Digital Youth Conference

#LOGOUT... Let’s Reconnect!

3 - 5 September 2018 | FMA Curacao

The Internet and gaming is everywhere...

Studies have found evidence that people who overuse internet and gaming may develop similar brain problems to those who are addicted to drugs.

Teenagers stare down at their phones, tablet or laptop. Instead of observing the world around them. Internet addiction is increasingly becoming a social issue in Curacao.

This is the reason why FMA is starting a #LOGOUT CONFERENCE.

This conference is all about helping parents, professionals, and organizations to acquire the skills, resources, and networks needed to help individuals to live in our society without resorting to internet and gaming addiction. FMA has the statistics of the first scientific research ever done in Curacao about ‘Internet and Gaming Addiction among young people on Curacao’.

Join us during the #LOGOUT… Let’s Reconnect! Digital Youth Conference, during a three day Conference on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of September 2018.

The #LOGOUT CONFERENCE is not only designed to look at the internet addicted person, but also to look at the active role that the environment and community play in this situation. This Conference is designed for people like YOU, who desire to be part of our solution. People who believe that the road to recovery and prevention in our society is a collective matter.

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Meet Ana

My name is Ana,

And my life as a teenager has been incredibly pressured and complicated. I felt like the only place I could be myself was on the Internet. It all started as an innocent act. I don’t think people really understand how intense internet addiction can be.

The truth is I have been isolating myself from personal contact with friends and family. I even dropped out of school two years ago where I was at the lowest point in my life. I can become very aggressive when I don’t have access to the internet. I just always feel the need to #LOGON.

You know what I mean? The truth is that I am not the only one! I want to stop, I need to stop. But I can’t do it alone. Sad to say, there might be another ‘Ana’ right next to you. Yes, someone just like me that need help and is developing an internet or gaming addiction.

This is the reason why FMA started a #LOGOUT movement.


What will you learn and discover?

FMA strives to bring awareness about the consequences and danger of internet and gaming addiction.

Our main objectives of this conference for you as a participant is to:

INFORM you about current scientific investigations on the topic: Internet and Game Addiction.

REFLECT on their role in the safeguarding of their children and youths from the negative consequences of the internet and gaming in our digital world.

And in a PRACTICAL way, get hands-on experience and tools that are useful for promoting a healthy and balanced use of the internet and gaming.

Our specific objectives are:

  • Understand the phenomena: Internet and Gaming Addictions.
  • Learn how to identify Internet and Gaming Addiction.
  • Familiarize with the Neuroscientific aspects of Internet and Gaming addictions.
  • Learn about the consequences of excessive use of technology on the development of the child.
  • Learn about the psychological and personality problems resulting from the negative use of technology.
  • Know when to refer for professional help.
  • Reflect upon our own responsibility in the use of technology by our loved ones and ourselves.
  • Get tips and advice on how to manage the boundaries and set limits for the use of technology.

Program of day 1, The Pre-Conference:

DAY 1 Monday, 3 – 09 – 2018 Speaker
18:00 – 18:30 Arrival of participants.
18:30 – 19:30 Scientific investigations about internet gaming and social media disorders. Jeroen Lemmens Ph. D.
19:30 – 20:15 Case-studies of technology addictions. Hilarie Cash Ph. D.
20:15 – 20:55 Panel of discussion and questions.
20:55 – 21:00 Closure of day 1.

Pre-Conference Price:

Day 1: ANG 52,50 or $30,- | Exclusive Lunch

Join the Pre-Conference

Day 1: The Pre-Conference, 3rd of September will be open and suitable for everyone in our community to join the #LOGOUT CONFERENCE.

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The Speakers

Reflect, wonder and let us surprise you.

Jeroen Lemmens, Ph.D.

Jeroen Lemmens obtained his doctorate in November 2010 at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research with his dissertation on the “Causes And Consequences Of Pathological Gaming”.

He investigated the psychosocial antecedents and consequences of online computer game addiction among adolescents.

Jeroen Lemmens will delight us with is knowledge on the field of gaming addictions.

Hilarie Cash, Ph.D.

Dr.Hilarie Cash is Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of the reSTART Center for Digital Technology Sustainability. She has been working in the field of mental health as a private practitioner for over 30 years.

During the last 20, she has specialized in the emerging field of Internet and video game addiction while working with families and individuals struggling to cope with problems related to pornography and romantic chat, video gaming, surfing and social networking.

She will be one of our keynote speakers at the #LOGOUT and will be sharing her experiences with treatment of clients with internet addiction.

Elia Augustijn

Elia is creator and director of Augustijn Instituut. An Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach & Trainer about Business, Branding, and Storytelling.

Since March 2017 Elia has been contracted by the FMA to carry out several assignments with the main goal of motivating the employees to work together and grow in their work. She also gives advice to the management regarding the organization.

At the conference she will talk about the 20 years FMA Journey. Elia Augustijn together with Josanne also will be the chairman of the day during the conference.

Albert Schoobaar

Albert Schoobaar (1970) is an actor, theater maker, director, writer and co-founder of the Curacao theater group “Teatro KadaKen”.

FMA is honored to announce that this very recognized artist will also be part of the #LOGOUT Movement. He will be inspiring and serving his art to you as participants, with the main goal to let us reconnect to others and bring forth the true understanding of unity, connection, and humanity.

Josanne Provence

Josanne is currently finishing her study as Legal Social Worker at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Curaçao.

In the period from September 2016 to January 2017 she followed a minor, Psychosocial Assistance in the Netherlands in Nijmegen at the Hogeschool of Arnhem and Nijmegen.
Right now Josanne is the youngest employee, working as intake and screening consulent at the FMA. Her passion is makig young people aware of the psychological consequences of their addiction and that is why she did her final thesis on these topic.

Together with Elia Augustijn she will be the chairman of the day during the conference.

Daniëlla Pengel

Daniëlla Pengel, when you see her it is all smiles.

In 2008 she completed her studies in Social Work and Service at the Hogeschool van Utrecht.

She started working in the Intake and Screening department at FMA and two years later she accepted the challenge at the Ambulatory Treatment department as case manager - gaining a lot of knowledge in addiction care, especially with the youth.

She regularly gives training and presentations in which the participants are persuaded to self-reflection and the opportunity to be a part of the experience of the younger generation.

Her most recent achievement is attaining the Pedagogical Certificate in 2017. Through the experiences of the past few years with both the elderly and the young, she has come to the realization ``that it really takes a village to raise a child``.

And, her question to you is ``What is your contribution to the youth of our 'village'?

Naomi Cyntje Rogers

Naomi Cyntje Rogers obtained her master degree in social work in June 2018 at the University of Curacao. Since 2011 she has been working as case-manager and now as therapist in the different treatment departments. In 2012 she designed a program “Bo ta Uniko” to help youth recover from their drug addiction while developing social skills.

As final thesis she did a research on the prevalence and consequences of Internet Addiction on the island of Curacao. The results of this investigation she will be speaking about at our # LOGOUT conference.

Join the Conference

For the Conference days of 4th and 5th of September we welcome you with open arms if you work with people and/or youth organizations such as:

  • Youth leader, youth worker, trainer, mentor and coach.
  • Healthcare professionals, psychologists, therapists, doctors, and nurses.
  • Teachers, social workers and human resource managers.
  • Lawyers and law enforcement personnel.
  • Engineers in technology (IT) and professionals in communication.
  • Especially for you, if you are interested to work after the conference on the prevention of digital addictions.

Program of day 2, The Conference:

DAY 2 Tuesday, 4 – 09 – 2018 Speaker
7:30 – 8:00 Registration of participants.
8:30 – 9:00 20 years of FMA journey. Elia Augustijn
8:30 – 9:30 Results of Scientific investigation:

Internet Addiction on the island of Curacao.

Naomi Cyntje Rogers MSc.
9:30 – 10:30 Neuroscience of Internet Addiction. Hilarie Cash Ph.D.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break.
11:00 – 12:00 Causes and Consequences of Game Addiction. Jeroen Lemmens Ph. D.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 #LOGOUT Movement

Artistic Dynamic Interactive Presentation.

Naomi Cyntje Rogers, MSc.

Elia Augustijn

14:00 – 15:00 Addictive Online Games and Underlying Processes. Jeroen Lemmens Ph. D.
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break.
15:15 – 16:30 Co-morbidity and internet addiction Psychological and personality disorders. Hilarie Cash Ph. D.
16:30 – 17:00 Closure of day 2.

Program of day 3, The Conference:

DAY 3 Wednesday, 5 – 09 – 2018
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Arrival
8:15 – 10.15 GROUP A

Hilarie Cash Ph.D. and

Naomi Cyntje Rogers MSc. 

Interactive work-session

Internet Addiction.


Jeroen Lemmens Ph.D. and

Daniella Pengel SPH. 

Interactive work-session

Game addiction and social media.

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:30 Tips and Tools to reconnect!
11.30 – 12.oo Final questions and wrap up the morning.
12:00 – 13.00 Lunch
13:15 – 15:15 GROUP A

Jeroen Lemmens Ph.D. and

Daniella Pengel SPH. 

Interactive work-session

Game addiction and Social media.


Hilarie Cash Ph.D. and

Naomi Cyntje Rogers MSc. 

Interactive work-session Internet Addiction.

15:15 – 15:.30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Call to action: Let’s Reconnect!
16:30 – 17:00 Closure of the day
17:00 – 18:00 Let’s Reconnect Cocktail

Pre-Conference Price:

Conference Price:
Day 2: ANG 105,- or $60,- Exclusive Lunch
Day 3: ANG 105,- or $60,- Exclusive Lunch

Price Buffet Lunch:
ANG 45,- or $25,-
This price is per day, per person at the Sunscape Curacao Resort.

Prices of the (Pre-)Conference

Prices of the (Pre-)Conference per day, per person.


$ 30,- or ANG 52,50

Day 1 | Exclusive LunchYes, get me a ticket!


$ 60,- or ANG 105,-

Day 2 | Exclusive LunchYes, get me a ticket!


$ 60,- or ANG 105,-

Day 3 | Exclusive LunchYes, get me a ticket!

Important Information

The information you must know before you go to the conference.

Special Packages

Special Packages for one (1) person:

Day 1, 2 and 3: ANG 227,50 or $130,- Exclusive Lunch

Yes, Exclusive Lunch for 1 person

Day 1, 2 and 3: ANG 315,- or $180,- Inclusive Lunch for 2 days

Yes, Inclusive Lunch for 1 person

Accomodation Reservations

For Accomodation Reservations in this all inclusive resort call or email:

Call Tel: 5999 7367 888

Email Email:

Discounted room rate is $99 per night per person.
Reference “LOG OUT Digital Conference” when registering to receive the discounted rate.

Discounted rate applicable until the block sells out.

The location of the (Pre-)Conference:

The (Pre-)Conference days will take place at Sunscape Curacao Resorts at Flamboyant Convention Center.
Sunscape Curacao Resort Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard # 78 Curacao, South-Western Caribbean


The parking lot of Sunscape Curacao Resorts for the participants.

The (Pre-)Conference Languages:

English and Papiamentu.