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Thursday, November 14
 

9:00am PST

DOORS OPEN - Registration and coffee
Thursday November 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am PST
Foyer bar Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

9:45am PST

Welcome from Nilofer Merchant
A renowned business strategist, innovation expert and author of three best-selling books Nilofer is a champion for the power each and every one of us has to help solve the challenges of our time. And she brings her own unique gifts to Meaning 2019 as our guide and host for a day of inspiration and discovery.

Speakers
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Nilofer Merchant

Meaning 2019 host
Nilofer Merchant is a renowned business strategist, innovator and the author of three best-selling books. A former executive from multiple tech companies including Apple and Adobe, Nilofer has launched more than 100 products, generating billions of dollars in revenue. Her expertise... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 9:45am - 10:05am PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

10:05am PST

Clare Farrell
As co-founder of a bold, growing and highly effective climate protest movement, Clare offers us insight into what it takes to build a following, communicate ideas and take a stand

Speakers
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Clare Farrell

Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion’s success in shifting the public discourse regarding climate breakdown has been unprecedented. Through non-violent direct action and powerful communication a compelling movement has been created, and momentum is building…The group’s claim that we are at... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:05am - 10:25am PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

10:25am PST

Miatta Fahnbulleh
The Green New Deal offers us the chance of a just transition to an economy that puts people and planet first. Miatta joins us to make the case for rewriting the rules on investment and economic power.

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Miatta Fahnbulleh

CEO, New Economics Foundation
Economics-as-usual is broken. Established ways of working and trading are not serving us as a society, especially those who are most vulnerable. As the urgency of our situation grows ever more acute, is it enough to rely on piecemeal measures and small-scale initiatives? Chief executive... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:25am - 10:45am PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

10:45am PST

Brett Hennig
Democracy as we know it is in trouble. Brett shares with us the ancient practice of sortition - the random selection of people to come together and make decisions as part of a citizens' assembly.

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Brett Hennig

Founder, The Sortition Foundation
How is democracy working out for us? Is our system of government as good as it can be? Or is there a need to rethink the way our views, needs and values are represented? The deepening of the UK’s Brexit stalemate – and the acknowledged coarsening of political debate – suggest... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

11:00am PST

Coffee break
Thursday November 14, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PST
Foyer bar Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

11:30am PST

Jennifer Brandel
Journalism is one of the industries most disrupted by digital culture. Jennifer shares a vision of how an audience-first revolution in newsrooms across the world is re-envigorating reporting.

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Jennifer Brandel

CEO, Hearken
In the information age, countless sectors are having to radically restructure and re-invent themselves. Journalism in particular faces significant challenges: information moves faster and more unpredictably than ever; mistruths are rife; and levels of trust in journalists have been... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

11:30am PST

Workshop: Business declares a climate emergency
Limited Capacity full
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As the urgency for decisive climate action becomes clear, join this exploration of what it really means for businesses to declare climate emergency and act on it.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm PST
Mezzanine Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

11:30am PST

Workshop: The citizens' assembly experience
Limited Capacity full
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Experience first-hand a different kind of democracy - in which you, the people, come together to make the decisions that matter.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm PST
Old Courtroom 118 Church St (side entrance) Brighton, BN1 1UD

11:30am PST

Workshop: Welcome to the Citizen Shift
Limited Capacity full
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It's time to reclaim our role as citizens not consumers. Examine what it means to run a business with the concept of citizenship at its core.



Thursday November 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm PST
Unitarian Church New Rd, Brighton, BN1 1UF

11:50am PST

Rachel Lilley
As a behavioural insights researcher, Rachel shows us how the human mind deals with decision-making, and calls on us to rethink mindfulness as a potent force for systemic change.

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Rachel Lilley

Aberystwyth University
The concept of mindfulness has become well established within mainstream culture – and is increasingly used as a way to improve our experience of work, business and government. Mindfulness is offered to us as an accessible way of coping with the stresses and pressures of modern... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

12:10pm PST

Armin Steuernagel
Serial entrepreneur and founder Armin, introduces us to the concept of steward ownership as a way to nurture a business’s growth without risking the integrity of its founding purpose.

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Armin Steuernagel

CEO, Purpose Ventures
Armin Steuernagel believes in business. He is motivated by the creation and nurture of profitable ventures. But despite being a self-confessed capitalist Armin has one big problem –  the currently dominant shareholder model of capitalism. He’s highly critical of the way commercial... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 12:10pm - 12:30pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

12:45pm PST

LUNCH
Thursday November 14, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm PST
Foyer bar Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

2:00pm PST

Erinch Sahan
Erinch brings his passion and advocacy for fair trade – not just as a certification for products but as a way of operating in business that supports communities, enables sustainability and creates prosperity.

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Erinch Sahan

CEO, World Fair Trade Organization
We have entered a new age. Fair, sustainable, ethical businesses are no longer fringe concerns, but growing, profitable, successful organisations. Individually, they provide products, services and livelihoods, but together, we are building a new economy – one to replace the broken... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:20pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Rethinking ownership
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
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Armin Steuernagel

CEO, Purpose Ventures
Armin Steuernagel believes in business. He is motivated by the creation and nurture of profitable ventures. But despite being a self-confessed capitalist Armin has one big problem –  the currently dominant shareholder model of capitalism. He’s highly critical of the way commercial... Read More →



Thursday November 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Founders Room Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Extinction reflection
Limited Capacity full
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Share and reflect on the feelings that threaten to overwhelm us as we face up to climate breakdown and ecological disaster

Speakers
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Clare Farrell

Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion’s success in shifting the public discourse regarding climate breakdown has been unprecedented. Through non-violent direct action and powerful communication a compelling movement has been created, and momentum is building…The group’s claim that we are at... Read More →



Thursday November 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Mezzanine Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

2:00pm PST

Workshop: The future of less work
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Could the four day week work with your industry or business? Explore the implications and opportunities of this increasingly popular idea


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Old Courtroom 118 Church St (side entrance) Brighton, BN1 1UD

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Social mindfulness for systemic change
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Bring the practice of mindfulness back to its original, purposeful origins, by adding a healthy dose of relatedness. Hosted by Mark Leonard.


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Unitarian Church New Rd, Brighton, BN1 1UF

2:20pm PST

Sarah McKinley
Meet ‘The Cleveland Model’ – a simple but radically transformative way for co-operative businesses to operate in partnership with public institutions as part of a healthy, resilient localised economy.

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Sarah McKinley

The Democracy Collaborative
At Meaning, we love the co-operative movement. We’re inspired by the empowerment and purpose that is unleashed when workers own the organisations they are part of. But where do co-ops fit within the economic systems of our cities and places? And how can we harness the fruits of... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:20pm - 2:40pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

2:40pm PST

Agamemnon Otero
See how meaningful change happens best in the hands of the people who matter most. Agamemnon shows us around the co-operatively owned projects where community and sustainability go hand in hand.

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Agamemnon Otero

CEO, Repowering & Energy Garden
A turbulent world is calling for new ways of thinking about energy, about cities, and about the ways we work and live together. At Meaning we’ll meet Agamemnon Otero – the driving force behind numerous projects that put renewable energy and urban improvement into the hands of... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:40pm - 3:00pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

3:15pm PST

Coffee break
Thursday November 14, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Foyer bar Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

3:45pm PST

Paul Mason
Paul returns to Meaning to help us explore what it means to be human in an age of algorithms and markets. He offers us a vision of ourselves as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine.

Speakers
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Paul Mason

Journalist and Author
Paul Mason is a journalist, film-maker and author, well known for his work as economics editor for BBC’s Newsnight and subsequently Channel 4 News. As a journalist he has been on the very frontline of the global events that have shaped our current social and economic reality. And... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

4:15pm PST

Maff Potts
Camerados are all about creating the comfort and intimacy people need in order to have valuable conversations. Maff shares the story of this warm-hearted movement for radical friendship.

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Maff Potts

Founder, Association of Camerados
When times are tough, and we see the needs of the vulnerable within our society, do we look to government and authority to provide support, or do we take matters into our own hands? Maff Potts is someone who’s not willing to wait for others to take the lead. He founded the Asso... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 4:15pm - 4:35pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

4:35pm PST

Wrap up from Nilofer Merchant
Speakers
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Nilofer Merchant

Meaning 2019 host
Nilofer Merchant is a renowned business strategist, innovator and the author of three best-selling books. A former executive from multiple tech companies including Apple and Adobe, Nilofer has launched more than 100 products, generating billions of dollars in revenue. Her expertise... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 4:35pm - 4:45pm PST
Concert Hall Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

4:45pm PST

Drinks in the foyer bar
Thursday November 14, 2019 4:45pm - 6:30pm PST
Foyer bar Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE