Symposium: The Future of Work (English)

A new definition of success

With Mariana Mazzucato, author of The Value of Everything
and Alain de Botton, founder of The School of Life (live video link)

The Future of Work is a one-day business symposium of The School of Life that challenges professionals to reshape the future of their organisation based on new ideas about success.

If we take our ambitions for a better, more sustainable and more inclusive world seriously, we will have to review our assumptions about success. Because despite all our good ambitions, missions and core values, in practice it often proves difficult to do what we intend. Not because we don't want to, but because we are distracted by short-term goals, profit maximisation and our focus on productivity. What will help organisations to really make the transition to the organisation they want to be? Come to The Future of Work and lets discover this together.

At The Future of Work, leading thinkers will share their perspectives on how to change the system by tackling the underlying beliefs; we will hear from change makers how they are reshaping their organizations; and in a set of workshops, we will learn how great thinkers in the past brought about change. The Future of Work is for leaders, HR professionals, transformation leads, consultants and anyone who is convinced that organisations have a leading role in the transformation to a sustainable, healthy and inclusive world.


4 keynote speakers2

Session 1. 10:00 - 11:30

Mazzacuto2Keynote: Mariana Mazzucato
Mariana Mazzucato is one of the most original voices in current thinking about economic transformation. She is a regular advisor to various governments and her books are found on the bedside tables of world leaders. In her book The Value of Everything, which is included in the symposium price, Mazzucato presents an alternative way of thinking about value, which she believes will contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Read more about Mariana Mazzucato

Anna4Keynote: Anna Coote
How can we, as a society, company and people, protect ourselves from the ever-increasing work pressure and decrease our growing ecological footprint? Leading thinker Anna Coote comes up with what she believes is the inevitable solution: the 21-hour working week. For many, this is as unthinkable as the 40-hour working week once was. According to Coote, it is the future. Read more about Anna Coote

Session 2. 12:00 - 13:00 

Conversation with change makers
In a conversation with four innovative leaders, we will look for answers to questions such as: How do we get our organisation moving? How do we sketch a vision in which everyone believes? And how do we deal with resistance from employees, shareholders and other stakeholders?

  • Ynzo van Zanten, Chief Choco Evangelist at Tony's Chocolonely
  • Mark Woerde, Founder Lemz and
  • Alexandra Heaven, B Corps Director at Danone
  • Lodewijk de Mol van Otterloo, Strategy Director Volksbank

Session 3. 13:45 - 15:30

Workshops: how to implement change
Change is not a new thing. Throughout the ages, great minds have been thinking about transformation. Learn in ground-breaking sessions how the times were changed by some of these old thinkers:

  • Einstein by Hylke Faber
  • Camus by Eva Rovers
  • Schopenhauer by Menno de Bree
  • Goethe by Laurens Knoop

Session 4. 16:00 - 17:00

Alain2Keynote: Alain de Botton: 
Philosopher and founder of The School of Life, Alain de Botton, will give a live video lecture about the future of organisations. What role will emotional intelligence play? What are the biggest challenges in the era of artificial intelligence? And what do we need to get to a better definition of succes?


Christian4Keynote: Christian Felber
The innovative Austrian economist Christian Felber is on a mission to create an economy that works for everyone. To this end, he founded the international movement 'Economy for the common good'. Felber believes that organisations are excellently positioned to achieve change. Today Christian will show how he seduces them to play a leading role in the transition.


Practical information

Date: 9th of November 2018
Doors open: 9:30
Start of programme: 10:00
End of programme: 17:30
Languages: English/Dutch
Venue: DeLaMar Theatre, Marnixstraat 402, 1017 PL Amsterdam
Prijs: €750,- ex BTW, including lunch and drinks

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Symposium: The Future of Work (English)

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  • vr 9 nov 2018 10:00 - 17:30
    DeLaMar Theatre