Me and Your Stories conference

The Me and Your Stories project looks at how we can support digital inclusion through the sharing of stories. Our final conference takes place in person and online on Thursday 17 March, 10am-1pm

We are excited to announce that the Me and Your Stories conference will feature Keynotes from

Professor the Baroness Sheila Hollins, Beyond Words
Shamima Akhtar, Policy Connect

We will also have presentations from Abingdon and Witney College, Charlton Park Academy and the Rix team here at UEL.

Delegates can attend in person or remotely – book online for more details

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Our Keynote speakers

Professor the Baroness Sheila Hollins, Beyond Words
Sheila is the Beyond Words Founder, Chair of trustees, and Editor of the Books Beyond Words series. She is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at St George’s, University of London, and sits in the House of Lords as an independent crossbench peer.

Shamima Akhtar, Policy Connect
Shamima works on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology.
She has experience in the Disabled People’s Organisation sector where she worked on policy and campaigns related to Covid-19. She also has a keen interest in accessible and assistive technology (ATech).

Special guest

We are very excited to announce that Abdi Omar will be closing our conference after the panel discussion. Abdi’s years of experience showing the world that cerebral palsy is his strength now see him travelling the world to motivate others. Abdi will share his story, How technology changed my life. You can find out more about Abdi’s inspiring work on his website.

Abdi Omar’s website