Ida Lod is a music & theater artist based in Stockholm and Gothenburg. She works with voice, violin, movement and text and creates concerts and performances that often lie at the interface between different genres and established art forms. She studied at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.
Malin Forsgren put her telecom career on the shelf to make the world a better place, building the organisation Operation Smile Sweden from scratch, taking it from zero to over thirty five thousand donors, with and 30 million SEK annual turnover. Operation Smile International is active in over 60 countries and has over 5,000 medical volunteers who provide surgery for children with facial deformities who live in developing countries, at no cost to their families.
Alan Atkisson works as an author, consultant, speaker, and executive trainer, focused on issues of sustainability — from global to local. He advises governments, companies, cities, NGOs, and the United Nations. His tools for change include books, planning methods, workshops, music, and other innovative approaches to help people transform complex systems. Alan lives in Stockholm, and in 2013 he was inducted into the international Sustainability Hall of Fame. Interesting Fact: Alan’s mentor was Donnella Meadows, one of the world-renowned MIT researchers who released the first computer models of human development on a finite planet in their book The Limits to Growth, now with over 12 million copies printed in 37 languages.
Jan finished his undergraduate diploma in international relations at the age of 22 and then enjoyed travelling and working around Europe and Americas. As he gained experience from both labor and management jobs, he decided to pursue a master degree in sustainable development. Eventually, he transitioned into the business world to test his own views and ideas on business conduct. He currently runs the eco-cleaning company Grandma Knows Best based in Uppsala with his friends
Martin Wehlou has a background in medicine and mathematics; trained in both general surgery and general medicine, and has practiced in both Belgium and Sweden for many years. Martin has also developed software since around 1980 for a range of medical applications. The resulting dual career spans across several medical domains and includes a solid software development background. Martin is the author of the book "Rethinking The Electronic Healthcare Record", published in September 2014
Otto Cars became a specialist in infectious diseases in the early 1970's at the Medical Faculty, Uppsala University where he holds a position as Professor of Infectious Diseases since 2003. His research has focussed on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics, optimal antibiotic dosing regimens, rational use of antibiotics and resistance epidemiology. He was one of the founders and the second president of the International Society of Anti-infective pharmacology (ISAP). Otto Cars is the chair of Strama (the Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance) since its inception in 1995. He has been actively involved in numerous European and international initiatives in the area of antimicrobial resistance.
Since 2004 Otto Cars has been engaged in building an international network with focus on the global aspects and consequences of antibacterial resistance React, Action on Antibiotic Resistance.
Amanda Lundeteg is the CEO of non-profit foundation AllBright – dedicated to make
Swedish businesses more profitable and sustainable by increasing the number of
women holding senior positions. In 2012 Amanda started a political blog, Plain
Jane, writing about feminism, antiracism and corporate responsibility. The same year
she was a finalist in the social entrepreneur contest Idéjakten with an idea aiming to
educate business leaders in gender equality issues. This made her listed as one of
the top 100 up comers by top Swedish business magazine Shortcut. Amanda has
recently received several nominations including: top young CEO of the year
(Tidningen Entreprenör), top future female business leader (Ledarna) and top young
leader (Konungens stiftelse för ungt ledarskap).
Dougald Hine is a social thinker, writer, speaker and the kickstarter of a series of organisations that have caught people’s imagination. These include the educational web startup School of Everything, the utopian regeneration agency Spacemakers, and the Dark Mountain Project, a cultural movement centred around a journal which the New York Times recently described as “changing the environmental conversation in Britain and the rest of Europe.” He grew up in the north-east of England and started his career as a radio journalist for the BBC. In 2012 he left the UK and two years later he is slowly arriving in Sweden. He lives with his partner in Västerås.
Lisa is a Stockholm based theater director and project leader. Her talk takes place in the crossroad between art and activism, addressing the difference between thinking something and feeling it. Her theme is the swedish democracy, it´s problems and potential. Starting out on a sacred boattrip beyond the European shoreline, passing through a staged occupation of Stockholms city center, as well as a hundred classroms all over Sweden, the talk ends up at Uppsala city theater.