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"Change makers are the innovators of our time:" How cities and their inhabitants can make the world more sustainable

It’s no secret: the world is changing. The only question is, how will we react? First and foremost, we need to take stock of how we (can) affect the change. Oh yes, we can certainly influence the change through the choices we make. But how do we know which choices to make and how to solicit help from partners?

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Come along to the Boerenbond building in Leuven on March 20 to hear how collaboration and innovation are already making a difference as well as possibilities for improvement. As Leen and Erika write in their book, “The future is the result of what we all create together.” In fact, you’ll be able to read their book yourself because a free copy (worth 30€) is included when you register!


17:30 Welcome registration with coffee
18:00 Intro by Leuven MindGate (Jane Judge) and Leuven 2030 (Katrien Rycken)
18:15 Leen Gorissen and Erika Meynaerts discuss their book Change the World City by City
18:40 Panel discussion with Miss Miyagi (Michiel Van Baelen), The Food Assembly/Boeren en Buren (Hannes Van den Eeckhout), Vaartopia (Roel Stessens), and the Leuven City Administration (Veronique Charlier); Moderated by Dr. Jessica Schoffelen (LUCA - KU Leuven)
19:00 Q&A
19:20 Closing remarks
19:30 Reception and networking catered by Wups biocatering


Leuven mindgate
Leuven 2030
Lannoo Campus


Boerenbond gebouw
Diestsevest 40
3000 Leuven



Members of Leuven MindGate, Leuven 2030 & Voka: € 75 (excl. VAT) (Please note that you need to mention your Voka membership at the registration, otherwise you won't receive the membership price)
Non-members: € 95 (excl. VAT)

All prices include a free copy of Leen Gorissen and Erika Meynaerts' book Change the World City by City: A Change Maker's Guide To Fast Forward Sustainability published by Lannoo Campus

This event is organized by Leuven MindGate and Leuven 2030 with support from the City of Leuven

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