Disruptive Innovation Festival now!

November 15, 2017
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The DIF Live Launch kicked off the three week long Festival of ideas last week, asking the question ‘what if we could redesign everything?’ The DIF welcomes some of the world’s brightest start ups, business leaders, designers and other innovators who are exploring the economy looking towards a positive, alternative future. 

Today the DIF officially hits the halfway mark, with over 90 sessions streamed live so far, all available to catch up on via DIF on Demand. Choose your own or browse through our top picks:

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Coming up in week 2 and 3…

16th November @ 14:00 GMT we welcome Headliner, John Maeda who’s session will focus on Design in the Age of Digital - can design truly change the world?

16th November @ 17:00 GMT we rejoin the Unschool of Disruptive Design for the second of their four sessions at this year’s Festival on exploring a post disposable future - Global Initiatives for a Post Disposable Future, Part 1.

20th November @ 19:00 GMT David Weinberger goes live in the DIF Studio to investigate How humans can thrive when machines are smarter than us.

23rd November @ 19:00 GMT Rick Plautz explores Using Fungus to Consume Plastic Waste.

26th November @ 17:00 GMT join the whole DIF team for the Grand Finale with a look back at the past three weeks and exclusive insights from the sessions. 

Head to to login/register for your My DIF account to start accessing DIF on Demand and to create your personalised DIF calendar. You can also search the schedule by clicking on one of the DIF 2017’s themes; 21st Century Economics, Age of Automation and Future of Design. Catch up instantly on week 1 of the DIF with Scriberia’s unique drawings, head to the Week 1 Storyboard now.

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Just interested in the circular economy? Take a look at the Circular Economy Playlist featuring highlights of the DIF’s most inspirational and informative sessions on the concept. 

The Disruptive Innovation Festival is curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and runs from the 6th-24th of November. Go to to find out more or find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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