DESIGN THINKING CONFERENCE

THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES

October 13 & 14, 2022 | Amsterdam

A theater where everyone is invited to experiment, to disrupt, to feel, and to learn from each other.

ABOUT US

The recurring theme of our conference throughout the years is called “Through Different Eyes”. Through different eyes, we can observe other versions of the reality that we share. Through different eyes, we’re able to empathize better, and create dialogues that bring people, communities, and nations together. In a polarized world, empathy is the glue for building healthy societies and businesses.

 

Empathy is also one of the cornerstones of Design Thinking. With the help of our amazing cast, we’re taking you on a trip to explore what empathy really means, from sensational keynotes and discussions to powerful breakout sessions.

 

Inspired by the interactive format of a theatre, Design Thinking Conference invites you to become part of the “act”: Join in performances, disrupt and lead the conversation. Additionally, in the true spirit of Design Thinking, prepare to have your assumptions and preconceptions challenged. It’s a unique event that keeps you on your toes.

We believe that new approaches are emerging because our world needs new solutions to solve the problems we are facing. Design Thinking, and other human-centric approaches, are emerging as a result. It is a symptom, not an end.

 

The mission of the Design Thinking Conference is to keep the conversation on Design Thinking moving forward and push the boundaries as far as we possibly can.

 

Design Thinking Conference is powered by the DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. DesignThinkers Academy is one of the leading design driven innovation agencies helping organizations around the world making the transition from being strictly product orientated and sales driven, towards being service oriented and human centered.

“One of the best conferences I’ve attended.” 

Peter X, Company X, on DT Conference 2018

“I loved the thought-provoking and hands-on approach.”

Participant, DT Conference 2018

“This was one of those rare conferences where I experienced a deeper connection with other attendees.”

Participant, DT Conference 2018

“I LOVED how you treated organizing the conference itself as a design thinking challenge.”

Participant, DT Conference 2018

PROGRAM

DAY 1

DAY 2

9:00

REGISTRATION & FIND YOUR BUDDY

 

10:00

OPENING

Adam Lawrence

 

10:30

ACT 1

“Deconstructing Empathy” – Peter Bos

 

11:30

BUDDY MOMENT

9:00

OPENING

Adam Lawrence

 

9:30

ACT 4

“Look closer” – Paulien Oltheten

 

10:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00

2ND BREAKOUT SESSION

 

11:00

ACT 5

“Designing for Women” – Mansi Gupta

12:30

LUNCH

13:30

ACT 2

“The art of Connecting” – Timon Krause

 

14:30

1ST BREAKOUT SESSION

 

15:00

COFFEE & BUDDY MOMENT

 

16:00

ACT 3

“Intoxication” – Jeanneke Scholtens

 

17:00

NETWORKING DRINKS

 

18:00

END OF DAY 1

13:30

ACT 6

“The Change Mindset” – Cyriel Kortleven

 

14:30

3RD BREAKOUT SESSION

 

15:30

COFFEE & BUDDY MOMENT

 

16:00

ACT 7

“Become a better tech innovator” – Deborah Nas

 

17:00

CLOSING CEREMONY & DRINKS

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Share your thoughts with the world. Lead conversations and learn from each other

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ACTORS

  • Actor from previous edition
Deborah Nas

After kick-starting her career at Philips and KPN, Deborah Nas co-founded and…

Jeanneke Scholtens

Jeanneke Scholtens is a future researcher, speaker and owner of Buro Zorro , Tablemates and What's in…

Mansi Gupta

As the founder of Unconform, Mansi partners with organisations to help them incorporate…

Peter Bos

Peter is Associate Professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies…

FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS

LOCATION

DE DUIF

PRINSENGRACHT 756, AMSTERDAM

design thinking conference 2022 venue: de duif

The Design Thinking Conference will be held at De Duif, a hidden gem along the romantic Prinsengracht canal in the heart of Amsterdam.

ACCOMMODATION

To help you make the right arrangements for your stay in Amsterdam, our team have put together a list of hotel recommendations, all very close to the venue and in different price ranges. 

THIS IS OUR VIBE

ABOUT US

We’ve chosen the theme “Through Different Eyes” focusing on the importance of empathy and how we experience reality in different ways. This is a very topical theme, connecting to the discussion on our polarizing societies, and it also allows us to explore empathy, a key quality of the Design Thinking mindset. We have invited an amazing group of people, our members of the cast, to help us look for the boundaries of empathy and how they overcame them.

 

Aside from the main theme, this year we will be diving deeper in an additional aspect which will be ‘Culture Clashes.’ We would like to invite our participants to carefully reflect on this throughout these two days.

 

The exciting new format of the conference, inspired by theatre, will help both speakers and audiences be engaged and surprised. In the true spirit of design thinking we will question everything, so prepare to be challenged.

 

Please note that we will be allowing a minimum number of participants to next year’s Design Thinking Conference and we are ensuring to take all necessary precautions to protect the safety of the participants as well as our team members. Aside from this, we are carefully monitoring the current situation and surrounding developments on a day-to-day basis.

We believe that new approaches are emerging because our world needs new solutions to solve the problems we are facing. Design Thinking, and other human-centric approaches, are emerging as a result. It is a symptom, not an end.

 

The mission of the Design Thinking Conference is to keep the conversation on Design Thinking moving forward and push the boundaries as far as we possibly can.

 

Design Thinking Conference is powered by the DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. DesignThinkers Academy is one of the leading design driven innovation agencies helping organizations around the world making the transition from being strictly product orientated and sales driven, towards being service oriented and human centered.

“One of the best conferences I’ve attended.” 

Peter X, Company X, on DT Conference 2018

 

“I loved the thought-provoking and hands-on approach.”

Anna Y, Company Y, on DT Conference 2018

 

“This was one of those rare conferences where I experienced a deeper connection with other attendees.”

Paul Z, Company Z, on DT Conference 2018

 

“I LOVED how you treated organizing the conference itself as a design thinking challenge.”

Mieke A, Company A, on DT Conference 2018

PROGRAM

DAY 1

DAY 2

9:00
REGISTRATION & FIND YOUR BUDDY
10:00
OPENING
Adam Lawrence
10:30
ACT 1
“Deconstructing Empathy” – Peter Bos
11:30
BUDDY MOMENT
9:00
BUDDY MOMENT
9:30
ACT 4
“Look closer” – Paulien Oltheten
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
2ND BREAKOUT SESSION
11:30
ACT 5
“Designing for Women” – Mansi Gupta
12:30
LUNCH
13:30
ACT 2
“The art of Connecting” – Timon Krause
14:30
1ST BREAKOUT SESSION
15:00
COFFEE & BUDDY MOMENT
16:00
ACT 3
“Intoxication” – Jeanneke Scholtens
17:00
NETWORKING DRINKS
18:00
END OF DAY 1
13:30
ACT 6
“The Change Mindset” – Cyriel Kortleven
14:30
3RD BREAKOUT SESSION
14:30
COFFEE & BUDDY MOMENT
16:00
ACT 7
“Become a better tech innovator” – Deborah Nas
17:00
CLOSING CEREMONY & DRINKS

STAY UPDATED

SIGN UP FOR NEWS ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
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EARLY BIRD SALES
  • 00D
  • 00H
  • 00M
  • 00S

INDIVIDUALS

Find inspiration, meet like-minded people and enjoy eye-opening discussions

€1295

€995

GROUPS

Experience the world through different eyes with enjoyable company and a great discount

GET UP TO

€500 OFF

SPEAKERS

Share your thoughts with the world. Lead conversations and learn from each other

BECOME A

SPEAKER

ACTORS

LOCATION

DE DUIF

PRINSENGRACHT 756, AMSTERDAM

The Design Thinking Conference 2022 will be held in De Duif, a hidden gem along the romantic Prinsengracht canal in the heart of Amsterdam.

design thinking conference 2022 venue: de duif

ACCOMMODATION

To help you make the right arrangements for your stay in Amsterdam, our team have put together a list of hotel recommendations, all very close to the venue and in different price ranges. 

THIS IS OUR VIBE