In recent years, Koen has been invited as speaker, panel member or moderator to a variety of local and international events. Here are a few examples.

ONLINE INSPIRATIONAL SESSION Collision MakingCulture Tech Ideation – July 2020, Zilina, Slovakia

With the ambition to become EU Cultural Capital in 2026, the city of Zilina (Slovakia) organised a two-day ideation day for which Luscinus was invited to bring inspiration through an online presentation.

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OPENING KEYNOTE Creating collisions; the power of organised serendipity – Worth Weekend – March 2020, Valencia, Spain.

After having been on stage in the 2019 edition, the Worth Partnership Project invited Koen back on stage as opening keynote in 2020.

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WORKSHOP Money TalksCreativity World Forum – October 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Jos Hardemen, founder and CEO of Design Forum – an Eindhoven-based design accelerator and talent hub – asked Koen to co-design and moderate an interactive session on the topic of “Money Talks” during the 2019 Creativity World Forum in Eindhoven.

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OPENING KEYNOTE Creative Community Colliders and how to organize serendipityMediterranean Forum of Creativity and Social Innovation – Oct 2019, Bari, Italy.

The Interreg-MED project TALIA invited Koen to be one of the opening keynotes at the Mediterranean Forum of Creativity and Social Innovation in Bari. The other keynote was from prof. and cultural policies expert Flavia Barca.

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INVITED WEBINAR Creative Community Colliders: how to create an atmosphere for fundamental changes in stead of incremental innovationsInterreg-MED Chebec program – July 2019

Cimac, the Intermunicipal Community of Central Alentejo, invited Koen as a speaker for their second Webinar in the context of the Interreg MED project Chebec, in which they support CCIs to access new markets while keeping their own identity.

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PANELIST The social impact of cultural projects on citiesMED conference 2019 – May 2019, Barcelona, Spain.

The Interreg-MED project Smath invited Koen to participate in a round table during their first project conference Promoting Cultural And Creative Innovation In The Mediterranean. Full line-up was: Seva Phillips – Head of Arts & Culture Finance (Nesta) / Koen Snoeckx – Collision Maker (Luscinus) / Lau Delgado – Director (Fira de Tàrrega) / Lluis Nacenta – Director (Hangar) / Moderador : F. Pannozzo (Universitat Ca’Foscari)

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INVITED TALKCreative Ring as an accelerator of local cultural-creative ecosystemsZlín Design Week: Conference Creative City Zlín – May 2019, Zlin, Czechia.

During Zlin Design Week, KOen got invited by Zlin Creative Cluster to talk about Creative Ring and how to accelerate your local creative ecosystem.

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INVITED TALK – Five ingredients for a successful partnership project – Worth Weekend Valencia – March 2019, Valencia, Spain

In addition to evaluating projects for the second open call for the WORTH Partnership Program,  Koen also gave a 45-minute presentation on the cross-overs between disciplines and the growing importance of positioning innovations in a new societal paradigm.

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TALKCreative Community Colliders: what they are and how to build themWeDoWe: #Braincandies Live Session 17: Bringing Communities Together – September 2018, Microlab, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Koen’s proposal for a talk on ‘Creative Community Colliders: what they are and how to build them’ got accepted as one of five selected contributions to the event.

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MODERATOR – Expert Meeting Digital CultureSeeking Synergy: Prospects for collaboration between digital culture institutes in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands – March 2017, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Het Nieuwe Instituut approached Luscinus to hire Koen as moderator for the interactive expert meeting in which the collaborative potential became tangible and the foundations for new project collaborations were laid.

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PANELIST – “Market Creation & Policy Issues: On market creation” Connected Smart Cities Conference – January 2017, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium

OASC, Open and Agile Smart Cities, invited Koen for a contribution to the morning panel session “Market Creation & Policy Issues: On market creation”

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INVITED TALKConnecting Creative Ecosystems: Personal learnings from a 10+ year journey International Conference on Connecting Creative Ecosystems – June 2016, Teatro Garcia de Resende, Evora, Portugal

Cimac, the Intermunicipal Community of Central Alentejo, invited Koen as a speaker in the session “From the ‘cultural object’ to creative processes in the age of digital technology and globalization”

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