Course Description

Online Design Thinking Conference Pre-Event June 2021 (Free of charge)


The Design Thinking Conference, ‘Through Different Eyes’ will take place on November 4th & 5th, 2021 at the Tobacco Theater in Amsterdam. We invite you to step outside your comfort zone seeing as this will not be an ordinary conference.  Don’t miss out and secure your spot by registering here. We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam.

In the meantime, we would like to help you get in the right mindset for our Design Thinking Conference by inviting you to join the Online Design Thinking Conference Pre-Event on June 17th, starting at 4:00 PM CEST. The main theme will be: ‘Can empathy be perceived as a luxury good?’ Join us in our interactive, Virtual Studio for an inspiring afternoon together with our global team of expert Facilitators. Please note that this is a free online event and for this reason, we have limited spots available. Ready to get inspired? Sign up here!


The main theme of this online Pre-Event will be: ‘Can empathy be perceived as a luxury good?’ Once again, we will be taking a deep dive into our main theme and ‘look through different eyes’ in an interactive, hands-on manner. This will take place in our Virtual Studio in combination with various Breakout rooms together with our two main Facilitators: Jeroen van der Weide and Adam StJohn Lawrence.

“Through Different Eyes. We live in the same world, but not in the same reality.”


Instead of definitions, tools and showcases, we will focus on inspirations to question oneself. We aim to create a space in which our audience can have a healthy dialogue leave them feeling even more inspired. The exciting new format of the conference, inspired by theatre, will help both speakers and audiences be engaged and surprised. In the true spirit of design thinking, we will question everything. So prepare to be challenged. Join us on November 4th & 5th in Amsterdam.


It is time to take the next step and truly deep dive into Design Thinking. We’ve chosen the theme “Through Different Eyes”, because it is important to focus on empathy and how we experience reality in different ways. This is a very topical theme. Because it connects the discussion on our polarizing societies. While it also allows us to explore empathy, a key quality of the Design Thinking mindset. As a result, we have invited an amazing group of people to help us look for the boundaries of empathy and how they overcame them.

The Design Thinking Conference is now open for registration.

About this Event

Duration: 1,5 hour Opening, 1,5 hour Breakout Sessions and Networking at the end of the Online Pre-Event

Theme: Can empathy be perceived as a luxury good?
Date: June 17th 2021
Time: 16:00 – 19:00 (CEST)

Online platforms: Miro & Zoom
Language: English
Maximum participants: 60


Theme: Can empathy be perceived as a luxury good?

The Online Design Thinking Conference Pre-Event will be free of charge, however, we do have allow maximum amount of participants. Don’t miss out and sign up now!

If you have any other questions, we kindly as that you contact us through e-mail.