Reboot Britain

Event Info

Mon 6 Jul, 2009 at 9:00am
Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place
London, WC2 0BL, UK
Cost: £295.00


An extraordinary one-day event which will take a totally different look at the challenges we face as a country and the new possibilities that – uniquely - this generation has to overcome them.

Confirmed speakers include Martha Lane-Fox, Gillian Tett (author of Fools Gold), Howard Rheingold, Charles Leadbeater, Craig Newmark (craigslist), Sir Michael Bichard (Design Council and Institute for Government), Jon Gisby/Daniel Heaf (Channel 4), Paul Miller (School of Everything), Alan Moore (SMLXL), Lee Bryant (Headshift), Julie Meyer (Ariadne Capital), Andy Hobsbawn (Do the Green Thing), Jon Watts (MTM London), Jeff Saperstein (Creating Regional Wealth), Jim Schuyler (CTO to the Dalai Lama), MT Rainey (Horsesmouth).

We face an unprecedented set of challenges: a decimated economy, ever increasing demands on our public services and trust in our political system at an all time low.

But instead of more pessimism, how can we begin to punch through the gloom and take advantage of the radically networked digital world we now live in to help revive our economy, rebuild our democratic structures and improve public services?

  • Demos present their Progressive Conservatism thinking which will look at the major challenges we face for public services. They will put forward the question: how are we going to manage doing more for less?
  • Learning Without Frontiers slate a number of sessions, from how technology is changing cognitive development, to redesigning our schools for the new age.
  • WeBank host a peer-to-peer session on new models for lending and borrowing, using Zopa as a case study showing how quickly you can lend or borrow without the middleman.
  • Plus talks from Martha Lane-Fox, Gillian Tett, Howard Rheingold, Sir Michael Bichard, Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Daniel Heaf and more.