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The Economist's Open Future Festival

Starts: 15th Sep 2018

The Economist’s Open Future Festival to tackle the most urgent issues of our time.


Start Date

15th Sep 2018

End Date

15th Sep 2018


8 Northumberland Avenue


Key speakers include Nick Clegg, former UK deputy prime minister; Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism Project; Suli Breaks, English Poet.


The Economist’s Open Future Festival, a live-streamed event, will host discussions on the most urgent issues of our time and will consider the future of freedom, individual rights, trade and technology with speakers representing many sides of the debate.
Guests who attend the Open Future Festival in person will be able to participate in lively talks, interactive exhibitions, immersive experiences, debates and networking.

The Open Future Festival was born out of The Economist’s Open Future initiative, which aims to remake the case for classical liberal values and policies in the 21st century. Through curated journalism, online debates, essays and films contests, The Economist’s Open Future initiative has explored the future of capitalism, free speech, diversity, identity politics, immigration and technology.

The festival will feature an impressive and diverse roster of speakers from academia, business, government, journalism, the arts and non-profit sectors, including Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister; Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism Project; Michael Barber, chair of the Office for Students board, and many more.
Those watching the live stream will be able to experience the full agenda across three cities - beginning in Hong Kong, moving on to London and finishing up in New York.

TICKETS: GBP £23 for Economist subscribers; GBP £39 for non-subscribers.


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