Our speakers are all game-changers and changemakers. Their ideas have helped to make the world a better place. Here you can explore some of their fine work.
When the world isn’t good enough, DO something about it.

Many different speakers have stepped foot on the DO stage to share their hearts and their stories with the world. But they all have one thing in common. They are all changemakers. They each saw something wrong with the world. Then they decided to DO something remarkable to change it. First they had an idea. But then they made it happen and saw it through.

You can explore some of these game-changing projects below.

And as you do, ask yourself, in the words of Duke Stump: “What does the world need most that you are most uniquely qualified to offer?”

Even the smallest things can make a difference. They can help change lives. Imagine what you can achieve if you don’t stay in the middle. What if you move to the edge?


BlinkNow Foundation
In the foothills of the Himalayas, Maggie Doyne decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference. In the blink of an eye – and with a lot of hard work from a lot of people – that hope turned into a home, a school, and a community dedicated to empowering the girls and young women of Nepal with the tools, skills and knowledge to overcome social inequality and gain economic independence.
The Sofa Singers is an award winning initiative, launched by James Sills during the Covid pandemic, that brings hundreds of people together from around the world to sing together online, sparking joy and human connection. James believes that singing together is a fundamental part of being human, fostering community, creativity and wellbeing. is the brainchild of long-time friends and collaborators, Irfon Watkins, founder of acclaimed blockchain companies DOVU and tapmydata, and Ian Matthews, drummer of chart-topping UK rock band Kasabian. They are striving to reinvent the live music model with blockchain technologies. To create wealth within communities through the power of performance. To give venues and artists the opportunity to thrive rather than struggle to survive.
After attending the DO Lectures in 2011, Sara Choen set up Hākinakina with the aim to produce beautiful sun-conscious swimwear that allows women (and eventually men and children) to be able to play sports outdoors without worrying about the sun’s harmful rays. By blocking out over 98% of the sun's harmful rays, her products give them the freedom to play without compromise.

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