Recognition & Rewards Festival

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

The festival kicks off at the Pieterskerk 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 at the University of Humanistic Studies. 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 at the Pieterskerk 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. Unfortunately, you can no longer register for the in-person programme. However, it is still possible to register for the live stream of the plenary programme:


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 & Kim Huijpen, Programme manager Recognition & Rewards
--- Column by Hieke Huistra ---
--- Plenary round table discussion on Rethinking Excellence ---
Marieke Adriaanse, Yarin Eski & Mathilde Galli
--- Plenary round table discussion with Early career academics ---
Onur Sahin & Charisma Hehakaya
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
--- Column by Noémie Aubert Bonn ---
--- Interview with Rianne Letschert on the international perspective of the Recognition & Rewards programme
--- Closing interview with Jeroen Geurts, Marileen Dogterom and Arfan Ikram
16.10h - Network drinks