Lars de Graauw, student at the Performatory (a track of the Academy for Leisure), is currently organising the largest dive fair of the Benelux. Duikvaker offers a special discount of 20% for NHTV students and staff. The dive fair will take place on 6 and 7 February.
Marco Bevolo, lecturer at the Academy for Leisure, is going to present at TEDxStrijp. He will deliver an 18-minute speech presenting his book, “Create the Livable City” (2014).
Greg Richards has been awarded funding to collaborate with the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong to measure the experience of visitors to attractions and events in Hong Kong.
On 5 January 2016 the second edition of the Open Your Mind session took place. During these sessions students from the Master in Imagineering presented academic books which they had read and studied. The subject matter of this edition was “Ideation”.
Arend Hardorff, director of the Academy for Leisure, was interviewed by BredaNu. The interview was about the story of Breda in relation to events and culture.
Ron van den Ouweland is an alumnus of the Master in Imagineering. On 5 November he presented a talk at TEDxBreda: ‘3D + ME, Making plastic precious’.
Greg Richards gave keynote presentations at the International Conference on Creative Tourism and the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife.
On 19 November the Academy for Leisure organised an event for its alumni. Many of them came to talk about what they are currently doing and Insight reporters Juliette Siemons and Laura de Looff were there to witness it all.
Three lecturers of the Academy for Leisure have contributed to the first academic Special Issue on Imagineering of the World Futures Journal (the Journal of New Paradigm Research).
Nienke van Boom, lecturer at the Academy for Leisure, has written a column on the recent attacks in Paris, with a link to the leisure industry.