BelongCon – The Belonging Conference
TEDxBrighton are delighted to be supporting Brighton’s very first BelongCon, taking place at the BrightHelm on 28th March. Belongcon is a new conference celebrating and exploring the themes of belonging, acceptance and community
“I love that we are able support the launch of Belongcon! The idea of using an event to unpick the things that makes us feel like we ‘belong’ somewhere or with someone is really rather important, especially in a time where we are experincing such division within communities” said Toby Moore, curator of TEDxBrighton.
BelongCon will feature speakers from both our home town of Brighton and further afield, each of which bringing a unique experience and story to tell around belonging, acceptance and community. Tickets starts at £10, get yours today at www.BelongCon.com
Here is sneak peak of some of the speakers…
From Aimee and Lee-Anne’s talk, you’ll find out about being involved in campaigning for causes you’re passionate about, and be inspired by how much of a positive impact our collective voices can make.
From Helene’s talk you’ll find out how your personal bubble impacts your life and how you interact with others. You’ll be inspired to burst your own bubble and seek new experiences outside of it.
After hearing about Claire’s time volunteering with Crisis – including the huge impact the charity makes over the Christmas period – we hope you’ll feel inspired to volunteer to help any cause you’re passionate about.
Martin will be talking about founding charity Postcards For Peace, and how it has changed his views on the world and it’s people. Hear about how Martin has built connections between people around the world to show that there can be unity in diversity
Natalie and Sophia will talk about breaking down the barriers of small talk. An experiment in “speed friendships”, their monthly event Manner invites small groups of random people to participate in an evening of food and conversation. In a world where real, simple human connection is becoming increasingly elusive, this is where the networks of the future should begin.
Vanessa will be talking about the art of performance, and the importance of creativity for discovering who we are. You’ll be inspired to express yourself and connect with others through art, and start looking at the world from a colourful, creative perspective.
Drawing on 20 years of meditation, yoga and creative leadership, Jo will be discussing how cultivating an awareness, connection and acceptance of our somatic experience can allow us to find a sense of belonging in every situation life has to offer.