Extensive programme.
Alumni Memory Lane
The first thing you will notice when you enter the World Wide Wageningen Festival area is the trip down memory lane. You will literally walk along the ‘1918-2018 Alumni Memory Lane’ where you will be surprised by the pictures and other remembrances from your good old days of studying in Wageningen. This is also the perfect spot to reunite with old friends and roommates.
Online WURld Dialogue
A special programme feature involves the Online WURld Dialogue in which panels, including prominent alumni and experts from Asia, South America, the USA and Europe, will discuss the topic ‘Access to healthy food in metropolises’ with the Wageningen alumni across the globe. It will include aspects such as production, population decline, logistics and waste streams and be accessible from everywhere. You can find information and an online link here.
Rob Urgert - How to be a genius in 30 minutes? (NL)
WUR alumnus Rob Urgert will reveal his secrets about the mystery of creativity in an inspiring and hilarious lecture: 'How to be a genius in 30 minutes'. The public will be challenged to explore their creativity, stereotypes are history. Living outside the box! Rob will rock your world about innovation and creativity, even if you are not a genius, yet.
Picture by Anne Reitsma Fotografie.