Speakers

Theo Ploeg
Dedicated accelerationist, media and design sociologist. Tells stories of possible futures. Lives happily in the extreme now. Researches, writes and teaches. Lives in the old heart of europe (anti-city heerlen). Theo researches the theory and praxis of living in an accelerating world at Studio Hyperspace. He writes for FRNKFRT, webzine for pop, media and culture...
Hana Omar
Joined UNDP to work on Digital Good, the first interactive platform enabling people worldwide to fund local and global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She focuses on the engagement initiatives and creates avenues for youth to be part of the SDGs agenda. Her strong background in education helps strengthen the relationship with students...
Marian McLaughlin
For the past two years has been working for the Faculty of Digital Design & Creative Industries, building international relations, networking and setting up international cooperation projects with universities and companies – all with the goal of making our graduates capable and flexible global employees. Main areas of interest are: Intercultural Communication; Business Communication; mentoring...
Felipe Escobar
Design Producer at the Digital Society School, interested in understanding how to use new methods into design research. Has been collaborating on the design and playlist of methods that will be shared with the locations that will be joining this year’s Global Goals Jam and is also a coach for the teams in the local...
Boaz Paldi
Engagement Manager at the United Nations Development Programme. Responsible for organizing the Social Good Summit in conjunction with Mashable, 92Y and the United Nations Foundation, managing the +SocialGood partnership and UNDP’s communication partnerships. Strong roots in journalism and detailed knowledge of current and international affairs. Has worked in some of the most politically volatile and...
Gijs Gootjes
Co-founder and Head of Strategy & Organisation for Digital Society School. Responsible for Design Across Cultures, a collaboration with Cisco Systems and a programme for multidisciplinary, multicultural teams around the world, using the undeniable force of cultural differences and similarities as a design strategy to locally have impact on global issues. Gijs co-founded the Global...
Marco van Hout
Co-founder and Head of Programmes & Impact at the Digital Society School. Community Liaison for World Design Organisation. On a mission to fight ‘Design Waste’, by introducing a common language of design methods to the design field so that creatives can build upon each other’s work and share intermediate-level knowledge to tackle the world’s biggest...
Anneke van Woerden
Impact Producer at the Digital Society School. Next to coordinating the Global Goals Jam also working on the SDG Box; a toolkit that implements the Sustainable Development Goals into education and guides students to create sustainable impact. Excited on anything in-between design, sustainability and social innovation.
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