Occupy the Future
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 a rise in fanatical nationalism to hidden influences over the media and political systems.
FutureFest puts control of our destiny back into the hands of the people. We believe in alternative visions, optimism, untapped potential, and bold solutions to this era’s big challenges.
This year, FutureFest invites thousands of innovators to empower themselves by imagining and forging different pathways forward in a volatile world. If the best way to predict the future is to create it, then FutureFest is the place to interact directly with those already putting cutting-edge ideas into practice - across democracy and government, work, health, education and the arts. Join thought-provoking debates, innovative showcases, immersive experiences, and mesmerising installations.
Act today to create tomorrow; stop observing and start shaping your future. Come and occupy the future with us at London’s Tobacco Dock on 6-7 July.
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.Watch videos
6-7 July 2018
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).