13TH MARCH 2019: #DIVERSEMINDS 2.0 

Havas London, N1C 4AG

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ACT I - HOSTED BY AFUA BASOAH (VICE PRESIDENT, RABIN MARTIN)

0915 - 0945: NEURODIVERSITY RESEARCH: PAST AND PRESENT
Neurodiversity Pioneer, Judy Singer
Analyst and Researcher, Helen Taylor, PhD

0945-1015: UNDERSTANDING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE
Faking normal - Emma Case (Author, Faking Normal)
My journey as a parent - Xavier Rees (CEO Havas London + Havas Helia)

1015-1045: COMMITTING TO CHANGE: M/SIX AND THE AUTISM EXCHANGE
Alistair MacCallum (UK CEO m/SIX) and Amy Walker (Diversity and Inclusion co-ordinator GroupM)


ACT II - HOSTED BY ELLIE GERSZT (SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS EXEC, NABS)

1100-1130: PANEL II DIVERSEMINDS IN OUR INDUSTRY

Lizzi Clubb (Senior Experience Designer at BCG Digital Ventures)
Wayne Deakin (ECD, Huge Inc)
Akama Davies (Director of Global Solutions, Xaxis, Co-founder, We Are Stripes)
Lucy Barbor (Global Strategy Partner, Carat)
with Nicky Kemp (Trends Editor, Campaign) as panel host

1130-1200: FIRESIDE CHAT
Ali Hanan (Founder, Creative Equals) and Steve Hatch (VP, Facebook Northern Europe)

DIVERSEMINDS WORKSHOPS 1200-1300

WORKSHOP 1 - ND Futures: Why we must embrace neurodiversity in the workplace
Lucy Hobbs (Freelance Creative Director and Founder of The Future is ND)

WORKSHOP 2 - ND Workplaces: Creating an of ce environment that supports ND
Oil Monks and Anna Farley (Co-founders, Place with Purpose)

WORKSHOP 3 - How to raise a Happy Autistic Child
Jessie Hewitson (Author + Times Journalist) with support from Roxanne Hobbs

WORKSHOP 4 - Dyslexics: How to be even more successful
Margaret Malpas, MBE and Joint Chair of British Dyslexia Association

FISHBOWL 1 - How do we create change?
Mark Evans, CMO Direct Line Group


ACT III - HOSTED BY ALI HANAN (FOUNDER, CREATIVE EQUALS)

DIVERSEMINDS WORKSHOPS 1400-1500

WORKSHOP 1 - The Power of Neurodiversity - Disability Inclusion in Employment
Irina Marenica (Occupational Psychologist, Genius Within)

WORKSHOP 2 - Coaching Neurodiversity, a paradigm shift
Roxanne Hobbs and Hilary Lees (The Hobbs Consultancy)

WORKSHOP 3 - Dyslexia: From taboo to creative force
Lennie Varvarides (Founder, DYSPLA and one of the chosen Women Beyond the Box, top 50 most influential neurodivergent women)

WORKSHOP 4 - Reasonable Adjustments to Support a Neurodiverse Workforce
Matthew Trerise (DMA Talent in association with Autismo)

TALK - My manager and I: What really happens when an NT manages an ND
Ellie Gerszt (Senior Partnerships Executive) and Jo Bolger (Senior Partnerships Manager, NABS) followed by Q&A

FISHBOWL 2 - DisAbility: How does business move from DIVERSish to truly inclusive?
Sam Phillips, Diversity champion for the advertising sector

1500- 1545: PANEL, RETHINKING RECRUITMENT

Matt Davis (Co-founder, ECD, Red Brick Road, Founder 3rdWay Recruitment)
Nat Hawley (Exceptional Individuals)
Margaret Malpas MBE (Joint Chair, BDA)
Matthew Trerise (DMA Talent in association with Autismo)
hosted by Leila Siddiqi (Head of Diversity, IPA)

DIVERSEMINDS HOMESTRETCH

ACT IV - HOSTED BY ROXANNE HOBBS (FOUNDER, THE HOBBS CONSULTANCY)

1600-1630: UNDERSTANDING STIMMING, OVERLOAD AND MELTDOWNS

Agony Autie, Sarah Jane Harvey

1630-1700: UNDERSTANDING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE

Finding out I was autistic in my 40s - Laura James (Author + Journalist)
From school room to board room - Victoria Buchanan (ECD, Tribal)

1700-1730: CLOSING AND 5 KEY TAKEAWAYS

Nicky Kemp (Trends Editor, Campaign)