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Sam Conniff introduces his upcoming panel featuring 20-year-olds who are changing the world. He talks about how he founded Livity in his 20s with the same goal, to make a difference and people's lives. Conniff introduces three of the 2011 Zeitgeist Young Minds and brings them on the stage to hear about their businesses.
Ludwick is a 20-year-old budding entrepreneur with a passion for learning and mentoring. He invented DryBath™, the world's first germicidal Bath-substituting™ skin lotion/gel that is easy to use and needs no water. DryBath™ is truly novel because it is the first and only skin lotion to be specifically made to substitute bathing for the common man.
DryBath™ was made to save the lives of the over 2 million destitute people who suffer and often die from easily treatable diseases like trachoma, diarrhea, etc. Not only does this save water and decrease consumption, it also decreases the high cost of water treatment and allows governments to focus on more efficient and equitable water distribution.
Orly is a 23 year old passionate South African, who set up 'Re.think Leadership' with a group of friends who aim to unite young South Africans in youth programmes that explore identity, transformation, social change, and social justice, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the development of socially responsible young adults.
Re.think Leadership aims to promote dialogue across boundaries existing in contemporary South African society and encourage youth leadership, with the understanding that it is through personal development that broader community development is accomplished.
Sadiq is 24 years old and the Founding Director of Future Voices International, a pioneering grassroots level project giving young people living in poverty the chance to be heard. Future Voices International is a cascade-training program that is creating summer media schools, lasting 4-8 weeks, in deprived regions of the world.
The aim of the project is to teach young people that they do have a voice, and a right to be heard. The project aims to give young people a chance to be part of the information age, helping them express themselves creatively through media and giving the participants a platform to share their stories with the world.
Sam Conniff is a social entrepreneur, and the co-founder and Chairman of Livity, a 'more than profit' socially responsible youth marketing agency, described by Coca Cola as their ""marketing agency with a youth club in the middle of it"".
As well as delivering socially innovative campaigns for clients including Google, Coke, BBC, O2, PlayStation, Blackberry and the 2012 Olympics, Sam runs an office directly engaging over 1,000 young people every year, unlocking potential and changing lives for some of the most opportunity poor young people in London.
Sam believes in sustainable ideas for social change and flies the flag for social as well as financial profit.
Sam is also a RSA Fellow, one of Courvoisier's Future 500, one of Striding Out’s Future 100, twice an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Executive Producer of the multiple award winning, multi-platform Dubplate Drama, a Cabinet Office Social Enterprise Ambassador for three years, a school governor and a trained chef.
Sam avoided university in favour of starting Don't Panic, now a global youth culture community and brand.