The European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.
This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.
View details of speakers at past ECAH conferences via the links below.
Alec Klein, president and co-founder of the Wyoming Truth, is a bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist formerly of the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. His groundbreaking investigations have uncovered a wide array of wrongdoing, leading to significant reforms, congressional hearings, changes in federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. His investigations have also set free several prisoners across the United States who were wrongfully convicted of murder and falsely accused of other crimes. And he has helped dozens of excessively sentenced prisoners gain their freedom and regain their lives through parole, commutations and pardons. Alec is the founder and CEO of Matthew 56 Consulting, LLC, a media firm with clients throughout the United States and abroad, and Matthew 56 Investigations, LLC, which has successfully probed cases across America. Alec has won a number of national awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honour, and given talks throughout the world, including Japan, France, Canada and South Africa.
Edward Klein, a board member of the Wyoming Truth, is a well-known editor, writer and public speaker with a distinguished career in American journalism. After serving an apprenticeship as a copy boy for the New York Daily News, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which awarded him a fellowship to Japan. There, he learned to speak Japanese and travelled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became foreign editor and then assistant managing editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs. From Newsweek, he became editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, which he led to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, a writer for The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history. Since then, he has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, the most widely read column in the English language. Ten of his nonfiction books have all appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.
Minnie was previously Chief Executive of Jarrold Retail in Norwich – an outstanding experiential retailer with an award-winning department store; Joint Chief Executive of the East of England Co-op; and Executive Director of Marketing at Notcutts Garden Centres – the third largest garden centre group in the UK.
Having graduated with a creative arts degree, Minnie’s early career focused on advertising, design, innovation and strategic consultancy. She was Managing Partner of HHCL, who were named “Advertising Agency of the Decade”’, before working as Global Marketing Director of ?What If!, a leading innovation company that won the Sunday Times/Great Place to Work Institute “Best Place to Work in the UK” for two years running.
Minnie has an excellent track record of purpose-driven leadership and building strong organisational cultures. She was voted “Vistage Business Leader of the Year” in 2020 and listed as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Women in Suffolk and Norfolk” in 2018. She was appointed by HRH Prince Charles in 2016 as his Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England as part of Business in the Community. Minnie has been a board member of two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and a Town Deals Board.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom
Andrew Morlet joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2013 to define and launch its business programmes and became Chief Executive in 2014. Previously Andrew was the global managing director for information and technology strategy at Accenture and a partner with McKinsey & Company developing corporate and business unit strategy, working at the Board level of leading global companies across multiple sectors in the USA, UK/Europe and Asia. Prior to entering consulting Andrew worked in the not for profit sector as a clinical epidemiology and healthcare research scientist.
Shen Wu Tan
Wyoming Truth, United States
Shen Wu Tan is a reporter for the Wyoming Truth. She formerly worked as a general assignment reporter at The Washington Times in D.C. and at the Altoona Mirror in central Pennsylvania. Shen has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and an English degree from Washington State University. While enrolled at Northwestern, she was selected as one of ten student journalists to help investigate the 1976 quadruple murder case of William Thomas Zeigler, a Florida death row inmate. For three months, she worked as a reporting intern for the Weekend Argus in Cape Town, South Africa. Shen was born in China and adopted by a Canadian family in the 1990s. After briefly living in Canada, Shen moved with her family to Rock Springs, Wyoming—their first place of residency in the United States—and lived there for about 10 years. Since then, Shen has lived a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, moving to and residing in different parts of the United States, including Las Vegas, Chicago and the District of Columbia.
Madeline Thulin, writer and coordinator of Wyoming Truth, was born and raised in Jackson, Wyoming. After facing several health issues which resulted in open heart surgery and a stroke, Madeline is passionate about giving the voiceless a voice and working on their behalf. Madeline graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in December of 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. She writes about undocumented immigration in Wyoming and the difficulties it presents recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She also focuses her writing on social inequality in Teton County, which reports one of the biggest wealth gaps between the top 1% and the remaining 99% of the United States.