Keynote Speakers

Mohsin Mohi Ud Din

Mohsin Mohi Ud Din is an artist, community activist, and founder of the global non profit, #MeWe International Inc. (#MeWeIntl). #MeWeIntl is a global network of artists, scientists, and community-builders who design methodologies and tools for creative expression and communication skills-building to advance the healing, equity, and social cohesion in a fragmented and polarized world. For over 15 years, Mohsin has scaled his storytelling methodology across more than 15 countries, from the valley of Kashmir, to the Syrian refugee camps in the Middle East, to the mountains of Morocco, Honduras, and Mexico. His movement has supported more than 10,000 vulnerable youth and caregivers and dozens of community building organizations fighting violence, forced displacement, incarceration, and poverty. Mohsin previously worked for human rights organizations such as Human Rights First, and worked in the Strategic Communications Division for the MDGs and SDGs for the United Nations in New York. His work has received honors from SOLVE MIT at the UN, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Open Ideo and others. In 2009, Mohsin received a Fulbright Scholarship to pilot his methodologies in Morocco. Over the years his words and visual pieces are featured in VICE News, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and The Nation. You can follow his organization’s at

Instagram: @meweinternational | Twitter: @Mohsindin and @MeWeIntl 

Connor Allen

Connor Allen is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and the Children’s Laureate Wales (2021-2023). He has written for BBC Wales, BBC Radio 4, Wales Millennium Centre, Sherman Theatre, Dirty Protest, and others, and is a former member of the BBC Wales Welsh Voices and The Welsh Royal Court writing groups.

His work is heavily inspired by elements of his own life including grief, love, masculinity, identity and ethnicity.

An actor graduate from Trinity Saint David, he wrote and performed in his acclaimed debut show The Making of a Monster at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2022 (playtext published by Aurora

Metro Books). He was the 2023 winner of the Imison Award at the BBC Audio Drama Awards for his debut audio drama The Making of a Monster. In 2021, he won the Rising Star Wales Award, and was a Jerwood Live Work Fund recipient. He is Associate Artist of his hometown theatre The Riverfront in Newport.

Twitter: @connerallen92

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