More Than Just Motivation.

What separates people with potential from the people who channel their potential to create the lives they wish to lead? The answer is simple: Knowledge.

Every August we hold our annual conference designed to empower and inspire the Practical Dreamer community. Speakers from all walks of life and professions share their advice, experiences and stories giving you the tools you need to start living your dreams.

Speakers from previous years have been Olympians like Sam Ruddock, Youtube stars like Patricia Bright and entrepreneurs like Samuel Kasumu, the founder of Elevation Networks. We’ve heard how Alan Radbourne turned £1 in to £20,000 over the course of a year and how Caleb Meakin’s survived 40 days of Rejection. This year, we’ve stepped up our game again.

I Have A Dream 2015 is much more than just motivation, its designed to give you the information and the tools you need to write your own story. It’s designed to help you become a Practical Dreamer.

What To Expect.

  • Speakers
  • Poetry
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Interviews
  • Q&A panels
  • Networking

Where & When.

  • Date: 31.08.15 (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Where: The Grand, Clapham
  • Doors Open: 6:30pm


Cate Sevilla.

BuzzFeed UK Managing Editor

Cate Sevilla is an online editor and journalist, and works at BuzzFeed UK as Managing Editor.

Before joining the team at BuzzFeed, she worked at Microsoft as a global editor for MSN News, and founded the online women’s magazine Originally from California, Cate has lived in London for the past 9 years.

David McQueen

International Speaker & Entrepreneur 

David McQueen is an entrepreneur, speaker and coach; his passion is heping his clients to tell their story for personal and business success.

David is the founder and Managing Director of NARRATIVELY, a communications and training company. He is also the founder MAGNIFICENT GENERATION  a company which delivers youth leadership programmes.

Priscilla Mensah

Cambridge University Students President

In 2015 Priscilla became the newly elected president of Cambridge University’s Student Union. What made this victory so special was her ability to share her vision and beliefs so effectively that her campaign captivated the student population. As a result, the 2015 election for the student executive team had the highest voter turn-out in over 10  years.

Divinia Knowles.

Mind Candy President, CFO & Director

Divinia is the President, CFO & Director of one of the Mind Candy. She served as one of the driving forces behind the company turning it from what was a small start-up based in Battersea, to a $250m company that has developed the global kids phenomenon Moshi Monsters. Divinia is considered one the leaders in the UK Tech scene.

Q&A Panel.

Rina Goldenberg Lynch

Founder of Voice At The Table

Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Founder of Voice At The Table has 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Rina started her legal career in Washington DC, before moving to Clifford Chance LLP in London then becoming a Director with the legal department of ING Bank. Voice At The Table is a gender diversity consultancy, the aim of which is to support women to carve their own path to success.

Ronke Lawal.

Founder of Ariatu PR

Ronke is the founder Ariatu PR.  She previously was the CEO of The Islington Chambers of Commerce and the Non-Executive Director of The Hoxton Apprentice. Ronke’s various commitments roles such as working along side Voluntary Action Islington and the Cherie Blair Foundation was recognised when she won a Precious Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Ali Foroughi.

Creative Director of Jungle Magazine

Ali is the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Jungle Magazine. After graduation Ali secured an investment deal with Loughborough University to found Jungle Magazine. In it’s first years Jungle generated over 100,000 online readers and worked with musicians like Gabrielle Aplin and Josh Osho, Artists like Nina Röder and Christina Coral and brands such as Phase 8 and MDM Flow.

Live Interview.

Raffaele Russo

Property Developer and Serial Entreprenur

Raffaele Russo grew up in Naples and in Lewisham in SE London at a time when the social media craze had just begun and the first successful online businesses were being launched. He funded a four year engineering degree at Loughborough University by setting up an online business importing and selling garments . And whilst he was at university he got into nightclub promotion and marketing and began to invest in student accommodation. Seven years on, Raffaele owns and runs Loc8me – a business that lets 300 properties in Loughborough to more than 1,700 students. He has recently launched Peter and That’s Enough – an authentic Italian pizza restaurant inspired by Pietro’s the very first pizza restaurant in Naples, with plans of expanding into a chain of restaurants across the Midlands. Raff has also recently launched JIM a revolutionary fitness concept, taking the industries traditional focus away from gym memberships to instead focus on changing people’s lives through better health.




Order Your Ticket.

There are limited spaces at this event, and we have sold out this event every year it has been held. So if you would like to attend purchase your ticket in advanced to avoid missing out on what has the potential to be the event of the summer!


Eva Lazarus.

Big afro, big voice, big beats and big bass is what singer/songwriter/emcee Eva Lazarus is all about!

Her musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond! She has amassed a sea of collaborations which include, Stanton Warriors, Etherwood, Dub FX, Mr Woodnote, Danny Byrd, Jus now, Gotsome and Serocee, she has recently dropped her first Mixtap ‘Konichi-Wah-Gwarn Vol 1’ (listen here)

Sam Garrett.

Derbyshire’s countryside birthed the wonders of a man with a mission statement: To Love, To Trust, and believe. Sam Garrett began his journey playing in bands in his local area but before long was writing songs of a different nature. Sam found himself withdrawn from his surroundings as the rest were drinking, playing football or chasing girls, instead writing songs and becoming one with nature which began the journey of his spiritual awakening.

Andre Anderson

Andre is a young creative & author. He published his first book at the age of 18 and 5 years later he is now on his 6th book. The creative talents have allowed him to work with brands such as Adidas, Nintendo, Red Bull, Yale and The Guardian. He also received critical acclaim from media giants such as iD Magazine, Dazed & Confused, SBTV and MTV Voices.

Savannah Dumetz

At 18 years old, Savannah Dumetz is a Soulful, Pop/RnB singer songwriter from London with a passion for music. Growing up in a household forever filled with music, from reggae to hip hop and  everything in between, Savannah has always had dreams to take on the world with  her sound. Soulful and sweet, but also sassy and powerful.  The world of Savannah Dumetz is a beautiful and empowering place and all are invited. 

Order Your Ticket.

There are limited spaces at this event, and we have sold out this event every year it has been held. So if you would like to attend purchase your ticket in advanced to avoid missing out on what has the potential to be the event of the summer!

A Preview From Last Year’s Event.

The Venue.

The Clapham Grand.

21-25 St John’s Hill Clapham Junction London SW11 1TT

A Historic Venue For A Historic Day.

As the last surviving masterpiece designed by E. A. Woodrow and built in 1900, The Grand carries cultural importance that can not be overstated. Which makes it the perfect location for us make history with Dream Nation’s biggest event for the 2nd year in a row.

Modern refurbishment have restored the venue to its former glory. It now boasts best impressive audio, visuals and lighting facilities available, while still maintaining the classic decor and atmosphere which allowed it to earn its name. Without a doubt, The Grand is one of the capital’s leading theatrical venues.


It’s nearly August, which means it’s nearly time for our main event: I Have A Dream 2015.We will soon be announcing…

Posted by Dream Nation. on Thursday, 30 July 2015

Order Your Ticket.

There are limited spaces at this event, and we have sold out this event every year it has been held. So if you would like to attend purchase your ticket in advanced to avoid missing out on what has the potential to be the event of the summer!