Pi Conference

12-13 June, C-mine Genk, Belgium

A creativity event on participative innovation by KHLim

An interactive two-day learning experience filled with workshops, lectures and master classes.


More than ever, we're confronted with uncertainity. The fast-moving society and economy forces us as companies, organisations and companies to find solutions on new problems. KHLim is organising an international conference about participative innovation (Pi).

During this conference over the span of two days we want to provide case studies, inspiring workshops and keynotes which will aid you to fight the challenges of today and tomorrow. Both for companies, institutions and in the field of education.

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Bob Cancalosi

Bob Cancalosi
(General Electric, USA)

How GE manages innovation. Director of Global Customer Education Programs from General Electric.

Scott Isaksen

Dr. Scott Isaksen
(The Creative Problem Solving Group, USA)

Meeting the innovation challenge. Scott is CEO of The Creative Problem Solving Group.

Carol Jarvis

Dr. Carol Jarvis
(Bristol Business School, UK)

Entrepreneurship and innovation. Jarvis will focus on education and innovation.

Donald Treffinger

Dr.Donald Treffinger
(Center For Creative Learning)

Stimulating creativity in schools. Treffinger is an international researcher, professor and writer.

Jan Buijs

Dr. Jan Buijs
(University of Delft, NL)

The Delft innovation method. Buijs is a professor on topic of industrial design engineering.

Bettina Stamm

Dr. Bettina von Stamm
(Innovation Leadership Forum)

The Innovation Leadership forum and the role of network in innovation.

Jo Martens

Jo Martens
(Nascom, BE)

Prototyping your organisation to innovate. Jo Martens is CEO of Nascom, a service design firm located in Genk.

Luc De Schryver

Luc De Schryver
(KHLim, BE)

The full spectrum of innovation: different problem solving styles. He's a lector (KHLim) and consultant (o2c2).

Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield
(Bluegreen Learning)

Entrepreneurship and innovation. Rob helps companies getting more comfortable with taking risks.

James Powell

James Powell
(Professor Emeritus at Salford)

The need for renewal, co-creativity and innovation, and the role of education in enabling this.


See all available workshops here (PDF, 1mb).


For the first time in Europe the authors Donald Treffinger and Scott Isaksen will be present together at the PI Conference. As a result there will be opportunities to be trained in the use of assessemnts of individual style and organisational climate!

Participants at the conference have the opportunity to get trained in the use and become certified users of scientifically researched assessments at special discount prices!

Join a masterclass.

Thursday 12 June

8.00 Reception & Coffee
9.00 Opening Conference
9.10 Introduction City Of Genk
Wim Dries, Mayor
9.20 KHLim: Higher Education & Innovation
9.25 Introduction by James Powell
9.30 Meeting the innovation challenge
Scott Isaksen, CEO, CPSB, USA
10.15 How GE manages innovation
Bob Cancelosi, Director Global Customer Education Programs, General Electric, USA
11.00 Break
11.30 Challenges at the innovation front
Dr. Bettina von Stamm
12.15 Lunch
13.30 Workshop 1
15.15 Workshop 2
16.15 Stimulating creativity in schools
Donald Treffinger, Center for Creative Learning, USA
17.00 Drinks
18.00 End day 1

Friday 13 June

8.00 Registration & Coffee
9.05 The Delft innovation method
Jan Buijs, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands & USA
10.00 Workshop 3
10.45 Break
11.15 Workshop 4
12.00 Lunch
13.15 Drawing the sting: leadership learning and sustaining a climate for innovation
Carol Jarvis/Rob Sheffield, UK
14.00 The full spectrum of innovation: different problem-solving styles
Luc De Schryver, BE
14.40 Break
15.10 Prototyping your organisation to innovate
Jo Martens, BE
15.50 The need for renewal, co-creativity and innovation, and the role of education in enabling this
James Powell
16.15 Drink
17.00 End day 2


Click Here To Register

The registration fee is €390 for both days or €195 for 1 day. This includes a 2-day conference with international keynote speakers, your personal profile of your problem solving style, catering and the copy of the following books: "Meeting the Innovation Challenge" by keynote speaker Scott Isaksen and "Educating for Creativity and Innovation" by keynote speaker Donald Treffinger.


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