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Mar 14 2015 10:00 - Mar 15 2015 18:00


All FutureFest tickets are now sold out. There will not be any door sales or returns on Saturday or Sunday.

FutureFest is Nesta's flagship weekend event of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite, inform and challenge perceptions of the future.

FutureFest is designed as a dynamic, multi-format festival spanning debates, performances, installations and demonstrations. The content is anchored by six themes, which examine the future of democracy, global cities, machine and human interaction, money, music, and thrills.

Each day of FutureFest will feature unique programming and some of the content will repeat across the weekend; the full timetable is available here. Speaker highlights include NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, fashion designer and activist Dame Vivienne Westwood, visionary musician George Clinton, journalist and best-selling author Jon Ronson, human rights lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, and musician Matthew Herbert. The event will also feature innovative installations and demonstrations including NEUROSIS the world's first neurological thrill ride, Paul A. Young and Dr. Morgaine Gaye's Sweetshop of the Future, and Emotive City by architecture design firm Minimaforms.

Support and contributions from Microsoft Research, the British Council, the Oxford Martin School, Convergence, Signal Noise, Clever Franke, Chargepoint and our exclusive ticketing partner, Billetto.

FutureFest will be held on the weekend of 14-15 March 2015 at Vinopolis in London. It is designed for adults and will feature content that is not suitable for those under the age of 16.

For further information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us at futurefest@nesta.org.uk

FutureFest is a registered trade mark of Nesta.


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