Together We’re Better Conference - what was it like last year?

Together We’re Better Conference - what was it like last year?

Written by Lauren Lennard on Mon 21 Aug 2017

The second edition of the Together We’re Better Conference has launched! Details have been released (get the 19th October in your diary) and the first few speakers announced (MOO, Barnardo’s). So, we thought this would be good time to reflect on last year to give an indication of what to expect from this year’s conference.

Attendees at the Together We're Better Conference 2017

What’s #twbconf all about?

Formed 5 years ago, Together We’re Better (TWB) is a not-for-profit community of over 1,200 progressive thinkers, mentors and future leaders exploring how human behaviours, technology and a thirst for change are evolving how we communicate, the ways we work and the world we live in. 

Having run regular breakfast seminars for some time, last year we decided that holding a conference would enable us to bring more of the community together to network, collaborate and learn from one another. 

With its foundations in the charity space, the TWB community has grown to incorporate people from across sectors. The conference brought people together to learn from one another - for charities, think-tanks and public bodies to learn from commercial organisations, and vice-versa.

Starting off 

We wanted the conference to embody the spirit of the Together We’re Better community - sharing learnings, developing knowledge, collaborating and building relationships. We also had a passion for avoiding boring meeting rooms, stale sandwiches and bitter coffee. So, we sought out Bounce, a ping pong hall in Shoreditch, to be our venue. Collaborating and learning, with breaks playing ping pong and eating pizza? Yes please.

Speakers

We wanted to bring together a variety of speakers and topics that would fuel people’s thinking, but also give them tangible actions and ideas to take back to the office. 
The conversation covered customer centricity, the blockchain, disruption, changing operational models , delivering innovation, incubators & start up thinking, content strategy, brand storytelling and more. Speakers featured were from Google, charity: water, the Guardian, Charities Aid Foundation, BuzzFeed, Citizen’s Advice and Breast Cancer Care.

Speakers at TWB Conference 2016

The feedback

We had 120 attendees to the event, and the feedback from them was really rather lovely. You can take a look at the highlights of the conference - or indeed relive the whole thing - but some of our favourite comments from attendees included: 

“An excellent, engaging, energising day.”

“Really enjoyed the day and still processing all the information and new ideas that came from it. Looking forward to the next one.”

“Thanks so much. There was a fantastic atmosphere, lots of valuable stuff, ample time for networking and a warm welcome from the team.”

“The diverse lineup of speakers made it a really interesting and engaging event. And the venue and the size made for a friendly atmosphere, which meant it was easy to talk to people.”

“This was a really enjoyable day, top rate speakers, lots of time for networking and fun at the end.”

2017

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘designing collaborative change’. We truly believe that together we are better; people, organisations and ideas. Through collaboration we can create systemic change and we can tackle global challenges. Join us for #twbconf 2017 and be one of the progressives. 

Keep up to date with speakers and talk topics by following @twbtweets.

Early Bird tickets are currently available for £119. Once sold out standard tickets will then being released for £149. These ticket prices do not include VAT and Eventbrite fees. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Conference Director, Lauren Howells on [email protected] for details.