Occupy the Future

6-7 July 2018, Tobacco Dock, London

Are you ready to occupy your future?

Two days. Five stages. 4000 people.

FutureFest, by Nesta, is one of Europe’s largest festivals of the future. We explore ways to shape a better future through immersive installations, debates and inspiring talks from the likes of Ruby Wax OBE, Sir Nick Clegg, Paul Mason, Imogen Heap and Akala.

The fourth edition of FutureFest comes at a time when our relationship with the future is troubled. For many, the forces shaping our world seem threatening; from hidden influences over the media and politics to growing threats of terrorism and environmental degradation. FutureFest puts control back into the hands of the people. We believe in alternative visions and bold solutions to this era’s biggest challenges.

If the best way to predict the future is to invent it, then FutureFest is the place to start. Come and occupy the future at London’s Tobacco Dock on 6-7 July.​

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Ruby Wax interview: Can we heal ourselves through technology?

FutureFest 2018 speaker Ruby Wax recently shared some insights on the relationship between wellness and technology with Nesta. Take a look at her interview here and don't miss Ruby's talk at this year's event. 

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Tobacco Dock, London

6-7 July 2018

Tobacco Dock
Wapping Lane

FutureFest will be held at Tobacco Dock, which is located just ten minutes walk from Tower Hill (District/Circle Line), five minutes from Shadwell (Overground/DLR) and seven minutes from Wapping (Overground).

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Radical speakers

Watch some of the great talks at the last FutureFest, including Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Owen Jones and Baroness Helena Kennedy.