13 – 14 March 2023
EICC Edinburgh UK

It Takes All Kinds Of Minds (ITAKOM for short) will be a conference like no other. An international conference entirely focused on the far-reaching concept of neurodiversity, drawing together personal, practitioner and academic experience.

Our goal is to represent not only the latest knowledge, but also visions for the future of embracing neurodiversity. We believe that bringing together different perspectives can help us to better understand neurodiversity and to apply the neurodiversity paradigm to research and practice.

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Contributors include

ITAKOM speakers will include neuroscientists and nutritionists, campaigners, clinicians, comedians, artists, actors, speakers with lived experience and carers to mention just a few; and they will address the topic of neurodiversity from personal, practitioner and academic experience.

Each stream of the conference is framed around a different level at which we can explore neurodiversity – Cells, Circuits, Cognition and Community. Each themed discussion will combine expertise from research and practice – with neurodivergent speakers represented in every part of the programme.

It Takes All Kinds Of Minds will leave no mind left behind.

Professor Sue Gathercole, University of Cambridge, UK
Chair of the REF Panel for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Mr Pelle Sandstrak
Public speaker and writer

Professor Sven Bölte, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Director of the Centre of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Lotta Löfgren-Mårtenson
Professor in Health and Society, Field of Sexology and Sexuality Studies, Dept of Social Work, Malmo University

Dr Rachel V. Gow
Registered Nutritionist, Child Neuropsychologist, Nutritional Neuroscientist, Affiliated with King’s College London

Dr Loretta Giorcelli OAM Prof of Child Development & Special Education
Author of “Quality Schools, Inclusive Practices”, Specialist Consultant to Schools & School Systems” Sydney

Jamie Marshall
PhD Researcher, Edinburgh Napier University

Holly Wagner
Actress, writer and epilepsy advocate

Pierre Magistretti
Emeritus Professor, EPFL and University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Embracing Complexity

Magnus Roosmann
Actor, Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre

Charlotte Garnett
Jewellery designer with a speciality in ‘Anti anxiety jewellery’

Lotta Borg Skoglund
Associate professor of Psychiatry with a special interest in girls/women with ADHD and autism

Sponsor & Exhibit

ITAKOM is a major international conference which will bring together 1,000+ healthcare leaders, decision-makers, executives, professionals and families to share insights and experiences, network and develop excellence in neurodiversity care. Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available – please register your interest below and we’ll get in touch!


Join us in Edinburgh on the 13 & 14 March 2023. Registration will open in March 2022; register your interest below to keep up to date about the event. Any organisations who wish to bulk-buy conference passes, please get in touch with ITAKOM’s conference organisers, Integrity Corporate Events.

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