Sir Ken Robinson, Paul Mason, Robert Scoble, Nikki Silvestri and Ellen MacArthur are among the first announced speakers for the third annual Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), which takes place this year November 7-25. 

Through a line-up of the world's leading innovators, the DIF brings together entrepreneurs, businesses, designers, makers and learners to ask the big questions about the future of the global economy. 

DIF first speakers announced

Among the crop of first speakers are:

Sir Ken Robinson - Quiz top TED talker Sir Ken who’ll be discussing a vision for education that enables positive systemic change.

Paul Mason - A writer, broadcaster and filmmaker who cuts through the jargon, taking a critical look at business and capitalism. He’ll answer your questions live at DIF 2016.

Ellen MacArthur - Ellen will join the DIF to share the Foundation’s latest thinking as well as practical examples of organisations who are already well ahead in implementing regenerative business models.

Nikki Silvestri - Nikki has worked with underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. She was named in The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2014.

Robert Scoble - He was Instagram's 79th user, the top person to follow on Twitter in its first 2 years and Siri was launched in his house... tune in to hear about the skills we’ll need by 2030.

See the full line-up so far here.

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