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DFS Toekomstcafé Oktober

12 October, 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00

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DFS goes south!
Sustainable Futures Methodology


The next DFS Future Café will be held in Fontys’ Trend Research Lab in the middle of the historic centre of Tilburg. The Trend Research Lab is a place for curiosity, experiment and research. The focus of the lab is on the city of the future.

Sustainable Futures: how to use foresight, when you’re fed up with doom’s day scenarios

We welcome a few guests at this Future Café.

Christianne Heselmans and Linda Hofman won the ‘Think Bigger’-award from Fontys for their Sustainable Futures-methodology. In a nutshell, this methodology combines optimism and foresight. Their assumption: people will access their creativity more easily in a positive perspective. They developed this methodology in close cooperation with other educational institutions and industry partners within the theme of sustainable food systems.

For our DFS Future Café, they will present their methodology and we will be able to practice with this method ourselves.


Futurist Marieke Beekers’ goal is to imagine, innovate, connect and call for action. She sees value and meaning in taking a positive stance towards future challenges. Her work focuses on Brabant, Breda, and the people surrounding her. The overall theme in her work is (organizational) change and she has a background is in (behavioral) economics.

Marieke is project leader at BrabantKennis for the Future Guide for municipalities in Brabant – which you can find under free materials on our website. As a freelancer, she founded ‘Het Feest voor de Geest’ and TEDxBreda, and many other extraordinary (future) events.

On October 12, during our next DFS Café, she will give a keynote on her work on the future of municipalities – what are the key trends and challenges for municipalities in the future? And how can municipalities deal with those challenges?


Please register by sending an email to The event is free for DFS members and feel free to introduce a colleague, friend or other future-fan. Just let us know in an email beforehand.

Practical information:

What: DFS Future Cafe
When: Friday 12th of September, from 16:00 tot 18.00 h (entree from 15:45 h)
Location: Fontys Trend Research Lab | Nieuwlandstraat 34, Tilburg
This edition will be in English!


DFS Member and joining us? Please sign up via The event is free for DFS members and feel free to introduce a colleague, friend or other future-fan. Just let us know in an email beforehand.

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We hope to see all of you at the DFS Future Cafe!

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12 October, 2018
16:00 - 18:00
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Fontys Research Lab
Nieuwlandstraat 34
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