by Will McInnes
by Stowe Boyd
In this jam-packed talk Stowe started to share his concept of post-normal with the world, a concept he has been working on for some time and continues to develop through writing and speaking. You will hear Stowe drop compelling fact after fact, concept after concept about the near-future of business. This isn't easy material, this isn't some brain-candy, this is the big stuff. And when you watch it, you'll walk away with something new.
A lifelong activist and campaigner, Caroline Lucas is one of the most important voices in the UK right now. Witty, compelling, authoritative and basically right. As the only Green Party MP, Caroline could be a marginal voice but here she shows why her cause and her message will not be marginalised or quieted.
by David Hieatt
David Hieatt is a visionary and has a quiet passion and power that can mesmerise you if you're not careful. Here at Meaning 2012 David tells his story about getting the people of his home town, Cardigan, back making jeans again. This is about purpose, it's about home and love, and went down a storm on the day. Hiut Denim is a brand you'll here more about - this is the story from the start.
by Indy Johar
This is brain food for futurists and activists. Clearly the future of capitalism is a meaty topic, and the astute and interconnected mind of Indy Johar unpacked a load of carefully linked ideas, facts and possibilities that told a compelling story of what might be possible. Make sure you're sitting down and ready to absorb some big (and micro-massive) ideas.
by Karen Pine
What is behaviour change? How can we take control of ourselves and actually do something different - whether that's giving up smoking or being more patient with difficult customers? Professor Karen Pine takes you on a journey - sharing the findings of her research into how behaviour change happens and what we can all do to make the changes in our own behaviour that we desire. A warm, engaging and thought-provoking talk from a brilliant person.
This guy had us laughing and learning about happiness at work. The question is happiness at work a must have or just nice to have? And why? Alexander Kjerulf has been studying this for years and gave a brilliant, warm, humourous account of what really matters.
Pam Warhust is not so much a human being as a force of nature. Her style is unstoppable and her message is utterly empowering - this woman grabbed the conference, shook it and got us on our feet in a rousing standing ovation. Soak up what she has to say, and go do something tomorrow. Hurrah!
by Margaret Elliott
A true pioneer of employee ownership, Margaret Elliot OBE has walked the talk in her native North East, setting up a number of businesses that are entirely owned by the people working in them. Margaret's quietly spoken style belies a burning passion - here she shared why she believes in 'Mutuality forever'!
by Vinay Gupta
Vinay Gupta's talk will be remembered as one of the definitive of Meaning 2012. Funny, dark, mindblowing and filled with big, credible ideas, Vinay introduced the idea of Plausible Utopias - possible futures that are both optimistic and radically different. Must watch.
by Luis Suarez
Eschewing a typical presentation style, social business provocateur and IBMer Luis Suarez used his slot at the end of the inaugural Meaning conference to round off the event, inviting the audience to sum up the themes of the day and telling a little of his story about living without email in one of the world's biggest tech companies (that happens to sell email solutions).
1st October 2012