Future Everything set to return

Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society will all be under the microscope at next year’s Future Everything event in Manchester, which is billed as a Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention.

Future Everything chief executive and creative director Drew Hemment
Future Everything chief executive and creative director Drew Hemment

The two-day conference programme, which is mixed in with live music and art has been running for 18 years.

Design and research centre Fabrica’s new chief executive Dan Hill has been named as a speaker.

Other speakers include Stephanie Pereira, director of art programmes at Kickstarter, and Steve Crossan, head of the Google Cultural Institute – set up to preserve and promote culture online.

The importance of online archives seems to be underlined by the Google Cultural Institute and by Europeana.eu, a European Union portal, which brings together content from the AV collections and archives of Libraries and Museums across Europe.

Similarly Tony Ageh, the controller of archive development at the BBC will be speaking. He’s delivering the BBCs strategy for making its programme archive more available and developing a Digital Public Space.

Ageh, in his previous role as controller of internet at the broadcaster, was responsible for helping to create and deliver the iPlayer.

An installation at last year's event
An installation at last year’s event

Future Everything chief executive and creative director Drew Hemment says ‘thinkers, designers, and creative practitioners from around the world’ will be taking part in presentations, panels and workshops.

Future Everything takes place from 21-24 March at The Hive, 47-51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN. More speakers are expected to be announced in coming weeks. For more information and tickets head to futureerything.org

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