How To Not Let the 2020 Crises Go to Waste

Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM


“Never let a good crisis go to waste”. 2020 surely had no shortage of those. With dramatically increased calls from all layers of society for serious structural change, the opportunities for building a better future are abundant. But how do you translate those into practice? Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, with a challenging diversity, dependance on heavy industry and deep economic divide, started seizing on their opportunities even before 2020. Lessons from a bold Dutch City.
Event Type
Conference Theme
A New Urgency
Featured Session
Closed Captioned
On Demand
New Dutch WaveOnline Booth - New Dutch WaveDESIGNED TO INSPIRE, CONNECT, CONVERGE AND DO BUSINESS New Dutch Wave is an international movement to celebrate top-notch Dutch creativity and entrepreneurship launched in 2017 at South by Southwest. A platform designed to inspire, connect and generate new business, New Dutch Wave is the place where Dutch entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, artists, as well as the Dutch government and our smartest cities will present themselves to a relevant international audience. New Dutch Wave presents ambitious entrepreneurs to an international audience and embraces the continuous innovation that is so stereotypical for,- and lovely about, the creative industry. For this, NDW creates meeting points to connect like-minded people from all over the world. New Dutch Wave (tv) Time for radical reimagining. In our NDW-SXSW show, we expose some of the best new Dutch talent and ideas that aim to make our future sustainable and prosperous for both people and the planet. Asking an innovative selection of creative entrepreneurs, designers, artists, and initiatives what’s their vision and solution for a brighter tomorrow.  Showcasing new music, design, art, fashion, digital, innovation, and a refreshing new wave of ideas to take on the world and to radically reimagine our future. In our New Dutch Wave TV show and in our virtual NDW x SXSW booth we will showcase a distinctive selection of initiatives, ideas, creative entrepreneurs, designers, and artists. New Dutch Wave was founded by WINK, DMF, and The X, in collaboration with the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Creative Holland.