Keynote Speakers

Confirmed speakers

September 20th  

Brett Scott – Opening Keynote Speaker

Brett Scott is a journalist, campaigner and the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (2013). He works on financial reform, alternative finance and economic activism with a wide variety of NGOs, artists, students and start-ups, and writes for publications such as The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine and  CNN. Brett produced the 2016 UNRISD report on blockchain technology and is a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, an Associate at the Institute of Social Banking and an advisory group member of the Brixton Pound. He helps facilitate a course on power and design at the University of the Arts London and facilitates workshops on alternative finance with The London School of Financial Arts.
This keynote is made possible with a grant from the International Visitors programme by Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Derk Loorbach

Derk Loorbach is director of DRIFT (Dutch Research Institute For Transitions) and Professor of Socio-economic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, both at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Derk is one of the founders of the transition management approach as new form of governance for sustainable development. He has over one hundred publications in this area and has been involved as an action researcher in numerous transition processes with government, business, civil society and science. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker in and outside Europe.

September 21st 

Fleur Monasso

Fleur Monasso (NL) officially joined the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center in 2005 and is  responsible for Management of Climate Centre Programmes and involved in Partners for Resilience and capacity building initiatives (amongst others the Climate Training Kit). Fleur began to specialize in the international public sector while studying international relations at the University of Amsterdam. She first became involved with the Climate Centre as a volunteer, giving presentations on climate change and its consequences to branches of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Babette Porcelijn

Babette Porcelijn MSc. studied industrial design at Technical University Delft (2001). There she gained knowledge of industrial processes and chain analysis. Babette directs since 2011 her own design studio for design and communication. Babette is the author of the critically acclaimed book ‘The Hidden Impact,  everything for an eco-postive life’. In this publication Babette discusses the impact of our consumerism on a global level, through making and transporting the things we buy and use daily. We as consumers ultimately pay for that hidden impact and we keep the system in position. This book shows you how this works, so you can exert a positive influence.