FutureFest is Nesta’s weekend festival of ideas, talks and experiences to inspire people to change the future


FutureFest is a weekend of talks, experiences and debates about the future, run by the UK innovation foundation Nesta.

The last FutureFest took place 17-18 September 2016 at Tobacco Dock, London. We saw dancing drones, watched people being implanted with chips, enjoyed many great debates and heard from some truly interesting speakers including Will Self, Cindy Gallop, Brian Eno, DJ Spooky, Es Devlin, Mustafa Suleyman, Melody Hossaini, Sherry Coutu and so many more! Browse the galleries below.

About FutureFest

FutureFest is a weekend festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future. FutureFest is run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and takes place every 18 months in London. Browse photo galleries of our past festivals.

The last FutureFest took place 17-18 September at Tobacco Dock, London.

About Nesta

Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery.

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