The Talk: 'The Perception of Leaders' - How can we all be leaders in a world where perception is everything?
The Person: Richard works with talented people in the fields of business and sport – and has been for almost a decade. Those who he has worked with all say the same thing: they have achieved more than they thought was possible because of his support and insight. He has helped leaders in international brands such as Lego, Merlin Entertainments and Tesco to realize their potential while his work with professional footballers, managers and cricketers has led to trophy winning performances and multi-million pound transfers.
The Talk: Paul will discuss the bits of comic book storytelling he feels like he's figured out, with particular reference to stories of terror and the supernatural, in a talk entitled: "words + pictures where space = time.
The Person: Paul is the creator of surreal horror comic series, ‘Tales of the Hollow Earth’, a co-editor of the Newcastle Science Comic and an active member of the Paper Jam Comics Collective. He works for Newcastle University, attempting to make IT systems easier to use.
Placing pictures in sequence will create a story for the viewer, whether it was intended or not. Putting words too close to those pictures can set a world in motion.The greatest comic creators have a supernatural control over this process, and from this unstable chemistry, they wield extremely evocative storytelling
The Talk: 1.6 million barrels of Misconception
The Person: Robert is an occasional actor (Red Dwarf), TV presenter (Scrapheap challenge, How do they Do it, Hollywood Science, Top Trumps etc.). He has published 12 books, runs three video podcasts and tweets too much. Robert lives in Gloucestershire and is married to writer Judy Pascoe. They have 2 children, 2 dogs and between 3 and 5 chickens.
Through his involvement with science and engineering on television Robert has been exposed to many cutting edge innovations in the transportation sector. He is fascinated by the development of the electric vehicle and the challenges such disruptive technology has on the status quo.
In 2001, he had a ride in a very fast electric car in California and this experience clearly had a profound impact. In the last 3 years he has driven 38,000 miles in electric cars and so far hasn’t run out on to the side of the road and burst into tears…
The Talk: Paul’s talk will focus on the misperception of a non-religious life as somehow being devoid of wonder or meaning.
The Person: Paul is passionate about supporting young people to find their place in the world. He has been a teacher and youth coach, and led the world’s largest student-run international festival, One World Week, in 2007. He joined Camp Quest UK as a volunteer in 2010 and is organising the summer camp this year. He's currently studying for a masters in operational research at Warwick University , and in future hopes to support organisations and young people to make good decisions.
Thomas is the co-founder and
president of the non-profit
organization ‘La Paillasse’
in Paris, one of the world’s
largest community laboratories,
commonly called hackerspaces,
that foster open biotechnology.
He is an active member of the
Do-it-yourself Biology (DIYbio)
community, organizing the launch
of the DIYbio Europe network and
working regularly as one of its
‘Toward desktop biotechnologies’
The current thinking in
biotechnology is that it’s much too
complicated and expensive to do
fast and cheap biotech innovation,
but the biohacking movement is
breaking this paradigm.
The Talk: Transcendental Meditation. The world’s best kept secret?
The Person: Chris runs courses in personal development and stress management through Transcendental Meditation (TM) across the UK. Over the past 18 years, he has worked with staff from major public and private sector organizations in the North East of England. Having studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s TM organization in Switzerland, France, India and the UK, he qualified to become a TM teacher in 1977 and has taught courses in India and the UK ever since. Since 1985, he has been teaching TM independently of the international TM organization with, what he hopes, is a more down to earth approach.
The Talk -"What you think of me is none of my business!" Grasping that precious moment when your perception of self collides with the worlds perception of you.
The Person- Elaine is the 5 times World Mind Mapping Champion, an International Grand Master and Senior Arbiter for the World Memory Championship.............. and following the Credit Crunch she is a mum of two who has discovered that the art of living elegantly on a budget is not a money problem at all!