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Theme: Cut Through The Noise

This event occurred on
January 11, 2020
Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames
United Kingdom

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Rose Theatre Kingston
24-26 High Street
Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL
United Kingdom
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Belinda Bradley

In 2018, Belinda started a petition called 'Make Wheelchair Friendly Routes on Google Maps' on It got 300,000 signatures and she is working directly with Google to continue changing their system, helping the lives of millions.

Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull is a mathematician, teacher and writer. He appeared on the television program University Challenge in 2017, and in 2018 on Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain. His first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers, was published in 2019.

Clemmie Stewart

Experienced Head with a demonstrated history of working across the education sector.

David Harkin

David is an entrepreneur who passionately believes in the power of ideas and dedicates his life to connecting people with their own ideas. His company works both in education and the corporate space. Within education, 7billionideas have worked with over 100,000 students worldwide helping them to discover and develop their ideas through dynamic and interactive entrepreneurship programmes. The corporate arm known as SPARK, helps organisations adopt relentless mindsets when it comes to innovation and engagement using SPARK software and consultancy. He is also a proud husband, father and dog owner and when he has a spare moment, likes to play a bit of cricket. Learn more about David at

Debbie Deegan

Debbie Deegan refused to accept no for an answer and it took her from her kitchen table to dinner with President Putin in the Kremlin. Over the past 20 years, her search for one child lead to changing her own life and the lives of thousands of children. Debbie tells the story of how an ordinary person can effect great social change through passion, determination, resilience and empathy.

Elliot Murawski

Lisa Selby and Elliot Murawski started telling their stories around their experiences of addiction, prison, recovery and love on 'bluebaglife’, their Instagram account. This account grew and began to offer the perspectives of people in prison, released from prison, as well as loved ones supporting, and all who experienced addiction in their lives.

Fern Lulham

Fern Lulham is a captivating, inspirational and vibrant motivational speaker. She speaks with honesty and passion, covering topics such as self-confidence, self-worth, the power of communication, working together and the importance of sharing our emotional experiences. Fern has a unique, upbeat and entertaining style that resonates with all audiences. Talking from her own experience, Fern can reach out and touch every single person. She believes strongly in altering perspectives and encouraging value and belief in ourselves.

Ilja Grzeskowitz

Ilja Grzeskowitz a.k.a. Ilja Gee is a global keynote & conference speaker on change, innovation and transformation.

Julia Immonen

Julia Immonen comes from the world of media and sport and has spent the last decade campaigning to end modern slavery and human trafficking.

London Gay Men's Chorus

In 1991, nine friends came together to sing a few Christmas carols at Angel Underground Station hoping to raise a few pounds for the Terrence Higgins Trust. London was in the midst of the AIDS crisis and the men, who belonged to a social group called London Friend sang together to find a place of support, of friendship and of brotherhood. Little did they know what they had kickstarted. Fast-forward 25 years, and this once small band of singers now calls itself the London Gay Men’s Chorus. Boasting over 200 members, the LGMC is the largest gay choir in Europe and regularly plays to sell-out crowds at Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and the Roundhouse. Over the years, the chorus has been lucky enough to have worked with a diverse range of artists including pop stars Mark Ronson and Elton John, soprano Lesley Garrett, country legend Dolly Parton, musical theatre star Hannah Waddingham, actor Simon Callow and comedienne Sandi Toksvig. The LGMC has also appeared on Children In Need, Comic Relief, The One Show, The Graham Norton Show and Top of the Pops.

Mick Thacker

Mick Thacker is currently Professor at London Southbank University and has been working towards his second PhD under the eminent Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist Prof Andy Clark on biologising the predictive processing model for pain. Mick is first and foremost a Physiotherapist. His ultimate motivation is to better understand the symptoms of the patients and to help the clinicians working with them.

Rebecca Glover

Experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the leadership and management of the education industry.

Sharon Young

Sharon set up the first Death Cafe in Kingston Upon Thames, using real life examples taken from two years working as a facilitator to highlight the importance of discussion on end of life.

The Short and Girlie Show

Award-winning all-female troupe perform improvised comedy sketches.

Vicki Anstey

Vicki is a leading fitness expert and founder of London’s original Barre and Ballet studio, Barreworks. She has also recently been on Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares wins’ and needed a new challenge to sink her teeth into! She is determined, incredibly strong willed and motivated, not to mention super duper fit! She is an advocate for women’s resilience, grit and determination, inspiring others to exploit their genetic potential (physical and mental). Her main love though is her two awesome dogs; Olive and Ebony!

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom