2 day innovation festival | september 2 & 3
PIONEERS FOR CHANGE Festival
UPDATE - August 2021
Unfortunately, we had to decide to postpone the first edition of the Pioneers for Change Festival, we are planning to meet each other next summer.
Due to the uncertainties and regulations related to Covid we would have to sacrifice too much on the design and format of the festival which, according to us, could influence the vibe and flow. But we are fully committed and enthusiastic about a kick-off in 2022. So please stay updated sign up for the list below!
Taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of September, our Pioneers for Change Festival is the first interdisciplinary innovation festival of its kind, we welcome pioneers from all over the country to come together and take part in it!
With seven amazing (inter)national keynote speakers and 20+ workshops and masterclasses, this two-day event offers no shortage of opportunities for you to reskill and upskill. Come with an open mind, curiosity and compassion. We look forward to seeing you there!
German-American author and entrepreneur, co-founder and co-CEO of The Business Romantic Society. Tim is also the co-founder and curator of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank with the mission to humanize business in an age of machines.
Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator. Her work asks the question “How can we improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”.
Eva Rovers is a cultural historian and writer. She writes about the ways ordinary people create extraordinary societal change and she sees a role for ‘citizen assemblies’ because of it.
Reon Brand is an entrepreneur with a background in science and is the Senior Director Foresight and Socio-cultural trends at Philips Design. He is responsible for gaining understanding of emerging future directions.
Kenneth Mikkelsen is a writer, speaker, leadership advisor and learning designer and the founder of Future|Shifts. He wants to improve leadership by influencing the way leaders think, learn, behave and impact society.
CEO of We Activate The Future and co-founder of The Really Regenerative Centre. She designs inclusive learning journeys for leaders, organisations and communities to help explore complex challenges and deliver generative ,achievable and disruptive innovation ideas.
Reimagine - 7 crucial themes
7. Humanity & Society
How do we wish to evolve, what do co-emerging futures look like and how can we humanize connections in an overconnected world?
How can we develop and encourage regenerative leadership where everyone and everything can thrive?
6. Systems Change
How can we improve our perception of the complexity we live within?
3. Economy & Business
How can we design a new value system where doing business and doing good go hand in hand?
How can we design an education system that is fit for the 21st century?
How can we make technology inclusive and benefit the greater good? What do we want from it, and what not?
How can we best organize our society in this new digital era?
Redesign | societal change
The Pioneers for Change festival places large societal questions of a systemic nature on the agenda. What's more, its smaller sessions address current societal challenges such as climate change, the impact of digital technology such as AI, the effects of divisive politics, and distributional issues. These will be held in the form of campfire get-togethers where we aim to stimulate deep discussions and connections.
Reskill & Upskill
Besides gaining inspiration and new knowledge, you also have the chance to develop yourself and acquire new skills. Think: developing an adaptable mindset; critical thinking; creativity; visual thinking; Theory U; deep democracy; refraiming; storytelling; and much more.
Compile your own programme to empower your inner pioneer.
Who's it for?
Rebels with a cause, innovation strategists, storytellers, researchers and scientists, philosophers, engineers and imagineers, anthropologists, artists and creatives, design thinkers, (behavioral) economists and psychologists, sociologists, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs en techies for good...
For everyone who sees themself as a Pioneer for Change.
let's all get together, (re)imagine!
Reality check. Of course we know that it is an uncertain time for festivals. But the program largely takes place in the open air in a wonderfully beautiful and spacious location. We are hopeful that we will be living in a different reality by September. Subscribe using the box above and we will update you.
It is high time to start a wave of positive change.
Let's reimagine the way we work, learn and do business together!
* in case of cancellation of the event because of corona, a 100% refund applies