What do some of the world's leading brands - amongst them FT Weekend, GQ, CNN International Digital, SONY, British Council, Wellcome Trust and Vodafone have in common with some of the leading people in their fields - amongst them Simon Schama, Historian;  Maggi Hambling, Artist;  Bob Geldof, singer and campaigner; Tom Hollander, Actor;  social critic Susie Orbach; broadcaster Gavin Esler; writers Esther Freud and Aminatta Forna; philosopher A.C.Grayling; Professor Noreena Hertz  of Duisenberg School of Finance and Cambridge University; Professor Ian Goldin of Oxford Martin School; politician Douglas Carswell MP; and writers Suzanne Moore and David Aaronovitch?

They are all attending the fifth NAMES NOT NUMBERS, the private ideas festival from Editorial Intelligence to facilitate "intelligent knowledge networking". Between Sunday 17th and Tuesday 19th March 2013 the setting is the iconic coastal town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in England.

The theme for 2013 will be "Connection & Disconnection". Past themes have included: "What Lasts: Durability & Sustainability", ‘Trust, Privacy & Personalisation", "Community & Values" (UK), "Creativity & Ideas" (US), and "Business and Culture" (India).

Participants who are handpicked from the worlds of business, media, culture, technology, politics and academia enjoy a series of subject salons, debates before, during and after the two day "experiential residential" itself. For further criteria see

"utterly brilliant and stimulating"
-William Eccleshare, President and CEO, Clear Channel International

Posted in Other Events
26thNov 2012

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