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NOT YOUR ORDINARY CONFERENCE

We’re proud to announce the first batch of Actors for the upcoming Design Thinking Conference ‘Through Different Eyes‘. Get inspired by: The famous Creative Problem Solver Dorte Nielsen, The Entomologist Aglaia Bouma, The Translator Katelijne de Vuyst, The Creative Challenger Karl Raats & The Mindful CEO Hans Looijen. This will be a unique opportunity to join our Actors, Breakout Leaders and DT representatives as they share their perspective on the main theme of the Conference Empathy.

THE DESIGN THINKING CONFERENCE

FOR WHOM?

For Design Thinking professionals who practice what they preach 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.

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).

Please note that we will be allowing a minimum amount 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.

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

ADAM STJOHN LAWRENCE

“Empathy is often uncomfortable, but it’s worth it.”

RAMON VULLINGS

“Hang out with more people who do NOT do what you do…”

MARJOLEIN VAN DER KRUK

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– The Little Prince, A. de St. Exupéry

DORTE NIELSEN

“Enhancing your ability to see connections enhances your creativity.”

HANS LOOIJEN

“Empathy is not enough. Sometimes I wish I could be my patients, so I would experience exactly what they are experiencing.”

AGLAIA BOUMA

“Think over, through or up what the other thinks about, out or better of.”

KARL RAATS

“Empathy: the willingness to walk in someone else’s shoes. Even if that idiot is wearing Crocs. Especially then!”

JEROEN VAN DER WEIDE

“Empathy entails putting your ego aside.”

ADELA CRISTEA

“The future is here. Are we ready to embrace it? What are the critical skills that we need for the world of the future and how can we start developing them? Let’s play a game.”

KATELIJNE DE VUYST

“Translating a book (or a poem) is living in the head of its author.”

TANVI PANDE

“The empathy salad will be a safe & fun space where we will explore improv tools, share experiences and learn how to adopt employee empathy in your daily work.”

NICOLETTE WEVER

“Have you ever experienced what it means to walk into someone else’s shoes, I mean literally?”

BARBERA OLTHOF

“In a split second we have formed an opinion about the other based on what we see and hear. What effect does that have on us and the other?”

MEDDIE VERSTEEG

“How well do you understand what acually happens in your brains when trying to think about and envision the future?”

TALISA ONG & THOMAS DE BRESSER

“Profound change is needed to give back to the world. In this session we will start “digging” to find out what your contribution can be. You will leave with a change of heart and a gift that is your personal nudge.”

WIEBKE BORGERS

“How can you connect, even if you are deprived of the most important means?”

MAAIKE MINTJES

“You can’t acces empathy if you’re not willing to be vulnerable” Brené Brown

CONFERENCE ’18

AFTER MOVIE

Here you can find the after movie of our Design Thinking Conference 2018. Take a look and experience a little bit of the energy and atmosphere of those magnificent 2 days.

FIEKE SLUIJS

“If less is more, then how less can we get without having nothing left? Or will it turn into everything because the more less it gets, the more more it gets?”

ILYA BROEKHUIZEN

“Explore empathy through bipolar lenses. How do we build on structure versus flow? Is there a fundamentally different outcome following one of these sides?”

MARCEL STOLK

“In this workshop you will learn the essence of the 5D method. A creative tool by Alexandra Martini.”

JENNY WASE

“Let the LEGO-speak and the 3D models document or conversation.”

ESTHER THOLE

ACTOR FROM PREVIOUS EDITION

“No empathy without life, but is there life without empathy?”

JEANNE LIEDTKA

ACTOR FROM PREVIOUS EDITION

“Empathy changes the experience of the designer in ways even more profound than it does those we design for.”

REGISTER

THE DESIGN THINKING CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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. Sign up now and benefit from a special price.

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