JA Group & Co
Founder and CEO of JA Group & Co, an alternative investment firm with global interests in financial services, technology, real estate, and natural resources.
Abeer Al Saud
Abeer is a peace and sustainability professional with many years of experience in multilateral organizations. She is the founder and chair of The Sustainable Development Association (Talga), and the boutique advisory, Dinar.
International Healthcare Management
Saadiah is an International Healthcare expert with over 20 years of Operations Management, Marketing, Business Development and Strategic planning.
James has been a meditation teacher since 1978. He is creator and teacher of the Awakening Joy course (since 2003). He leads retreats, workshops and classes in U.S and abroad.
Uganda Buddhist Centre
Founder and Abbot of the Uganda Buddhist Center in Uganda, Bhante is a Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, USA.
Prudence Margaret Burch OBE, known professionally as Vidyamala Burch, is a mindfulness teacher, writer, and co-founder of Breathworks, an international mindfulness organization known particularly for developing mindfulness-based pain management.
Founder of Mindfulness Asia and a co-founder of Philippine Insight Meditation Community. An affiliate teacher at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and Cross-Cultural Mindfulness Teacher and Board Member of Braided Wisdom.
Margaret Cullen is a licensed psychotherapist and was one of the first ten people to become a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher.
Event host and keynote speaker
Simon is a peace activist, keynote speaker and communications specialist who purpose is to spread messages of hope.
Haifa Dia Al-Attia
Haifa Dia Al-Attia is an Advanced Leadership Initiative Senior Fellow and a firm believer in the power of education to transform lives, livelihoods and the world into a better place for all, providing opportunity and hope in all contexts.
Claremont School of Theology
Professor of Spirituality in a Christian seminary that focuses on inter-religious, multi-cultural engagement.
Rewire Leadership Institute
Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D. is the president of Relationships That Work – an organization that supports people to create more emotionally intelligent personal relationships.
Gaylon is a faculty member in the religious studies and interdisciplinary studies departments at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Anna is a psychologist specialising in compassion-based therapy and a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion.
Michael was the Executive Director of Drala Mountain Center from 2012 to 2023, and has been practising meditation since the mid-1980s. He has a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on holistic education, and the intersection of teaching and meditation.
Ananta Kumar Giri
Madras Institute of Development Studies; Vishwaneedam
Ananta Kumar Giri is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has been a Visiting Professor and Researcher at many universities in India and abroad.
Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland from 2000 to 2020. PhD in Compassion in Medicine, University of Auckland. Author of several publications on compassion in medicine since 2014.
University of Edinburgh
Liz is Professor of Global Health and Development and Director Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh
Hailan Family Well-being
Hailan is an ophthalmologist-turned-into-psychologist with 20 years experiences in medical sector and 23 years in mental health and well-being. In 2015, she founded Hailan Family Well-being.
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, TED Speaker, co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast, and “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic.
University of Sydney
Felicia is Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney’s Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group, and Visiting Professorial Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Thupten is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, former monk and an academic of religious studies and both Eastern and Western philosophy.
Compassion 2.0 / Benevolently
Carson is an entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in technology startup management, enterprise software sales, and civi engagement.
Ora New Zealand
Donna Kerridge (Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Mahuta) is the founder and director of Ora New Zealand and a rongoā Māori practitioner, trainer and advisor of 20+years.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Author, Buddhist practitioner, Spirit Rock Meditation Center founding teacher, and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.
Olga Klimecki, PhD, is a researcher and meditation teacher. Her research focuses on promoting the sustainable development goals.
Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist, specializing in women, gender, feminism, and work, and involved in research about and promotion of the emerging solidarity economy.
Myriam is a clinical psychologist and Full Professor of Psychology at York University.
Village Health Works
Deogratias Niyizonkiza is a Burundian-born American who founded and leads the organization Village Health Works in Kigutu, Burundi.
Lakiba is a Senior Adjunct Professor at Menlo College and Notre Dame de Namur University.
Vasimalai Marimuthu Paramasivam
Over years, DHAN has facilitated about 500 thousand families to come out of poverty thru a self-declaration process.
Insight Meditation Society
Sharon is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author.
Judith is a Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies Emerita at Naropa University.
Founder & Chairman of Millennium.org, a non-profit lab school and teaching institute advancing human well-being through greater awareness, compassion, wisdom and purpose.
Authentic Live and Learn (Vietnam)
Ha Tran is Director of Authentic Live and Learn and a self-compassion trainer.
Edinburgh Futures Institute
Katherine is a political economist, writer and advocate for economic system change. She co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and also WEAll Scotland, its Scottish hub.
Barbara Doeleman-van Veldhoven
BFC Compassionate Care & Mindful Medicine
Barbara is an expert in integrating and putting into practice the connection between healthcare, compassionate leadership, teamwork, science, mindfulness and spirituality.
Michael is Visiting Professor at the King’s Fund, Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin, and Emeritus Professor at Aston University.
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Christine is Professor of Sustainability Science and Director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Programme.
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
Ruby is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.
Magda is a Nurse with a PhD. She is the founder of Breastfeeding International®, fighting for Women & Children’s Human Rights by promoting health, nutrition & breastfeeding.