7th International r3.0 Conference 2020

Redesign for a Regenerative & Distributive Economy: Closing Systemic Gaps

08/09 September 2020 at the Erasmus Pavilion Rotterdam, The Netherlands

About the Conference

r3.0 is pleased to announce its 7th international conference, convening at the Erasmus Pavilion in Rotterdam on 8/9 September 2020, strategically placed right after the summer break in Europe/North America, to help set a sufficiently ambitious tone for the fall/winter conference season ...

As 2020 is often called a ‘make-or-break’ year – a half-decade after the 2015 Paris Accord and the start of the SDGs – the r3.0 International Conference offers a framework for redesigning our economy around the principles of regeneration and distribution. This framework is based around the r3.0 work ecosystem: the family of 9 interlinked Blueprints, 5 already developed, and 2 to be released and 2 initiated at this conference; 6 prior r3.0 conferences; the networks of our Academic Alliance and Advocation Partners; our Research and Test Lab collaborations, and our Global Thresholds & Allocations Council initiation. We feel uniquely positioned to gather world-class “game-changing and mind-blowing” speakers in a highly interactive “sleeves-rolled-up” working conference setting. The Erasmus Pavilion, situated in the heart of the Erasmus University Campus, is a top-notch location that will be familiar to the r3.0 community who attended our conference there last year.

Conference Structure

The conference tagline – Redesign for a Regenerative & Distributive Economy: Closing Systemic Gaps – responds to the increasingly dramatic failure of our current economy design, as evidenced by decades of scientific data. At r3.0, we call this the ‘Triple-E-Failure’ in economy, ecology and education – root causes that lead to social stress on all fronts, as symptoms of these failures ...

Over the years, r3.0 has delivered a work ecosystem that puts often overlooked puzzle pieces into place, and connects the dots between data, accounting, reporting, business model design, finance, value cycles, education, governance and funding, bringing this all into one Transformation Journey Program.

The conference structure is divided into four major half-day focus-areas associated with the mindset shifts necessary for redesign to a regenerative and distributive economy. These interlinked elements correspond to the primary streams in the r3.0 work ecosystem, which we believe need to be addressed holistically and simultaneously in order to trigger a systemic transformation. These four areas requiring significant gap closures are:

    • Science & Behaviour (Day 1 Morning): The intersection of thermodynamic science and social sciences, particularly on ecological and social thresholds and allocations, with the mindset shifts needed to shift from a growth obsessed monocapitalist economy to a regenerative and distributive multicapitalist economy.
    • Finance & Growth (Day 1 Afternoon): Economic growth theory embraced by Nobel Laureate William Nordhaus advocates for “optimal” global warming of 3.5C – a recipe for triggering a tipping point into hothouse Earth! r3.0 will release the Sustainable Finance Blueprint in this segment and discusses a financial market complementarity serving a regenerative & distributive economy.
    • Value & Circularity (Day 2 Morning): What is value – is it synonymous with money, or does it encompass a much broader expression that aligns with regenerative & distributive economy design? And how can we align a circular economy with a sustainable economy to ensure system value creation (beyond the current fad of impact valuation). r3.0 will release the Value Cycles Blueprint in this segment.
    • Governance & Education (Day 2 Afternoon): What new global, regional and local governance is needed to allow a regenerative & distributive economy to come into fruition, and how can shifts in funding priorities support the emergence of a regenerative & distributive economy? How must education transform to support the emergence of regenerative cultures? This focus-area will initiate work on the last two Blueprints in the second generation of r3.0 Blueprint development – the Governments / Mulilaterals / Foundations Blueprint and the Educational Transformation Blueprint – setting the stage for r3.0 to enter a full adaptation cycle for its Blueprints in 2021.

Each of these half-day areas will consist of an introductory panel, 3 parallel facilitated break-out sessions, and a summarising plenary to allow sharing of results of the breakouts. r3.0 Advocation Partner teams, trained in our Transformation Journey Program, will facilitate these breakouts to discuss the pace, scale and scope of the necessary change in highly interactive sessions.

Here’s the full picture of the 4 sections the conference will cover:


Selected Speakers

r3.0 is known for its high-level keynote speakers. The 2020 edition makes no difference. Please find a full list of this year’s speakers and facilitators that will lead the breakouts in the speaker overview.

Michelle Holliday

Author, The Age of Thrivability

Michael Quinn Patton

Author, Blue Marble Evaluation

Joe Brewer

Culture Designer, Design Institute for Regenerating Earth; Lead Author, r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint

Pricing & Registration

All Conference Tickets including:

  • Conference Seats
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch
  • Breakouts





Student tickets need a pre-validation before registering.

Please send an email to hello@r3-0.org with proof of current enrolment. You will then receive a registration code.

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r3.0 offers an early bird until March 31st, 2020 for corporates, non-corporates, academics and students. Make sure to book you tickets early.

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