The fifth edition of the European Social Innovation Week will take place from 23-29 September 2017, but this year the festival is called Dear Future,. During the festival we come together to explore the future. Be prepared to be surprised by the countless new insights waiting to be discovered. With more than 100 participants and partners, over 50 different programmes and with thousands of regional, national and international visitors Dear Future, demonstrates what can be achieved with Social Innovation. Expect innovative expos, lectures, meet-ups and the presentation of the Social Innovation Award. The festival takes place at different locations across the city-centre of Tilburg. Be inspired and let’s explore the future!
The most of the Dear Future, programmes are free of charge with a wristband. You can get your free wristband at the information point or you can ask the activity organiser. It is advisable to subscribe if you’re planning on visiting, so that you can be sure of a place. You can subscribe on the programme page of the event that you want to visit. Joining last minute? No problem, however full = full. We will update you later about the programme fees.
If you subscribe to a specific programme, we’ll be in touch with you by email and notify you of any changes. We also communicate via our social media. Check our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regularly during the week for any last-minutes changes.
Should you want to organise an event, the programme location, technical support, communication/marketing and team support are included. Extra support depends on what kind of package you choose.
Enter ‘Burgemeester Brokxlaan 8 Tilburg’, which will bring you to the so-called ‘Spoorzone’, the heart of Dear Future,!
Of course, you need a parking place. It is possible in the Spoorzone, however spaces are limited. But no need to worry, as there are plenty of spaces close by. For example, in the Tivoli carpark, which is a five-minute walk from the Spoorzone.
Biking through Tilburg? Great idea! At the central railway station it is possible to hire a bike at ‘Fietspoint Derks’. The Spoorzone is in walking distance of the central station. Walk through the tunnel next to central station and you’ll find the Spoorzone.
The main location of Dear Future, is in the Spoorzone in Tilburg, which is perfectly accessible with public transport. Once arriving at central station, walk through the tunnel next to the station and you’ll find the Spoorzone.
Dear Future, is organised by a small group of people. The core team compromises people from Midpoint Brabant, Het PON and Marketing Tilburg. Toffey is responsible for the marketing and communications. Collaborations with numerous parties and participants makes the festival possible.