Liverpool Hope is proud to be hosting The Big Hope 2, which fulfils the promise made by the University to repeat the excitement as the city celebrates a decade on from European Capital of Culture 2008. The Big Hope 2 is a Global Youth Project where people are invited to explore a range of topics, discuss how they are affecting their lives and society, and what they can do to make a difference.
We are now opening this out to the business community as The Big Hope 2 provides a unique opportunity for business delegates to hear from leading global influencers who are at the forefront of national and international challenges.
Each of our three one-day programmes will feature high profile keynote speakers such as Charles Clarke and Vince Cable, plus inspirational guests who will challenge provoke and inspire our delegates across each of their chosen discussion panels.
Join us on one or more of the following dates (Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Monday 18th June 2018) to take part in exciting and thought provoking discussions forums, which include:
Download the full Day Delegates Programme here.
£40 per day, per delegate
Dates: Thursday 14th June, Friday 15th June, Monday 18th June 2018
Time: 8:30am – 2pm daily
Venue: Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD
Book your place now to avoid disappointment - we look forward to seeing you there!
|9-10am||Keynote: Janet Hemingway|
|1-2pm||Keynote: John Blashford Snell|
Panel: Dr Alex Owen, Angela Samata, Nisha Katona, Prof. Lesley Regan, Prof. Cindy Hamilton, Dr Abhaya Gurumurthy
The discussion forum will consider lessons learnt by women in a range of positions of leadership. What difference does it make to public discourse, debate, priority setting, and accepted styles of leadership when women are the role models? What will it take for more women to become and be recognised as leaders?
Panel: Dr Andrew Cheatle, Father Michael Lapsley, Rev Jacky Embrey, Bishop Paul Bayes, Salman Al-Azami, His Excellency Dasho Karma Ura
Do faith and religion build barriers or break them down? Why is religion linked to war and conflict, but also peace and cooperation? This forum will consider the significance of religion in contemporary society. It is evident that the need for religious communities to meet the challenges of our time is vast. But how can we foster greater understanding to address concerns on local, national and international levels?
Panel: Paul Rooney, Adrian Ramsey, Prof. Luca Fiorani, Neil Thorns, Steve Lowe, Paul Allen
Our environment is forever changing. Technological innovation is moving at a pace never seen before. Technology has the potential to both harm our environment and solve some of society’s biggest environmental challenges. The panel will discuss the effects technology has on our environment and how we must use it wisely to develop sustainable ideas for the future.
Panel: Dr John Bennett, Dr Myra Houser, Prof. Anne Lonsdale, Alison Moore, Ewan Roberts, Sam Tomlin, Angela Lake, Vanessa Boateng
Human beings have always moved location, but over the last 300 years, the scale of migration - and the distances people move - has increased significantly. Many migrate as a consequence of war, climate change, famine, economic collapse and poverty. Those that move (especially the poor) often face huge barriers that restrict entry to their desired (or indeed any) destination. This panel will consider whether there is a solution for this difficult scenario.
Panel: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Each year, an estimated 303,000 women and over 5 million babies die because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. B!RTH is a unique collaboration between science and theatre. Using a series of provocative plays and dynamic discussions, this project aims to raise awareness, change policy and provoke debate around the vast inequality in global maternal and newborn health.
Keynote: Richard Kenyon
Keynote: Phil Jennings
|1.30-2.30pm||Keynote: Charles Clarke|
Panel: Associate Prof. Phil Bamber, Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, Prof. Roger Brown, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, Dr Birgit Schreiber, Mary Reynolds, Jane Beever, Fr. Chris McCoy
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
Many of us believe passionately that Education is critical to meeting the global challenges of climate change, migration, terrorism and inequality. But what if Education is part of the problem rather than solution? This discussion forum will consider questions such as: Can better education overcome social inequality? What are the purposes of higher education in a globalised world? Who controls education policy across the world – and who should?
Panel: Alan Irwin, Prof. Denise Barrett-Baxandale, David Unsworth, Prof. Stephan Wassong, Tim Vine, Richard Kenyon
Sport has the power to bring millions of people together to achieve social good. The panel will discuss the management of global sport activities, elite performance and corporate social responsibility. How can sport organisations balance the requirements of elite performance whilst also having a key part to play in society?
Panel: Prof. Steve Davismoon, Viorel Raducanescu, Mike Stubbs, Prof. David Fleming, Dr Prashant Nayak, Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh, Neha Bhatnager
It can be said that art and culture are the lifeblood of a vibrant society. In the UK, local authority budgets are under unprecedented pressure, with significant cuts being made to museums, libraries and the arts. This is mirrored in countries across the world. This international panel will consider the importance of arts and culture, the difference that they make to individuals and to society and how this can be maintained in a culture of shrinking budgets.
Panel: Associate Prof. Sonja Tiernan, Lord David Alton, Erinma Bell, Bishop Vincent Malone, Neil Thorns, Brother Victor Ramos, Cllr Jane Corbett, Fr. Michael Lapsley
Is Community just a collection of human beings; a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common? Or is Community about human relationships and shared identity? This discussion forum will draw on the panel’s experiences to give an insight into developing and maintaining Community in contemporary society.
Keynote: Baroness Ilora Finlay
|1-2pm||Keynote: Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable|
|2-3pm||Keynote: Sir Christopher Stone|
Panel: Associate Prof. Caroline Wakefield, Dr Robert Atlay, Prof. Sir Ian Gilmore, Angela Samata, Dame Lorna Muirhead, Carol Maibvisira, Nick Talbot
There will always will be global health challenges to face. From infectious disease to mental health problems, addiction to destitution, the context of people’s lives to a large extent determine their health. Drawing on experiences from across the health and wellbeing sector, this discussion forum will explored the role of health systems, research and innovation in reducing health inequalities and improving wellbeing across the world.
Panel: Dr Mike Brennan, Baroness Ilora Finlay, Dr Jane McCarthy, Natasha Williamson, Dr Shirley Potts, Frances Hayes
This panel brings together leading figures and practitioners from within the field of death, dying and bereavement to discuss the impact of grief upon children and young people. Discussion will explore what we can do - individually, within organisations, and as a society, to limit the long-term impact of loss and support them in their grief.
Panel: Ian McKenna, Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, Sir Christopher Stone, Ken Pye, John O’Shea, Helen Watson, Dr Basheer Oshodi
Business organisations are facing unprecedented change and complex challenges both within the UK and globally. What will be required of the global business leaders of the future? How can we prepare young people for jobs that do not exist yet? How can the young leaders we have with us today be ready? The panel will discuss the qualities that will be required of future business leaders, how to address the current skills gap and how to prepare young people for the world of global, and often virtual, business.
Panel: Associate Prof. Claire Penketh, Ruth Gould, Laurence Clark, Dr John Patterson, Nanette Mellor, Prof. David Bolt, Harriet Dunne
This forum aims to explore how disability arts, disability comedy and disability sport can help us question the dominant narrative of loss, and hopes to stimulate debate about issues such as: Why do we give non-disabled actors disabled roles? Why are the para-Olympics and Olympics separate events? Should disability art/sport/comedy be something separate to ‘mainstream’ art/comedy/sport?