The curtains have closed on Engage 2024, but the echoes of its impact resonate far beyond the grandeur of Antwerp’s Handelsbeurs. This year’s conference, a vibrant confluence of over 300 attendees from 33 nations, was more than just a gathering—it was a celebration of community, innovation, and shared passion.

A Melting Pot of Ideas and Inspiration

Engage 2024 felt like a harmonious blend of a cutting-edge software tech conference, a heartfelt class reunion, and a jubilant family festivity. The HCL Collaboration portfolio took center stage, with HCL Software Group and its partners, Ambassadors, and Sponsors unveiling a plethora of technological advancements. The exchange of ideas didn’t just happen in the sessions; it spilled over into the breaks, buzzed across the exhibition floor, and continued into the night at the hotel bars.

A Brilliant Legacy and a Promising Future

The final Engage orchestrated by Hilde and Theo was nothing short of brilliant. Their dedication to hosting this precious community shone through, creating an experience that was nothing less than perfect. As they pass the baton to Kris de Bishop and Tom van Aken, we stand on the cusp of a new era for Engage, one that promises to carry forward the legacy with renewed vigor and vision.

Innovation with a Twist: The panagenda EMBIGGENATOR

In a light-hearted nod to the spirit of innovation that permeates Engage, panagenda introduced a free to use delightful surprise—the EMBIGGENATOR. More than just a tool, it’s a whimsical nod to the joy of technology, making the mundane magnificent by transforming small desktop icons into grand visual statements. Drawing inspiration from the adage “A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man,” the EMBIGGENATOR playfully magnifies our digital interfaces, reminding us that even the smallest details can spark joy and creativity.  Others say it just makes small icons big.

panagenda @Engage2024 Speed Sponsoring
Christoph Adler talks about panagenda free software @engage2024 speed sponsoring.

A Heartfelt Thank You

We extend our deepest gratitude to Hilde and Theo for 15 years of unparalleled Engage conferences. Their vision and leadership have left an indelible mark on the community, and their contributions will be cherished for years to come.

panagenda booth crew @engage2024
panagendas crew @engage2024 (Foto: Femke Goedhart)

panagendas contributions

take a look at the session abstracts and the slidedecks on the engage website, or click the links to open in slideshare.

workshop on monday:
sessions during the two main conference days:

Do not miss to scan through the brilliant conference pictures in the engage website’s “pictures and posts” section.