Announcing Our Full Speaking Line-up!


Today we're delighted to announce our full line-up of speakers for Small is Beautiful 2016!

One-day tickets begin at £69, and the early bird rate of £99 for a 2-day ticket. We're extending the early bird rate until 15 May – so grab your tickets ASAP.

Without further ado, here is our full schedule!


Tuesday 14 June

David Greig, award-winning playwright and incoming Artistic Director, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Simon Caine, comedian, podcaster and author – Social media

Charles Davies, writer, teacher, speaker, coach

Rachel Laurence, New Economics Foundation – Working with the system

Jackie Kay, author and poet – A Small Poem on Small

Alexa Clay, author of The Misfit Economy – Lessons from the Misfits


Wednesday 15 June

Patricia van den Akker, director of The Design Trust - Masterclass

Brian Hennigan, novelist, producer and director

Deirdre Nelson, textile artist – 45 Cakes Project

Bhrmie Balaran, Senior Researcher at the RSA – The real Sharing Economy

John Thackara, writer and founder of The Doors of Perception – Thriving in the New Economy

World Café: How do we work collectively to thrive and make a bigger impact?

Brennan Dunn, founder of – Pricing and doubling your work

Steve Lawson, musician – Making music meaningfully

Carl Honoré, writer and speaker – Closing piece on the theme of slow


For information on each speaker, visit our Speakers page.

Visit the Schedule page for the full schedule and running order.

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