FutureEverything Conference: 26 – 27th February
9.45am – 6pm (Registration open 8.30am)
What now for…Memory? Ownership? Democracy? The Weird & Wonderful?
Our four conference themes for 2015 and our 20th anniversary capture the unimaginable ways our lives have been transformed by the digital turn over the last 20 years:
Weird & Wonderful – A window into what keeps us coming back year after year. We never fail to be tickled, teased and amazed by the leftfield delights we uncover, and nor shall you.
Memory – Today the tide of time sweeps little away, even inconsequential actions leave an indelible digital trace. Artists and designers are inventing remarkable new ways to capture and represent the passing moment, or preserve the right to be forgotten.
Ownership – It’s ‘share’ everywhere. Our time, tastes and friendships are the gifts we keep giving, and taxi drivers on the streets of our cities are striking against Uber, the Janus face of the sharing economy.
Democracy – We challenge city leaders and future thinkers to stretch their imagination, diving into the devolution debate with a dose of digital radicalism. We have a small window to change our civic culture, and we have never been shrinking violets.
Code of Conduct
FutureEverything festival is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the organisers.