SCOTLAND 2018 line up


Guy Grieve

Author, adventurer, entrepreneur and scallop diver

Photo:  Neale Smith

Photo: Neale Smith

Guy Grieve is an adventurer and entrepreneur whose fight for sustainability has led him to start up a multi-award winning ethical fishing company on the Isle of Mull. He skippers the family fishing boat, Helanda, and dives for king scallops that are prized by chefs throughout Britain. Call of the Wild, My Escape to Alaska, his first book, was inspired by the year that he spent living alone in a cabin he built in the wilderness of the Interior of Alaska in 2004-05. He has gone on to present a number of television programmes as well as writing for various national publications. His latest book Sea Legs charts the year he and his family spent sailing from Venezuela to Scotland, via the Caribbean. Guy Grieve lives on Mull with his wife and two sons.


mark SHAyler

Why its not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things


Mark Shayler runs a branding and consulting agency called This is Ape. He’s worked with over 1000 companies and has introduced new products and services, helped companies float on AIM, developed new business models, new ways of building, and has written a colour-by-numbers DIY guide to disruption Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it. He works with big companies (no, even bigger than that) to disrupt what they do in ways that generate more income, do less harm and ensure they will be here in 20 years time.

Mark gives talks around the world and his workshops are short, sharp, pointy, adrenaline filled and inspiration fuelled. They disrupt what you are doing and get you pointing in the right direction. At WWW 2018 he’ll be doing just that – with a dram of whisky in his hand.




Chief Happiness Officer and Founder of WE Factory and Meal at Work

Veronica Fossa_photo horizontal_HD (1).jpg

Veronica Fossa is an Italian entrepreneur, a workplace food designer, a writer, and a curator who has been recognised in 2017 as an Emerging Young Social Innovator by Ashoka. 

She is the founder of WE Factory, the first workplace food culture design studio. She also started Meal at Work, an eating format for organizations that aims to disrupt toxic workplace food cultures. She has over 10 years of international experience working with agencies, grass roots organizations, and movements across Finland, Sweden, Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, and Italy based around connecting people.

Her work has been featured on international media including Il Corriere della Sera, MOLD, and L’Officiel. She regularly speaks about happiness at work, community-building, food culture and experience as a catalyst for social change in the workplace. Lately, she has been sharing some of her ideas, speaking at places like TEDx, Chiang Mai Design Week, Tallinn Design Festival, and Design Thinking Camp.



vimla appadoo

Service Designer at FutureGov + Young Digital Leader of The Year 2018


With a background in social good and social innovation, Vimla is currently using her skillset as a Service Designer at FutureGov to focus on public sector transformation and what it means to solve 21st century problems with a digital mindset.

Vimla has represented the UK tech sector on international trade missions and has spoken on international stages on topics ranging from innovation, empathy and inclusion. A TedX speaker and inclusion champion, Vimla was voted a Top 50 Future Leader in 2016 and Young Digital Leader of the Year 2018.

Vimla will be running a talkshop that will explore not just how to use Service Design to work better with clients, but how to build better teams and company culture.


Mike Coulter

Tiny Habits® Workshop


After an award-winning career as an advertising copywriter, Mike Coulter was an early, very early, adopter and advocate of social media. (He was the 11,700th person to spot the potential of and sign up for Twitter in 2006.)

More recently he was Creative Director on the hugely influential ‘Side Projects Report’ from The Do Lectures, which was the catalyst and inspiration for him to train and qualify as an enthusiastic evangelist, ambassador and coach for Stanford University Professor BJ Fogg’s ground-breaking Tiny Habits method of behaviour change. (Mike is one of only few officially recognised TH coaches in the UK.)

At WWW, via a ‘walking workshop’; Mike will take you through the Tiny Habits® Method, explain how emotions create habits, why we should all believe in baby steps, why he considers Tiny Habits a ‘Superpower’, and help you explore, design and nail a bunch of new positive habits in your own life. 

Giving examples of how Tiny Habits has had a massive impact in both his personal and professional world’s, we think you’ll enjoy and benefit enormously from Mike’s engaging, evangelical style.

What people who’ve worked with Mike say:

– 'Mike is a genius at understanding human behaviour' – David Hieatt: Founder, The Do Lectures
– 'Mike was the first person I knew who spotted the potential of the internet. Later, he was the first person I knew to bang on about social media. Today, he's the first person I'd recommend to help you, be you' – Mark Waites: Co-Founder, Mother.
_ 'Mike Coulter has more ideas in an hour than most agencies have in a week. Clever man.' – Phil Adams: Planning Director, Blond Digital.

You can find out more about Mike here; on MediumLinkedinTwitter and Instagram.



Talk shop with TASH

head of school + programme leader MA Digital Experience Design +Digital Management at hyper island



Lets get our heads in the clouds while keeping our feet on the ground, an interactive TalkShop where we will mentally (and maybe physically) bridge those self made barriers and explore the power of team...

Tash Willcocks has over 20 years of experience shaping future changemakers in the creative industry. She was previously programme leader of the BA and MA Graphic Design course at Salford University, and now facilitates the learning of worldwide postgraduate students that join the MA Digital Management and MA Digital Experience Design programmes at Hyper Island, along with heading up the Masters across Europe.

Alongside this she has a growing interest built through her learnings with the students at Hyper Island around habits, innovation and how your brain can be a help or a hinderance.

She has spoken about this at recent events such as TedX MCR, Creative Mornings Gothenburg, Innovation hub Enterprise City & Crft and been interviewed/written articles around collaboration/ethics for publications such as Forbes & Creative Review.

Parallel to disrupting design education, she has acted as an album creative for the band Elbow, carried out Skateboard design collaborations with Linder Sterling and designed for BBCs tomorrows World and more fun design thangs. Her popular daily typographic project, 'Mundaneaday' is now it its fifth year, and its demand has expanded her portfolio from digital back to physical including the commission of large scale hand-lettered murals in studios around UK. She built up MapMyMCR, a growing online map of illustrated buildings and their narratives which is being developed to incorporate additional cities.

Collaborations are a core feature in her working, and being part of Generic Greeting and BLAB helps enable this to grow. Having Cornish roots she's a friendly little creature and is usually happy to be seen talking at events/the bar so say hello.



With Love Project


The With Love Project is the brainchild of two Manchester creatives who set out to find and document people who produce things with a passion and purpose. 

Photographer Rob and Art Director Chris started out to produce a small book focussed around five people, asking them one single question: "Why do you do what you do?” Nearly 60 makers, producers and manufacturers later they’ve published three books, produced two short films and have set up a creative studio producing content rich campaigns for British brands.

What started as a side project has become a fully fledged business in its own right. The creative studio now work with, and champion producers, makers and manufacturers who produce things with a passion and a purpose.


Bothy project


Bothy Project is a network of small-scale, off-grid art residency spaces in distinct and diverse locations around Scotland. Bothy Project offers opportunities to stay, work and study in simple shelters designed to optimise exposure to their unique settings. One of which is on the grounds of our basecamp Inshriach House. Luke Collins heads up Bothy Project and will join us to share some bothy stories around the evening campfire. Each of the three bothies is unique and were designed in collaboration by artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod with conceptual and practical assistance from other artists, makers and designers.