Liam Hackett is the founder and CEO of Ditch the Label, one of the largest youth charities in the world. Liam has grown the charity into a global organisation which helps thousands of people every month, reaching 3.4 million people globally between 2020-2021.
Liam sits on advisory boards across the third sector and governmental departments, and has contributed to various academic and government reports in the UK, EU and US. Working across a multitude of countries and languages, Liam regularly speaks, debates and contributes articles on a range of issues surrounding mental wellbeing, digital literacy, identity, bullying, online toxicity and emerging issues affecting Gen Z.
He has spoken at the White House, the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament. He regularly speaks at live public events with audiences of up to 12,000.
Young People and Society: Liam has worked with young people for over ten years and in that time he has undertaken research into the challenges that they face. In this talk Liam discusses these challenges and the impact they have on how young people feel both about themselves and the world around them.
Impact of Technology on Society: We have become reliant on technology for every aspect of our daily lives, from shopping to socialising to sharing information and even dating. Technology has brought the world right to our fingertips. It has shaped not only how we see the world but how we see ourselves. In this talk Liam explores the impact that technology has on our relationships, education, mental health and body image.
Building a Global Brand: In 2005 Liam started a community which, over the past 15 years, has grown into the global anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label. What started as an online post about his own experiences of bullying has turned into a global brand reaching an estimated 160 million people. In this talk Liam discusses how he built Ditch the Label, offering valuable insights into his learnings, understanding and experience.