Meet the team

Alyx Manly

Communications / Marketing / Speaker Team

Alyx runs a number of our marketing activities and is vital part of our project management team; supporting our speakers in planning and throughout the event.

In her day-job Alyx drives marketing and strategy in the travel sector, for one of the world’s biggest brands.   (Committee member and volunteer since 2017)

Hillary Rock-Archer

Ideas Lab

Hillary is our creative master mind and manages key aspects of he event such as the Ideas Lab exhibition and conferecne curation. Hillary is also a marketing pro for the events industry and artist, maker and campaigner. (Committee member and volunteer since 2015)

Kate O’Neill

Event Management

Kate is our project/operations manager and looks after all our speakers whilst they plan their talks. Kate is also a senior leader in the charity sector and is currently working for Headway West Sussex. (Committee member and volunteer since 2016)

Marc Koska


Marc is our license holder and leads on big part of of conference curation. Marc has spoken and TED Global and TEDMED events and also is celebrated inventor of medial devices, including a range of once-use syringes, which have saved thousands of lives around the world! (Committee member and volunteer since the beginning)

Sam Orams


Sam is our event producer and was the lead curator for our 2014 and 2015 events. Sam is also founder and creative direction for the London based video agency, Bespoke. (Committee member and volunteer since 2014)

Steve Stewart


Steve runs a wide range of our sales, marketing and activities, and looks after a lot of our-front-of-house activities. Steve is also a professional marketer for the luxury travel industry. (Committee member and volunteer since 2014)

Toby Moore


Toby is our lead curator and event manager. He looks after the organising team and oversees the selection of the speakers. Toby is also the founder & director of Yappa, a Brighton based tech startup. (Committee member and volunteer since 2013)