DIF 2016 live launch will start on November 7, 2016 in London
DIF, the Disruptive Innovation Festival is only days away. This year, we will be kicking off with the first ever DIF Live Launch — Nikki Silvestri, Paul Mason and Robert Scoble will offer their unique perspectives on the technology revolution, discussing its consequences and exploring what can be done in response. Ellen MacArthur will then join the panel to take and put forward questions from you, the DIF audience. Watch the event online via thinkdif.co and use our interactive platform to get your questions answered by the speakers
Each year the DIF partners and collaborates with like-minded organisations on the cutting edge of innovation to enhance the DIF experience, and this year is no different. We are excited to unveil the Festival’s most exciting collection of partnerships and collaborations yet. Explore and get inspired here
Explore the DIF 2016 themes
The DIF is shaped around core themes which contributors can use to help guide their sessions. With this in mind the DIF team have put together three articles which explain the themes in more detail and include sessions in the lineup that focus on each of these topics to help you organise your DIF calendar.
System Reset: Most global economic, social and environmental indicators show a troubling negative trend, which will inevitably be exacerbated by a rising world population.
Regenerative Cities: More than ever, our cities concentrate resources, energy and information. With the number of people living in cities expected to grow by 2.5 billion over the next three decades, existing and future cities will face both challenge and opportunity.
The Future of Work: The future of work hangs in the balance. On one hand, technology and the resulting services have advanced to such a stage that freelancing and a reduced working week is now more feasible than ever, while on the other, increased automation threatens jobs.
Open Labs at the DIF
Each year the DIF invites makers from around the world to apply their skills as designers, engineers, developers and entrepreneurs to a specific theme, challenge or activity.
This year, the DIF is working with the folks behind Open Source Circular Economy days (OSCE) to host a series of online and physical sessions. The events will focus on directing imagination and creativity towards activities that can support the shift to a circular economy.
It all kicks off on the first day of the DIF, Monday 7 November, from 20:00 – 21:00 GMT. Click here to find out more and join the session.