400+ participants / 50+ speakers / 15+ panels


Day 1
Opening Remarks

09:00 – 9:10

Amanda Coakley

Amanda Coakley is an award-winning Central Europe Correspondent and a Europe’s Futures Fellow at the IWM in Vienna.

She has reported for The Irish Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, TIME, The Independent, The Telegraph, POLITICO Europe, Tortoise, The Financial Times, VICE, New Humanist, Al Jazeera, Euronews, The National, Deutsche Welle, BBC Radio 4, RTÉ, CNN International, LBC Radio, Times Radio, and Channel 4 News. Before her move to Central Europe she was a roving reporter and covered the Venezuelan migration crisis, Pakistan’s general election in 2018, the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and the humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso. Her reporting has earned her an MHP International Affairs Reporting Award, an Emmy nomination and the One World Media Fellowship for 2021/2022. She is HEFAT certified, a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and represented by Knight Ayton.