POSTPONED: Hello My Name Is…

We regret to inform you that the ‘Hello My Name Is…’ conference, scheduled for Tuesday 31st March, has been postponed due to a decision taken by the venue in response to Coronavirus safety precautions.  It is hoped this event can be rescheduled later in the year.

Full refunds will be given to all delegates and further rescheduling information will follow in due course.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Hello my name is ... flyer - POSTPONED



Transition2 is proud to be hosting a one day conference for parents, carers, SENDCos, young adults and professionals working in education, health, social care and community settings.

Hello my name is ...

Join us to hear from the co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign (along with Dr Kate Granger), Chris Pointon, as well as professionals working across the SEND sector and parents of learning disabled adults.

The event will also include the launch of our learning disability communication campaign, celebrating the power of human connection and the little things that cost nothing.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Rolls-Royce plc, Learning & Development Centre, Gate 5a, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD

£60 for professionals, £25 for young people/parents/carers 
Cost includes buffet lunch and refreshments

Booking essential: Click here to book online

Ticket price includes conference attendance, buffet lunch, refreshments and access to a vibrant marketplace for learning disability resources.

Keynote - CP website intro

“Hello my name is Chris Pointon and I am the co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign that my late wife Dr Kate Granger and I began in 2013.  The campaign was founded on the back of a hospital admission she had where a distinct lack of introductions were observed…

Kate truly was and is the inspiration behind the campaign and since her death in 2016 I have continued to tell the story of the campaign and share Kate’s inspiration around the world…. truly testifying that through adversity you can create a global legacy.”

With Chris’ support we are launching the campaign within the learning disability sector, highlighting the importance of simple introductions to building relationships … then looking at what comes next.


Speaker - SS website intro

“Hello my name is Sharon and I am a mother to a beautiful young man called Sam. I am very proud of my title; Sam brightens my every day.

Sam has learning disabilities and doesn’t know it!!

He is lively, caring and wants to experience all aspects of life. It’s my privilege to help him achieve this, which I do unconditionally.”

Sharon shares her first-hand, personal experiences about courage, transition and how small changes can make all the difference to a life.


Speaker - JC website intro

“Hello my name is Janine and I’ve spent the past two decades working as an educator and leader in mainstream, adult, FE, community, private, therapeutic and specialist settings, facilitating learning across a range of subjects and specialisms. Throughout my career, I have become increasingly aware of the power of human connection as a catalyst to self-actualisation and social cohesion, whatever the level of education or skill. I have an infectious enthusiasm for learning, asset-based practises and solutions-focused thinking, as well as a strong belief in the maxim that by working together we can achieve more.

In recent years, I have become fascinated by neuroplasticity and the processes in the brain through which we come to know ourselves, others and the world around us. At the conference, and through the launch of this new angle to the campaign, I hope to share with you some of the little things in life that make a big difference in our brains, and to reinforce the transformative value and power of feeling seen.”

Janine brings together the campaign’s core values … communication, the little things, no decision about me without me and see me … values which align perfectly with her passion about the power of human connection.


Speaker - NW website intro

“Hello my name is Neil and I am the Social Capital Development Manager at Derby City Council, a post I have held for the last nine years. I have been responsible for the development, delivery, expansion and day to day management of Derby’s Local Area Coordination team. Since its inception in Derby, the Local Area Coordination team has developed over 1800 long term relationships with citizens across the City  – all with the intention of preventing, reducing or delaying the need for more formal service solutions. Getting team members on board who are also passionate about this philosophical approach has been key.

Prior to joining Derby City Council I was employed as a Learning Disability Nurse, working to support people to move out of institutionalised care into communities they could call home.”

Neil is passionate about Asset Based Community Development, building strong, inclusive and sustainable communities where everyone is valued and has opportunities to contribute.