Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu


Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works.

As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through creative interventions.

Leyla is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Disrupt Design, and the CO Project Farm in Portugal. Leyla is an inspiring communicator and educator with a PhD in how to make change in the world by design.