The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s DIF welcomes contributors from across the globe to share their ideas, stories and innovations to spark conversations with a worldwide audience.

In particular, we invite applications to speak as part of our schedule in November (11th-15th). If you would like to be part of the event, then we’d love to hear from you. Complete the short application form via the link below.

Type of contribution

A DIF on Air (15-45 minutes) is a live online conversation started by innovators, designers, academics, startups and others. The most successful sessions run for about 30 minutes and actively promote interaction both with the audience and multiple speakers/participants.


On a very basic level, all you require to be part of a DIF session is access to a good internet connection and something to talk about. However, please do review our speaker guide prior to submitting your application as it contains pieces of advice to align your idea with what we are looking for.

Notes on the application process

We have limited space on our schedule and review applications intermittently. In order to maximise your chances of featuring, please submit your application before July 26th. The sooner the better!

You will receive an email once your application has been reviewed.

Apply To Speak