Co-organiser of the Symposia in 2014, 2017 and 2019
Have attended some SLCC Conferences
Besides being active in The Netherlands and worldwide, I have been involved in our Region since 2013 not only as member of the Management Board, but also in the organization of the three European Symposia of the last six years.
Together with Nick Randle, Helen Quick, Sam Shippen, Jaap Paans, John Austin, Tine Vervisch and many others I organized the first Region XI Symposium in Brussels. I was member of the steering committee and vice chair of the program committee. We managed to organize a highly appreciated symposium with interesting speakers.
With a slightly adapted team, Tom Van der Hoven took over the position of Nick Randle, we faced the challenge to organize a Symposium at least at the same level as it was in 2014. I was not only member of the steering committee, I also chaired the program committee. We managed again to organize a highly appreciated symposium with interesting speakers. Of all the speakers I have arranged, I am proud of Bart Brandsma, who told an inspiring story about polarization. He is back in the concept program of the symposium in Amsterdam.
At the request of Tom Van der Hoven I was involved as an advising consultant in organizing the symposium in 2019. With the help of Rob Smith, Sue Keogh, Linda Roberts, Helen Quick, Tom van der Hoven, John Austin and many others we organized again a highly appreciated symposium with interesting speakers.
Together with Djimmer Petrusma and Hans Rijs the three of us forms the steering committee of the next symposium in Amsterdam. Due to Covid we had to postpone this Symposium and hoping we can organize another amazing Symposium in the nearby future.
To get a feeling how Clerks operate in the UK I’ve visited the annual conference of SLCC twice. In 2016 and 2017 I made the trip to Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire to be part of a highly interesting Conferences. Both years I have been the only Dutch member attending the Conferences. Both occasions showed me that UK clerks are just as passionate about their jobs as I am and experience the same challenges.