Ideas for London Salon – Spring 2013

This event has already taken place.

The latest in our series of Ideas For London Salons, the fast-paced forum for those with new ideas to shape London’s future.

As before, the Salon offers the floor to people from all walks of life with ideas, innovation and energy to shape the capital for the better. We are keeping our Pecha Kucha format (20 visuals, 20 seconds long), keeping the evening fun, lively and dynamic as we explore forward-looking ideas for our city.

With a new venue and some of the leading brains behind London policy speaking, we’re looking forward to a great event. See you there.

If you have a burning idea for London, you can submit it here.


Rohan Silva, Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister

Linda Sandvik, Co-founder of CodeClub

Rohan Silva, the man credited with putting East London’s Tech City on the global map and lead on Tech City policy, will speak on how this vibrant new area of London is developing and how government is supporting it.

Joining Rohan to talk tech will be Linda Sandvik, who will tell us how her volunteer-led after school coding club is working in London.

The Rules - and its implications for the financial sector

Simon Willis, Purpose Europe

Purpose uses technology to create social movements and new forms of political participation across the world. Simon joins us to talk about the radical new campaign The Rules and its implications for the City of London and our financial sector.

The Housing Crisis

Dave Hill, London Reporter, The Guardian

We’ll be hearing from Dave Hill on how to tackle London’s housing crisis.

Innovation in Justice

Gracia McGrath, CEO of the London based mentoring charity Chance UK

Phil Bowen, Centre for Justice Innovation

Our final session will focus on transferring knowledge from justice projects in the US. Gracia will tell us how the new centre in the UK plans to change the behaviour of offenders in Tottenham.

The Exchange, London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom


The Exchange, London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom