Networking events in April and May

Hi there, here is a quick round up of some great networking events coming up in April and May. For many more go to Make Your Mark Connect - a free listings website run by the Make Your Mark campaign to promote and support local networking activity. Enjoy!Green Shoots: The Perfect Storm - GlassHouse eventsEntrepreneur Jeremy Leggett, described by Time Magazine as, one of the key players in putting climate change on the world agenda, will join The Guardian’s Ashley Seager for a fireside chat. Hear Jeremy provide insights to his success as an entrepreneur and the challenges and trends in the sustainable economy. He will also discuss his current work in climate change and peak oil and the implications and opportunities this will have for entrepreneurs and investors.8 April, LondonStride Out in the WorkplaceAre you creative, enterprising and innovative in the workplace? Are you bursting with ideas on how your company could innovate it’s internal systems or external services? Do you know how to manage this energy and present ideas effectively to management, generate buy-in and successfully thrive within the workplace?This event is for professionals who desire to be entrepreneurial in the workplace and wish to know how to present and develop their ideas effectively to management.9 April, London“Come to The Diary Room” Everyone’s got an opinion on Big Brother. What’s yours? At this breakfast briefing, James Bryson and Ross Taylor will show how Qmedia Research has been at the heart of the evolution of the Big Brother brand. They will run through the challenges and methodological advances that have kept the company at the forefront of researching the king of all reality TV shows. With the current series of Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack just finished and the new series of Big Brother 9 around the corner, how can research continue to influence decision making across all strands of the production process?10 April, LeedsCreative JuiceCreative companies and individuals based in London are being offered a unique opportunity to develop their business skills, gain a better understanding of how to put their creative skills to the best use of their businesses, and how to maximise the revenue derived from their talents. Dynamo London and Create KX have teamed up to bring an inspirational and practical day for London’s small creative and digital businesses.15 April, LondonShine: The Unconference for Social Entrepreneurs 2008Shine: The Unconference for Social Entrepreneurs 2008 will be an event to inform, inspire and connect people in social enterprise. An UnConference is about turning the plodding, predictable business gathering inside out. We are planning one for social entrepreneurs and want it to be made BY social entrepreneurs.From 9 May, LondonThe Innovation Edge ConferenceNESTA’s Innovation Edge conference is an unrivalled opportunity to get under the skin of innovation in the UK – and consider the impact it will have on our future. The conference brings together a powerful mix of experts from industry, culture, politics and academia. Bob Geldof, Lord Puttnam, Helen Alexander, Michael Birch and urban artist ‘Inkie’ are just a few of those who’ll be fuelling the discussion.20 May, LondonIf you are organising an event that you think Make Your Mark Connect should know about then please let us know in the comments or go to www.makeyourmarkconnect.org and add the details there!

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