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Speakers announced for Distractions, July 2019

Meet some of the speakers who will join us for the Alternate Futures Symposium as part of Distractions, July 2019

We’re excited to announce the first in our lineup of speakers for the Alternate Futures Symposium — a one-day event of debates and workshops curated for Distractions.

On 18 July, we’ll be joined by Social Chain, OPPO, Brendan Dawes, Tech for Good Live, MMU’s new School of Digital Arts, Manchester City Football and Wayne Hemingway. More speakers to be announced soon.

Our event is part of Distractions, a new tech, music and creativity summit and showcase taking place in Manchester 18-20 July, presented by Manchester International Festival, Sound City and FutureEverything, developed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, with the support of Peter Saville, Rose Marley and Modern Designers.

Speakers across the three days include: Wayne Hemingway, Evabee, Social Chain, Todd Eckert, Dame Wendy Hall, Andy Burnham, La Duma, Paloma Dawkins, Tech for Good Live, Sabotage New Media, Grimm Twins, Sacha Lord, Michael Dugher, Terry Tyldsley, Modern English, Oli Wilson and OPPO, with more to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

FutureEverything at Distractions

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