Concave is a purpose-led & solutions-driven summit. Our mission – to amplify social good & accelerate positive change, enabled by technology.
This September, the hybrid event shall stream live to our virtual audience from Soho House’s White City House Studios in London.
2021’s key theme is SHIFTING MINDSETS – across our tracks in
Diversity & Inclusion
The Circular Economy
Driving Social Change through Digital Technology
Join us virtually for our first hybrid event and network with a socially conscious community.
// Can a Business have a Moral Compass?
In this talk Tom Tapper – the Co-founder & CEO of B Corp creative agency Nice and Serious – will explore the role businesses play in our society, and why putting profit above purpose has created many of the crises we now see in the world. He’ll share the story of how his agency lost its way, before codifying a moral compass into the decision-making process. He’ll discuss the importance of bringing humanity back into business, and how it can benefit us all.
// On Truth, Transparency & Storytelling in Sustainability
Sustainability is going mainstream and with it a dearth of commitments, partnerships, ads and other activations. How can you tell what’s genuine? What does good look like? And what are the changes we need to aspire to – in business and culture – to go beyond sustainability for a brighter, regenerative (bio)diverse future. Chloe Dyson, Sustainability Director at editorial studio TCO (& Huck and Little White Lies magazine publisher) shall discuss & reveal.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
// Women in Entrepreneurship & Leadership: Addressing the Gender Equality Gap
Katee Hui will be sharing her insights on gender-bias barriers and leadership roles in an intimate 1:1 fireside chat session with brand communications & impact specialist Zoë Gibson Quirk – addressing what individuals and businesses can do to truly begin shifting the diversity needle in a meaningful way.
// Keeping up with Foodtech: Are Policymakers on Track?
Innovations across the food chain, from agriculture to cultured meat, are giving us an exciting glimpse of a future where feeding the world doesn’t come at the expense of the environment. However, tackling food security and sustainability must come from both the private and public sectors, as the step from creation to adoption is vast. Policymakers are needed to address obstacles such as R&D funding, training, investment in manufacturing capabilities, and regulation. How should policymakers approach this? What does the private sector need to know?
FUTURE OF EDUCATION
// Are we ready for tech-inclusive education?
Demand for education is increasing exponentially, and its role and purpose are changing rapidly. But access to high quality education is uneven. To solve this problem, a systems-level evolution in global and national policy is needed to allow new tech-inclusive practices to be trialled and scaled up
OUR FEATURED SPEAKERS
Anna Sulan Masing & Chloe-Rose Crabtree. Co-founders of Sourced Journeys – a public project investigating how ingredients are sourced to create change.
Katee Hui – Founder of Hackney Laces, a women’s football social club & community designed to empower, inspire, support and raise the aspirations of their players. Strategy Director @ Pentagram.
Tom Tapper – Tom is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nice and Serious, a B-Corp certified agency that makes creative work the world needs. Since 2008, he’s worked with hundreds of international charities and brands – including innocent, Ben & Jerry’s, Greenpeace, IKEA and Nike – to creatively communicate the positive impact they’re having on the world.
Zoë Gibson Quirk – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Nesta mentor. A brand communications & impact specialist who believes our world needs more collaboration, more compassion and more creativity, and loves to work with and support individuals who do too.
09:30 | Welcome Remarks
09:35 – 10:05 | Session #1 – Can a Business be a Moral Compass?
10:05 – 10:50 | Session #2 – Women in Entrepreneurship & Leadership: Addressing the Gender Equality Gap
10:50 – 11:30 | Session #3 – Panel on The Future of Education
11:30 – 12:30 | Break
12:30- 13:00 | Session #4 – How can Tech be Developed to Service the Needs of Local Communities?
13:00 – 13:45 | Session #5 – Panel on Food-Tech
13:45 – 14:30 | Session #6 – On Truth, Transparency & Storytelling in Sustainability
14:30 – 15:20 | Session #7 – Panel Discussion
15:20 – 15:25 | Closing Remarks
*Subject to change
Summit Details + T&Cs
Registered participants will receive their login details to the virtual conference platform on the 15th of September 2021.
The conference will begin at 9:35am BST on the 23rd of September.
The conference will be live-streaming, recorded and will be available on demand to attendees – to facilitate Concave and our affiliated marketing.
The chat and networking functions on the virtual conference platform can be used by participants to engage and connect with other attendees.
Concave (and any third party platform provider acting on our behalf) will use your personal information provided during the registration process to host and manage this digital event, and for analysing visitor traffic with a view to improving the event experience for visitors.
When entering a virtual exhibition booth, your personal information will be shared with the exhibitor or sponsor to allow them to engage with you. If you accept a connection or meeting invite, then your full contact details will be shared directly with another attendee, sponsor or exhibitor and they may follow-up and use your details for marketing purposes.