The Creative Bridges 2023 planning group is delighted to announce that we have secured our keynote speakers and can now formally announce them. It is our pleasure to welcome Connor Allen and Mohsin Mohi Uh Din as our keynote speakers for the conference in September.
A keynote fulfils a number of overlapping roles. They can set the tone and promote the values of the conference at its opening; they can inform us about their work and help us make connections into the core of our work. They can move, inspire, challenge and entertain such that we embrace the days with enthusiam and energy.
Connor Allen is currently the Children’s Laureate, Wales. From Newport, he is a poet and multidisciplinary artist. Since graduating from University of Wales, Trinity Saint David as an Actor in 2013, Connor has worked with a diverse set of theatre companies and was also the winner of Triforces Cardiff Monologue Slam, representing Wales at the London winners edition. His work is heavily inspired by elements of his own life such as grief, love, masculinity, identity, and ethnicity. Connor’s priority in his Children’s Laureate, Wales role was to empower children and young people to tell their own unique stories through poetry.
Mohsin Mohi Uh Din is an artist, activist, and the founder and CEO of #MeWe International Inc., which designs and deploys communications skills, narrative interventions and training to enhance psychological well-being, leadership skills, and community engagement. He has over 8 years of experience working on human rights, global digital campaigns, strategic communications, and youth issues centred on global development At the United Nations, Mohsin developed creative advocacy campaigns, compelling narratives and public messages from complex health, economic, and political events. #MeWeIntl’s has supported more than 5,000 youth and caregivers internationally.
I am looking forward to hearing our speakers; to be moved, inspired, challenged and entertained congruent with our values and suggestions for participants’ conference papers.
I hope that you are inspired by the prospect of our keynotes and look forward to you joining us in September. Our early bird ticket offers are open until 1st May, so take a moment of the coming holiday period to book your place and submit a paper too.