Full program


We have developed an exciting and experimental new format. The Conference is inspired by theatre and we have developed a basic script using the archetypal story pattern of “the hero’s Journey” as a template.

All participants will go on a Design Thinking adventure of two days. The speakers play several leading roles, are our guides and will present different kinds of challenges. You will overcome difficulties and learn more about your own boundaries and biases.

You will leave the conference with many new perspectives on your personal and professional challenges. We invite you to join us on this adventure.

Besides the presented scenes with the main actors, we will have side programs and break out sessions.

At this moment we are talking to many potential speakers and workshop leaders. We will continuously update the program and add more speakers and details.

Day 1

9.00 – 10.00
Welcome and registration

10.00 – 12.00
Opening scene

Party to celebrate the start of the adventure
Special guest Guy van Liempt will talk about purpose and happiness

12.00 – 13.30
Personal time & Lunch break

13.30 – 15.00
Second scene

Philosopher Andre Klukhuhn let us change the plans with questions about the truth and the ways to approach it. What does empathy really mean to you?

15.00 – 15.30
Monologue interior

(break and introspection)

15.30 – 17.00
Point of no return

Creative entrepreneur John Bielenberg will bring us to the point of no return or even further into the unknown. We must face ourselves the way we try to deal with uncertainties. Is it truly possible to build empathy?


(discussion and wrap up)

Day 2

9.00 – 10.30

At the middle of our journey, the moment you feel there are no dreams anymore, Tim Selders will help us to deal with this. What new skills do we need to strengthen empathy?

10.30 – 11.00
Vox populi

(break and discussion)

11.00 – 12.30
Turning point

Are you ready for the final push? All senses will be addressed. Susan will be our pathfinder around the question ‘How to build empathy without using words?’

12.30 – 13.30
Personal time & lunch break

13.30 – 14.45

Salma Yasmeen is a passionate champion for compassion. The best accompany to share our new insights and learnings and to learn from her experiences and knowledge.

14.45 – 15.30
Monologue interior

(feedback and introspection)

15.30 – 17.00
A new beginning

At the end of our journey it’s good to look back at our adventure. How are we going to implement those new learned empathy-skills? Meeta Patel kan help us to apply our learnings and make them effective into the corporate world.


(curtain will fall)