FLAMES Annual Meeting 2017

Social Media: The good, the bad or the ugly?

The impact of social media on science, education, society and economy

April 28, 2017
09:00 - 17:30
KU Leuven


The 5th edition of the FLAMES Annual Meeting focusses on the various ramifications of social media in today's world. Each contribution highlights a different way of how social media influence our daily lives.


Click on the names of the presenters to see their short biographies, and click on the titles of the presentations to see the abstracts.



09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 09:20

Welcome by FLAMES representative

09:20 - 09:30

Introduction by Gerard Govers, chair of the interuniversity doctor schools committee at VLIR

09:30 - 10:15

Michel Philippens (SAS)

  Social media use: a blessing for humanity?

10:15 - 11:00

Sofie Verhalle
(Freelance digital consultant)

  Finding the social in social business & social government.

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00

Steven Eggermont
(KU Leuven)

  Risk or reward? Understanding how social networks affect adolescents' well-being.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 13:45

Chang Zhu (VUB)

  Peer interaction via social media: how is it related to student self-esteem and learning?

13:45 - 14:15

Ruben Verborgh, Esther De Loof, Rein Van Imschoot & Bram De Jaegher (UGent)

  Opening up educational content for debate via web technology.

14:15 - 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 - 15:30

Discussion panel
Moderator: Werner Trio (Radio Klara)

15:30 - 16:15

Presentation FLAMES Award winner: Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

16:15 - 17:30



Arenbergkasteel, Aula
(Room number: KAST 01.07)
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1
3001 Heverlee-Leuven


For whom:
This event is interesting for anyone who wants to find out about the consequences which social media have on our daily lives (e.g. in science, education, society and economy).


Participation is free, but please register before April 16, 2017.