Thursday 26th November
6.30pm – 8.30pm
1. a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.
Great Minds Don’t Think Alike will present a range of speakers who are developing creative solutions that make a positive difference to our world. These are out-of-the-box thinkers and doers who are breaking through traditional structures and existing norms, presenting new ways to help the most marginalised people and tackling head on some of the big issues we are facing in society today.
Jeremie Warner, Power A Life
Lynn Wilson, Zero Waste Scotland
Scott Kennedy, Revive
Tim Hartley, Impact Ready
Pete Masters, Missing Maps
Michael Matovu, Radiant & Brighter CIC
Robbie Norval, Lingo Flamingo
Simon Sharkey, National Theatre of Scotland
David Cook, NVA
Bruce Gunn, Delivered Next Day Personally
Pecha Kucha is a simple idea: 20 images for 20 seconds each, making talks that last just under 7 minutes and is a format that keeps things concise and moving at a rapid pace. The event has gone viral with a huge online following and events in over 800 cities worldwide.
The Social Innovation League is a new group for anyone who is interested in innovative ideas, people and products that are bringing about positive social change across all areas of life. The league will host informal get-togethers and events that build, inspire and connect like-minded people who want to make a difference in our world today.
TAKTAL is an agency that facilitates the creative use of space. The practice is founded on the understanding that successful projects are not just about the design of buildings, but the activity and people that inhabit them. Our work ranges from self-initiated research, producing events and working with clients developing workspaces and arts venues.