If you follow me on Twitter, you can’t fail to have noticed my excitement recently. After the success of last year’s (and the first) “The Theory of (R)Evolution?” event, I am VERY excited to announce that it is back!
So what’s it all about?
Taking place at The Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury on September 2nd 2011, The Theory of (R)Evolution? event is an evening showcasing the most forward thinking ideas on the web today; delivered by some of the industries most innovative individuals.
Duncan Bloor currently works for the BBC as part of their audience acquisition team and specialises in search engine optimization. It’s a term that many Shropshire companies will no doubt be familiar with but would openly admit is an area of confusion. Duncan will be shedding light on how to use search engine data to gain insights into your audience and create content they will want to read.
Chris Thorpe has worked on projects as diverse as the video archives of Nobel Prize winners, putting contemporary art on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and open data projects with the UK government. He will be talking about these fascinating projects.
Alex Hardie, 30, started his career in communications as a journalist. He spent 5 years as head of marketing at Virgin, before moving to San Francisco self publishing company, Blurb, where he helped launch the brand across Europe. As the director of How Do You Do, a digital marketing company he has a special interest in social media and how it can be used effectively.
Who should come along?
There is no exact criteria for people who should attend, however, if you answer yes to any of the following you should definitely come!
- You have an interest in how the internet has evolved and shaped our daily lives.
- You work in the web, design and IT related industries.
- You would like the opportunity to meet other ‘like-minded’ people and enjoy a relaxed evening of innovative talks.
This year we have a bigger venue so no one has to miss out. Held in The Darwin Suite, doors will open at 6pm with the first speaker taking the stage at 6.30pm.
The ticket price will pay for the venue and marketing costs, with any further profit going to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Leu Thorn one of the founders of Shropgeek.
So come along, have a pint and relax for a social evening with like-minded people and enjoy some of the fittest ideas – in true Darwinian spirit – in the birthplace of evolutionary thought: Shrewsbury