I find the best way to approach any conference you plan to attend is with low-to-no expectations. Especially if like Thinking Digital it has a track record of being bloody good. With so many people complaining of being strapped for cash this year I would not be surprised if the same wasn't true for sponsors and organisers. So I figure, if you dial down your expectations you are easily pleased … [Read more...] about Thinking Digital 2012 – It just works.
Thinking Digital does the conference model really well. It's a humane accessible version of TED. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to attract the innovators looking for and sharing new ideas. The Do Lectures do something amazing between a campfire chat and an intimate mini festival. It's still the most amazing ticketed event I've been to and I feel would be extremely difficult to … [Read more...] about Reinventing The Conference
For me the Do Lectures hasn't just broken the conference mould. It's turned it outside in. Diverse, inclusive, unbranded, organic, fluid, honest. Soon after my arrival I realised as a participant that this is not just a ride. It's not something people are paying to see. This is an investment in yourself and others. A rollercoaster with a steering wheel everyone can get their hands … [Read more...] about The Do Lectures
There is software somewhere tracking all the IMEI's on the phones that were momentarily clustered in the intimate auditorium of the Sage, Gateshead. A three day hotspot of creatives, thinkers, do'ers and disrupters. The transmitted signatures have now spidered their way back across the country, across the water, across the world. And the digital echo of an amazing meeting of minds still hangs in … [Read more...] about We Were Thinking Digital 2011
I'm a passenger [cue music] and between my legs is my new favorite bag. It's made by Timbuk2 and although one of many messenger style bags I own, it's certainly the best designed & well made. (Guaranteed for life apparently). I have bought a number of 'man bags' these last few weeks I've either taken back or given away as I've been hunting for something in which to carry my ipad and … [Read more...] about Quality Thinking, Great Connections