Here’s a really inspiring idea: the Do Lectures. The Do Lectures apparently began in a field in Wales with the idea that “people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things, too.”Go to the Do Lectures and you might hear talks technology, sport, creativity, business, food or the environment. It could be about anything, but it’s pretty much guaranteed to inspire.
You might get to hear about HolocracyOne, a ground braking organisation with no boss, no management and no staff. Or a campaign to stop a small town from becoming swamped by national developers and chain stores. Then there’s the woman whose life changed because of growing mushrooms and the man who believes he knows how everyone can have good food.
Ella Saltmarshe wrote in Wired:
The event is designed to distill new ideas and to create change. The attendees are as compelling as the speakers, having all applied for their place in the tent. No segregated seating and stadium audiences here; speakers queue alongside attendees for the solar showers, bake bread together and share canoes on Welsh rivers at dawn. It’s all part of an alchemy of innovation that encourages participants to build friendships rather than to network.
It’s quite expensive, I think, to actually attend the Do lectures, but the website is brilliant. A collection of videos from the lectures so that even if you can’t go to the event itself, you can be inspired from your own sofa.
Check out http://dolectures.com/