THE DESIGN THINKING CONFERENCE

FOR WHOM?

For design thinker professionals that do it in their own organizations or with other organizations.

WHY?

Because It is time to take the next step and truly deep dive into design thinking. 

WHAT?

Deep diving design thinking means critically looking at it, constructively discussing it and surprising ourselves with fresh perspectives.
It means to reframe and be sure about the problem we are solving.
It means to feel and discuss how truly empathic we can be.
It means to experiment and to test out new perspectives.
It means to envision and discover how far we can bring design thinking.

HOW?

Instead of definitions, tools and showcases, we will focus on inspirations to question oneself, debates to get further, perspectives outside our comfort zones, all in togetherness and positivism, and with a bit of lightness.

ARNE VAN OOSTEROM

ON EMPATHY

“In a world always searching for balance we need empathy for others and ourselves to find it.”

LILIAN STOLK

ON EMPATHY

“It’s very funny the way even the most nice-seeming people turn into trolls and monsters when they go online alone at night. Anonymity unmasks them.”
The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

CALENDAR

The Design Thinking Conference offers many opportunities to get your hands dirty. All the speakers (main actors) will be running experiments and during the two days we’ll offer several breakout sessions.

We’ll post the details of all sessions on this website soon.

Calendar

JOHN BIELENBERG

ON EMPATHY

“Design without empathy is not design.”

COMMUNITY

As we are developing the conference we would like to keep you posted – join our Facebook community.

Facebook community

ABOUT

The Design Thinking Conference is an interactive and high-energy gathering of experienced design thinking practitioners from around the world. We offer a platform to share knowledge and further your understanding of what is driving the changes we all experience in today’s world.

The Design Thinking Conference is not a traditional conference, but highly inspired by theatre. We have developed an experimental and exciting new format to challenge both the speakers (our actors) and the audience (supporting actors).

With this conference we aim to shake you up and enrich you with new insights, not just leave you comfortable and confirmed in your beliefs. No preaching to the converted, but experimenting, experiencing, having fun and being surprised.

About

THE DESIGN THINKING CONFERENCE ’18

The Design Thinking Conference ’Through different Eyes’ on 11-12 October 2018 is now open for registration.


Conference ’18

ROBERT BLOOM

A VISION ON EMPATHY

In this video series we present you visions on empathy from the Design Thinking world.

ACTORS

Here some of our amazing actors that you will meet during the conference. The full actors’ list will be soon available. Stay tuned!

John Bielenberg

Adam StJohn Lawrence

Lauren Currie

Lilian Stolk

Stefan van der Stigchel

Anne Stenros

Fleur Ravensbergen

LAUREN CURRIE

ON EMPATHY

“Empathy is the most difficult form of thought and emotion, yet the most progressive – it is the founder of communities and the leader in cultural compassion.”

REGISTER

Are you ready to look “Through Different Eyes”? To register as a future hero of our inspiring play please subscribe through below link. To keep our conference small and personal we only offer a limited amount of tickets. For “early birds” we offer a special discount. These tickets will be available until May 01st.

Register

LOCATION

TOBACCO THEATER AMSTERDAM

This secret location in the heart of Amsterdam has been the stage for many amazing theater dinners, international product presentations and music presentations, congresses, events, and loving theater performances.

Location

LOCATION

VENUE TOUR

Follow Arne van Oosterom on a tour of the Conference’s venue.


Venue Tour

FLEUR RAVENSBERGEN

ON EMPATHY

“Empathy at its core is about allowing yourself to recognize the human being in the other, no matter who they are.”