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This event occurred on
March 2, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Glasgow, Glasgow City
United Kingdom

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University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Glasgow City, G12 8QQ
United Kingdom
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Elisa Morgera

Global Environmental Lawyer
Working closely with the United Nations, Elisa coordinates efforts to improve involvement of indigenous communities in natural resource management, and uses her skills as a respected Global environmental lawyer to form policies on an international level that prevent discrimination and exploitation of indigenous communities. Elisa’s work is a key step in forming a global market that is not only functional but fully ethical.

Judith Robertson

Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission
She is the full time Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. As Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Judith leads on promoting awareness, understanding and respect for all human rights for everyone, everywhere in Scotland. She pushes for better laws, policies and practices to protect human rights, and has a long-standing involvement in social justice.

Mark Symes

Energy Conversion and Electrochemistry Lecturer
Mark Symes is a Chemistry Researcher at the University of Glasgow. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and did his postdoctoral studies at MIT and the University of Glasgow

Matt Fountain

Founder of Freedom Bakery
Matt Fountain is the founder of the Scottish artisan bakery, Freedom Bakery. He works with the Glasgow prison system and offers professional training and employment opportunities to people in rehabilitation.

Miha Pipan

CSO of Entomics Biosystems
Miha Pipan is an entrepreneur, biochemist, and the co-founder of Entomics Biosystems, a UK based company focused on providing solutions to the global food waste crisis with the unusual help of insects. Through raising awareness of the incredible potential of insects, and how harnessing their power can help with many of our modern problems, he will change the reputation of maggots for good.

Noor Sabha

Psychology student and mental health activist
Noor Sabha is currently a psychology student and mental health activist at the University of Glasgow.

Paula McGuire

Author & Blogger
Paula McGuire is an author and the person behind the blog Paula Must Try Harder ( A self-described adventurer, writer and speaker, Paula suffered crippling social anxiety for thirty years. Since 2012, she terrifies herself daily, to turn her barriers into climbing frames.

Sean Lìonadh

Poet and Filmmaker
Sean Lionadh is an award-winning filmmaker and poet from Glasgow.

Soumya Polavarapu

Biochemistry and Art History Student
4th year Biochemistry and Art History Student from Juniata College.

Organizing team


Glasgow, United Kingdom