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Theme: Constructing Kindness

This event occurred on
August 18, 2017
3:00pm - 8:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Espoo, Uusimaa
Finland

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Design Factory
Betonimiehenkuja 2
Espoo, Uusimaa, 02150
Finland
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Speakers

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Alexander Stubb

Cai-Göran Alexander Stubb (born 1 April 1968) is a Finnish politician and a Member of Parliament, representing the National Coalition Party. From 2004 to 2008, Stubb was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He has also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2011, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade from 2011 to 2014, Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015 and Minister of Finance from 2015 to 2016. He was the leader of the Finnish National Coalition Party from 2014 to 2016, when he was replaced by Petteri Orpo in the party convention. [wikipedia]

Anna Seppänen

Anna Martta Seppänen is a researcher of social ethics, particularly business ethics, at the University of Helsinki). She is intrigued by the question of whether morality can exist alongside profitability in business – and under which preconditions. She believes that in the future humane and ethical organizations will thrive. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on corporate philanthropy and is a member of the CoPassion research group.

Eevi Minkkinen

Eevi Minkkinen on syömishäiriöstä toipunut itsetuntemusohjaaja joka on nähnyt terveellisyyden tavoittelun kääntöpuolen, se ei olekaan enää tervettä. Eevi rakastaa aamuja, jäätelöä ja kirjoittamista sekä pienen poikansa kanssa olemista. Eevi uskoo inhimillisyyteen ja siihen, että maailma on vähän helpompi paikka olla, kun kokee että saa olla sellainen kun oikeasti on.

Elba Horta

Elba Horta is a business coach and speaker interested in economic activity based on empathy for customers. She believes that businesses play a strong role in society and even the care of the Earth. She has great fun leading a happiness project group in Helsinki and loves walking outdoors. She has a Bachelor's in Geosciences from Penn State University and an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles.

Erna Bodström

Erna Bodström is a migration researcher at the University of Helsinki and a human rights advocate. She fights for justice and meeting other people as human beings.

Ira Virtanen

Dr. Ira Virtanen is a communication coach and researcher of interpersonal communication at the University of Tampere. Her academic work focuses on social support in various relationships, particularly in the friendships of boys and men. She is the founder of AvaiLab, which promotes supportive communication and interpersonal competence for lives of fulfilment and wellbeing.

Katri Saarikivi

Katri Saarikivi is a cognitive neuroscientist exploring the neural mechanisms behind empathy and fruitful interaction, and their functioning in digital environments. She heads a research project at the University of Helsinki and alongside these activities enjoys speaking and helping people outside academia make use of scientific findings and the methodology of the field.

Maggie Lindholm

Maggie Lindholm is an entrepreneur and the host of Café Rouge, a cozy restaurant in Helsinki. A Lebanese child and now Finnish woman, she is madly in love with a good man who is her partner in both good and bad. She is also the mother of a teenage girl who helps her grow.

Miia Pirinen

Miia Pirinen is a fantastical escapist with the talent to run three companies and work as speaker, mentor, and writer, breaking the myth of the impossible. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of business development and human resources. Fuelled by her passion for storytelling, Miia is currently constructing kindness in the world by writing her first children’s fantasy book series, which looks to offer the next generations holistic experiences intertwined with deeper philosophical themes.

Mikko Sinisalo

Mikko Sinisalo is a student of social sciences at the University of Helsinki, where he has also studied the Finnish language. In addition to living in an elderly care house, he has also worked for the City of Helsinki's homecare services for the elderly.

Rachel Gisselquist

Rachel M. Gisselquist is a political scientist and currently a Research Fellow with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki. She works on the comparative politics of developing countries, with particular attention to ethnic politics and group-based inequality, state fragility, governance, and sub-Saharan African politics. She holds a PhD from MIT and an MPP from Harvard.

Rachel M. Gisselquist

Rachel M. Gisselquist is a political scientist and currently a Research Fellow with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki. She works on the comparative politics of developing countries, with particular attention to ethnic politics and group-based inequality, state fragility, governance, and sub-Saharan African politics. She holds a PhD from MIT and an MPP from Harvard.

Ronnie Grandell

Ronnie Grandell is a clinical psychologist, coach and non-fiction author who specializes in compassion focused therapy. His expertise is helping people who struggle with the toils of stress and burnout, anxiety, shame or self-criticism. He has also worked extensively with leaders, experts in various fields, athletes and artists, with a focus on enhancing people’s performance and enjoying life while doing so.

Serdar Ferit

Paulina Tervo is a documentary filmmaker, 360 storyteller and digital geek, passionate about contributing to a better world. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of Lyfta — an immersive world of stories for nurturing 21st century skills and global citizenship. Serdar Ferit is a filmmaker, digital storyteller and teacher. He works with a team of talented people to contribute to a better world through education and storytelling. He’s the co-founder and co-CEO of Lyfta - an immersive world of stories for nurturing 21st century skills and global citizenship.

Teemu Syrjälä

Teemu Syrjälä on hyvinvoinnin moniottelija, jonka pääasiallinen keskittyminen on siinä, kuinka me voimme itse vaikuttaa omaan hyvinvointiimme luonnollisesti. Hänen erityisosaamisensa tulee koko elämän jatkuneesta liikkumisesta sekä 14 vuotta jatkuneesta opiskelusta ihmisen terveyteen, mielen toimintaan sekä ihmissuhteiden ihmeellisestä maailmasta, jossa pyritään huomioimaan kokonaisvaltainen terveys kaikilla ihmisyyden tasoilla.

Organizing team

Hannu
Jaakkola

Helsinki, Finland
Organizer

Kati
Penttinen

Espoo, Finland
Co-organizer
  • Annika Häggblom
    Curation
  • Juulia Suvilehto
    Production
  • Niina Haataja
    Marketing/Communications
  • Phuong Nguyen
    Production