During Nov 23rd-24th the Circular Transitions Conference took place where five keynotes speakers, 33 papers and 40 exhibitors were presented. It was curated around three themes; Design to change Material Systems which responds to technology, science and material developments. 
Design to change Systemic Models to create new circular business opportunities through services, networks and communities, and finally
design to change Mindsets and Behaviours to shape new habits and enable collaboration. The conference, which was the first ever global event looking at designing for a circular economy, was initiated by Mistra Future Fashion and organized by Dr. Kate Goldsworthy and Prof. Rebecca Earley from University of the Arts London. Key note speakers were Cyndi Rhoades (Founder, Worn Again); graphic and communication designer Sophie Thomas (Founding Director, Thomas Matthews); Elin Larsson (Sustainability Director, Filippa K); engineer, design critic, writer and educator Ed van Hinte (Lightness Studio/ DSR22)
and pioneer and internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion Orsola de Castro (Co-Founder, Fashion Revolution). 150 attended from 12 countries; Finland, USA, UK, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, with an appr. audience split academia 65% and industry 35%.