Back at the end of February I was struggling to complete a post about Social Media Week
London, and I put a plea out to Twitter for some motivation (or to be shamed in to finishing it). @iamcreative
aka Helen Harrop
used her art as an incentive and promised me one of her doodle's if I published that day. I did, and the Doodle dooley arrived and appropriately it was about something called the Do Lectures
, which had somehow passed me by completely. On investigation I discovered what initially looked like a kind of TED
with a Welsh accent.
A little more investigation showed that this was a gathering of speakers and people who can make change happen, sponsored in 2008 by Cardigan Bay clothing company howies
out of their Earth Tax
- they pledge to give 1% of their turnover or 10% of pre-tax profits (whichever is greater) to grass-root environmental and social projects. 2009 and 2010 have been funded by Wales. Attendees camp at fforest farm
and the lectures have run in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The schedule for September 2011 just happens to be published today at 17:00. Their website tells me they were started
from a conversation between David . ...