Occupy the Future

6-7 July 2018, Tobacco Dock, London

Two days. Five stages. 4000 people. FutureFest 2018.

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the 4th edition of FutureFest!

This year's FutureFest came at a time where for many, our relationship with the future felt troubled. From hidden influences over the media and politics to growing threats of terrorism and environmental degradation, the forces shaping our world seem threatening and remote. FutureFest brought together thousands of forward thinkers to explore ways to put power back into the hands of citizens; tapping into new ways of thinking and solutions for some of this era's biggest challenges. We hope those who attended the festival feel a renewed sense of optimism when thinking about the world of tomorrow. The future is yours. Now go and occupy it.

About FutureFest

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 Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Nicola Sturgeon, Annie Mac, Akala, Ruby Wax OBE, Brian Eno, Paul Mason and Imogen Heap. If the best way to predict the future is to invent it, then FutureFest is the place to start.

What does the future hold?

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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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Vinay Gupta interview: How can we help society's poorest?

Vinay Gupta, blockchain pioneer, CEO of Mattereum and one of the launchers of Ethereum, shared his insights on helping society's poorest and the power of blockchain. Don't miss Vinay's session at FutureFest. 

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