TechHub Manchester & FutureEverything: 2013 Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention

International speakers added to FutureEverything Summit lineup

This week, FutureEverything has announced eight new speakers and artists joining the lineup for the FutureEverything Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention, taking place in Manchester from Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 March 2013. Speakers at the Summit are drawn from some of the world�s leading organisations, including Google, Vimeo, BBC and Kickstarter, which are influencing today the future of our society, cities, culture and economy.

Drew Hemment, CEO, FutureEverything said: �We are thrilled to announce more speakers to our lineup for March. The FutureEverything Summit is shaping into what we hope will be an intense, creative, thought-provoking and inspiring two days that will be of benefit to anyone involved, and interested in, how our future world including culture, art, cities and business will take shape.

It is fantastic that we are able to bring these world-leading thinkers to Manchester to help us further shape discussions and practise which will influence the future.�

The speakers announced this week are:

The speakers and artists already announced for FutureEverything 2013 Summit are:

The speakers at the FutureEverything Summit will be taking part in the conference which is being held at 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March. The two day event will feature keynote talks, panel discussions, debates and workshops centred on three themes which are set to shape the business and culture of society in the future.

These are:

  • Future Cities

  • The Data Society

  • and Creative Code

How Future Cities develop and grow will be investigated at the FutureEverything Summit. How can citizens influence their city�s future? How will infrastructure such as transport and energy be delivered? Does serendipity have a role to play in the city of the future?

The Data Society will open up a discussion on how whole industries and institutions are being reshaped by Big Data and Open Data. Businesses and the public sector have the opportunity through data services to create new possibilities for engagement with their customers. Do we understand our relationship with data: Can we use it? Do we own it? What can we produce?

Creative Code will explore how artists and designers are changing and challenging the ways in which we experience art and technology. The work of some of the most cutting-edge artists in this field will be presented at the conference, along with a series of workshops and discussions.

For information on the Saturday and Sunday, the innovation challenge will be happening as well as other music events (more information will be released soon).

Early bird tickets for the conference are on sale until 28 February at just �60. | @FuturEverything | #futr

FutureEverything was founded in 1995; it is Manchester's award winning internationally respected festival of ideas and digital invention. It is hailed by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world (February 2012).

FutureEverything brings the future to Manchester with inspiring live experiences and industry events, engaging a wide audience and affiliating its partners with the very best in digital innovation. For almost twenty years FutureEverything has been at the heart of the digital debate, inspiring thinkers, city makers, developers, coders, artists and musicians to experiment and collaborate.