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TedX Brighton 2014, Many Hands - this Friday 31 October 2014

This year's TedX Brighton is in less than two days time and the full line-up is settled. Taking place this Friday 31st of October 2014 at the Dome Concert Hall for its fourth consecutive year, the title is Many Hands. There are nineteen speakers listed, split into four themes: Reaching Out, Drawn Together, The Makers and Going Beyond. The over-arching themes are related to connectivity, convergence and community and will be covering such topics as the dark web, the wisdom of crowds and the new ethical supermarket initiative, hiSbe.

Here's a round-up of some of the speakers I'll be most interested to see and why.
~ TEDx Brighton 2014 ~

Have you ever wished you could predict the future? Karl Mattingly is a man who can do just that. Karl is CEO of Slow Voice, a company he created to harvest the wisdom of crowds in order to predict, among other things, the outcome of geo political events. The results have been scarily accurate and Karl is hoping to make some predictions about the future of Brighton.

Sam Roddick is an artist, radical activist, founder of Coco de Mer and a regular contributor to television and radio. Sam was one of the first people invited to talk as Sam Orams, the Producer, "just knew she would light up the stage with her passion, enthusiasm and fresh thinking. Sam’s the kind of person that you can’t help but listen to and admire, so I’m really looking forward to hearing her talk."

Anyone who loved the recent series “The Men Who Made Us Spend” will be looking forward to meeting the programme's writer and presenter, investigative journalist and broadcaster, Jacques Peretti. His new series, tackles inequality: what is really driving it, and why it has been accepted as inevitable. Jacques is taking part in the makers section of the day, during which we will be exploring the seemingly lost art of making things for ourselves.

Along with her sister Amy, Ruth Anslow  is a Co-Founder of hiSbe Food, a new kind of supermarket. Built on ethical and transparent trading practises and sustainable sourcing policies, it is a brand new type of independent supermarket. Their aim with hiSbe is to make good food more affordable. Ruth and hiSbe are on a mission to take on the mainstream supermarkets and make the food industry fairer and more sustainable. | @RuthAnslow

Here's a list of the running order and times:

9:40 Session 1: Reaching Out
Karl Mattingly, Stefania Druga, Ju Row Farr, Deanna Rodger
11:00 Break
11:30 Session 2: Drawn Together
Peter James, Megan Leckie ,Ruth Anslow ,CiCi Blumstein
12:30 Lunch
14:15 Session 3: The Makers
Jacques Peretti, Ben Edmonds, Andoitz Telleria, EJ Osborne ,Tom Lywood, James Otter, Jim Fleeting
15:30 Break
15:50 Session 4: Going Beyond
Camille Baker, Alan Pearce, Fox Fisher, Sam Roddick
17:00 Close

There are only a few tickets left for this completely volunteer run and not for profit event. Every penny made this year will be re-invested into making next year even bigger and better.

Click on TedX Brighton, to read my other blog about this year's event.
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