July 1-5, 2024

Brussels, Belgium

EdMedia Social Events

Opening Day Happy Hour

Monday, July 1, 5:15 PM 

After a day of exciting workshops and welcomes, join us for a casual happy hour. All attendees are welcome to bring a friend.






Newcomer Welcome

Tuesday, July 2, 5:15 PM 

If this is your first EdMedia, this event will get you acquainted and connected in a fun and interactive way.







EdMedia Rooftop Welcome Party  at La Bourse

Tuesday, July 2, 6:15 PM 

Join us as we welcome you and a guest to EdMedia in Brussels!

La Bourse (Brussels Stock Exchange or ‘Beurs’) consists of a public space with a central gallery with benches, a restaurant, exhibition and meeting rooms,… The other part includes ‘Belgian Beer World’ (the permanent exhibition on Belgian beer culture) and the archaeological site Bruxella 1238.

From the roof terrace, the Skybar surprises you with a view over the centre of Brussels and the tower of the City Hall. On the second floor, a restaurant serves Belgian specialities.

Welcome Party Sponsor





Morning Run/Walk Group

Depart Hotel Le Plaza Brussels, Monday-Friday 7 AM

Join a member of our Executive Committee and local Belgian for a morning workout before conference begins.

We will be broken into groups by running pace/walkers and will go for about 30-40 minutes. Runners are encouraged to bring a phone to stay connected and help lead the  group. An example for an indicative 5km run we plan can be found here: https://strava.app.link/88i4NxoHRIb



Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings


Join colleagues for a Special Interest Group meeting. All attendees welcome to join a SIG (or both!) For more information and SIG descriptions, please visit aace.org/conf/edmeda/sigs.

Rooms listed in AcademicExperts schedule





Poster Demonstrations & Innovators Playground
Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 PM

This informal and popular venue for exchanging ideas maximizes exposure for your research and allows you a creative way to display your work. Attendees will flow through our poster displays and chat with presenters. Cash bar and snacks provided!

Posters & Innovators Sponsor






Chocolate Tasting  Workshop

From Godiva to Leonidas, from Côte d’Or to Neuhaus: Belgian chocolate is  famous and appreciated the world over for its excellent quality and flavor. Join us for a tasting workshop to discover the multiple aspects of Belgian chocolate making and the many flavors and characteristics of the craft.

More details to come!






Closing Toast & Invitation to EdMedia 2025

Join us as we raise a toast to the conference week and invite you to our next gathering.