Amma Mensah is the founder and executive director of education social enterprise Beyond the Classroom. In this provocative talk, she explores how Social enterprise can be used to empower young people, to lead the change they want to see in their own lives, schools and communities.
Charlie and his brother Harry broke the
unofficial world record for the longest
distance travelled by kite, unsupported,
having never done the sport before. The
brothers ran out of food, lost 8kg in two
weeks, and lived off wild fruits for the
remainder of the expedition. This prompted
Charlie on his return to quit his job and
found Oppo ice cream.
Chris is practice lead for spatial energy
modelling at award winning engineering
firm BuroHappold. His focus is on modelling
future economic and sustainability
challenges at a city scale. Chris currently
leads smart city research projects for the
Greater London Authority, National Grid
and NYC Mayor’s Office, tackling future
CO2 reductions through increased community
Daisy is a journalist, author and broadcaster
who writes for a range of publications,
including Glamour, Grazia, The Guardian,
The Daily Telegraph, Marie Claire, The
Pool and The Sunday Times. She is Grazia’s
agony aunt, helping readers in their
twenties and thirties with their careers,
relationships and family in her Dear Daisy
In 2008 Esmée became paralysed from
a surgery that took a wrong turn. Doctors
told her she would never walk again. She
defied all the odds and, through weeks of
intense physiotherapy, she did walk again.
Through this personal experience, Esmée
learned the power of determination in
order to succeed. She is now a top fitness
instructor and focuses on motivating and
training people to reach their goal as she
did when she was told she would never
Gemma is a Scottish creative science nerd
obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and
pi. She is the Tech Innovation Strategist
at Ogilvy Labs - the innovation R&D unit
within Ogilvy & Mather Group. Gemma
consults on future technologies by conducting
extensive desk research, attending
several global conferences and speaking
regularly at innovation, science and technology
Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He has published three pamphlets of poetry: ‘Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars’, ‘Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales’ and 'The Wire-Headed Heathen'. His first play ‘The 14th Tale’ (a one-man show which he performed) was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, ‘Black T-Shirt Collection’ ran at England’s National Theatre.
Jack Blume is a film composer and a
beatboxer, and potentially the only person
in the world at the centre of that venn
diagram. He is the Musical Director of
Gobsmacked! the smash-hit a cappella/
beatbox show currently running at
Udderbelly on the Southbank, and has
composed original scores for television
and international feature films. Having
recently come off touring as standin
beatboxer for The Sons of Pitches
(winners of BBC2’s The Naked Choir),
Jack is currently scoring a feature film for
release later this year.
Laura Penhaul is the Paralympic Lead Physiotherapist for British Athletics and Coxless Crew Team Lead who set 2 World Records in being the first all female crew, to row from mainland America to mainland Australia & first ever 4's boat to cross the Pacific Ocean.
Entrepreneur and speaker, Matt is a Co-founder of CrowdEmotion and serves as its CEO & Chairman.
Matt spent the last 10 years building data driven, technology solutions for human measurement within the Americas and EMEA founding CrowdEmotion with a deeply personalised technology at global scale.
Languages have shaped Matthew’s entire life, from learning languages as a child with his twin brother (www.superpolyglotbros.com) to later being Babbel’s Language Ambassador and working as a lecturer. Having already studied over 20 languages, Matthew’s mission is to share his joy of languages. He truly believes that with the right tools and a healthy dose of fun, anyone can easily learn a new language. matthewyoulden.com.
Sooz is a stand-up comedian and actor. In 2010 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and has been trying to worm her way into a West End show ever since. Sooz would like people to remember her as a sort of ASDA Kate Bush.
Steven D’Souza is the Director of Deeper Learning Ltd, an Associate Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, and Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He has authored or co-authored three books: Made in Britain with Patrick Clarke, Brilliant Networking, and Not Knowing with Diana Renner, which won the CMI Management Book of the Year. He is listed on the Thinkers 50 Radar and HR Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’ list. He is working on a forthcoming book with Diana Renner and Robert Poynton. You can reach him on twitter @stevenxdsouza
Stevyn Colgan is a British writer, artist and speaker. He is a researcher and script writer for the BBC TV series QI and the regular QI Annuals, and for QI's BBC Radio 4 sister show The Museum of Curiosity..