The UNIC Conference will be hosted in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 25-26 September, 2023. The conference is organized by the UNIC team at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
This conference celebrates the achievements of UNIC's first phase, and looks ahead to the future of the European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition.
08:30 – 9:30 Welcome, and coffee
9:30 – 10:00 Plenary Opening
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:30 Plenary Session I: UNIC Showcase
11:30 - 11:45 Plenary Keynote
11:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Plenary Session II: Charting the Path Ahead: Unveiling the Vision for UNIC 2.0
14:00 - 16:00 Work Package Breakout sessions
16:05 - 16:30 Plenary Session III: Mobilizing for Action
16:30 - 20:00 (OPTIONAL WITH RSVP, for Entrepreneurship Thematic Line)
18:30 - late UNIC Dinner and Party (on a ship!) - Board at Boompjes Ferry Terminal
08:30 – 09:00 Coffee and Networking
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary Session IV: Engaging Thematic Lines across UNIC, Part I
10:00 :10:30 Plenary Session V: Engaging Thematic Lines across UNIC, Part II
10:30 - 11:00 Thematic Lines Discussion: Defining key outcomes of the discussion today; what do WPs expect from TLs, and what do TLs expect from WPs + Roadmap ahead; TL sessions, and road towards TL Action Plans to be presented in Lodz in December
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:50 (Optional) Thematic Lines Breakout Sessions
13:00 - 13:30 Closing Plenary
13:30 - 14:00 Lunch (optional)
14:15 - 16:00 (Optional for Teaching and Learning group) Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI) Workshop / Session
Exchange between UNIC’s Centres for Teaching & Learning
Erasmus’ Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI) targets this meeting at representatives of UNIC CTLs, but others interested in learning and innovation are also welcome. CLI will share and exchange insights and approaches on different topics such as Future Learning Spaces, the use of AI in education or experiences with online education. The session will also include a brief tour through the CLI Education Lab and studio (an optional drinks and/or dinner after the session is possible). See you at the Lab!
14:15-16:00 (Optional) Walking Tour through the Rotterdam Arboretum - RSVP with Yara van Holten at firstname.lastname@example.org
09:00 - 11:30 Post-Conference Working Session: UNIC Centre for City Futures
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