Co-Founder Andrew Ellis wraps up this year’s Like Minds, Exeter 2012
Like Minds, Exeter 2012 provided another exceptional two days of thought provoking content, debate and opportunites to connect.
It was enjoyed by over 200 attendees a day and we also reached an amazing 400,00 people online delivering 4.3M impressions.
We will be uploading the “Why What You Do Matters” keynote videos each week, leading up to our next event in London on September 26th. If you’d like a reminder of when they are released to view just sign up to the newsletter below.
We hope you enjoy reviewing them as much as we did curating it all and once again we thank our amazing speakers who delivered such a packed forum of content for us all to continue to engage with as well as our sponsors for supporting it all.
Don’t forget to save the date now for our Like Minds, London 2012 event “Innovation In Business” on September 26th. We’ll be announcing some of the first inspiring speakers and the content we have planned within the next few weeks.
What the speakers thought:
“Like Minds was an inspiring transformational event packed with fascinating insights and stretching ideas and conversations; the new wave of entrepreneurship in full flow both in the hall and within the online community. The coming economy is entrepreneurial and with a social dimension, combining individual freedom and innovation with a shared and engaged purpose. Like Minds demonstrated that future – and moved it one step closer to being realised. It was fun to be part of.” – John Rosling, CEO, Shirlaws Business Coaching
“This year LikeMinds event moved beyond social media. The question ‘Why what you do matters?’ was a brilliant way to ignite a fresh conversation around purposeful, responsible and social business. It was a pleasure to spend a couple of days amongst such a forward thinking community.” – Anton Chernikov, Founding Partner, Good People
“Like Minds is an intellectual playground where thinkers, strategists, agents provocateurs, innovators, challengers and mavericks can open up, share ideas and be inspired in a warm, welcoming and world-wide environment. If you haven’t been, go. You’ll see the future there; most likely, yours.” – Robert Bean, Founder, The Robert Bean Branding Company
“I was in Exeter last week for the Like Minds conference which was brilliant, so inspiring, incredibly motivating and unlike any conference I’d been to before (I loved it). Everyone should definitely check out the next one and we should have a big Adam Street outing!” – Ellie Barrett, Head of Events, Adam St.
“Like Minds creates just that, a gathering of people who want to inspire and challenge others to think about how they conduct their business in today’s environment. And it is not just about the keynotes and the immersives, but about the conversations that take place over tea, at dinner, in the bar. It was brilliant to be on the stage and be able to pass on some practical advice, the audience was engaged and questioning. The venue and the organisation of the conference was spot on, the team looked after the logistics efficiently and with good humour. Great to be able to participate in this on my home turf in Devon.” – Alison Theaker, Founder, The Spark
“While enjoying the opportunity to speak at Like Minds, I was even more thrilled with the opportunity to discuss and connect with an incredibly vibrant community of people. The festival had no one mind-set or narrow focus, but rather acted as a platform for a large cross-fertilisation of ideas and innovations to spur thinking around the businesses of the future.” – Shannon Springer, Exeter University One World MBA Graduate
“Like Minds 2012: Informal yet engaged, interesting and interested, challenging and supportive, it was a great place for people to share ideas, find truly like minded people and hopefully plant multiple seeds into the fertile ground of a social responsible entrepreneurial group. Thanks for having me!” – JP Hamilton, Head of Social Investment, Virgin Pioneers
“Like Minds was inspiring – the diversity of speakers coupled with the can-do spirit of those attending created the perfect environment to nurture new ideas – a great experience.” – Rajeeb Dey, CEO, Enternships.com
“I’ve been lucky enough to attend and speak at many conferences around the world, and it’s fair to say that Like Minds is very special and has a unique feel to it. I think the quality and range of contributors, the very relaxed but stimulating programme and the friendly yet professional organisation makes it a real pleasure to be involved with. I look forward to returning!” – Russ Lidstone, CEO, Euro RSCG London.
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