by Malcolm Cook
TEDxBrighton is a one-day conference in the Brighton Dome – Corn Exchange on October 26th 2012. The event will showcase influential speakers with connections to Brighton and this year’s theme: The Generation Gap.
All presentations look at The Generation Gap and help challenge generation perceptions: where does it lie and does it even exist?
Outside of the conference hall, the Ideas Lab will offer the people of Brighton the chance to engage with a variety of interactive ideas, exhibitions and projects.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, Ideas Worth Spreading. The program is designed to give communities, organisations and people the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated by independent, enthusiastic people, operating under a license from TED.
The first TEDx Brighton at the Sallis Benney Theatre last year was a free event. This year tickets cost £30.
Will McInnes is a Brighton-based entrepreneur. As MD of a company founded on democratic principles, Will suggests how business can evolve to celebrate Happiness, Openness and Participation and in doing so offer more to society than profits alone. His talk is shown in the video above where he emphatically implores the audience to catch up and start radicalising business.
It just may save us all a lot of needless hardship.