During his January visit to Belgium, Rawls College of Business professor Dr. William
Gardner, together with Cornell professor Tony Simon, gave the keynote addresses at
an executive conference entitled "Authenticity@Diepenstein." The event was sponsored by Jan Toye and held in his castle. The conference was
attended by 90 participants, including several CEOs of prominent Belgium companies,
faculty from assorted universities and other professionals. Gardner also gave research
presentations at the Katholeike University of Leuven and Maastricht University in
the Netherlands on authentic leadership.