Friday 29th November 2019

Friends' Meeting House, Brighton

We believe creativity and curiosity are the driving forces behind great content. That’s why we started Curio: to share stories, ideas and inspiration about how to harness and nurture those forces in your work. You can expect:

  • Case studies showing how asking difficult questions, doing research, or thinking differently led to brilliant content
  • Approaches for harnessing and applying curiosity in your work through research, data and insight
  • Ways to nurture and develop your creativity, make your ideas a reality, or get a creative side hustle up-and-running

It's for:

  • Content people, marketers and creatives from any sector
  • Charities, not-for-profits and start-ups who want to tell their story
  • Frustrated artists, writers, musicians etc looking for an outlet for their talent

Why come to Curio?

Be inspired

Hear inspiring stories from people on the ground who've had that spark of curiosity, not just frameworks, models and theory.

Meet your people

Meet likeminded people who share the same challenges as you. We'll be creating opportunities for discussion throughout the day.

Low-cost tickets

We keep our tickets as cheap as we can to open the event up to as many people as possible.

Feedback on Curio 2018

“It’s what I was hoping for - interesting people and inspiring speakers.”

“Curio surpassed my expectations.”

“I was very impressed with how well thought out and run it was.”

Our mission

Be curious

We want Curio to celebrate curiosity. This means we’ll seek out speakers who we think have a great story to tell about following an interesting thread. Some asked a difficult question, some dug into data or research, some tried to do something in a different way, others are creative powerhouses who inspire us.

We want to run the event with curiosity too. It’s an adventure and we want to experiment, learning as we go.

Be open

We're open to feedback. Tell us what you’re thinking — we’ll listen.

We’re keeping ticket prices as low as possible and implementing a pricing structure that we hope will open up the event for everyone. We’ve also got free tickets available for anyone who can’t afford to attend otherwise.

We want to be accessible. There’s wheelchair access to our venue. We can reserve you a seat at the back or the end of a row if you need one for any reason. We’ll do pronoun stickers. We welcome babies and breastfeeding. We can hire a sign language interpreter. If you want to come but something’s getting in the way, let us know so we can find a solution.

Be good

We want to do a little good as we go along.

We’ll donate 20% of any profits we make to The Clock Tower Sanctuary, a charity that supports homeless young people in Brighton. One in 69 people in our city are homeless — the work they do is so important.

It’s also important to us to keep the amount of waste we create to a minimum. That means no lanyards, no plastic bags, no bottled water, no printed agendas.

Who's behind Curio?

Lauren Pope

Lauren is a digital strategy, content strategy, and digital transformation consultant for organisations that make the world a better, fairer, more beautiful place.

Louise Whitfield

Solving a multitude of problems across a variety of global industries, Louise is well versed in a number of disciplines, including content, social media, digital PR and search engine optimisation.

Generously sponsored by:

We're looking for 2019 sponsors - get in touch if you want to find out more.