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Disruptive Innovation Festival

Disruptive Innovation Festival

  • Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Disruptive Innovation Festival – DIF – is an online, open access event that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? Organized each year by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, DIF brings together economists, entrepreneurs, academics, designers, futurists, city planners and more for a three-week long online festival of ideas.

ASU, coordinated through the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, is a Pioneer University member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 and will be hosting multiple sessions throughout DIF highlighting our circular economy projects, programs and approaches. We invite you to check out the following sessions online live or on-demand.

Leading an Innovative Path to CE
featuring Dr. Raj Buch, Dr. George Basile, Philip White and Karen Cecil, EMSL (Cummins)
Wed. Nov 15 @ 9:00am
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The City of Phoenix: Economic Impact Studies of Implementing a Circular Economy
featuring Mara DeFilippis, Dr. Anthony Evans (ASU Seidman Institute) and Brandie Barrett (City of Phoenix)
Thurs. Nov. 16 @ 10:00am
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Using the Circular Design Guide to Guide New Ventures, featuring Alicia Marseille
Fri. Nov. 17 @ 8:00am
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The Arcosanti Experiment: What Does the Circular Economy at 100% Adoption Look Like?
featuring Tanvi Patel (ASU SOS student), Rob Jameson (Arcosanti) and Devron Lovick (Arcosanti)
Wed. Nov. 22 @ 11:00am
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For more information on DIF or to view the entire festival schedule, visit