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ZAG Conference 2024: A Non-conformist gathering for a more generous tomorrow

Posted: 25th January 2024

Following the sold-out success of the inaugural Non-Conformist Conference in Edinburgh last year, ZAG returns on February 8th, 2024. Centred on a theme of “Generosity in a time of greed,” the dynamic and thought-provoking session will feature speakers who’ve selflessly taken action to make a better world. 


Panellists include Ewan Aitken (CEO, homelessness support charity Cyrenians), John Dower (Founder, Heirs of Slavery), Kirsty McIntosh (Head of Partnerships, Scottish Tech Army), and Hanna Crawford (Founder and Coach, Thistle and Rose Arts). 


Michael Hart, Creative Director for The Union and ZAG founder, said: “From social media to unethical politics, ZAG explores whether our values are eroding, or if our faith in humanity remains as strong as ever.  


“Thanks to our stellar line-up of speakers, this year’s ZAG conference will weave a narrative of generosity and resilience against the odds, providing a platform for stories and discussion that we hope will inspire positive change.” 


Hosted by The Union, this is a free event with limited tickets available. Learn more and register interest:  



What: ZAG The Non-Conformist Conference: Generosity in a time of greed 

When: Thursday 8th February 2024, 4pm – 8pm. 

Where: Union House, 18 Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 5NS 

Free to attend, but tickets are limited, register interest:  


Short event summary:  

ZAG returns on February 8th, 2024, after the success of last year’s Non-Conformist Conference. Themed “Generosity in a time of greed,” the event features dynamic speakers addressing selflessness amid spiralling societal challenges. Hosted by The Union, this free but limited-ticket event promises inspiration and lively discussions.  


Learn more about ZAG: the Non-Conformist Conference and register interest at  

nference 2024: A Non-conformist gathering for a more generous tomorrow 

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