Hanka Nowicka
Hanka Nowicka Session Leader

About Hanka: Author of media & educational projects and trainer, currently Online Engagement Specialist at Techsoup. Connected to School For Leaders (5 years of conducting leadership program for politicians), also has experience in media as a radio reporter and news editor (gazeta.pl, Metro, Radio TOK FM). Historian by education (graduated Warsaw University and Central European University in Budapest), mountain guide and a vocalist by passion. In youth department: was a scout leader for >15 years (org: ZHR), youth animator at students associations for Journalism and Human Rights (org: Polis) and instructor at students association of mountain guides (org: SKPB Warszawa). Currently engaged in animating Polish youth on projects connected to jewish-polish history and relations in their local communities (Forum For Dialogue). Game Changer project team member, responsible for dissemination phase – as a support for those organisations that will be playing games after the CAMP. Sessions Hanka will be leading during CAMP: Day 3 - Oct 20 @ 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT +2) - Following Youth - Which Social Problems are Most Relevant to your Youth

Ofra Klein
Ofra Klein Session Leader

About Ofra: Ofra Klein is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute (Florence) and a fellow at Center for the Analysis of Radical Right. She works on online hate speech, internet memes, and the radical right. Ofra previously was a research assistant at the Dutch WODC, the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the BRaVE Project on Violent Extremism and Polarisation. Sessions Ofra will be leading during CAMP: Day 3 - Oct 20 @ 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +2) - Advanced Workshop on Discourse Analysis

Jacek Siadkowski
Jacek Siadkowski Keynote Speaker & Session Leader

About Jacek: People spend thousands of hours doing things that do not give them any tangible value. Popularity of Games is not an accident - it is a very good use of our brain and hormone mechanics. In this session we will understand what stands behind a great success of games and how we could implement it in creating engaging social projects. Sessions Jacek will be leading during CAMP: Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 10:00–10:00 (GMT +2) – Why to Use Games as a Tool for Social Change *Keynote Speaker Day 3 – Oct 20 @ 10:45 – 12:15 (GMT +2) - How to Combine Online and Offline Activities - Gamification Design Workshop

Jakub Górnicki
Jakub Górnicki Session Leader

About Jakub: Passionate about new media, interactive storytelling and reporting projects. He studied journalism at Warsaw University, specialised in Reportage Laboratory. He started Outriders to bridge cultures and societies by original reporting and providing a global perspective through innovative storytelling. As a COO and board member of ePaństwo Foundation, he developed it into a global leading open data/transparency NGO. He started Code for Poland, worked there for six years and transformed it into Code for All together with Code for America. He also co-operated with Open Cities – a program helping European cities adopt open data policies as well as Personal Democracy Forum in CEE and TransparenCEE. He remains an active ambassador of Central Eastern Europe. Jakub was named a 2014 New Europe Challenger. Sessions Jakub will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:45–12:15 (GMT +2) – Prepare for Unexpected - Real-Time Campaigns

Linda Schlegel
Linda Schlegel Session Leader

About Linda: Linda Schlegel is a PhD student at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) and an Associate Fellow at both the Global Network for Extremism and Technology (GNET) and modus | ZaD. She holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London and focuses on online-radicalization, (counter-)narratives, and digital extremism in her research. Sessions Linda will be leading during CAMP: Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 15:00 –16:30 (GMT +2) – How Might Gamification Influence Digital Radicalization Processes

Megan Squire
Megan Squire Keynote Speaker

About Megan: Megan Squire is a professor in the department of Computer Science at Elon University (USA). She earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science at Nova Southeastern University and B.A. in art history and public policy from The College of William and Mary. She applies data science techniques to the study of online communities, specializing in the creation of infrastructure to support collection, curation, and federation of large amounts of metadata, textual data, and image data to further understanding about how online communities work. Her recent projects include network analysis of radical right extremist groups on social media. Dr. Squire’s focus is on collecting data from across the social media landscape, cleaning and organizing it, and then mining it for interesting patterns. For example, network analysis, image analysis, and text mining techniques can help researchers understand membership trends and the radicalization practices of extremist groups across multiple ideologies. Dr. Squire also uses text mining and machine learning techniques to identify individuals as they move across different social media platforms. Dr. Squire is the author of two books on data cleaning and data mining, and over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including several Best Paper awards. She has earned nearly $500,000 in external competitive grant funding from the National Science Foundation, the Computing Research Association, and in-kind equipment and computing time donations from industry partners. She is an active participant and leader of numerous program committees for conferences and journal editorial boards. In 2017 she was named the Elon University Distinguished Scholar. Sessions Megan will be leading during CAMP: Day 3 – Oct 20 @ 10:00 –10:30 (GMT +2) – Detecting and Preventing Platform Exploitation by Bad Actors *Keynote Speaker

Sihana Bejtullahu
Sihana Bejtullahu Session Leader

About Sihana: Sihana has been working for more than 8 years with young people by leading different projects and investing in their skills for life so they can reach their full potential and become resilient, responsible citizens and social change agents in the society. With a background in Psychology and as a trainer in critical thinking, soft skills, and advocacy, she strongly believes that our role as citizens should be active in decision-making and policy-making to have more positive social impact. Sihana is also active in various advocacy groups for women's rights and informal human rights groups in general. For the moment she is engaged as an Executive Director of an NGO in Prishtina, Kosovo called GERMIN. Sessions Sihana will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:45 –12:15 (GMT +2) – How to Build a Community of Changemakers

Mirella Panek-Owsiańska
Mirella Panek-Owsiańska Session Leader

About Mirella: Mirella Panek-Owsiańska is CSR, diversity and social communication expert. Board member of School for Leaders foundation, co-founder of the Cosmos for Girls foundation, which prepared one of the most successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017. Former President of the Responsible Business Forum (FOB), a leading Polish corporate social responsibility (CSR) think-and-do-tank, where she was responsible for external relations with key stakeholders in Poland and abroad (e.g. World Business for Sustainable Development, Global Compact, etc.), former member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe. Mirella is a public speaker, media commentator, academic lecturer, jury member of many contests devoted to communication and CSR. A graduate of the Columbia and Stanford University courses, she has extensive experience working at the meeting point of the government, non-government, and private sectors. She provided training for more than 500 women activists from Poland, Belarus, Cuba, Serbia and Kyrgyzstan and worked in two political cabinets of Justice Ministers. She is a PR specialist and spent four years working as a spokesperson of the Polish section of Amnesty International. Mirella has gained her knowledge in the fields of political and social marketing in the UK and the United States as a scholarship recipient from Lech Wałęsa, Council of Europe, the U.S. State Department and the Governor of the State of Illinois. Sessions Mirella will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:45 –12:15 (GMT +2) – Ask What Facebook Can Do For Your Organisation

Matteo Bergamini
Matteo Bergamini Session Leader & Special Guest

About Matteo: Matteo Bergamini is the Founder and CEO of the youth network Shout Out UK, a company he set up at 22. The network has grown rapidly, securing a variety of projects, from the high-profile Channel 4 Youth Leaders’ Debate to the creation of a Political and Media Literacy Course for schools across the UK. A dedicated promoter of Political Literacy amongst young people, Matteo has won a number of awards for his entrepreneurship and work in political education. He has a BA in Politics & History, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law. Sessions Matteo will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:45–12:15 (GMT +2) – How to Build a Community of Changemakers *Special Guest Day 3– Oct 20 @ 10:45 –12:15 (GMT +2) – Bridging the Generation Gap

Katie Passey
Katie Passey Session Leader

About Katie: I am an Analyst at Moonshot CVE, where I work on the design and delivery of digital counter-messaging and intervention projects, specialising in the monitoring and evaluation of online at-risk user activity. My work includes both the Violent Far-Right and Jihadism across a wide range of geographical regions including North America, Europe and Asia. Sessions Katie will be leading during CAMP: Day 3– Oct 20 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) - Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation in CVE

Maria Pelc
Maria Pelc Session Leader & Game Master

About Maria: Author and co-author of educational games and gamified workshops. The organizer of INO field sports games, in which countless school groups, sports scouts and private individuals took part. Maria used her talent for organizing events many times while co-creating international scouting initiatives such as Intercamp. Social activist, scout instructor with many years of experience. She sees the source of development in getting to know the perspectives of different people and creating bridges of understanding between them. She realized her intercultural experience on a mission in Bolivia. She travelled through South America by her own feet, while learning about the lives of inhabitants from large cities to tiny settlements on the edge of the jungle. She translates the experiences from meetings with cultures, problems and challenges into the universal language of games and fun, constantly organizing local initiatives and events. She conducts First Aid courses, music and culture festivals with SKT "Płazik" of the Lodz University of Technology, and at the same time finds time to work as a paramedic in Warsaw. Sessions Maria is leading during CAMP: Day 2– Oct 14 @ 10:45 – 16:15 (GMT +2) - Creating Your Own Social City Game (Offline Game) Day 4 – Oct 21 @ 9:00 – 14:00 (GMT +2) - Play A Social RPG (After the Fall)

Julie DeCook
Julie DeCook Session Leader

About Julia: Dr. Julia R. DeCook is an assistant professor of advocacy and social change in the school of communication at Loyola University Chicago. Her research focuses on the role of online platforms in the spread of extremist movements. Sessions Julia will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) - Internet Forums and the Far Right Day 3 – Oct 20 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) - How to Protect One’s Well-Being While Online

Emir Shevkiev
Emir Shevkiev Session Leader

About Emir: Head of Logos in Ukraine, started Logos NGO with a group of friends in 2013 and has since made the organisation a mainstay in his life. Before Logos NGO, Emir worked in with NGOs since 2005 when he was a member of the international youth organisation AIESEC. Currently Logos NGO is Emir's main focus, but together with a big, "Logos" family he still insists on bringing positive change and providing opportunities for young people. Emir's main profession is as a business-trainer, but Emor has been doing this for the last 6 years and continues to work as a trainer in non-formal education. Sessions Emir will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Show & Tell Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) - Educational Games from Practitioners – In Practice, Lessons Learned, Dos & Don’ts or Emir Shevkiiev - works as a full-time business trainer for more than 6 years, delivering training on soft skills and having big experience in such areas as storytelling, non-formal education and experiential learning.

Eviane Leidig
Eviane Leidig Special Guest

About Eviane: Eviane Leidig is an academic affiliated with the Center for Research on Extremism in Oslo, Norway. Her research looks at gendered aspects of far right radicalization and recruitment online, with focus on YouTube and Instagram. She has a forthcoming book on female influencers in the alt-right. Sessions Eviane will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) – The Role of Communication in Human Behaviour *Special Guest

Jordy Nijenhuis
Jordy Nijenhuis Session Leader & Special Guest

About Jordy: Jordy is a campaigner and trainer. He co-founded Dare to be Grey, an organisation that aims to reduce polarisation. At Radio Netherlands Training Center, he is project manager and course leader of 'Producing Media to Counter Radicalisation’ and 'Producing Media to Counter Disinformation’. He has an MA degree in International Relations, focusing on extremism, radicalisation and social media. Jordy is involved in different campaigns to counter disinformation, hate speech and radicalisation. Sessions Jordy will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:45 – 12:15 (GMT +2) – Target Audience Mapping for Campaigns Day 3 – Oct 20 @ 10:45 – 12:15 (GMT +2) - How to Evaluate Social Media Campaigns

Marko Boyko
Marko Boyko Session Leader

About Marko: Educator, trainer and project manager with more than 12 years of experience. MA in Human Rights and a Bachelor's in Law. The nomadic way of living in the past and traveling within combinations of original background made Marko an effective and inspiring educator. Expert in Escape rooms and quests for education, Live Actions Role Play (LARP), critical thinking and outdoor education! Sessions Marko will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Show & Tell Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) - Educational Games from Practitioners – In Practice, Lessons Learned, Dos & Don’ts

Marcin Życzkowski
Marcin Życzkowski Session Leader & Game Master

About Marcin: A socio therapist with many years of experience, a trainer, a Game Master, and a Staff Recruiter team scout in the current state of retirement after sending dozens of young people into the world. A social activist with experience as a Street Pedagogue and employee of community clubs. Animator of cultural and charity events. He combines his practical experience with the theoretical foundations of evolutionary psychology, cultural studies and philosophy of exact sciences. Speaker and author of multiple workshops at cultural events. Author of RPG scenarios, including co-author of the Polish addition to the RPG system "Call of Cthulhu" - "Horror on the Warta".And each of the above elements is implemented by means of a game. Professionally, he teaches people how to play a reality for young people and adults as an expert at ExploreIT and the Orion tourist office. In the second one, he runs summer and winter youth camps every year. The creator of all games in the GAME CHANGER project. Sessions Marcin will be leading during CAMP: Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 10:45– 16:50 (GMT +2) - Create Your Own Online Social RPG (Online Game) Day 4 – Oct 21 @ 9:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Play A Social RPG (After the Fall)

George Weiss
George Weiss Session Leader

About George: A Film- and Television Producer, Weiss moved into the emerging field of Humanitarian Activist Media in 2001, in cooperation with Genocide psychologist and scholar Ervin Staub and Trauma psychologist Laurie Pearlman. He set up Radio Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation in 2002. The organization's African Great Lakes Reconciliation Media project - a regional violence prevention projects still ongoing in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, has gained international acclaim for its unique combination of applied psychology with education-entertainment techniques. The methodology tested in these field projects is currently developed for applications in entertainment media in different European countries. For GAME CHANGER he will talk about the integration of this work into the field of Online Video Games. Sessions George will be leading during CAMP: Day 2 – Oct 14 @ 10:45 – 12:15 (GMT +2) – Hate - A Course in Ten Lessons - Media Edutainment to Create Resilient Populations

Vesna Lorenc
Vesna Lorenc Session Leader & Special Guest

About Vensa: Bicultural, bilingual Polish and Serbian rooted in supporting individuals and teams locally and globally. Diversity and inclusion are the fields of core interest privately and professionally. Recently has initiated and almost finished 2-years program for culturally diverse couples. As the result, there will be published a written guide with practical data, information and practical exercises to support partners in building healthy intercultural. Relationships. ■ Book author Alfabet empatii. ■ A member of Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research ■ Master’s degree – Warsaw University, Faculty of journalism and political science, Institute of international relations ■ Post graduate schools and courses in field of cross cultural competence, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and restorative justice ■ International certified coach ICF ACC ■ Certified NVC Mediator (CNVC) ■ Intercultural and compassion facilitator Sessions Vesna will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Root Causes of Radicalization and Practical Approaches to Countering Extremism *Special Guest Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) – Giraffes Ears - Self Empathy and Discovering Needs Behind Hate Speech

Hannah Richter
Hannah Richter Session Leader

About Hannah: Hannah is a researcher and storyteller in counter radicalisation, disinformation, and polarisation, tackling these topics both on and offline. She currently works at RNTC, a Dutch organisation that focuses on digital communications for social change, and Dare to be Grey, a small campaign platform that works to depolarise society. Hannah is originally from London and has a background in Law. She moved to the Netherlands to complete a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, where she investigated how polarisation occurred on social media during the Brexit Referendum. Hannah will be presenting her extensive research report which identifies and measures the success of counter-radicalisation campaigns throughout the world. Sessions Hannah will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 - Oct 13 @ 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +2) - Show & Tell

Dr. Erin Saltman
Dr. Erin Saltman Keynote Speaker & Session Leader

About Erin: Dr. Erin Saltman is Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for EMEA. Dr Saltman’s background and expertise includes both far-right and Islamist extremist processes of radicalization within a range of regional and socio-political contexts. Her research and publications have focused on the evolving nature of online extremism and terrorism, gender dynamics within violent extremist organizations and youth radicalization. Dr Saltman’s previous work includes Senior Research and Program positions at Quilliam Foundation and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) where she remains a Research Fellow. She also manages Facebook’s work with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She is a graduate of Columbia University (BA) and University College London (MA and PhD). Sessions Erin will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 10:00 – 10:30 (GMT +2) - (Keynote Speech) Radicalisation and Technology / Social Media Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Root Causes of Radicalization and Practical Approaches to Countering Extremism

Bharath Ganesh
Bharath Ganesh Session Leader

About Bharath: Bharath is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Groningen. He focuses on interdisciplinary research at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Previously, Bharath was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute and a researcher at Tell MAMA, a charity in the UK dedicated to mapping and monitoring anti-Muslim hate. Bharath’s current research focuses on far-right digital culture in North America and Western Europe, disinformation, and governance responses to racism, hate, and extremism online. His recent publications have appeared in Cultural Studies, Policy & Internet, and Foreign Policy. Sessions Bharath will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) – The Role of Communication in Human Behaviour Day 3 – Oct 20 @ 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT +2) – Advanced Workshop on Discourse Analysis

Ashley Mattheis
Ashley Mattheis Session Leader

About Ashley: Ashley A. Mattheis is a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctoral Fellow with the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right. Her work brings together cultural studies, media studies, and rhetorical criticism, through the lens of feminist theory to explore the material and persuasive effects of cultural production and consumption. Her recent publications focus on the use of online platforms to promote and mainstream extremist ideologies and divisive practices through discourses predicated on gendered logics. Sessions Ashley will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 – Oct 13 @ 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT +2) – Telling Better Stories: Analyzing Social Issues to Create Effective Campaigns

Ali Colwell
Ali Colwell Session Leader

About Ali: Ali Colwell is a social media trainer, copywriter and Clear Europe’s Head of Business Development. She is an ace writer and an avid tech enthusiast who can take highly complex concepts and turn them into clear, easy-to-understand communication. Her previous work includes helping finance and technology companies in Belgium and New York elevate their social media branding. Sessions Ali will be leading during CAMP: Day 1 - Oct 13 @ 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +2) - TikTok for NGOs – Working with Influencers, Understanding the Platform and Getting your Messages Heard by the Right Audiences Day 3 - Oct 20 @ 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT +2) - Instagram - Metrics & Engagement

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