The Nesta event at Tobacco Dock in East London asks questions such as: How can the planet sustain us? What will Alexa do with your biggest secrets? How can we learn to be alone together? FutureFest promises to "offer you the essential tools to reset the clock on doomsday and navigate a better future".
The conference will be held in the city of Gaobeidian, around 100 km south of Beijing, and is the site for a Passive House settlement which, on completion, will be the largest energy efficient settlement in the world, with delegates able to visit the first apartments during the event.