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FutureFest 2016 lights up London's Tobacco Dock

Speakers discussed the innovations and ideas that will shape future society

Pictured: A member of the public examines the 'dancing spheres' installation at FutureFest 2016.

Futurologists gathered this weekend at east London venue Tobacco Dock to share ideas and innovations that will shape how we live and work in the coming decades. FutureFest 2016 was hosted by innovation charity Nesta and featured a number of celebrity speakers including academic and author Will Self and rock star and music maven Brian Eno.

The forward-thinking event was a weekend festival of talks, experiences and debates designed to inspire attendees to change the future across a number of different business and social sectors. Topics were far-reaching and thought-provoking, looking at all aspects of society from the future of eating out to the evolution of the political process. 

The occasion was complemented by a special VIP reception on day one, which featured an exclusive set by DJ Spooky.

Since launching in 2012, Tobacco Dock has established a reputation for events which foster the generation of ideas and innovative practices. 

The venue is fast establishing itself and the wider Wapping and Shadwell area as London’s quarter for live experiences and extravaganzas, a community dedicated to the ideas generation.

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