One day, or day one, you decide.
but life itself. And it can sometimes seem as if we have never lived in more challenging times than these – raising new and urgent questions about the way we live, work and travel, how we eat, think, and behave with others.
For some, change means uncertainty, risk, and fear. But for Brilliant Minds, we believe that change presents an important challenge to move into the realms of a new and empowering age. We have the opportunity to increase our empathy and compassion and develop a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us, and the changes that we personally can make to ensure a safer, healthier, and brighter future.
At Brilliant Minds, we have long seen the positivity and growth that embracing change can bring. Over the years, we have brought together innovative and creative leaders from around the world to share stories and experiences and leverage new ideas.
This year in Stockholm, we were excited to bring together a community of collaborators and creators once again – bold, brave, and indeed brilliant minds who focus on the new, excited to move forward and connect for a common good.
To change the world, we must first change ourselves – and develop the wisdom, compassion, and courage to meet the challenges we face head on. We encourage you to embrace your curiosity, to use your brilliant minds to make room for the unknown and unfamiliar and move forward with hope, optimism, and vigor. For the ones who are brave enough to let go, to roll with the punches and believe they can change the world, are surely the ones who will.
Photo credit: Jean Lapin and Adrian Pehrson
Speaker Afua Hirsch – Writer, Journalist & Broadcaster
Speaker Ai Weiwei – Artist
Speaker Alexis Ohanian – Founder of Seven Seven Six – Co-founder & former Executive Chairman of Reddit
Speaker Alicia Keys – Artist and Entrepreneur
Speaker Amanda Lagerkvist – Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University.
Speaker Anders Forslund – Founder and CEO of Heart Aerospace
Speaker Anna Borg – President & CEO of Vattenfall AB
Speaker Anna Ståhl – Choreographer, dancer, director, singer & artist
Speaker Anu Duggal – Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund
Speaker Ashley Smith – Co-owner of Fame Lady Squad
Speaker Beata Wickbom – Founder of Socialight
Speaker Bela Bajaria – Head of Global TV at Netflix
Speaker Ben Gorham – Founder of Byredo
Speaker Bjarke Ingels – Architect and Founding Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group
Speaker Björn Frantzén – Chef & Founder of Frantzén Group
Speaker Bola Bardet – Founder and CEO of Susu
Speaker Danica Kragic – Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology.
Speaker Darnell Strom – Partner & Head of the Culture and Commerce Division at UTA
Speaker Dawn Ostroff – Cheif Content & Advertising Business Officer at Spotify
Speaker David Orlic – Co-founder & CEO of Anyone
Speaker David Patrikarakos – Writer and Author of War in 140 Characters
Speaker Deepak Chopra MD, FACP – Founder of The Chopra Foundation
Speaker Demi Rose – Model & Influencer
Speaker Edward Norton – Actor, Entrepreneur & Activist
Speaker Esther Perel – Author & Psychotherapist
Speaker Gabriel Negatu – Founding Managing Director Invest Afrique
Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk – Chairman of VaynerX, CEO and Creator of VeeFriends
Speaker Gayle King – Co-Host of CBS MORNINGS
Speaker Glenda Bailey – Founder of the Glenda Bailey Consultancy.
Speaker Gustaf Toresson Lundberg – Founder of Tangent Media
Speaker Helena Helmersson – CEO of H&M Group
Speaker Howard Marks – Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Oaktree
Speaker Jenny-Ann Axson Johnson – Co-founder of Tilly
Speaker Jens Grede – Co-founder of Skims, FRAME, Brady & Safely.
Speaker Jens Schouenborg – Professor at Neuronano Research Center
Speaker Joanna Coles – Chairwoman and CEO of Northern Star Acquisition Companies II-IV
Speaker Juliet de Baubigny – General Partner at Bond
Speaker Lech Ignatowicz, PhD – CEO of Molecular Attraction
Speaker Lionel Barber – Author, Broadcaster & Editor of the Financial Times (2005 – 2020)
Speaker Lisen Schultz – Director of education at the Stockholm Resilience Centre
Speaker Lucy Edwards – Youtuber, Content Creator and Journalist
Speaker Magnus Lindkvist – Futurologist & Author
Speaker Mahiar Afrooz – Co-founder of Roya
Speaker Malala Yousafzai – Activist
Speaker Michael Frahm – Co-founder of Frahm & Frahm and Director of Blenheim Art Foundation
Speaker Naomi Campbell – Supermodel, Activist & Cultural Innovator
Speaker Nick Tidball – CEO and co-founder of Vollebak
Speaker Niclas Mårtensson – CEO of the Stena Line Group
Speaker Parisa Amiri – Journalist & Broadcaster
Speaker Peter Carlsson – Founder & CEO of Northvolt
Speaker Peter McIndoe – Founder of “Birds aren’t real” -movment
Speaker Pranav Yadav – Founder and CEO of Neuro-Insight US
Speaker Rashida Jones – President of MSNBC
Speaker Roham Gharegozlou – Chief Executive Officer, Dapper Labs
Speaker Sara Baumann – Visual Artist & Founder of Woman and Weapons
Speaker Simon Shaw – Vice Chairman, Fine Arts – Sotheby´s
Speaker Simon Sinek – Optimist & Best Selling Author
Speaker Suzan Hourieh Lindberg – Co-founder & CEO at The Social Few
Artist Anna of the North – Artist
Artist Bavé – Artist
Artist Ella Tiritiello – Artist
Artist GERD – Artist
Artist Haley Bridge – Independent artist & creator
Artist VCATION – Artist
Artist Zikai – Singer and songwriter