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Dec 13-14 2017 
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre
(Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskus)


Dec 13-14 2017 
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre


Dec 13-14 2017 
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre
"Twinkle 2015 was a lively display of international power of the Tampere city area
A perfect scenario that brings people together from across the globe all under one roof

What is Twinkle?

TWINKLE is an event organised by the Twinkle Association Ry, and is aiming to inspire bright people and bright businesses to interact and to discover the potential of diversity for growth, innovation and empowerment

At Twinkle 2017 you will have the possibility to learn about how creativity and innovation can help businesses grow and what is the role diversity and talented people play for economic and social development. Thanks to its interactive and networking sessions Twinkle 2017 will also enable you to:
Keynote Speakers

Ali Mahlodji

Refugee | Visionary & Storyteller | Co-founder of WHATCHADO
The child ridiculed because of his stutter is a far cry from the eloquent man that takes the stage, addressing audiences on a global scale, and counting hundreds of businesses as clients. His unique approach to Human Resources and innovative approach to business, leads one to ask the question: should employees have coaches rather than bosses?
Ali is of the opinion everyone has a story, and each person’s story can inspire change.
“Nobody knows what the world looks like in ten years. We just have to get involved in the chances of change, and let ourselves be surprised a bit. ”
– Ali Mahlodji

Eleanor Lumsden

Law Professor | Writer | Millennial Whisperer
Eleanor Lumsden is passionate about engaging and mentoring those at the start of their careers, women, and underserved communities. Her expertise is in leadership development. She helps companies to inspire, engage and retain their best talent, while fostering diverse and inclusive work spaces. Called "The Millennial Whisperer" by some, she has taught hundreds of students as a law professor at Golden Gate University.
She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton and her law degree from New York University. As an attorney and scholar, she conducts researchabout technology, inclusive finance, and social justice. Jamaican by birth and descended from a line of teachers, Professor Lumsden proudly claims her immigrant roots, her childhood home of New York, and her adopted home of Oakland, California.

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola

Captain & Co-founder of Space Nation| Astropreneur
Astropreneur and a farmer's son from Finland. Then other kids drove mopeds around the village, Kalle drew spaceships, lent books about space from libraries around Finland, and envisioned working in space. After studies in physics he worked as a management educator and trainer for years before refining his leadership and business skills in an executive role.
In 2013 he co-founded Space Nation to pioneer humanity's transition to space. Space Nation is liberating astronaut skills and accelerating human advancement by creating the world's largest space discovery, wellness and learning community. Space Nation Astronaut Program enables everyone to train like an astronaut, and offers missions to space for best candidates.

Denise R. Jacobs

Speaker | Author | Creativity Evangelist
Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, she promotes techniques to unlock creativity and spark innovation in people, teams, and workplaces, particularly those in the tech world. She teaches game-changing techniques for busting through creative blocks, developing clear and effective communication, cultivating collaboration, and up-leveling productive creativity. Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A web and tech industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of the Smashing Book #3 1/3 and Interact with Web Standards. She is also the founder of Rawk The Web and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution


TWINKLE Association Ry, is a non profit organization created in 2016 thatacts as the operative arm of the TWINKLE movement and promotes the understanding of multiculturalism, co-creation and networking. 

TWINKLE Association Ry aims to have an impact on technology, education and society in Finland to support its global competitiveness. We achieve our aim with honest, trustworthy, respectful, courageous, passionate and dedicated volunteers.

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