A better story about our future is possible!

Avocados or snowflakes? Neither. Let’s take back control (yep, we said it) of what people are saying, thinking and hearing about millennials and our future.

This event is all about celebrating and inspiring the young leaders and influencers of today and tomorrow. Our programme of talks, masterclasses and creative activities will showcase stories of social activism, positive political ideas, and opportunities to get involved.

11:00am – 12:30pm: Visions for our shared future

A better story about our future is possible. Listen to activists, social pioneers, entrepreneurs, local politicians and young leaders talk about their ideas for the future. Featuring:

Caroline Macfarland – Director, Common Vision

Amahra Spence – artist and social pioneer

Andrew Mitchell – MP and international development expert

Siana Bangura – writer, producer and campaigner

Jonathan Chilvers – Green Party Councillor

Seunfunmi Tinubu – writer and spoken word artist

Preet Gill – MP and mentoring champion

12:30pm – 3:30pm – #SHAPETHEFUTURE masterclasses

Let’s get on with it! How do we take back control of what people are saying, thinking and hearing about millennials and our future? Workshops include:

– How to use art for action (Amahra Spence, artist and social pioneer)

– How to master public speaking (Bryony, YEUK Youth Ambassador)

– How to influence policymaking in Brexit Britain (Rachel Dodgson, parliamentary outreach worker)

– How to engage with local government (Joe Porter, Councillor and campaigner)

– How to run a campaign (Sam Gillian, YEUK Youth Ambassador)

– How to apply for funding for your idea (Regis Cochefert, fundraising expert)

– How to make sense of Brexit and human rights (Matteo Bergamini, campaigner and social entrepreneur)

– How to have a positive conversation about Britishness (Poppy Reindorp, Common Vision)

3:30pm-5:00pm – Breixt: The Policy Factor

How do we ensure Brexit works for the younger generations? We will hear a series of policy auditions from high profile speakers, followed by comments from your judging panel.


Steve McCabe – MP and campaigner

Joe Porter – Councillor and campaigner for Undivided, Stonewall and various youth organisations

– Other speakers TBC


Hoor Pathan – political campaigner and deradicalization champion

Adeola Gbakinro – diversity campaigner and Commonwealth young leader

Leto Dietrich – you people’s champion and activist

Matteo Bergamini – campaigner and social entrepreneur