Blue Monday Live brings together an amazing line-up of speakers, to help people at the forefront of social change in the UK, achieve their charitable and cause related goals in 2019… Book Now!
Bryan made the documentary that set out to uncover the truth about doping in sports but a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transformed his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Unexplained death and Olympic gold were all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history.
Andria teaches in a school where 35 languages are spoken. Its pupils come from some of the poorest families with many exposed to gang violence. Learning the basics of many of the languages, Andria has earned her students’ trust and her school is now in the top 5% nationally. Andria is also CEO of Artists in Residence.
Nancy is using technology and data to help save lives. Previously she was CEO of DoSomething.org, one of the largest global organisations for young people. She recently rolled out Loris.ai, to help companies have difficult conversations. Fortune named her one of the ‘World's 50 Greatest Leaders’, she was selected as a Young Global Leader by WEF and named one of the Non-profit Times’ 50 Most Powerful Leaders’.
Amanda is chief executive of The Prince's Responsible Business Network - which aims to create healthy communities with successful business at their heart. She has over 25 years commercial experience, including director roles at Aviva, British Airways, Airmiles, BT and British Gas. She previously worked with Project Everyone, a Richard Curtis-inspired campaign to launch the UN’s Global Goals.
Amerah is Co-Founder of Verve Poetry Press and a Producer at Free Radical, as part of The Beatfreeks Collective. Her work touches on identity, womanhood and religion. She aims to inspire and enthuse the younger generation, whilst also making the older generation address what needs to change.
Paul started Parkrun in 2004, whilst unemployed and unable to run. The first event had 13 runners. As of Summer 2018, roughly 250,000 people participate in about 1,500 Parkruns in 20 countries, every weekend. He has just launched Contra, a sports brand, which is ethically produced, using quality fabric and the best design.
Hello! We’re Amy and Ella. A few years ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit. After finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched a campaign and educational charity Kids Against Plastic and are working hard to promote a ‘Plastic Clever’ mindset.
Sean is an endurance adventurer and author. He is the first person to cycle, swim and run the length of Great Britain and the fastest ever to cycle unsupported across Europe. Through his adventures, Sean has experienced every mental state required to succeed.
Melanie is a Business Strategist with over 20 years’ experience, spanning 5 continents, working with some of the world’s biggest brands and largest organisations. Recognised by the Queen for her efforts, Melanie has been profiled as one of the most influential women in Business and the Creative Industries in the UK.
Steve has worked at the point where technology and creativity meet for digital, design and advertising agencies, all over the world. He has now established Google Creative Lab as a leading studio, working to bring positive change to the world.
Kiko is an environmental champion and social entrepreneur. In 2009 she was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, a rare and life-threatening condition. She had always been motivated by challenge and adventure and in narrowly avoiding death, chose to change tack and live a life of purpose.
Rory is co-founder of the Behavioural Sciences Practice, wrote The Wiki Man and the upcoming ‘Alchemy, The Surprising Power Of Ideas That Don't Make Sense’, has acted as president and judge for many creative institutions and given a talk at TED Global.
Brie supports community leaders using Facebook Groups across Europe. She has over 10 years’ experience in online campaigning for Oxfam, The Global Campaign for Education and Change.org, where she was UK Director of the world's largest online petition website.
Dave is an all-round, self-propelled ‘Yes Man’. He is a world record breaking adventurer, author, filmmaker and community leader of The YesTribe; awesome people who share friendship, support, positivity and energy in order to make all levels of life count. He’s also organised the UK’s first single-use plastic free festival and has a world record for hugging!
Sara leads on Disney’s social purpose programme across EMEA. Through shared thinking and partnerships, she works with senior leaders across the business to lever Disney’s vast portfolio of brands, stories and characters to maximise their impact for good causes. Previously Sara was Director of Corporate Responsibility for ITV.
Justin is a European tech investor (Spotify, TrustPilot). He is also Deputy Chair of a social learning platform and an active adviser to businesses that use technology to make a difference to the world. Previously, he was the Chair of the Interactive Media Association and a member of the Advertising Association’s Leadership Council.
Denise is responsible for producing and developing entertainment partnerships, exclusive content and new products, globally. She previously held similar roles at Yahoo, Warner Bros, EMAP and Disney. She also advises the Global Sustainability Film Awards and Variety, the entertainment charity.
Kev works with colleagues, clients and collaborators to build campaigns fit for any need. Every campaign under his watch demonstrates measurable impact and value. There is no type of business or brand that Kev can’t coordinate an integrated response to. He has worked for clients such as Sainsbury’s, O2 and eBay.
Eloise is running the national campaign to stop Brexit taking place, leading the call for a ‘People’s Vote’. She is the former Executive Director of Global Policy at The ONE Campaign and set up their Brussels office to lead the organisation’s work with the European Union institutions.