Programme

Keynotes, performances, experiences and workshops

On 21, 22 & 23 October 2019 we aim to make Brabant – if only briefly – the most beautiful place on earth, together with you and other creative thinkers and doers from Brabant (The Netherlands) and around the world.

The CWF team is working on a programme bursting with moments of positive confusion. We aim to take you on a rollercoaster ride of catchy inspirations, true challenges, breathtaking performances, high-end knowledge, creative interaction, good practices, dramatic failures and effective networking moments in a true Brabant atmosphere. Be prepared to be swept off your feet!

DAY 1 . 21 OCTOBER 2019

Making a change by planting a seed for a better world

CWF House (Parktheater, Theaterpad 1, Eindhoven)

Let us take you on a wave of hope. Worldwide there are many societal challenges, but just as many geniuses who want to avoid the inevitable. They tackle them, create unexpected solutions. Make mistakes and show themselves on a vulnerable stage. Not knowing for sure becomes an enormous quality. They want to change the inevitable. Open your heart and mind, be positively confused by a dazzling opening program of the CWF2019.

WHENWHATWHERE
10.00 – 18.00Registration@CWF House
10.00 – 15.00Antenna Conference, powered by DDW and BrabantDC @CWF House (separate registration, more info to follow)@CWF House
15.30 – 21.00Plenary Opening Session and Food Experience@CWF House

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DAY 2 . 22 OCTOBER 2019

CWF goes Local

Let us take you on a trip, where local meets global. In Brabant we look for ground-breaking solutions. We think outside existing frameworks. We put our cards on the table. We do business together in openness. And we want you to be part of it. Brabant immerses you into its Burgundian, hospitable and cosy character. Only in a few regions in the world fun and success are so inextricably linked.

On the second day of the CWF there will be 5 thematic sub-programmes to be held in 5 different cities in Brabant, where we will focus on specific cases and challenges:

The paradox of (un)limited Progress

HOSTED IN: Eindhoven

The paradox of (un)limited Progress

Eindhoven

Eindhoven is a city bursting with creativity, innovation, technology and design. With the industrial district of Strijp-S and the Dutch Design Week as international attractions, high-tech and design are constantly helping each other to develop.

The city challenges its residents to embrace new opportunities in their daily lives. During the CWF, Eindhoven addresses the pressing question of how new technologies can be used and how the desire to promote interaction between people can be met. What resources do we already have and what should we develop? Creativity is essential, but how can younger and older generations make maximum use of it? How can traditional cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums, use technology to serve visitors with different needs? How can virtual reality and augmented reality influence musicians to be creative and the public to experience music? And also: how can we use natural materials and vision for the well-being of our planet?

The paradox of (un)limited Inclusiveness

HOSTED IN: Tilburg

The paradox of (un)limited Inclusiveness

Tilburg

Tilburg is bursting with creative makers and students. The former textile industry city is now known for its knowledge, creativity and innovation. Social innovation is of paramount importance.

Everyone counts and makes a valuable contribution to our society. Nevertheless, the concept of society (living together) is under pressure. This is due to the division between rich and poor, emancipation issues, integration problems and the impending exclusion of people in need of care. What is needed for an inclusive society are creative and innovative solutions. In the care sector, for example, in welcoming refugees as new citizens and for a fair chance of work and income. The CWF programme in Tilburg inspires and activates with special solutions for social challenges. Creative partnerships between cultural institutions, education, business and social organisations share their current bottlenecks and challenge visitors to think collectively about the next step in the pursuit of inclusiveness. Because everyone counts in an inclusive world.

The paradox of (un)limited Mobility

HOSTED IN: Helmond

The paradox of (un)limited Mobility

Helmond

Helmond gets a lot done as a city. Especially in the field of mobility, with the Automotive Campus serving as a living lab for technological innovations. The innovations developed here and the extensive (testing) facilities are state-of-the-art and offer unparalleled opportunities: from electric driving to alternative fuels and from smart data to connected cars.

They provide more efficient, cheaper and safer mobility. At the same time, the question arises as to the consequences for our climate, congestion problems and affordable and sustainable energy. Further paradoxes include: the mobility sector creates new occupations and economic growth but also tensions with the current labour market. And: mobility increases people’s scope but also contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle. Hence ‘the paradox of (un)limited mobility’. The CWF programme in Helmond runs along three lines: from smart city with a focus on mobility infrastructure and resident participation to technological solutions for social mobility issues and accelerating mobility innovation (new occupations and training, and the employee of the future).

The paradox of (un)limited Food Supplies

HOSTED IN: Meijerijstad

The paradox of (un)limited Food Supplies

Meijerijstad

Brabant is one of Europe’s smartest and most sustainable agri-food regions. The region looks beyond its own borders. Because food production and consumption in the western world seems unlimited but borders are becoming visible due to climate change, obesity and diabetes.

In addition, the world’s population is growing explosively and prosperity – and therefore also meat consumption – is increasing. In a world with millions of hungry and malnourished people, approximately the same number of obesity and diabetes sufferers, and an abundance of food waste, we have to tilt the scale to make the world a healthier, happier and tastier place. For everyone. This is the starting point of the Meierijstad CWF programme. Participants are invited to explore the question of what unlimited or limited food production is actually like. This is done based on four themes: waste, new farmers, landscaping, and nutrition and health. The role and responsibilities of Brabant and the contribution that creatives can make are central to this.

The paradox of (un)limited Resources

HOSTED IN: West-Brabant / Breda

The paradox of (un)limited Resources

West-Brabant / Breda

Reaping the fruits of innovation? Start imagineering! West Brabant has a wealth of industrial processes and SME activities. At the same time, a unique collection of game changers is developing in this region, using creative thinking and imagination to bring about change.

Let’s be honest: innovation is essential to achieving economic growth. But is innovation alone sufficient for future growth? In the new era of missions, SDGs and transitions, innovations must lead to major changes in business life and society. How do we weave unlimited creative thinking into the DNA of existing, traditional companies and mindsets? How do we link the power of imagination to production? The challenge: to use creativity as the starting point and breeding ground for traditional industries to bring about change. Breda as an international hotspot for applied technology and creativity. Make an impact by giving the unlimited resource of creativity a place in the DNA of existing and future companies. How do we make maintenance sexy, improve biobased design, make data the fuel for logistics chains, increase the sustainability impact of events and sharpen our high-tech health? This calls for the power of imagination to produce change from within.

When registering, you will be required to select one of these local programmes. You can click on programme titles (above) for short programme descriptions.

WHENWHATWHERE
08.00 – 09.30Registration, transportation to regional / local HUBs@CWF House
09.30 – 16.30HUB Events – thematic sub-programmesAll over Brabant
16.30 – 18.00Transportation back to CWF House
18.00 – 20.00Free time / dinner (not included)
20.00 – 01.00CWF Party@CWF House

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DAY 3 . 23 OCTOBER 2019

Thank you for reviving my dream

CWF House (Parktheater, Theaterpad 1, Eindhoven)

Let’s connect the world together, be the helicopter and look at the world from our own perspectives. We need a system change. The world is an ecology, a coherent whole. Some of us are specialists, some of us the analysts and others the economists and idealists, the creatives and the innovators. And we need each other’s skills and knowledge. These days we have made a piece of future. We did change the inevitable.

WHENWHATWHERE
10.00 – 18.00Plenary sessions, walk-in sessions, creative
workshops and other engaging activities
@CWF House
14.30 – 16.00Plenary Closing Session@CWF House
16.00 – 18.00Farewell drinks@CWF House

Come and have another look at our programme and speakers soon and sign up for our newsletter.
We will keep you updated on the latest CWF newsbites and reveal the programme step by step.