I learned today that Umair Haque, an old friend, will be joining me and a stellar list of other participants at the Meaning 2012 conference in Brighton this October 1. I am really excited about the event, and a chance to spend time with the conferees, and the folks at NixonMcInnes who are wrangling the conference.
Meaning conference is the annual gathering for people who believe business can and must be better in the 21st century. It’s happening on Monday 1st October 2012 in Brighton’s beautiful and historic Corn Exchange.
The purpose of Meaning is to build awareness and community around the practical possibilities of progressive business so that the world becomes a better place.
The speakers are international thinkers and doers from business, academia and activism, each bringing their view of the challenges and opportunities available to us.
At Meaning you’ll learn from pioneers and build connections with like-minded peers. Together we can change the world of business.
Speakers so far:
- Umair Haque, radical economist
- Caroline Lucas, MP and Leader of Green Party
- Stowe Boyd, social tools researcher and speculative designer
- Alexander Kjerulf, happiness-at-work expert
- Vinay Gupta, inventor of the hexayurt
- Margaret Elliott, employee ownership advocate
- David Hieatt, founder of Howies, Hiut Denim and The Do Lectures
- Professor Karen Pine, behaviour change expert
I have proposed the topic of ‘Post-Normal Humanism’, but we’ll have to see what shakes out as I write a short series of posts about what ‘progressive business’ means leading up to the conference.