Who loves technology? Future Everything tickets up for grabs.
Here at the Culture Vulture we believe in spoiling our readers because without you there would be no conversation. From irate ranting and angry letting off of steam to some of your more gushing praise, we love all of the comments so we’re giving you a present.
And by ‘you’, we mean the person who wins our fantastic competition with those lovely folk over at Future Everything, who are offering a pair of two-day passes to the 2012 conference at Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. All very exciting isn’t it? But what exactly is Future Everything and why should you be frantically searching your mind for answers to our competition question?
An ideas festival, recently seen rubbing shoulders with the likes of the TED series of events in the Guardian’s top 10 Ideas Festivals, Future Everything is a mash up of art, music, networking, talks, ideas and technology. Profiling what they term as ‘future thinkers’ the festival aims to showcase some of the newest emerging talent in these fields touching on changes to culture, society, information and the world at our disposal.
As many of us are all too aware, the digital world changes rapidly impacting on other areas of our lives from social to healthcare, culture and business. This conference is an opportunity to debate these changes and hear from a stellar line up of global speakers including Birgitta Jónsdóttir the Icelandic activist MP and internet pioneer, Bilal Randaree social media and online producer for Al Jazeera and Rohan Gunatillake founder of the world’s first meditation app, to name but a few.
The two day conference will be a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions, live gigs, exhibitions and networking covering topics as diverse as world politics, football and maybe a little hip-hop – y’know just to lighten the mood. These sought after tickets usually retail at £240pp but because we love you, we’re giving you the chance to win a pair.
Sound good to you? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Be available 17th & 18th May.
2. Be able to get yourself to and from Manchester on the above dates.
3. Send us your nomination for ‘Best Use of Technology’ in the comments box below. It doesn’t have to be something you’ve actually done yourself, it can be simply be a piece of awesomeness that you found on the internet and thought was worth sharing, or a shameless plug for you or a friend. Either way we want to know what technology inspires and excites you.
4. Be willing to blog about the conference on this fine website.
Did we mention you have just one week to get your suggestions in to us? Our smashing competition celebrating technology, creativity and all things digital will close Thursday 3rd May and the winners will be announced Friday 4th May.
The editorial team will convene at an unspecified location, probably close to booze, to pore over the entries and make a democratic decision, giving the lucky duo a rather nice start to the bank holiday.
So who’s going first?Tags: digital, FutureEverything, manchester