Update: CHARGE 2018 is almost sold out!

On 21 June, 2018, it’s that time again: CHARGE 2018!
This time in collaboration with Amsterdam Creative Industries Network, and as part of the We Make The City festival.


More and more people live in and around cities, putting them under an increasing amount of strain. The challenge is to make our cities liveable, healthy and sustainable – now and in the future. To accomplish this we need creative, innovative solutions. Together, the creative industry and the research world offer just that: opportunities and new insights that bring the future within our grasp.

That’s why researchers and entrepreneurs are coming together during CHARGE, organized by CLICKNL in collaboration with the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network, to present what a future city might look like. Do you want to find out what’s coming in terms of energy and behavior, and the smart liveable city? And do you want to find out how you as a creative professional, researcher or policy maker can become one of the frontrunners? Come to the Parool Theater at the Knowledge Mile during We Make The City on 21 June, 2018. Be inspired by the keynote speakers and experts and engage in conversations during a crazy afternoon and evening.

Charge is a free event, but seats are limited. Dinner is included.

21 June, 2018
14.30h - 21.00h
Parool Theater, Knowledge Mile
Wibautstraat 131D, Amsterdam.


Please note that the entire programme will be in Dutch

14.00 doors open

14.30 - Start CHARGE
By moderator Marijke Roskam, with Bart Ahsmann (CLICKNL) and Matthijs ten Berge (Amsterdam Creative Industries Network).

14.50 - Thema 1: the Energy Transition
- thought leader Ruurd Priester (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

  • Goda Perlaviciute (University of Groningen)
  • Eric Biermann (VanBerlo)
  • Sven Jense (The Climate Cleanup)

16.20 - Thema 2: Smart Liveable Cities
- thought leader Marleen Stikker (Waag Society and CLICKNL)

  • Gert Franke (CLEVER°FRANKE)
  • Martijn de Waal (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

17.30 - Launche of CAMPUS
With Geleyn Meijer (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and Caroline Nevejan (Gemeente Amsterdam).

18.00 - Drinks and dinner at The Commons
Enjoy some drinks and a hearty meal! What raised your eyebrows, who would you like to talk to and what do you think are the challenges of the next couple of years?



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