In addition to the main-stage programme of keynotes by international speakers including Sunny Bergman, Jaap Korteweg and Robert Wong, we have more ways for you to get involved.

This year’s two-day conference will be filled to the brim with opportunities for you to interact and connect to creatives and social entrepreneurs in smaller sessions. A parallel programme of interactive workshops which vary in format; from masterclasses by design visionaries, to roundtable discussions with likeminded change makers and public exhibitions.  Workshops are curated and hosted by WDCD in collaboration with local and international partners.

Day 1 / WDCD & Openbaar Ministerie

No Minor Thing

the What Design Can Do Challenge to combat sexual exploitation of children
Day 2 / NorthernLight

Transformative Experience Design

How design and storytelling make people care about creating a sustainable world.
Day 1 / By What Design Can Do

Climate Action Challenge – Demo Day

The Winners of the Climate Action Challenge showcase 13 new ways to cope with the effects of climate change.
Day 1 / Next Nature Network


Exploring emerging reproductive technologies in relation to design ethics
Day 1 / Design Academy Eindhoven

Constructive Digital Innovation

Co-creating the rule book on how we design with the consequences in mind
Day 1 / Innofest & Into the Great Wide Open

The New Change Makers

How can we use festivals as catalysts for innovation and societal change?
Day 2 / Greenberry

Planet centric digital design

Learn how user centric and planet centric digital design go hand in hand