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Speakers 2024

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Founding Director, Nurture Development, Ireland

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Social Worker and Innovator, Kirwin Maclean Associates, United Kingdom

matthias berg

Department Head of Smart City Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, Germany

tine rostgaard

Professsor, Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

cherrie short

Senior Fellow for Global and Community Strategy, New York University, USA

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Ph.D., Founder, Transition Collective, Denmark

angela blanchard

Expert Practitioner in Community Development and Long-term Resettlement, USA


Freelance Journalist, Event Chair & Consultant


Social care commentator and former public services editor of The Guardian

carme torras

Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) – Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

alessandra locatelli

Minister for Disabilities, Italy

duncan dunlop

Independent Expert in Care System Reform and former CEEO Who Cares? Scotland

wouter torfs

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Social Welfare Centres (CAW), Flanders and Brussels, Belgium

alessandra locatelli

Minister for Disabilities, Italy

duncan dunlop

Consultant and Former CEO of Who Cares? Scotland, United Kingdom