The conference offered access to eminent thinkers and innovators. The keynote speakers were Prof. Carlota Perez (London School of Economics), Prof. Kent Larson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr André Kuipers (European Space Agency), Prof. Jaap Seidell (VU University Amsterdam), and Bryant Walker Smith (Stanford Law School). The conference will be chaired by Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek (University Twente).


09:45 – 10:15

Welcome speech by Henry Meijdam, Chair of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli)

Opening speech by Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, conference Chair

Presentation by Agnes van Ardenne, member Dutch Council Rli: Results of the survey and dilemma’s raised

10:15 – 10:35

Keynote André Kuipers - Technological game changers: a vision out of space on tomorrow’s world

10:35 – 10:55

Round table discussion: Breakthrough innovations 
Discussions resulting in a top three of disruptive innovations in food, mobility and buildings; followed by plenary pitches of three students from Dutch universities; followed by the reaction of André Kuipers

11:00 – 11:20

Keynote Carlota Perez – Technological revolutions and the impact on society

11:20 - 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 – 12:00

Round table discussion: Technology and values
The audience will be invited to discuss the social impact of a breakthrough innovation in food, buildings and mobility. During the last ten minutes the Chair will wrap up and discuss the results with the audience.

12:00 – 12:10

Presentation of the Rli webbased Survey
Reaction by Secretary-General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Maarten Camps on behalf of the Minister of Economic Affairs

12:15 – 12:35

Keynote Jaap Seidell – How technology will help us with choices and preparation of healthy food

12:35 - 12:50

Panel discussion
GMO's, local versus global food production, availability of healthy food

12:50 – 13:00

Broading the debate during a House of Commons session 

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch with Meet & Greet sessions, demo’s of innovations

14:30 – 14:50

Keynote Bryant Walker Smith - Autonomous driving: a leering dot on the horizon with a challenging pathway ahead

14:50 – 15:05

Panel discussion
Changing roles and changing values

15:05 – 15:25

Keynote Kent Larson - Green, lean and smart: a bright future for city life

15:25 – 15:45

Panel discussion
Living in the city of the future - and discussing the role of multilayer governance 

15:45 – 16:00

Refreshment break

16:00 – 16:30

Round table discussion: Issues for government agenda
Round tables will discuss how innovation in food, mobility and buildings will change our cities. What are the three issues to take home? What issues should be on the agenda of the national government and advisory councils?

16:30 – 16:45

Wrap-up and concluding remarks by Henry Meijdam

17:00 – 18:00

Networking and socialising

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