Redesign Everything With The Disruptive Innovation Festival


Ever wanted to change something about your industry, society, or the environment?

Chances are, someone at the Disruptive Innovation Festival wants to as well. Beginning on the 6th of November and running through to the 24th of the same month, the DIF2017 is a fully online, free-to-access livestreamed set of talks and insights from some of the most innovative thinkers of contemporary society.

The three main themes – 21st Century Economics, Age of Automation, and the Future of Design – form the backbone of the talks, which touch on a dazzling variety of topics that include the bio-cycle, systems thinking, and reinventing business.

There are discussions about economics, education, finance, and food & farming- whatever you’re interested in, there’ll be something to enjoy in the collection of ideas presented through the festival.

The DIF is curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a major proponent of a circular economy- namely speaking, an economy that is regenerative and conserves value, while vouching for ways to cause constant positive development. Although the path to that may seem tenuous and at times impossible, speakers at the festival will aim to question established norms, offering productive solutions to problems that prevent our economy from operating at its full potential.

Organisations supporting the DIF include IDEO, Circulate, lifecycles, and the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, so you can be assured that any of the seminars you choose to watch will provide you with fresh insights and perspectives on society and its development.

To access the DIF, and the 200 hours of content that go along with it, the only thing you’ll need is a device with an internet connection. If you tune into any of the livestreams, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the speaker and other spectators through the associated chat.

For more details, and to check out the full program, head to DIF’s official website.


(Feature image via William Bout)