Learning Technologies Awards

A day in the life of Eva

A day in the life of Eva

By Eva Jansen

Some days you’ll never forget in your life. November 29th, 2017 was one of those days for me. I was honored to travel to the Learning Technologies Awards in London on behalf of TinQwise. All day long I kept my family, friends and co-workers informed via the LT Awards WhatsApp group, Instastories and various livestreams. 

  • 07:00 hours: Wake up. Breakfast. Did I pack everything? Fancy dress. Check. Passport. Check. Let’s head to Amersfoort station and take the intercity to Schiphol airport.

    07:00 hours: Wake up. Breakfast. Did I pack everything? Fancy dress. Check. Passport. Check. Let’s head to Amersfoort station and take the intercity to Schiphol airport.

  • 11:50 hours: Alright, here we go! Together with Leonie and Herbert I’m flying to London Gatwick. The major topic of discussion: how many awards are we going to win? One? Two?

    11:50 hours: Alright, here we go! Together with Leonie and Herbert I’m flying to London Gatwick. The major topic of discussion: how many awards are we going to win? One? Two?

  • 13:00 hours: Arrival at hotel. I swipe my key card and sure enough… I can see the Big Ben and Parliament from my hotel room. Thanks Maaike and Wieneke!

    13:00 hours: Arrival at hotel. I swipe my key card and sure enough… I can see the Big Ben and Parliament from my hotel room. Thanks Maaike and Wieneke!

  • 18:00 hours: After we’ve explored London, we have some time back at the hotel. Time to get ready. Dress, heels – and this year we’re rocking the natural look for hair and makeup.

    18:00 hours: After we’ve explored London, we have some time back at the hotel. Time to get ready. Dress, heels – and this year we’re rocking the natural look for hair and makeup.

  • 19:00 hours We’re ready! We take the elevator downstairs and head to the champagne reception.

    19:00 hours We’re ready! We take the elevator downstairs and head to the champagne reception.

Award Show

21:00 hours: Showtime! I study the order of the various awards that’ll be announced throughout the evening. I can’t wait! Both IKEA’s 360° Food Safety Experience and Hunkemöller’s Live It Up! campaigns are nominated. Time to announce the winners… HURRAY, IT’S GOLD VOOR HUNKEMÖLLER & TINQWISE! Check out the replay of the livestream.

Suddenly you’re on an international stage holding an award in your hand! All kinds of things are happening around me. Pictures are being made. People are congratulating me. The crowd goes wild. Quickly I make my way back to the table, because the night has only just started. I look around: there are already five awards displayed on the table! One for Hunkemöller, three times for IKEA and we also get a silver award for ABN AMRO’s VR-project. It doesn’t get any better than this!

At home, all TinQers are celebrating – our WhatsApp-group is blowing up with messages, pictures and movie clips. I quickly bring my attention back to the stage, because it’s time for the Blended Learning category. Bronze, Silver… "And now they have a second gold: it’s Hunkemöller & TinQwise!"

We keep partying until deep in the night at the official after party, blown away by what has just happened. We were hoping for maybe two awards, but together with our clients we won as many as six awards! Incredible team work. I’m so proud of all TinQers who worked on these projects, but also proud of our clients who trusted in us to make innovative and customized learning solutions. Let’s do this again next year!

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