Whether you’re a techie, entrepreneur (or just a good-old fashioned daydreamer), here’s just a few reasons why you’ll want to make a beeline next month to FutureFest – a two-day festival for anyone interested in what the world might look like in the next 20-30 years and wants to get involved in shaping the future:
It’ll blow your mind
If the thought-provoking talks and shows don’t give you goosebumps, the displays of new technology and interactive performances certainly will. Looking at future innovation and design in science and technology is the aim of the game at this event put together by musician and author Pat Kane – and you’ll get the chance to explore those subjects and more to your heart’s content.
You learn how to live longer
Well Becoming – how to live healthier and wiser – is just one of the four key themes that will be covered during the fest’s immersive morning and afternoon sessions. Imaginarium will look at the transforming power of technology and creativity, We are all Gardeners Now focuses on owning our impact on earth and The Value of Everything will delve into the future’s political economy.
There’s some serious names on the bill
Author Nick Harkaway (he penned The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World) , bionic man Bertolt Meyer, social innovator Rachel Botsman (pictured above), and techno-cellist Peter Gregson are just some of the inspirational speakers who’ll be throwing in their two cents, along with social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole, astronomer Royal Martin Rees, comedian Robin Ince, food futurologist Morgaine Gaye and Iceland’s Pirate Party founder and Wikileaks worker Smari McCarthy. And that’s not even half of the guestlist!
It all goes down on the hip Eastside
FutureFest will be held at Shoreditch Town Hall on September 28 and 29th and costs only £36 per half-day session. To buy tickets and for more info, visit futurefest.org or follow Nesta on Twitter (@nesta_uk) for regular updates.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nesta