About the Bright Ideas Gathering

Produced by the same team who created the Thinking Digital Conference, the Bright Ideas Gathering featured fourteen talks and performances from innovators and influencers shaping our world and our future. Inspired by the success of the long-running Lumiere Festival, the Bright Ideas Gathering is an experience that will enlighten and elevate.

The inaugural event took place in the Durham Miners Hall, a venue with a storied history of fostering impactful and influential debate, discussion and ideas. The event is produced in collaboration with Durham County Council and Durham University.

For more information about the Bright Ideas Gathering, please get in touch at: hello@brightideas.info

Meet the Team


Herb Kim
Emma Turnbull
Event Manager
Stefano Pecci
Curation Lead


Alison Clark
Head of Culture, Sport & Tourism
Caroline McCormack
Funding & Commissioning Officer