Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands is social entrepreneur, writer, strategist and dialogue facilitator. Her work revolves around social innovation and intergenerational dialogue on  sustainability as well as socio-economic issues. She is a passionate advocate of systemic change through human-designed solutions and emancipation of ‘unexpected experts’. In 2004, she started the Reading & Writing Foundation, which has developed over time into a team of 100 professionals working to prevent and reduce illiteracy. In 2009, she founded Missing Chapter Foundation, which facilitates dialogue between children and leaders (through the installation of Kids Councils in organisations and programmes in which children are change agents), engages in advocacy about the practical implementation of Art. 12 of the UN Convention of the Right of the Child. In 2017 she founded Number 5 Foundation, whose mission is connecting for impact on complex societal issues. Princess Laurentien holds a range of honorary functions in the fields of literacy, European culture and conservation. She wrote several (children’s) books, including the Mr Finney-series. She and her husband Prince Constantijn have 3 children.

News on the Keynote Speakers will follow soon!