Tech@workplacepride and Saxion invite you to the half-day conference “Diversity & Inclusion in (High)Tech Twente: LGBTI & Allies leading the way” on the 5th of November in Enschede.

In the technical workforce, there is a need to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion. In the near future, a lack of awareness will slow down growth and innovation power.

We organised this half-day conference in Enschede to discuss gender equality and other topics related to inclusion in the tech sector.
Register and find out what you can do in your own organization and region!



Date and Time: November 5, 2019, from 13.00 to 17.30 hours
Location: Saxion, University of Applied Sciences, M. H. Tromplaan 28, 7513 AB Enschede
Date and Time: November 5, 2019, from 13.00 to 17.45 PM
Location: Saxion, University of Applied Sciences, M. H. Tromplaan 28, 7513 AB Enschede

The location is central in Enschede near the railway station. There is parking available in the area. More directions here.


Why attend this event?
By attending this event you will:

  • Inspire others with the actions your organization takes to encourage a new, diverse and inclusive high tech workplace
  • Gain insights into the specific LGBTI+ challenges at work
  • Take home concrete examples and ideas to implement in your own organization
  • Expand your network and learn from role models and diversity ambassadors from different organizations
  • Learn more about goals 5, 8 and 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


13:00 Doors open

14:00 Saxion: Welcome by Marco Strijks, Ambassador Th!nk with PRIDE  

14:05 Saxion: Opening
Anka Mulder, President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences 

14:15 Welcome by Workplace Pride
David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride 

14:20 Saxion: Technics, Ethics and Noaberschap 4.0
Steven Dorrestijn, Lector Ethics & Technics 

14:35 University Groningen: Gender equality in academia: stop talking, start acting!
Ingrid Molema, Professor of Life Sciences at RUG/UMCG

 14:50 Arcadis: Good practice in welcoming people
Chiel Overgoor, Board member Pink Part 

14:55 Arcadis: The technical flow of the Reggedal Project
Arjan ter Harmsel, Consultant water and landscape design 

15:15 -15:45 T(wente) break 

15:45 Bright Access: Diversity is easy, inclusion is hard
Janarthanan Sundaram, CEO 

16:05 Nieuwe Weme Group: Technics, Diversity and Inclusion
Ben Nieuwe Weme, CEO 

16:25 ASML: The technology, the people and the innovation
Frits van Hout, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer ASML 

17:00 J&SV Exaltio: The future of diversity and knowledge
Max Vorgers, chairman Exaltio

17:15 Wrap up

17:30 Drinks & bites



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