Award-winning names from podcasting, film and TV announced for the OKRE Summit

Jamie Bartlett, whose podcasts include The Missing Cryptoqueen, Soul Sutras founder Sangeeta Pillai, and former Radio Academy Chair and Choice FM director Yvonne Thompson are the latest speakers announced for the upcoming OKRE Summit.

The OKRE Summit is a new annual event bringing together leaders from the entertainment and charity sectors to build cross-sector collaborations and champion entertainment content that makes a real difference in the world.

The programme features keynote speakers and panel discussions exploring how entertainment can engage with big issues, from climate change to health, poverty and migration.

OKRE is a new global charity bringing together the entertainment industry, researchers and social impact sector to expand people’s knowledge of the world by spurring fresh approaches in form and content.

Writer, director and producer Gurinder Chadha, Channel 4’s Head of Creative Diversity Naomi Sesay and Mia Powell, New Business Director at the acclaimed film production company Lammas Park have joined the line-up.

Also announced are Priya Matadeen, Managing Director of Dazed Media, Tommy Nagra, Director of Content at Children in Need, Yvonne Thompson, Chair of OKRE and founder of WinTrade Global, activist, writer and speaker Sangeeta Pillai, founder of the South Asian feminist network Soul Sutras and Chris Till, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Greenpeace.

The newly-announced speakers join a line-up featuring Jocelyn Stevenson, writer, and producer, children’s entertainment; Miles Jacobson OBE, Studio Director, Sports Interactive; Simon Gunning, CEO, CALM; Samir Patel, CEO, Comic Relief; Ruby Kuraishe, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, BBC; Susie Braun, Director of Social Impact, ITV; Lucy Allan, Head of Continuing Drama, Lime Pictures & Executive Producer, Hollyoaks; Alejandro Villanueva Argüelles, director de Educación de Fundación Televisa; Dan Bernando, Founder, Playtra; Anne Morrison, Creative Director, Factual Programmes at Nevision and Jamie Bartlett, Author, presenter: The People Vs Tech, The Dark Net, Radicals & The Missing Cryptoqueen.

OKRE Summit 2022 takes place at Meta HQ, 1 Rathbone Square, London, W1T 1FB on 15 June 15th, 8.30am – 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale now from the OKRE website.

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