Occupy the future

6-7 July 2018, Tobacco Dock, London

Two days. Five stages. 4000 people.

Are you ready to occupy your future?

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 Nicola Sturgeon, Annie Mac, AkalaRuby Wax OBE, Sir Nick Clegg, Paul Mason and Imogen Heap.

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.​

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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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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