Recognition & Rewards Festival

Thursday April 13th, from 9:30 to 17:00h 

The festival kicks off at the Pieterkerk in Utrecht with a warm welcome by Joke van Saane, rector magnificus of the University for Humanistic Studies, and our host of the day Eveline van Rijswijk. We then continue with a plenary round table discussion on Rethinking Excellence with, among others, Onur Sahin, Marieke Adriaanse and Yarin Eski.

Following the plenary opening, we move on to two workshop rounds. The workshops provide insight into the day’s theme ‘Rethinking Assessment’. You can indicate your choice of workshops in the registration form. More information on the workshops can be found here.

We will close the day with a plenary session covering the highlights of the day. This will be followed by closing drinks where it will be possible to continue the dialogue and meet other participants.

The Recognition & Rewards Festival is primarily a live event. However, plenary sessions will also be streamed online. Workshops can only be attended in person. The language of communication at the Recognition & Rewards Festival is English and admission is free.

We kindly ask you to register for the festival as soon as possible. We have limited space at the location and to ensure the quality of the workshops, we had to maximise the number of participants.

The table below shows the programme of the day. You can register for the festival and workshops by filling in the registration form:


More information on the workshops can be found here:

Programme Recognition & Rewards Festival
09.30h - Registration
Location: Pieterskerk, Utrecht
10.00h - Start plenary programme
--- Opening & Welcome---
Eveline van Rijswijk, host of the day & Joke van Saane, Rector magnificus at the University of Humanistic Studies
--- Plenary round table discussion on Rethinking Excellence ---
Marieke Adriaanse, Yarin Eski, Onur Sahin and others to be confirmed
11.15h - Network: Walk to the workshops (200m)
11.40h - Workshop round 1
12.55h - Networklunch
13.45h - Workshop round 2
15.00h - Coffee break
15.25h - Plenary closure
Speakers to be announced
16.10h - Network drinks