Digital information technology is becoming ever more deeply and rapidly entrenched in our society. It won’t be long before everyone is permanently connected to each other via the Internet. It has already become clear that extensive digitalisation is set to radically change practically all aspects of society, not only in the Netherlands but throughout the world.

That is why the fourteen Dutch universities, united in the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), join forces in the research programme Digital Society and are working together to find solutions to global challenges.

The Dutch universities are organising the Digital Society Conference on Tuesday 27 November to build closer ties with knowledge organisations, the corporate sector and government, and invest in innovative research for a better digital society.

Registration and programme

Would you like to know what’s happening in digitalisation,share your knowledge with experts from all layers of organisations, look beyond your own domain and contribute to our future research agenda? Then please register here for the Digital Society Conference! Here you can read more about the programme.

11.30 Registration
12.00 Network Lunch: Showcases from the Dutch universities on digitalisation and its impacts on society
13.00 Plenary: Governing public values in a global platform society
Keynote Prof. dr. José van Dijck (Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University)
14.00 Workshop I
15.15 Workshop II
16.15 Plenary closing Digital Society programme coordinators
Prof. Inald Lagendijk (Distinguished Professor in Computing-based Society, TU Delft), Prof. Maarten de Rijke (University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval, University of Amsterdam), Prof. Sally Wyatt (Professor of Digital Cultures, Maastricht University)
16.45-18.00 Drinks reception