It’s hard to remember it now but once upon a time there was no such thing as the Internet. In 1995 Jayne Rodgers decided to research this thing that barely existed, hypothesizing that it had the potential to change the world – or at least political activism – for the better. This presentation takes a journey through time, from the dark days of dial up through armchair activism to the Prime Minister on Twitter world we now inhabit. Was she right? Did the Internet change the world for the better? Sit back and enjoy the presentation then let’s have a heated debate…
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Richard Logie owns and operate a credit clearing system called The Business Exchange (TBEx) in Aberdeen, established in 1995.
Richard became aware of complimentary currency systems and engaged and collaborated with various systems in the UK, Europe and the US.
Richard explored the past, present and future of complimentary currencies, particularly how they’re are evolving right before our eyes, how technology is enabling business and communities to grasping their benefits.
Lee Jackson is a motivational speaker, presentation coach and author of eleven books. Having worked in the voluntary, public and private sectors over the years he now works in businesses and education helping people to enjoy and succeed in challenging times. He is also the 2017 President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK & Ireland. He lives with his wife and twins in West Yorkshire. He loves good comedy, old school Hip Hop and basketball. He doesn’t like gardening. His website is leejackson.biz his twitter account is @leejackson.
As a former youth worker and experienced school speaker, Lee uses his 25 years of experience to help us understand why many young people rioted in 2011. Lee also researched this subject heavily… “in fact you generally spend more time researching a short talk than a long talk!”
Tris Dyson is The Executive Director of Spice – a non-profit organisation that develops time credits for public services, based in London and Wales. Tris is Chairperson of Timebanking Wales and a Non-Executive Director of 3rdMinds.
Spice has taken the idea of timebanking – and applied rigorous thinking to develop very successful applications for engaging ‘service users’ as active participants in public services. Spice’s time credits acknowledge ‘active time’ given by service users to the public service, these credits are then redeemable for equivalent time in local leisure and recreational services. These credits have been highly successful at engaging the many rather than the few, thereby empowering ‘service users’ as community assets and so easing pressure on front-line services.
Read more about Tris’ work on time credits over at The Guardian.
Dorron joined Leeds Business School in 1989 where he developed a range of economics modules and was active in curriculum development, academic management and Learning Teaching and Assessment approaches.
Having served as an Associate Dean and Head of the School of Economics and HRM, Dorron joined the International Faculty to establish the new curriculum areas for the University in Development Studies, international relations and Peace studies and to lead in the creation of the Applied Global Ethics subject group.
Dorron has always been actively involved in the promotion of economic awareness in higher education. His particular academic interest lies in the political economy of globalisation in relation to the developing world and the ethical implications of economic policy.
At TEDxLeeds2012, Dorron spoke about how money is created, Money: the Great Confidence Trick?
Find out more about Dorron’s career over at the Leeds Met website…