Future sessions

We’re taking a trip into the future at Ignite to look at the issues that will affect all of our lives over the next 30 years. 

Each themed session consisted of three or four short 5 minute presentations from our speakers who then faced the audience for a Question and Answer opportunity to dig into the detail.

 

Submissions so far….

Venue:

Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3

Date

Saturday 29th June

12 Noon - Sustainability and the City

Arthur Rowland – Circular economy in a world without waste.

Pat Link – Plastics

Ronnie Hughes – Utopian Visions

1pm Transportation and transportation systems

Eric Masaba        Road Spectrum and the future of Transit

Pez Cuckow        EVs, last mile transport, self driving cars, infrastructure for autonomous vehicles, sharing economy of cars. No specialty, just an EV and OneWheel driver interested in the subject.

2pm Medicine and Longevity

Michael Hauskeller  – Postmortality for All
How would the world we live in change if we no longer had to die? Some biogerontologists believe this will soon be the case since it won’t be long before we finally figure out how to halt and possibly even reverse the ageing process.

Paul Marrow    –  Applied mathematics: will you or I be alive in 2049? What we know now, why we know it, and why we will probably be wrong if we approach that year

Joao Pedro de Magalhaes – How long will people be living in the future? Can ageing be cured?

Lucy Nield – Currently awaiting talk title

3pm Society and Governance

Patrick Hurley    Universal Basic Income.
How and why it’s the best option for the automated economy of 2049, by which time the robots will have taken all our jobs.

James Noakes How local government will shape the city of the future

Steve Flatt  Psychologist committee member BPS. Trauma, distress and the connection with political psychology.

Dr Teodora Manea The Governance of Care’
A totally new form of understanding and regulating the social fabric.

Hayley Trowbridge  – Changing the world, one story at a time
The power of storytelling and how people’s lived experiences can be used to create social change.

 

FAQ

The whys and wherefores for Ignite Features…

We’ll be adding more information here for speakers and the audience at this event as time goes by.

Times?

Ignite Features… will take place between 12noon and 4pm on the 29th June at Liverpool Makefest

Timetable?

As we get closer to the day then we will produce a timetable for the themed sessions.

Each session should take approximately 30 minutes.

Presentations?

These will follow the Ignite format of being 5 minutes long using exactly 20 slides.

Getting cover for your stand?

If you have a stall at Makefest then we will be able to arrange cover for it while you are attending.

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