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    Panning for Inbox Gold 17.07.08

    Wednesday 16th July 2008, 5:11pm

    “Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” Friedrich Nietzsche

    It amazes me how many people and organisations who should know about each other, don’t.  Here are are ten good ones from this week’s inbox;

    Open Gym is a great way to get fit in the great outdoors. It’s run by one of my all time favourite conspirators, Jo Hill, who was with the Make Your Mark campaign until recently.  Do you know anyone in Regents Park, Finsbury Park, Alexandra Palace, Telegraph Hill (New Cross) or Hilly Fields (Brockley) who would like to get involved?

    The Nomads is a network for international people on the move. Run by new mum Andrea Zur Strassen, their events are great fun.  Certainly worth sharing with friends or colleagues who who are new to London.

    Some money-raising schemes can lack imagination.  The Shoreditch Grand Prix is not one of them.  Organised by the legendary Alberto Nardelli of Unltd, competitors will race around the area on children’s play equipment. Could you or someone you know pull together one of the 30 teams?

    You could be a quiz-show contestant’s lifeline.  If you fancy a seat in the audience of Who Wants to Be A Millionnaire, then Lost In TV has just the ticket.

    Chain Reaction will be a fantastic, 2 day event in November.  It’s inspired by the Council on Social Action which I sit on, and I encourage you to check out the site, which has just launched.

    Another upcoming event which catches my eye is Handheld Learning 2008, sponsored by Channel 4, taking place on October 13th-14th. This year’s conference will “explore the convergence between consumer electronics, entertainment software, educational technology and learning”.

    The 2008 StartUp Awards are on their way, and the deadline for entries has just been extended until July 25th.  The annual event is well worth attending and this year’s should be no exception.

    Miller’s Academy has some tempting speakers coming up, including General Sir Mike Jackson and Felix Dennis.   Iwas a founding member and wish I’d been along more often. The Academy’s aim is “to create an inspiring, informative yet relaxed environment where lecturers, members and their guests can enjoy a learning and social experience around a series of lectures and courses drawn from all areas of the arts and science”.

    Wis.dm, the online community which I’m a small shareholder in has launched a host of new features which are well worth checking out.

    Finally, Suzanne Aaronson of the excellent Suzanne’s Files has moved her first class ’in-the-know insight’ over to Spire.com.  Share this with the person in your life who enjoys the finer things.

    “Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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