In a constantly evolving world, where social and environmental challenges necessitate innovative solutions, the cultural, sporting and entertainment industries are emerging as key change agents. At the crossroads of culture, entertainment, sport, and social commitment, this conference examines how emotion can mobilise people for change, whether through moving artistic performance that transcends the language barrier or an intense sporting event which unites millions of viewers. Emotion can be a powerful catalyst to incite reflection, inspire action and contribute to a better future.