A two-day celebration of future possibilities

FutureFest is returning to Tobacco Dock on 6-7 July 2018

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Touch, debate, feel and taste the future

FutureFest, one of Europe’s largest festivals of the future, invites you on a breath-taking journey of thought-provoking debates, innovative showcases, immersive experiences, and mesmerising installations - all designed to explore how the most pressing challenges of our time could be tackled by developing radical alternative future visions.  

For trendsetters, change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs through to the just-future-curious, FutureFest 2018 will be a chance to try out the tools needed to shape better futures, experience other ways of being, and hear directly from those putting cutting-edge ideas into practice - across democracy and government, work, health, education and the arts.

​Stop observing, start shaping

More about our mission

The fourth edition of FutureFest comes at a time when our relationship with the very idea of ‘the future’ is fraught. For many, the forces set to shape our world seem invisible and remote; from black box algorithms to hidden influences over the democratic process and the media. FutureFest puts control of the future back into the hands of the people. We believe in alternative visions, optimism, untapped potential, and taking positive action to right wrongs.

Get a taste of the FutureFest experience

Watch highlights of FutureFest including radical speakers taking to the stage - such as fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, novelist Will Self, author Owen Jones, entrepreneur Cindy Gallop, food futurologist Morgaine Gay and music legend Brian Eno.

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Location

Tobacco Dock, London

6-7 July 2018

The Dock
Tobacco Quay
London
E1W 2SF

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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