The 2023 Nudge Ideas Festival is an industry leading event for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals. Surprisingly, perhaps, you’ll find it in Exeter, Devon! Hosted by MC Chris Bentley, the day features a range of keynote speakers and immersive workshop sessions to help attendees learn, grow, and connect.
It kicks off with a welcome from Chris Bentley, before Dave Birss takes the stage to share his expertise on how to release happy chemicals in people’s brains. This engaging keynote will explore the science behind happiness and provide practical tips on how to cultivate it in our daily lives.
Next up, Shola Kaye speaks on empathy and inclusive leadership at work. In this thought-provoking keynote, Shola will explore the role of empathy in leadership and how to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
After the first two keynotes, attendees choose from five immersive workshop sessions. These sessions cover a range of topics, including getting investor ready with Andrew Gerrard of C2 Capital, designing an innovation culture with Sawsan Khuri of Collaborative Capacities, growing in love with your business with Andrew de Groot of ActionCoach, coaching for a better tomorrow with Trayton Vance of Coaching Focus Group, and using neuroscience to boost your brand with Alistair Banks of Optix.
After the workshop sessions, attendees will have the chance to take a break for tea and coffee, as well as networking and getting their professional headshot for LinkedIn.
The second half of the morning features more keynotes, including Adrian Brown on the Power of Management and Flavilla Fongang on brand psychology and Neuro Marketing. Attendees will also have the option to grab lunch at the Phoenix bar and café or at a local restaurant in Gandy Street.
In the afternoon, Simon Leslie will speak on creating magical moments, followed by Kate Davis on employee engagement and sustainable business growth. There will be another networking break with the opportunity to get a professional headshot before Sarah Ellen O’Farrell takes the stage to discuss the role of behavioural science in public health.
The day will conclude with the highly anticipated PitchFest, powered by Tech South West. This will provide an opportunity for startups and small businesses to pitch their ideas and potentially secure investment. Companies featured in the PitchFest include Lighthouse and Weave.
The day will wrap up with a roundup and thank you’s from Chris Bentley, leaving attendees inspired and equipped with new knowledge and connections, followed by an after party on the roof of the new Hotel Indigo. The 2023 Nudge Ideas Festival in Exeter is not to be missed.