Speakers 2019

Latifa Anda

We are all Human, with stories that shaped us, and the story that bring us together, the stories that help us to think, learn and reflect, Do you really know the person who is sitting next to you? Through my talk I want you to consider the human aspect: what’s the life story of the person next to you, what are their hopes, dream & motivations? read more...

Alexander Hinrichsen

23 year-old Alexander Hinrichsen is now studying on the way to become a professional chef. read more...

Sunniva Muren

While the future is all about young people in Sunniva’s generation, her passion and inspiration came from recognizing the value of the knowledge and experience from the generations much older than hers. read more...

Linda Øye

“I’ve gone from hopeless to helping those who have lost theirs...I’m just crazy enough to be normal,” says our next speaker, Linda Øye of herself. read more...

Eirik Skjærseth

Is it time for Democracy 2.0? read more...

Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) since August 2013, leading humanitarian operations with some 14,000 relief workers, serving 9 million people in need across the world.  read more...

Cathrine Hermansen

Growing up on the coast of Norway, our next speaker Cathrine Hermansen and her family have always been aware of both ocean's beauty and it's significance to our planet. As an investor, she also has a keen knowledge of the world economy. After losing her eldest son, Fredrik, to the water, Cathrine wanted to use his inheritance to make a difference. Continuing her son's passion for the ocean, she created a fund in his name.  read more...

Berta Lende Røed

How many times have you looked into the eyes of someone, just to find them distracted by blinking notifications on their devices? One of the biggest ironies of our human condition today is that as the technology to get us connected advance in the speed of light, we as individuals seem to be losing our ability to relate and converse in person.  read more...

Rune Todnem By

Are you making enough of a difference? Or as our speaker Professor Rune Todnem By puts it: Are you MAD enough? read more...

Siv Helene Stangeland

In her talk, Siv will share her story and the goals behind her work, her aspiration, and her innovative take on cleaner, healthier, inspiring architecture facing the environmental challenges ahead." read more...

Pil Cappelen Smith

Have you ever thought of publishing your own book, or perhaps you already have? Without prior knowledge nor experience in the world of publishing, our next speaker Pil Cappelen Smith went on the adventure to independently create two books which have garnered international attention and attracted renowned contributors. read more...

David Loughman

Loneliness, stress, illness, financial and employment insecurities are just a few issues facing many as the machine of society moves forward with little regards for personal crises. What are we doing about it? Not very much, according to our next speaker David Loughman.  read more...

Cultural Performers

Roba Mahmoud

A Palestinian born and raised in Dubai, Roba Mahmoud has moved to Norway for two years to finish her master degree at the University of Stavanger.  read more...

Liv Runesdatter

The critically acclaimed Norwegian singer, composer, producer and music pedagogue will lead the audience in a brief but inspiring music workshop during the event. read more...

Karine Dersyd

A rising star in the field of dance, Karine will dance at Spin-Off Forstudium in Oslo to continue to develop as a performer. She has choreographed an original dance for our event this year. We look forward to seeing it! read more...

Event Hosts

Tor Arnesen

Tor has worked 33 years for Shell and happily retired 2 years ago. After his last job as Managing director for Shell in Norway, he is currently a member of several boards and also working as a leadership consultant read more...

Endre Lima Løvås

Endre was born in Stavanger in 1958, and even though he has lived abroad and outside Stavanger for many years, he is now living and working here. Endre is the founding partner of PeoplewithE AS with office downtown in Kirkegaten read more...