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26 February 2024
17:00 UK / 12:00 EST

Guest lecture: Craig Spence, Chief Brand & Communications Officer at the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]

This guest lecture is part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub MSc in Disability, Design & Innovation. It is a unique opportunity for the public to join students from our 'Innovation for a Fairer World' module. Craig Spence is Chief Brand & Communications Officer of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Craig Spence is an award-winning communicator who joined the IPC in September 2010. He is responsible for all communications functions at the IPC and acts as the organisation’s official spokesperson.

His work in helping to reposition Paralympic sport as high-performance sport has enabled the Paralympic Games to grow into the world’s third biggest sport event.

Through using the Games as a platform to transform attitudes towards disability, the Paralympics are now regarded as the world’s number one sport event for driving social inclusion. In 2021, he helped spearhead the launch of WeThe15, a campaign which aspires to be the world’s biggest human rights movement for the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities.

In 2016 he was awarded European PR Professional of the Year, while the IPC Media and Communications team he leads was awarded in-house team of the year at the European PR Excellence Awards. He was named in the 2015 Leaders in Sport list as one of 40 Global Leaders under 40.

Open to all. Numbers are limited. Free attendance. Please register to book your place. This lecture will be in person only, in English.

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Craig Spence

Chief Brand & Communications Officer of the International Paralympic Committee