DiverseMinds is BACK! This is the only conference of its kind for neurodivergents and their allies. Come and hear from some of the industry’s most inspiring neurodiverse speakers and experience hands-on workshops from the likes of the National Autism Society.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm
Havas London, 4 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Tickets are here.

How do we unlock the power of divergent thinkers in the workplace?

What are the benefits of #diverseminds in the workplace? How do we create welcoming environments where different types of brains can thrive? What are the barriers those with aspergers, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and more face when it comes to recruitment, retention and promotion? 

This is a conference about ‘neurodiversity’ and our working definition of what this encompasses is ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourettes. We recognise that the boundaries of what neurodiversity constitutes are not universally agreed and likely to change over time. We are open to alternative perspectives for future events and recognise that the topics discussed in March may well be relevant to some of these groups of people too.

Confirmed speakers

  • Xavier Rees, CEO Havas London & Havas Helia

  • Victoria Buchanan, Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB

  • Wayne Deakin, Exec Creative Director, EMEA Huge

  • Nicky Kemp, Trends Editor, Campaign magazine

  • Mark Evans, Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

  • Lizzi Clubb, Digital Design Lead, Wunderman UK

  • Alistair MacCallum, UK CEO, m/Six

  • Emma Case, Founder of Women Beyond the Box

  • Laura James, Founder of Mabel Gray and author of Odd Girl Out

  • Ellie Gerszt, Senior Partnerships Executive, NABS,

  • Jo Bolger, Senior Partnerships Manager, NABS

  • Jessie Hewitson, Author and The Times Journalist

  • Lucy Hobbs, Freelance Creative Director and Founder of the Future is ND

  • Amy Walker, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, GroupM

  • Agony Autie, Sarah Jane Harvey

With more to follow!

In March 2018, #DiverseMinds, the first ever neurodiversity conference for the marketing and advertising industry, hit the scene. #DiverseMinds is back in 2019, this time bigger and better. Our theme this year will be about ‘providing support’. We feel that 2018’s event got the conversation started, enhanced understanding and helped reduce stigma. We didn’t spend much time talking about the very real challenges that some people are facing in the workplace and beyond. We want to provide support to:

- People who are actually ND

- Parents of children who are ND

- Those managing ND people in their teams

Tickets are here. Come join us!