2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

Two months from today, on 27 September 2018, I'll be attending and speaking at the Rise and Lead Women Summer in The Hague.  With an amazing list of speakers, you can grab a great deal on early bird tickets, but still get a bargain on full price tickets if you miss out.  Student ticket prices … Continue reading 2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

2018 Feedback Fruits Education Inspiration Day Amsterdam

Yesterday (20 June 2018), I had the pleasure of spending time with the FeedbackFruits team and other educators in Amsterdam at the "FeedbackFruits Education Inspiration Day" where I spoke about my own research about "How can elearning enhance study success..." The event was held in the very trendy "FreedomLab" in Amsterdam (yes, that is a … Continue reading 2018 Feedback Fruits Education Inspiration Day Amsterdam

2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending the #ideasfromeurope final in The Hague.  Two years ago, I attended this event, which was then TEDxBinnenhof.  Again it was held in the spectacular #ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) in #thehague. Twelve innovative ideas were showcased, each addressing global challenges: Modern antenatal care, Julien Penders, Bloomlife, Belgium Supporting the development … Continue reading 2018 Ideas from Europe Final, The Hague

2018 WEF (Women Economic Forum) The Hague

On 8-9 March 2018, the WEF (Women Economic Forum) was held in The Hague, the Netherlands.  Around 250 participants from 50 countries delivered and attended 70 sessions with a theme of "Women Empowering Agriculture, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Cyber Security". Due to work commitments on the morning of the 8th and then unfortunately being sick … Continue reading 2018 WEF (Women Economic Forum) The Hague

2017 The Hague Awards

Yesterday, I attended The Hague Awards, which even further enhanced the pride I have of settling in this great city. This "city of three names", (also known as Den Haag and 's Gravenshage in Dutch) continues to grow as a world-class international city, and is a fantastic place to visit, live and work.  The awards recognised … Continue reading 2017 The Hague Awards

New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters

In the past, I've been a member of Toastmasters and found it to be a fantastic way to improve my speaking and leadership skills and confidence.  I started as a member of the Young Achievers Toastmasters group in Brisbane, way back in the late 90's, and still have some friends today from that club.  One, … Continue reading New Toastmasters communication and leadership group – HUT (The) Hague University Toastmasters

2016 TEDxBinnenhof Ideas from Europe

Yesterday, 31 March 2016, I had the privilege of attending the 2016 TEDxBinnenhof event.  Wow, wow, wow.  24 hours later and my mind is still blown.  It was held in a stunning location - the 13th century Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall), and an afterparty on the Hofvijver, with a view over the Mauritshuis and Parliament buildings. … Continue reading 2016 TEDxBinnenhof Ideas from Europe

Social Media Strategy for TEDx events: your input requested!

  Last night, I attended my fifth live TEDx event – TEDxDelftWomen in Delft, The Netherlands. Organised by friends of mine, Molly Quell, Manuela Damant, Sarah Brown and a whole team of many other great people, it was a fantastic day. The speakers were inspirational and the location – The Rietveld Theater Delft - was large … Continue reading Social Media Strategy for TEDx events: your input requested!

Advatera presentation in Vienna on elearning and social media

Earlier this month (May 2015), I had the privilege of travelling to Vienna to talk to a group of Advatera's social media managers about elearning and social media. Volker has built the opportunity for European digital managers in a variety of different industries to come together in digital expert groups 3-4 times a year to … Continue reading Advatera presentation in Vienna on elearning and social media

#TNWEurope The Next Web Europe 2015 Conference Storify Coverage

On April 23-25, 2015, I attended The Next Web Europe 2015 Conference in Amsterdam. I was busy tweeting that day and have recently learnt about the Storify app which is a really neat tool to collate tweets and other social media and online posts. //storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference/embed?header=false&border=false//storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference.js?header=false&border=false[<a href="//storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference" target="_blank">View the story "2015 #TNWEurope (TheNextWeb) Conference Day 1" on … Continue reading #TNWEurope The Next Web Europe 2015 Conference Storify Coverage

Social Media in Higher Education Event Highlights

On Tuesday 3 March 2015, I attended a seminar in Utrecht, The Netherlands about Social Media in Higher Education.  It was held in Dutch, so the actual name of the seminar was "Social media als vak" (Social media as a speciality). An English translation of how they promoted the seminar is as follows: That the world … Continue reading Social Media in Higher Education Event Highlights

2015 Rotterdam Expat Fair Event Highlights

This year was the first Rotterdam Expat Fair on February 8th, 2015.  Colleen Reichrath and Bettine van der Heijden did a great job of organising a professional, informative and fun fair, supported by Heleen van Tholen and Dymphna Elsink. I enjoyed being part of the program and gave a workshop on "Building your Networking in The … Continue reading 2015 Rotterdam Expat Fair Event Highlights

Bloggers and writers Meetup The Hague Event Highlights

Tonight, 7 February 2015, I had the pleasure of giving a short presentation at the Bloggers and Writers Meetup in The Hague, The Netherlands. Organised by the lovely Catarina of CraftieMum, it was a short but very interesting programme and a good turn out of current and aspiring bloggers. Firstly, she did an introduction and gave … Continue reading Bloggers and writers Meetup The Hague Event Highlights

2014 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair Event Highlights

If you are an expat living in The Netherlands, the annual Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair is one of the highlights of the year for your calendar. I have attended several years now and you can read one of my previous blog posts here: 2012 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair (on … Continue reading 2014 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair Event Highlights