What's the DIF?

The DIF's content is shaped around eight topics. Each year three of these topics are selected to be the key threads that run through the Festival. In 2018, the DIF topics are:

Cities in Transition

Materials and Design 

People in the Economy 

When is it on?

6th - 23rd November 2018 

Where can I join? 

The DIF is fully accessibly online at thinkdif.co

Who is behind it?

The DIF is curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Who contributes at the DIF?

The DIF shares disruptive ideas and stories on a number of topics to spark conversations with a global audience. 

Session formats include:

- DIF Studio - live sessions from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation studio.
- DIF on Air - live sessions streamed via Google Hangouts.
- DIF Films - pre-recorded visual content.
- DIF Podcasts - pre-recorded audio conversations.

Sessions featured at the DIF are often organised by external organisations who showcase their latest thinking and activities. Universities, companies, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and authors have all been regular contributors to the DIF in recent years.