Mandela. Lincoln. Napoleon. Many great minds have overcome criticism to create something great. Many of us forget what life would have been like if those great minds didn’t follow through with their passion and dream, and many of us forget what life would be like if the same doesn’t continue in the future.
The Purpose of Life has been the topic of so many philosophical debates, that we wanted to shape our event around it. We want those in the audience and speakers to unravel what they feel is purposeful, weather it is growth, empowerment, changing lives of people they may never meet, staying true to intrinsic values or even just fulfilling ones goals. We equally delve into Power and the importance it has in this world across communication, land, energy, the media and travel. How does music and film play such a powerful role in purpose within our lives today? These questioned, pinned against different regions but mainly the community in London, can look into the value that these huge powerful industries plays in shaping our worlds, and how it can play in the future. Most importantly, we explore how these two topics are interlinked.
From our event this November we expect there will be a fantastic array of emotions and thoughts off the back of the event. Some people being able to make direct relation to those they see speak, as well as many being able to gain new insights that’s will significantly change your view on how you now will see the world. We hope the event will bring an opportunity to meet some other unique individuals, for you to meet great moments of pleasure, joy, inspiration and most importantly, the motivation to do something great.
Susanna Halonen –
|Duncan Goose –
The power of one
On a series of truly inspiring talks, Duncan Goose’s search for an African water pump unleashes his passion for creating a whole movement from scratch.
|Jessica Weller –
How cancer gave me purpose
Jessica had only just arrived in the UK from New Zealand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In a deeply emotional talk, she describes her life-changing experience, the challenges she struggled with and how she eventually got back to her happy place. She explains that the prevention of breast cancer is, literally, in our hands.
|Rhodri Davies –
Philanthropy and the city — Rediscovering the power of purpose
In a compelling talk, Rhodri shows why individuals and companies in the City of London would benefit from rediscovering a broader sense of purpose. Taking us on a journey through the History of the City of London, from the philanthropists of the 19th century to today’s social enterprises and responsible business initiatives, Rhodri reminds us that the City has been about a lot more than just making money and that it can be again.
|Steve Taylor –
The power of purpose
The reason that purpose is crucial to our lives is because it brings us motivation, orientation, resilience and positivity.
|Simon Harrop –
Creating promises to delivering great experiences
Simon’s purpose is to inspire real change in the way brands are marketing their products. In this talk, Simon tells the story of what happens when brands focus on the intrinsic, sensory product and service experiences they deliver to consumers and make this consistent with what the brand promises.
|Soner Ozenc –
The power of making — a journey throughout time
This inspirational speech brought by TEDxSquareMile is a zeitgeist of the current young adults generation. Behind this talk about making, Ozenc reflects on the drive and motivation that kept him going to create, innovate and overall revolutionise industrial design and its perception.
|John Loughton –
My journey from poverty to power
John Loughton’s “My journey from Poverty to Power” is a hugely inspiring talk where John revisits and scrutinises a letter from a 12 year old boy who experiences the pain and hardship of growing up in rough areas of Britain where resources of all kinds are nothing but far from being found.
|Damian Smyth –
How you can connect with your purpose
The story of Alfie, a successful man who committed suicide. The story of Jane Tomlinson, an athlete who raised money for charities and fought cancer for 7 years. His story. For Damian, if our purpose may often seem small, like all the working parts in a larger machine, if we are out of sync, the entire system is misaligned. Which is why our purpose is the most important thing we can discover and fulfil.
|Maman Charlotte –
Finding purpose & hope — the Congo experience
|Arthur Woods –
Work — re-imagined
|Bumi Thomas –
Free as a bird — only you can find your purpose & tell your story
|Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick, CBE –
The empowerment of purpose
|Chris Arnold –
The day that changed my life
|Lion Heart –
The pursuit of purpose
|Dwayne Fields –
The power of an idea
|Joel Grainger –
Finding satisfaction in the musical journey
|Matt Forde –
Why politics is better when it’s lively
|Kirsty Hanly –
The magical power of fear