Denmark is a world leader in the move towards a more sustainable future, and strongly espouses the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The next stage in the development towards sustainability will be very challenging, as we seek to further drastically reduce our environmental impacts and our dependence on non-renewable resources. The Conceptualising Sustainable Futures Day will explore the contribution that design can make in this regard: in the first half of the day, national and international experts will present the challenges that we face in our water, food, manufacturing and energy systems. In the second half of the day, design strategies and approaches to address the systems issues will be presented, and attendees will participate in a workshop in which the power of design thinking as a conceptualisation tool is explored.

For more information please contact: Chair: Prof. Chris McMahon or Co-Chair: Prof. Tim McAloone

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Sponsor opportunities available!


  • Technological transformations
  • Policies for sustainable development
  • Sustainable systems design
  • Managing the transition

Target attendees:

Focus: Engineering Systems Decision Makers

  • Ministry and Civic leaders
  • Chief Executives/Chief Engineers
  • Research councils and funding agencies



Save the date 2017-11-07 09:00:00 2017-11-07 17:00:00 Europe/Copenhagen Conceptualizing Sustainable Futures Day (CFSD17) For updates and registration, see: 07th Nov: Product Architecture Day (PAD17) 08th Nov: Robust Design Day (RDD17) 09th Nov: Product/Service-Systems Day (PSSD17) 10th Nov: Conceptualizing Sustainable Futures Day (CSFD17) DTU, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, Bygning 101A - 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Special Government/Public/Charity sector rate available (1000dkk) with limited places, please contact Chris McMahon to enquire: