We have a fantastic line up of speakers for you at this year’s Solace Summit. In the run-up to the Summit, we will be adding to the speaker line-up, so be sure come back and check for updates.


Hilary Cottam

Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur/designer whose work in communities around the world has focused on collaborative and affordable solutions to some of the greatest social challenges of our time. Recent innovations include a new service to support employment in a time of digital change, a new community model to support a good old age and new approaches to support those living with chronic illness. Transformation is achieved through a model that emphasises human relationships supported by technology.

Hilary’s current work focuses on the need for a ‘fifth social revolution’: bringing about the systemic change we need in this century as work, society and our economies go through deep structural change.

Hilary’s book Radical Help on the future of welfare was published in June 2018 by Little BrownUK. Her TED talk on the future of social systems has had over 700,000 views and can be found here http://bit.ly/1M7zQV8

Hilary was educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open University. She holds a PhD in social sciences. Hilary has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and was named UK Designer of the Year in 2005 for her pioneering work in social design. @HilaryCottam

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