Exist Insight ISSUE 04

Upcoming Events

  1. Exeter City Futures Connect Events

    When: 20 September 2017

    Our Connect events are an opportunity to share your ideas on the big problems that you believe Exeter needs to solve as it transitions towards becoming energy independent and congestion free.

    Share your ideas about the challenges whether you are a resident, educator, council officer, entrepreneur, business, community group, organisation or local authority, we are looking for people who have a challenge that they believe needs to be solved, people who want to stimulate ideas and generate inputs to help get it solved.

    The event offers individuals, groups, organisations the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas, to discover like-minded people and groups who want to solve similar problems. We hope the networking events will lead to new connections where expertise and skills can be shared and collaborations can flourish.

    If you don’t want to share at the event this is a great opportunity to listen and discuss with others who want to create positive change in the Exeter region. Stay, listen and take part in conversations to create positive and collaborative change. We will provide refreshments.

    Summer Connect Event is on 20th September and will run from 5.30 – 7.30pm. The event will take place in a city centre venue to be confirmed closer to the time.

    Tickets are free.  Register Your Interest

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  2. Like Minds Exeter "From Startup to Scaleup"

    When: 29 September 2017

    Like Minds Returns to Exeter.

    We’re really looking forward to returning to our home city after taking Like Minds to Bristol, London and New York last year. This year the topic is “From Startup to Scaleup – How to Build Your Business & Brand” aimed at businesses that are looking to scale fast and build a sustainable business and brand in these challenging times.

    Come and join over 300 entrepreneurs and fast growth businesses from across the region and beyond. There will be a wide range of keynotes, panel debates, workshops and insights shared across the day.

    All our early-bird tickets have now sold out! During June we’ve just released a limited batch of “two for one” tickets at £75.00 each (£150.00 for two)  Grab them here while they last.


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  3. TEDxExeterSalon

    When: 07 October 2017

    TEDxExeter’s first Salon to explore cutting edge technology

    Leading researchers from Google and Amazon will be sharing the latest developments in artificial intelligence at the first TEDxExeter Salon.

    Tickets are due to go on sale next week for the hotly anticipated event in October, which will explore how technology meets the real world.

    The Salon follows the sell-out TEDxExeter ideas festival in April. It will bring together speakers from academia, the arts and innovative companies to discuss how technology is transforming our lives in ways that are exhilarating yet often controversial.

    They will be sharing insights into how machines are teaching themselves to understand their environment, and how tech can reveal the collective consciousness – or hive mind – of large groups of people.

    Speakers will include:

    • Raia Hadsell, research lead on robot navigation and lifelong learning at Google DeepMind;
    • Alasdair Allan, scientist, author, hacker, and journalist;
    • Simon Johnson, who uses games, play and agency to help people understand complex subjects;
    • Neil Lawrence, who leads Amazon Research Cambridge, where he is a director of machine learning.

    More speakers will be announced soon at www.TEDxExeter.com.

    Claire Kennedy, founder and curator of TEDxExeter, said: “Building on our work over the past seven years creating Exeter’s Festival of Ideas, we’re delighted to be working closely with the team at the Met Office’s Informatics Lab to bring exceptional speakers in the fields of data and tech to share their cutting edge thinking with a wide audience in Exeter and beyond.”

    The TEDxExeter Salon is happening over the same weekend as LOST WEEKEND, a new three-day festival of music, art, ideas and technology.

    The Salon takes place at the Barnfield Theatre on Saturday, October 7, from 9.30am to 1pm. Tickets will include access to music events taking place during the weekend.

    There will be simultaneous livestream events at the Exeter Phoenix’s Studio 74 and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

    Tickets will be released at 1pm on Thursday, July 27, and demand is expected to be high.

    Tickets for the TEDxExeter Salon at the Barnfield Theatre can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxexeter-salon-live-exeter-barnfield-theatre-tickets-35872891785

    Tickets for the Exeter Phoenix livestream can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxexeter-salon-livestream-exeter-phoenix-tickets-35691433037?aff=

    Tickets for the RAMM livestream can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxexeter-salon-livestream-ramm-tickets-36306963104

    TEDxExeter’s annual ideas festival in April was attended by a combined audience of more than 900 people in the Exeter Northcott theatre and Exeter University’s nearby Alumni Auditorium, where the event was streamed live.

    Thousands more people were watching the live stream at gatherings across the city and in more than 50 countries around the world.

    Talks from the first six TEDxExeter events have so far been viewed nearly 15 million times.

    TEDxExeter is a not-for-profit event organised by a team of volunteers and made possible by support from sponsors, including local businesses.

    Since TEDxExeter started in 2012, eight talks from the event have been chosen to feature on the main TED.com website – a distinction achieved by only 400 talks from independently organised TEDx events around the world.

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  4. TechExeter presents

    When: 08 September 2018 to 08 September 2017

    After their amazing inaugural conference last year, TechExeter returns with an even bigger event this year with the following theme "FRESH TECH"!

    New technologies with fresh approaches and you can expect to hear about:

    • High level overviews of fresh “new” technologies (speech interfaces & AI, drones, IOT, VR/AR, medical advances, etc)
    • Technical talks on the latest developer trends
    • Your personal experience working with a particular technology
    • Workshops/hands-on sessions for getting to grips with interesting tech

    Price and times to be confirmed.

    Keep updated here to reserve your place 

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