Making the Future
Please arrive on time to register, have a drink and take your place as we will be starting promptly. Seating will be ‘cabaret’ style on round tables.
Karen Chouhan will be MC for the day and will welcome participants and introduce the day.
The future cannot be dealt with by a business as usual - we need to intervene with our collective imagination and inventiveness; and with new ways of operating, managing and governing.
Why must we be told we are special? As humans we rely on each other to remind ourselves of how good we are, how gifted and how talented we are in our abilities. The time has come for people to know themselves, and know that they are the key to making a positive change. Nat […]
The discovery of King Richard III gave the opportunity for all local people to feel part of this special moment, and to enjoy living in a place that hit the headlines around the world. It highlighted Leicester as a place with its own “deep history”, as well as a modern story enriched by the different […]
This talk will be about how the 21st century presents us with huge challenges. Matthew will discuss how can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in.
An eclectic trio of creative entrepreneurs - Jim Willis, Co-founder of Bulb Studios, Janie Morgan-Wood, Founder of Leicester Textiles Trust, and Stephanie Macdonald-Walker, Owner of Watch This Space - will present their unique perspectives on why Leicester has all the right ingredients to reinvent itself as a powerhouse for creative industries.
What does a City that is based on Human Rights and equality look like? How can we make this a reality? Is there a Leicester link to the Magna Carta?
LuLu-Mae Pears and Joel Fossard-Jones will be performing “Now That I’m With You” from Curve’s recent new musical “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.
Leicester has a dramatic blend of cultures of arts and communities - and this is the basis of our future city.
Jo will talk about her vision for the City linked to the world of retail.
Professor Monder Ram and Jawaahir Daahir will talk about the inherent entrepreneurial attitudes and actions of migrants to Leicester.
Nayna Bhikha will talk about how she has used self healing to overcome cancer and two brain tumours and how her methods of meditation can help others.
This talk will explore why open and connected learning is a critical priority for the schools sector, look at some of the exciting work taking place in Leicester’s schools relating to digital literacy, and explain why Leicester is currently leading the way internationally in terms of open learning.
Rick will talk about how he overcame tough spots and stops on his journey from poor inner City kid to the present which fuelled his interest in education, health and the Criminal Justice System. He is driven to help disadvantaged youngsters realise what they can do by helping them join up the dots!
Four young women: Harleen Hundal, Shreya Bhattacharya, Marie Julien and Maryam Shojaei Baghini, will talk about ‘re- imagining, retrofitting and regreening’ Leicester.
Verity Hancock will share the excitement of working in further education, speaking about the scale, ambition and expertise of one of the least understood parts of the education sector.
Discovering the Future: how research at the University of Leicester has impact in Leicester
This presentation highlights the ways in which De Montfort’s University contributes to the fabric and culture of the City of Leicester through strong local strategic, cultural and business partnerships