Brighton hosted a futuristic conference yesterday entitled “Reasons to be cheerful – an optimistic look forward”.
And it included a utopian vision of council meetings held in the nude in a hot tub on the seafront.
The tongue-in-cheek idea was one of a number of lighter moments in a day of 20-minute talks with a more serious purpose.
The conference was an independently organised offshoot of the online TED conferences which focus on the themes of technology, entertainment and design.
Speakers at TEDx Brighton, aside from challenging Brighton to become Britain’s first fully digital city, looked at methods of learning, mechanisation and medical imaging.
David Bramwell, creator of the Cheeky Guide to Brighton and resident of Hanover, raised the idea of naked council meetings when he spoke at the Sallis Benney Theatre in Grand Parade, Brighton.
What Brighton and Hove City Council chief executive John Barradell, who was due to be present, made of the proposals is not recorded.