The opening keynote, Unlocking the Future, will be an armchair discussion between futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard and Shivvy Jervis, futurist and founder of FutureScape 248. In his keynote, Janez Potočnik, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme International Resource Panel and partner at systems change company SYSTEMIQ, will explore whether we are on track to create a circular future.
In her afternoon keynote, Arlene Dickinson, general partner at District Ventures Capital, will challenge attendees to think about how innovation and investment can be a force for re-design and transformation. Environmental, cultural and human rights advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier will speak about the many opportunities for adaptation and transformation that could allow us to thrive in the face of global challenges.
Astrobiofuturist Billy Almon, who explores biology-inspired solutions to improve the human condition, will deliver the closing keynote, titled Living in the Intertidal Zone.
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