Having just finished working out what my big thought that I want to share on Thursday is, I just wanted to tell Gordon that I am afraid that I am not talking about meerkats or markets. It has been a great campaign to be a part of, but I wanted to use the opportunity to talk about something totally different. I didn't want my session to be simply an agency creds, so have taken another approach and am not actually talking about any Social campaigns that I have been a part of. It's about stuff that excites me and I'm grappling with at the moment, I hope that it's useful, entertaining and above all I just hope that it's big thinking not medium sized thinking.
So meerkats will be missing (although I do reserve the right to reference other animals) The other thing that seems to be missing from the Battle of Big Thinking are women. I don't believe in positive descrimination for women, preferring that everyone is up there on stage on their own merits but there have to be more than 2 "big thinking" women in the UK? I asked the organizers when they invited me why there weren't more women taking part. What about people like Lady Geek, or TechnoKitten? Most of the senior clients at o2 are women and more than capable of some serious big thinking! It would be great to see a wider range at next years event. I worry that at most conferences the panels look a bit like like the one in the cartoon below, albeit with more hair...
Anyway, saying that at least the girls will stand out stand out. There'll myself and Sandrine Plasseraud from We Are Social. You should be able to tell us apart. She's French and lovely. I'm British and a bit pregnant.
Come say hi if you're going on Thursday
Details here: APG BoBT Some tickets still available.