The speaker was Sir Ken Robinson, one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity, education and innovation. With eloquence, warmth and humour, he talked to us about passion - and how important it is to find and nurture your own.
The upshot of this entertaining and illuminating 90 minutes was that now, as I write, I feel full - alive, optimistic and more determined to bring to fruition the plans that I have been evolving over the last year.
The laughter and inspiring words were a reminder of just how much potential there is to be grasped, how much it is possible to achieve when you tune into the things that really make you tick.
And by the way, feeling full - in a good way - remains something special for me, something I feel privileged to experience. This is because I've spent a while trying to get it into my life (without the aid of carbohydrates).
During my twenties and early thirties, I lacked focus, direction and clarity. I wasn't peaceful. Actually, I was full of unresolved emotional turmoil. I was looking for something, but I didn't know what - and whether you lose something or long for it, the emptiness can be just as profound and destructive.
Nobody had ever asked me that most simple and illuminating of questions: 'What do you really want out of life?' I'd certainly never asked myself. Without a goal, I was making the best of a series of wrong situations, but it wasn't sitting comfortably. That sense of an absence persisted in the background and my life, looking back, was small and limited.
Self-knowledge, spiritual food for thought and emotional nourishment were what filled the gap inside me and now, in the main, keep me buoyant, inspired and excited.
For me, fullness means completeness, contentment and focus. It's a warm feeling that brings energy and the sense of being fully alive. This is just my definition. You've probably got your own.
I feel full when I am being most myself, when, in Ken's words, I have found my 'Element'.
The Element is "the place where the things you love to do and the things that you are good at come together". It's an invitation to explore potential in a different way - to invite passion into the complex equation of your life and let it solve a few things.
I've never been a great mathematician, but that adds up for me.