HuffPost Conversation Starters Head To Wilderness Festival

The Huffington Post UK is delighted to announce the line-up for three HuffPost Conversation Starter panels at Wilderness Festival, 8-11 August at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire.

HuffPost Conversation Starters bring provocative and opinionated debate from the digital sphere to a live and interactive arena, and at Wilderness it will be no different.

Chaired by HuffPost UK editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi, and bringing together an eclectic mix of panelists, the discussion subjects are topics at the heart of HuffPost: entrepreneurism, modern living and feminism.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tweeting @HuffPostUK and using the hashtag #HPConvo

Never before has it been more important to champion and support entrepreneurs in the UK, and encourage young people to look at ways they can start their own business; to debate the relevance of feminism in today’s world, when there are such parodies between women's lives across the world; and to ask just how we juggle the obstacles that a busy modern life throws at us all.

We can now unveil the impressive line-up of speakers on our three panels below...


Topic: Speaking Truth on Chasing the Dream: Only Entrepreneurs Can Save Us Now

Panel: This will be a panel discussion hosted by HuffPost UK editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi, featuring Rekha Mehr the founder of Pistachio Rose, an Indian-inspired bakery as well as Startup Entrepreneur in Residence for BIS, Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, Sam Bompas an 'architectural foodsmith' and co-founder of outlandish jelly creators Bompas & Parr, and former Drangons' Den star and Founder of School for Startups Doug Richard.


Topic: Speaking Truth on Modern Living: Less Stress, More Living

Panel: This will be a panel discussion hosted by HuffPost UK editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi, featuring the head of Secret Sanctuary at Wilderness Claire Hamilton, presenter and documentary maker Cherry Healey, personal and business coach Jayne Morris, happiness and well-being activist Susie Pearl and comedy star Ruby Wax on the panel.


Topic: Speaking Truth on Feminism: is there a place for feminism today?

Panel: This will be a panel discussion hosted by HuffPost UK editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi, featuring playwright, author and novelist Bonnie Greer, found of the No More Page 3 campaign Lucy Holmes and journalist, feminist campaigner and co-founder of The Women's Room Caroline Criado-Perez on the panel.

The debates will be held at the Secret Forum, Wilderness' flagship idea space which includes a village of satellite discussion tents, a dedicated fiction space, bookshop café from Jaffe & Neale, and talks, debates, workshops & classes on a dizzying range of subjects.

The Huffington Post UK are proud media partners of Wilderness. Check back here for more exclusive blogs, competitions and stories soon. For tickets to the event click here: www.wildernessfestival.com

Watch a trailer for this year's Wilderness and check out some pictures from last year below...

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