Meaning 2014, November 18th, Brighton, Uk
A NixonMcInnes thing for better 21st century business

Meaning conference exists to help connect and inspire the
people who believe in better business.
Be part of the change.

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SPEAKERS

Our speakers are international thinkers and doers from business,
academia and activism, each bringing their view of the
challenges and opportunities available to us.


More speakers to be announced over the coming weeks.

  • Ben Dyson

    Ben is the founder of Positive Money, a campaign for a banking system that works for society and not against it. He will get to the nitty gritty of how the current process for money creation is causing a rise in poverty, instability and inequality. And he'll ask us to imagine what a modern and sustainable system could look like.

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  • Lauri Feinsod

    Lauri is the CEO of Graphik Dimensions, a highly successful and fast growing US picture framing company that is also a truly conscious business. Lauri will share her passion for unleashing the magnificent potential in every one of her work family and explain that why for her success and consciousness go hand in hand.

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  • Stefania Druga

    Stefania is the founder of HacKIDemia, an international organisation that supports learning by doing and playing. Stefania will inspire us with the story of AfriMakers, the project that trains makers in the third world to solve their own problems through creativity and collaboration.

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  • Amanda Bybee

    Amanda is vice president at Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative with a democratic, progressive, and unique working culture based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Amanda will share a warts-and-all account of how the company’s democratic decision-making processes have evolved during rapid company growth.

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  • Mark Stevenson

    Mark is an author, futurologist, former stand-up comedian, businessman and deep-thinker. But first and foremost he’s an optimist. At Meaning he’ll share his view of how emerging technologies will disrupt and transform the future of geo-politics, our industries, our organisations, our careers, and life as we know it.

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THEMES

Definitions of wealth, leadership and power are evolving - at Meaning we'll explore what this means for us and our organisations.

  • 21st century economics

    If conventional growth is unsustainable what are the opportunities to create a better financial system that works for the benefit of society?

  • 21st century organisations

    How should we organise ourselves for a networked, volatile, uncertain world and create organisations that are communities of purpose?

  • 21st century worklife

    What do people want from work and how can we optimise our organisations for fullfilment and happiness? How will this affect what leadership means?

WHY MEANING?

Meaning seeks to convene a community around the possibilities for better 21st century business. Be part of change.

  • Get inspired

    Take time out from the day job to free your mind and get inspired. Hear stories from the people who are taking practical steps to create greater meaning in business.

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  • Make connections

    You are not alone! Meet others who are passionate about changing the world of business. This year there’ll be more time for discussion and group work. And of course there’s always the lunch.

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  • Create change

    Walk away with ideas and practical tips on how to create change in your work or organisation. The optional workshop sessions will provide space for plotting and co-creation.

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TICKETS

There are only 200 Meaning tickets available.
Early bird tickets will be priced at £170 +VAT.
Once they're gone a further batch will be released at £190 +VAT.
If you buy three or more tickets the cost will be reduced by 20%.

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SCHEDULE

Meaning is a one day conference running from 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.
A lovely lunch together provides an informal way to get to know other participants and keep the conversation going.

More speakers to be announced over the coming weeks.

  • MORNING

    9.00
    Registration
    9:45
    Welcome
    Will McInnes
    10.00
    Stowe Boyd
    The future of work
    10:30
    Caroline Lucas
    Sustainbility in business
    11.00
    David Hieatt
    Purpose in action
    11:30
    BREAK
    12.00
    Umair Haque
    The future of capitalism
    12.30
    Karen Pine
    Behaviour change
  • AFTERNOON

    13:00
    Lunch
    created by Secret Restaurant
    14:00
    Alexander Kjerulf
    Happiness at work
    14.30
    Margaret Elliott
    Employee ownership
    15.00
    Vinay Gupta
    Open source business
    15.30
    BREAK
    16.00
    Pamela Warhurst
    Action for change
    16.30
    Luis Suarez
    A collaborative future
    17.00
    Wrap-up
    Will McInnes
  • EVENING

    17.15
    Drinks
    In the foyer bar

LOCATION

The Corn Exchange, Brighton, BN1 1UE

For travel details please visit the Corn Exchange website

PARTNERS

A huge thank you to the friends of NixonMcInnes who have made this Meaning conference possible with their skill and generosity.

NixonMcInnes

Meaning is brought to you by NixonMcInnes. We are a transformation
consultancy specialising in people and culture. And we believe in
the need to re-design business for the 21st century.

We look forward to seeing you at Meaning 2014

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