DSPE Conference 2021

“Good re-union and meeting new people, great balance between listening and networking, fun, entertaining, very constructive, new developments, received a lot of feedback, like a warm blanket, very balanced program, hospitality was great, broad variations on topic, very good networking event with open atmosphere, intesting technical discussions, inspiring, comfortable, various impressive talks, nice balance in subjects, local & global subjects, good mix of talks, demos and posters, informal, educational, eyeopening, vibrant, great community, very lively open event, interesting, inspiring, gezellig!, valuable for broadening horizon.”

– Remarks of the successful 2018 edition –

Special Edition – 14 & 15 September 2021

As you all know the 2020 DSPE Conference had to be cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 situation. Initially the idea was to simply delay the conference for a full year. However, the advisory board and organizing committee have concluded that the current situation is still too uncertain to plan for a full blown conference in 2021. Instead it was decided to postpone the regular conference for an extra year and organize a smaller event in 2021.

This 2021 event will combine two elements:

  • Inspirational presentations from multiple invited international speakers from adjacent applications areas like bio-inspired mechatronics, robot assisted surgery, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more.
  • Opportunity of the community to meet/network and exchange idea’s in a pleasant atmosphere including a BBQ.

All participants of the event will come together at the Akademisch Genootschap in Eindhoven and follow the online presentations that are shown on a large screen in a theatre-like setting. A host will facilitate the Q&A session. After the presentations there will be drinks and a BBQ.

The event will start with an afternoon/evening session with four guest speakers including speakers from the United States plus a morning session with another 4 guest speakers including those from Asia.

We expect that this concept addresses the need of the community to meet and network face2face instead of only via teleconferencing and the need to be inspired by colleagues worldwide, while given the flexibility to reshape the event towards a full online event if circumstances do not allow for large groups to come together.

Organising committee
Adrian Rankers & Annemarie Schrauwen

We look forward to meeting you at this special edition!

Impression DSPE Conference 2018