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The innovators board - Creative disruption and social movements event

The Innovators Board: Civil Rights Movements and Conspiracy Theories

16th September 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Programme: Creative Disruption and Social Movements 

16 Sep 2021: Free Event: Civil Rights Movements and Conspiracy Theories

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World-Renowned Speakers, Innovators and Influencers Sharing Insights with the Board (confirmed)

  • Professor Joseph Pierre – USA. Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Wide expertise on psychosis, delusions, misbeliefs, conspiracy theories, disinformation.
  • Abbie Richards – USA. Comedian, science communicator, and major TikToker (202,800 Followers | 2.4M Likes) who educates about mis/disinformation, conspiracy theories, and climate change.
  • Lawrence Eta – Canada. Chief Technology Officer at City of Toronto. An influencer on inclusion and Smart Cities.

Chair: Professor Birgitte Andersen, CEO Big Innovation Centre
Coordinator: Dominic Powell – UK. Project Coordinator of The Innovators Board

In Focus:

– Our workplaces, markets and societies are being fundamentally reshaped by the interference of the Covid-19 pandemic – which has accelerated Civil Rights and Empowerment Movements but also Conspiracy Theories. So, what is the ‘new normal’ and how do we navigate it?

– We live in an era of post-truth, but who is responsible for conspiracy theories around 5G, vaccinations, etc.? What are their social, societal, economic and political impacts?

– What are the key goals of civil rights movements today, including Black Lives Matter or Women’s empowerments movements? Are there national contexts that change the demands (i.e. BLM in the US versus in the UK)?

– What is the role of organisations to educate boards and staff on social movements? 

– What is the impact of technology disruption on the above-mentioned movements? (Instagram, Tik-Tok, Facebook etc).