Day 2


Doctor Leyla Acaroglu

Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist Dr. Leyla Acaroglu (A-jar-a-loo) challenges people to think differently about how the world works.

As an award-winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Doctor Acaroglu’s mainstage TED talk on sustainability, “Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore” has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions.

Doctor Acaroglu will speak on: “Perspectives on future trends in design thinking and impacts on technology development and the role an innovative university can play in this space”