September 29 | Register for the PhD trip to Utopia Island in Almere

Event information

  • Type: PhD trip
  • Date: September 29 (Friday) 2017
  • Time: 09.00 - 17.00
  • Location: 
    Departure - Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague
    Event - Sturmeyweg 15, 1324 KN Almere
  • Enrolment:
    Exclusively for PhD candidates of the Graduate School
    Fill in your name and email in the online form below
  • Contact: 
    Elyse Mills:
    Johan Spamer: 

The ISS PhD community invites all Graduate School PhD candidates to join for a PhD trip to the sustainable city project, Utopia Island in Almere. In this project a group of young entrepreneurs are developing a number of exciting start-ups, all focused around sustainable urban development. It is part of Almere's Floriade 2022 project.


Participants will leave from ISS at 9.00 by bus, travel to Almere (about 45 minutes), then spend the day at Utopia Island, returning around 17.00. There will have a number of talks from the Urban Greeners team on some of their start-ups (including what Urban Greeners is doing, the Food Forest Weerwoud, Walden Studio tiny houses, and the GROW festival). The day will conclude with a Utopian beer tasting, where you will learn about the beer-making process in Utopia's own brewery. 

10 euro personal contribution

There is a limited number of spaces available for this trip, so registration will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is financially supported by the Graduate School and ISS, so tickets will be just 10 euros. Also send an email to PhD candidates Elyse ( and Johan ( to confirm your attendance and get the bank details to transfer the 10 euros. You will receive your ticket before boarding the bus.

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