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The Next Bigger Better Society Presents GET TOGETHER

Next Bigger Better Society

Friday, November 18, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

The Next Bigger Better Society Presents GET TOGETHER

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The Next Bigger Better Society Presents.... Get Together - 18.11.11

A conference about collaboration, creativity and curiosity

"A technology company is no longer one that comes from Silicon Valley, technology is having an impact on how we all do business" Anon.

It used to be that we could ignore technology if we didn't want it, now in a world that is absolutely connected through technology, we are all technology trialists.

The Get Together Conference from The Next Bigger Better Society aims to look at the impact technology is making on all our lives. Through our theme of "TECHNOLOGY + HUMANITY = EVOLUTION?" our great cast of speakers will use their expertise and thought leadership to show us where we are now, what the future holds and how technology is being used in many different ways to enhance our lives. The conference will give you key takeaways about:

  • how technology can be applied within your business
  • how it isn't always about using technology first, but deploying it better
  • the rights and wrongs of mixing technology and business
  • where should I use social media and where should we avoid it
  • how technology can tell powerful stories about your brand and business
  • how technology and creativity can be applied to position your business for social good

You'll get to listen to experts, debate their points and be given time to discuss the conference with them during our breakout sessions. It is the go-to conference for technology this winter and one that you cannot afford to miss. Tickets are on sale now at £50. See below or click herefor an up-to-date agenda.  

Ben Hammersley, Editor at Large, Wired, Get Together Conference SpeakerGet Together Speaker John BielenbergGet Together Speaker Tom UglowStefan Bardega, Managing Director of Ubinow, Get Together Speaker

  Get Together Conference Agenda

830am - Arrival and Registration in breakout area

9am - Introduction to the Conference and Next Bigger Better Society

  • Matt Bamford-Bowes, Founder of The Next Bigger Better Society

915am - The Technology + Humanity Keynote

A Ben Hammersley-style journey through how technology is impacting us, our daily lives, and why its important to maintain that connection

  • Ben Hammersley, editor-at-large WIRED, Advisor European Union

10am - A Magical Narrative = Technology + Storytelling

An open discussion between Matt Locke and Tom Uglow about how significant technology can be in the telling of stories and how, when done right, it can be a magical, powerful force for brands and businesses alike

  • Matt Locke, Director, Storythings and The Story
  • Tom Uglow, Creative Director, Google

1045am - Social Media has done nothing to help us evolve

A stark look at whether or not social media is actually a force for good and evolution or simply a time-consuming, data sucking monster which won't ever let us escape. Jason will show case studies and ideas about the key arguments around where we should and shouldn't be using social media.

  • Jason Barrett, Head of Creative Technology, McCann World Group

11am - 1130am - Break Time!

1130am - Everything is Wonderful. Everything is Good.

A magical journey through the good and the wonderful of technology, showcasing why now, more than ever technology is driving change throughout London and the rest of the World.

  • Tom Saunter, Digital Strategist, MediaCom

1200pm - 1240pm - Creativity + Technology = Social Evolution for Good

A discussion and joint presentation from John Bielenberg and Stefan Bardega about the fact that technology has to be twinned with creativity to create ongoing social evolution.

  • John Bielenberg, Founder, Graphic Designer, Common, ProjectM
  • Stefan Bardega, Managing Director, Ubinow

1240pm - 1pm Breakout and Goodbyes

Why is the Get Together Conference for you?

1) Quality of Speaker: We have sourced both the most curious and the most challenging speakers we could find. It means for the price of a £97 ticket, you can get access to some incredibly modern thinking on technology and its role in society.

2) Collaboration and Discussion: By getting two speakers on stage at once, we are triggering a debate between the two. By then giving them a brief to work to, we are enabling them to show us their thought-leadership. Our aim is to make the conference completely inclusive, bringing the audience into the debate.

3) Value: At £50 this isn't simply for the elite. It is designed to be inclusive for anyone who considers themselves to be "always learning or constantly curious".  


As part of the Next Bigger Better Society, we'll also be launching The Get Together Fund. A fund aimed at getting the UK's teenagers off the street. At a time of uncertainty, during a time when the government won't invest in the services that they need, its down to people like us to support the teenagers with the brightest ideas, help them grow through mentoring, and provide an inspirational output.

To find out more about the The Get Together Fund, click below. 


Have questions about The Next Bigger Better Society Presents GET TOGETHER? Contact Next Bigger Better Society

When & Where

The Wellcome Auditorium
The Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
NW1 2BE London
United Kingdom

Friday, November 18, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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