Quotes from Our Speakers


“I think OffGrid is a must-attend for anyone who wants to create a lasting impact with those around them and be inspired by ideas that are outside the box.”
June Sarpong – Broadcaster / Journalist

“Gorgeous, relaxed setting; amazing food; engaged, intelligent audience. A highlight of the book tour!”
Caroline Criado Perez – Activist / Journalist

“The best Q & A I’ve ever done in my life and the most attentive audience I’ve ever had.” Paul Conroy – Journalist / Photographer

“I think this is the best gig I have ever had. Amazing people – not one single knob to be found. Best kept secret in conferences. I mean it’s on a bloody island”
Alex DePledge – Entrepreneur

“If I had to contrive a way to expose myself to as much mental stimulation as possible in 48 hours, then OffGrid would be it.”
Michael Blastland – Journalist

“I’ve been to a lot of book and idea festivals, and can safely say that, from all of them, I was most sad to have to leave OffGrid early! The atmosphere, idyllic setting, care for guests and quality of questions and discussion were all outstanding”
Bobby Duffy – Scientist

“OffGrid Sessions is a one-of-a-kind ideas festival that combines a spectacular location with brilliant, thought-provoking speakers and a lively, engaged audience. All in all: it makes for an unforgettable and unique experience.”
Jaideep Prabhu – Economist

“The event was really interesting – completely unique venue, a fun vibe and some great speakers. Thank you”
Tim Harford – Economist

“OffGrid Sessions completely changed the way I thought about the future. But it wasn’t just the excellent program – it was the entire chemistry of the place. I have never been hit by so many interesting ideas is so short a time- ever!”
Robert Twigger – Adventurer / Author

“OffGrid was a remarkable experience. A collection of thoughtful and influential participants, a stunning location and all planned to give everyone present the opportunity to think, debate, discuss and learn. I came away buzzing”
Jamie Bartlett – Journalist / Documentary Maker

“OffGrid is an inspiring, beautiful, fun, well-organised, friendly, relaxing, useful, thought-provoking festival. I enjoyed it very much indeed”
Alastair Humphrey’s – Adventurer

“Fascinating event in a spectacular location. As a speaker it was a lot fun, with plenty of time for informal follow-on discussions with the attendees and other speakers. Highly recommended.”
Adam Kucharski – Scientist

“OffGrid was an incredible escape from the demands of hectic digital life. I loved the intellectual rigour, curiosity and playfulness of my time there. Better than any conference – its a deep and intimate experience”
Alexa Clay – Anthropologist

“We were really struck by the openness and friendliness of everyone we met last week. At lunch and dinner we had lovely conversations with people. I am often moaning to Sindy that the art of conversation is dying and that we have stopped asking questions. So last week was a total tonic to be in the company of smashing human beings”
Zoe Lyons – Comedian

“I had an amazing time; OffGrid Sessions is an absolute dream for anyone who is gently adventurous or passionately curious”
Rachel Parris – Comedian

“It’s a different planet for me. I meet people I’d never normally meet, and that’s a complete change from my civilian life in Lewisham.”
Nick O’Shea – Brewer

“I appreciate the level of care and attention to detail that Aimi and Jeremy have infused into the OffGrid experience. One can feel exhausted at the end of a multi-day event but the setting and pacing of sessions leaves you more refreshed than when you arrived while leaving space for contemplation. Over the two days at Off Grid, I became aware that Aimi and Jeremy have managed to organically assemble this amazing team of dynamic and talented people in their lives. In a short period of time, you feel welcomed into this family of thinkers and creators. I feel like I’ve done so much in this short time; had a vacation, attended a conference and finalized my reading list for the summer.” -Alison S M Kobayashi – Artist