I guess still having a vivid memory of the last event has to count for something, It's a testament of how amazing and how well the team did at the last event. Check out my Interview with the founder where he talks about launching the event and how he managed to get sponsors onboard just before the event.
As said in my review last year, It was probably one of, if not the best student led event I have ever attended, It was that good.
Although I do remember it dragging on for a bit at the end but you could easily disregard it with the level of professinalism in which the event was delivered and also John Bird does his best to make you forgot about time with his excellent delivery and humour.
This year's event brings together a great list of speakers and I expect it to be a great weekend of inspiration and opportunity.
I spoke to Rajiv Dhokia - President of Sparks@LSE 2012 about what to expect from this year's event, this is what he had to say:
"This year we have introduced workshops that will be more focused on interactive sessions in smaller groups; either skills-based or related to a particular discussion theme.
This will enable the audience to get exposure not only to high-profiled established entrepreneurs but also successful startups that have been through the exciting journey of entrepreneurship more recently. We are also looking forward to hosting our first ever VC panel discussion which will give delegates a first-hand perspective on what VC's look for when investing in early stage companies".
For those of you still wondering what it is - Sparks@LSE is an interactive weekend entrepreneurship conference taking place on the 18th-19th February 2012 at the London School of Economics.
Led by high-profile entrepreneurs, the conference will feature lectures, networking sessions, skills-based workshops and a business planning competition. Through the diverse agenda, the goal is to inspire young people to develop their business potential and encourage innovative thinking.
This is the list of some of the 2012 speakers line up:
Kris Gopalakrishnan - Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys (Global tech firm headquartered in India)
Stephen Wiener - Founder and CEO of Cineworld
Josephine Fairley - Founder of Green & Black's (Chocolate)
Harvey Jacobson - Chairman of Jacobson Group (Gola/Lonsdale/Dunlop brands)
Melody Hossaini - Founder of InspirEngage and Apprentice 2011 Star
Michelle You – Co-founder of Songkick (fast-growing tech startup – have raised funding to the tune of $6m)
Alexander Schlaubitz – EMEA Marketing Director Facebook
Unruly Media Workshop on Marketing – Creators of the Comapare The Meerkat / T-mobile / Evian rollerbabies adverts!
Visit the Sparks@LSE website and for day to day updates, follow them on twitter @sparkslse and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SparksLSE). Agenda to be revealed on the website soon!
Make sure you avoid any embarrassment and purchase your ticket now at discounted prices here.