Summer starts soon. Wearing a hat makes one Special, Unique, Authentic. My father used to wear one everyday. It made him distinct. He believed fully in authenticity: Be Yourself, Behave as Yourself!

— Maria Sovago, Founder Stralia

Authenticity is of undisputed origin and not a copy! What about us: the scientists, researchers, engineers? What makes us unique and yet what do we hold in common?  How do we keep our own values and originality?  These questions are at the foundation of the Stralia Open Day taking place on 20th of June 2019, The Penthouse The Hague!

This is what Stralia Open Day is all about: Discover Authentic You!

Because no matter what our aim is – lead a team, manage an organisation, share knowledge, inspire a new generation – we strive to be the best version of ourselves!  

Let’s connect and refresh together! In a vivid atmosphere, we network, listen, reflect, create, get inspired and bestir our authenticity. Get a bite from each Stralia training and workshop on Authentic Leadership and Authentic Presenter.

You will leave full of energy and thirst to perform. Do not miss it!

This day is for you: passionate scientist, ambitious researcher, creative engineer, inspiring manager! No matter how you are affiliated with Science&Technology, we welcome you with open arms.



Address: The Penthouse, Rijswijkseplein 786 The Hague, Meeting room: Auditorium

Public Transportation (recommended): 3 minutes walk from The Hague Holland Spoor train station.

Parking: at The Hague Tower, Hofwijckstraat 22, The Hague.

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  • 09:00-09:30 Welcome with Coffee&Tea @ The Penthouse Auditorium
  • 09:30-10:30 The Enlightening Hour

In a vivid opening session we connect with each other. Let’s surf together the waves of the unknown, at the end we will get to the bottom of authenticity!

  • 10:30-10:45 Leaders on Stage : Inspiring Pitches of Authentic Leaders

Monique Bruining Managing Director of Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven

Bart Verheijen Founder GuruScan Amsterdam

  •  10:45-12:30 Authentic Leader

Stralia Leadership Workshop: find out together what brings you energy and makes you shine daily. A small personal discovery with elements we can implement directly to be At Our Best Most of the Time.

  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch @ The Penthouse Restaurant, 41th floor
  • 13:30-14:00 Leaders on Stage: Inspiring Pitches of Authentic Leaders

Mikal van Leeuwen Owner at Hoofdwerker Utrecht

Stephanie Hermes Artistic Director Haags Theaterhuis The Hague

Joeri Voets CEO Forexx Group Eindhoven

  • 14:00-17:00 Authentic Presenter

Stralia Theatre Workshop on discovering our authentic power to connect and engage our audience.