Goodfest, the annual ‘festival of creative conversations’, returns to Cornwall next week (Sep 29-30).
After a two-year hiatus while the event went digital, this two-day festival at the Bedruthan Hotel tackles the big question of how we as individuals and businesses can influence a more sustainable world through our actions.
There’s a line-up of over 20 speakers from leading activists, creatives, and change-makers, each exploring the 2022 festival ‘Triple A’ theme – of accessibility, affordability, and authenticity.
Complementing Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s Planet C series of events, also taking place this month – Goodfest invites creatives from all over the UK to gather in Cornwall. The aim is to share best practice, provoke action and inspire sustainable change, as well as driving new connections and collaborations amongst the delegates.
Co-founder, Matt Hocking, said: “Our mission is to invite a mix of people to Cornwall, creating a pop-up community, to spark interesting conversation with actionable outcomes. What better canvas than the Cornish coast to host a festival designed for inspiration, reflection, and collaboration.”
It’s two days of hard work and good fun. Expect to be challenged, supported, inspired, and come away with a heap of new contacts. We’re taking a step forwards, together, by stimulating ideas for positive change for both life and business.”
Speakers at the event will include:
- Jelle Mull is senior marketing manager for EMEA at Patagonia, responsible for engaging with, and diversifying communities, through environmental activism and outdoor sports, and engaging them with the company’s reason for being: We’re in business to save our home planet.
- Ayan Said is a global intersectionality consultant, spoken word artist and the founder of Voicing Voices (a gender equity consultancy). As a social entrepreneur and project manager in London, Ayan works with FinTech leaders to implement the SDGs, ESGs and aims to humanise our workplaces within three generations.
- Mark Shayler works on sustainability and company purpose, helping big companies think like small ones and small companies think like big ones. He’s saved his clients millions annually through environmental improvements, increased sales by 8000% by introducing circular economy business models and trained over 2000 people sustainably.
- John Brown draws on his inspiration as a dad, husband, founder of award-winning brand activism agency (Don’t Cry Wolf) and B Corp ambassador to give a different perspective to communicating the climate crisis. He’s undergoing a masters in sustainable futures, is an environmental scientist and works with brands to help them communicate with empathy, excitement, and emotion.
- Helen Taylor is an ambassador for Ecotricity and Forest Green Rovers Football Club, supporting Dale Vince, Founder of ‘Britain’s greenest energy company’ and the World’s greenest football club’. For the past twelve years, she’s helped Dale manifest his vision for a ‘Green Britain’.
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