(Applications to speak at the DIF have officially closed)

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

While the first period of applications for November 2019 has officially closed, we still have some spots left. The schedule already looks very promising, so if you want to apply to take part - please submit your application before the 20th September. As we review applications intermittently, the sooner the better!

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