Yesterday I had the fortune and great pleasure to attend the first TEDxBrighton. I started the day playing down my expectations, trying not to expect too much from the event to avoid any element of disappointment. I ended the day delighted that the day had delivered to those original high expectations and realising that I needn't have worried. What follows are my mind-map style notes of the talks, complete with mis-spellings, smudges and sometimes barely legible scrawl. More detailed notes from the day from another attendee can be found here and here, and I'm sure there are more yet to be written, published and distributed by others.
Speaker 1 - Greg Hadfield 2015: The road to a digital Brighton
Speaker 2 - Dr Judith Good Learners for Change
Speaker 3 - David Bramwell The Number 9 Bus to Utopia
Speaker 4 - George MacKerron Mapping happiness across space and time
Speaker 5 - Prof Darrell Evans Scanning for Gold: the making of a high performance athlete
Speaker 6 - Antony Mayfield Superskills: Three things to learn about working with the web
Speaker 7 - Jake Spicer Drawing out Wonder
Speaker 8 - Sue Bradley Crarrogance
Speaker 9 - Prof Angie Hart Making resilient moves
Speaker 10 - Sarah Angliss Loving the Machine
Speaker 11 - Will McInnes Radicalising business
Speaker 12 - Sally Kettle A Drop in the Ocean
TEDxBrighton was a well run event, with a high calibre of, mainly local, speakers. It was also one of the first conferences I've been to where the queue for the ladies was as long as for the gents. I appreciate it wasn't as much of a tech conference as those I'm more used to but none the less, it was good to see so many women attendees, and speakers for that matter.
Given the opportunity to attend another one, I'd leap at it.