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Competition: win tickets to inaugural PlasticFree event at Parsons School of Design

In our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with PlasticFree to give 100 readers a chance to attend Incredible Future NOW – an interdisciplinary forum of talks focusing on the climate crisis in New York City.

Our Incredible Future Now takes place at Parsons School of Design in New York City on 2 February 2023 and follows the launch of PlasticFree's database of plastic alternatives earlier this month.

Building on this launch, the event will include a series of fast-paced talks from creatives across multiple disciplines who seek to move from words, pledges and pacts to actual change.

Confirmed speakers include global head of brand experience and design at hygiene, health and nutrition company Reckitt Benckiser Group Jos Harrison, chief innovation officer at fashion brand Pangaia Amanda Parkes, co-founder of design studio Birsel + Seck Ayse Birsel, founder of consumer packaging media brand The Dieline Andrew Gibbs, founder of climate innovation hub The Slow Factory Celine Semaan, CEO of agricultural consultancy FAI Farms Oistein Thorsen and founder and CEO of plant-based textile company Natural Fiber Welding Luke Haverhals.

Talks will also also be delivered by co-founder and CEO of plant-based clothing company UNLESS Collective, Eric Liedtke, founding partner and creative director of creative studio Made Thought Ben Parker, co-founder of creative agency PENGARNA Tom Arden and co-founder of PlasticFree and A Plastic Planet Sian Sutherland.

The event aims to bring together leading creative professionals to interrogate the question: "Why are we still talking about the problem when we have so many answers?"

It aims to ignite, inspire and re-channel creative vigour into designing entirely new systems and ideas to tackle the problems of the climate crisis.

To claim your place, sign up here. The first 100 Dezeen readers to register will receive a ticket.

Our Incredible Future Now takes place from 2 to 4 pm on 2 February 2023 at the Tishman Auditorium, Parsons School of Design, 66 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 1001, USA. See Dezeen Events Guide for information about the many other exhibitions, installations and talks taking place throughout the week.

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This competition is a partnership between Dezeen and PlasticFree. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.