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.

24 May / 14:00-16:30 / Dutch Railways (NS)


On adding value to waste materials coming from train modernisation
24 May / 14:00 - 16:30 / WDCD & Openbaar Ministerie

No Minor Thing

the What Design Can Do Challenge to combat sexual exploitation of children
24 May / 14:00 - 16:30 / 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.
24 May / 14:00 - 16:30 / Next Nature Network


24 May / 11:30 -13:00 / Design Academy Eindhoven

Constructive Digital Innovation

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

The New Change Makers

How can we use festivals as catalysts for innovation and societal change?
25 May / 14:00 -16:00 / Greenberry

Planet centric digital design

Learn how user centric and planet centric digital design go hand in hand
25 May / 14:00 - 16:00 / AMP.Amsterdam

Virtual Reality for a better reality

How virtual reality could create a better reality
25 May / 14:00 - 16:00 / NorthernLight

Transformative Experience Design

How design and storytelling make people care about creating a sustainable world.
25 May / 14:00 - 16:00 / WDCD

WDCD Academy Workshop

Design education for a sustainable future