verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
Even if you are a first time speaker at Engage, your session could still be accepted right away.
However, if your session is NOT accepted, and you checked the 'Engage Idol' checkbox on the Session Proposal form,
you could be invited to take part in the Engage Idol session, scheduled early during the event. Only 5 candidates can participate.
You will have less than 10 minutes to convince the jury of 'celebrities' of your speaking skills and content value.
They will judge which of the candidates gets a full blown 45 minutes session at the end of the event.
Engage is a major User Group operating from the Benelux, but with worldwide attendance, focusing on all IBM Collaboration Solutions and Analytics.
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Let's make some Waves
On December 13th, 2017, we hosted a very interesting Domino 2025 jam at the IBM Client Center in Brussels.
Thanks to Ed Brill and Uffe Sorensen who lead the workshop, and to all participants.May 8-9, 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
80+ Sessions. Antwerp was an amazing host. More than 90 speakers, 40 of them IBM Champions. Ed Brill, Ann-Marie Darrough, Jason Roy Gary, Huguette Ranc, Peter D'Haeyer and Luis Guirigay joined us during the keynote.
This time we were at the brand new, and at the same time 19th century Elisabeth Center Antwerp
aka 'Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp'.
Right in the city center, next to the Central Station.
A huge thank you to everyone attending:
YOU made it a success!