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Disruptive Innovation Festival 2018

November 12, 2018 @ 08:00 - November 18, 2018 @ 17:00

Policymaker & designer Cat Drew introduced design-based techniques into policymaking after spending 12 years in government. She led projects from preventing homelessness to speculating the future of rail before becoming a Delivery Director at Uscreates.

The Circular Economy Club (CEC) is partnering with the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to bring the knowledge to your city, anywhere you are in the world.

The DIF is an online platform aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy. The festival invites people to share disruptive ideas and stories on a number of topics and attracts a worldwide audience, sparking critical conversations and participation through a combination of live interviews, films, and podcasts. The DIF is a crowdsourced event which provides empowering open access for contributors who want to showcase their new ideas, thinking, and initiatives with a global audience.

This is your opportunity to organize a viewing session of the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) and help your city be at the forefront of the circular economy revolution.

A CEC DIF viewing party is essentially an event where you will gather different stakeholders of your community to discuss the content of carefully curated online sessions from the Disruptive Innovation Festival. All these videos have the goal to inspire you to ask the question: What if we could redesign everything? And look at this from the perspective of different stakeholders.

The curation process (such as: selecting the topic, organizing the event, finding a venue), will be performed by you as the local Circular Economy Club organizer. You will be able to include the most relevant content from the DIF festival and broadcast it to your community. The available videos include live sessions from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation studio, from Universities, companies, thought-leaders, and authors. Some of the available videos can also be Google Hangouts, pre-recorded videos or podcasts.

DIF 2018 Headliner, Hamilton Henrique is on a mission to bring healthy food to vulnerable communities in Brazil. Through his company Saladorama, Hamilton’s creating local value chains in which farmers, cooks, deliverers and customers are the key players in the development of their communities.


They cover many different themes, such as: exploring trends in systems thinking, reimagining learning systems assessing the role of people in the economy, exploring the future of food and other very timely and critical themes in the realms of the circular economy.

Why host a viewing party?

It is of paramount importance that the circular economy community makes an effort to bring different stakeholders together, to educate and inform them about the circular economy. You can now host a CEC Global DIF Viewing and join other organizers around the world to create a space to discuss the important circular economy topics. Choose from hundreds of DIF videos, shape your own discussion and generate new thinking.

Dr Michael Shaver is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry at Edinburgh University. His team develops sustainable alternatives to petroleum-derived plastic.



November 12, 2018 @ 08:00
November 18, 2018 @ 17:00
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