The Long Conversation

On your marks, get set, for a marathon of ideas.

Ever wanted to answers to questions such as, should we bring the dodo back from extinction? Or what is the future of gender? Or just want to see great minds going head to head on the topics that will define our future? Drop in to the Long Conversation at FutureFest 2020 and get ready for a radical experiment that celebrates our power to shape the future.

For the first time at FutureFest 2020 we will be hosting a Long Conversation. Over 30 speakers will take it in turns to interview and be interviewed in an epic relay race that will challenge perspectives and leave you feeling inspired about the future.

The Long Conversation will takes twists and turns with each speaker, covering a huge range of topics, from the latest artificial intelligence technology to youth activism, from the climate crisis to political extremism and from the future of fashion to neurological diversity. Coming together for this experiment, our speakers are experts from a variety of backgrounds including business leaders, performers, scientists, authors, politicians, comedians and more. Through a conversation like no other, this debate across disciplines will inspire you to shape the future in new, surprising ways.