Sir Jonathon Porritt, Founder Forum for the Future
"I really loved Leyla's presentation – she is such a powerful advocate for new ways of thinking about the world and its resources – very inspirational"
Trish Hyde, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant
"Wow. Awesome. Amazing. Leyla is a synapse - with her energy, passion, knowledge and humour, she ignites every neuron in the audience, and frees people to think and design sustainably."
Simon Caspersen, Director of Communications, SPACE10
"Leyla did a super engaging talk at Made in Space that the audience really loved - she is a visionary, progressive thinker that in an optimistic and constructive way can address some of the big challenges we face as a human race and still leave a room uplifted and filled with hope."
Barbara Fowler, SustPack 2016 Conference Organizer
"Leyla Acaroglu's keynote at SUSTpack2016 set the tone for the rest of the day on how can packaging be regenerative and have a central role in the fight against food waste, in educating the consumer and in changing behavior to a more environmentally conscious one. She was an outstanding speaker and brought great energy and content to open the day."
Brock Macdonald, CEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia
"Leyla Acaroglu is an amazing speaker, and her concept of using environmental folklore to simplify and explain complex systems is brilliant. She engages even the most cynical to her thought-provoking conclusion that design and innovation can lead to a more sustainable future.”
Jules Hayward - Education Lead Ellen MacArthur Foundation
"It was a pleasure working with Leyla on our opening session for our 2017 Annual Summit. Drawing from Leyla's experience in working with groups we were able to be creative on how we structured the session engaging the audience in a participatory way whilst also sharing her insights and integrity of thinking about the role of design in systemic change. We look forward to continuing to work with her and the team on how circular design can create more regenerative and restorative systems in the world we create."
Alejandro Buvinic, Director, ProChile
"Leyla's first visit to Chile, was in the frame of LAB4+, iconic event of innovation of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico). Her way of thinking makes the public very engaged and explores new ideas into internationalization of innovation"
Jill Spaeth, President and Director of Design at Citizen Creative
"Leyla is incredibly impressive, both as a design thinker and facilitator"
Jason Kimberley, Founder, Cool Australia
“Leyla has an infectious ability and passion for seeing better ways of doing things and finding ways to do it. No challenge is too great for soultionary!"
Lewis Patterson – CEO Latitude Inc,
"If you want people jumping out of their seats or (in one case at least) coming close to tears then you call Leyla. With Innovation & Sustainability 2017 we wanted engagement and inspiration – which is what we got. Our audience was primarily Korean and this proved no barrier to Leyla delivering her inspiration and insights. I look forward to the next time we are able to work together. - Innovation & Sustainability Conference 2017 , South Korea
Melissa Kanerva, Design Forum Finland
“Leyla was an absolutely magical speaker at the Design <3 Circular Economy event in Helsinki! She inspired and empowered the participants to start exploring circular design, disruptive design and systems thinking. Thank you, Leyla, for making change!”