Last week I attended the 16th International Conference on Thinking in glorious Wellington. It was an action packed week where delegates could experience four ignite talks, five world class keynotes, 5 inspiring performances, and 8 breakout sessions. By the last day I could see many weary thinkers, summed up by this tweet by Susan Feron:
My conference experience is like this … but multiplied! During the conference I was privileged to sit down and talk one-on-one with nearly 40 presenters and capture these conversations as EDtalks. I heard all about Lane Clark's new thinking framework, Cassandra Treadwell explained the exciting "So They Can" project in Kenya, John Edwards helped me to explore his concept of "Siren Voices", and Carol Burnes wove a story with such an eloquent choice of words that it was like watching an artist sculpting.
I was privileged to engage with so many diverse ideas, and so many generous people. Now the process starts of re-engaging with these ideas as we edit the EDtalks and bring them to you. In the next few months you will be able to revisit ideas you met in workshops, introduce yourself to new ideas that you couldn't quite fit in your conference schedule, or experience the ideas afresh if you missed out on the opportunity.
To start you off we have Steve Maharey's opening address for the conference:
And we have the first of the Ignite speakers, Brendan Spillane:
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