Anticipating September (and beyond)

Dear Futurists

A few days ago, London Futurists Meetup sailed past the landmark figure of 4,000 members. (At time of writing, membership has now reached 4,033.) Many thanks to everyone for their support and interest in the future!

Membership growth

This success reflects the fact that we have a range of fascinating speakers. What’s more, we’re experimenting with different formats of meeting and different venues, sometimes organised with different partners.

Different venues often have their own registration system. To avoid any disappointment, if you’re planning to attend an event, please check the corresponding meetup page for what you need to do in order to guarantee entry.

For convenience, here’s a summary of our six upcoming meetups:

Will We Crash Again? Why capitalism needs debt write-offs to survive

Speaker: Professor Steve Keen
Tuesday 1st September
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square
Doors open 7pm. Presentations and Q&A from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Partner organiser: London Thinks at Conway Hall.
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/224091953/.
London Thinks registration page: EventBrite. Pre-registration essential.

Tomorrowland: An evening with Steven Kotler

Speakers: Steven Kotler (via Skype), David Wood
Wednesday 2nd September
Campus London (Google), Bonhill Street
Doors open 6pm. Presentations and Q&A from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Partner organiser: FutureSelf.
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/224814342/.
FutureSelf registration page: EventBrite. Pre-registration essential.

From the 3 Rs to the 6 Ds – Digital Disruption within Education

Speaker: Julia Begbie
Saturday 5th September
Birkbeck College, Torrington Square
Doors open 1.40pm. Presentation and Q&A from 2pm to 4pm
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/223622855/.

Anticipating 2040: A roadmap to sustainable abundance?

Speakers: See list at http://anticipating2040.com/speakers/.
Saturday 3rd October
Birkbeck College, Torrington Square
Doors open 9.15am. Presentations and Q&A from 9.45am to 5.30pm
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/222864701/.
Note that ticket price increases from £25 to £35 on 1st September.

Transhumanist Party Day (including AGM)

Speakers: Transhumanist Party founder members, executives, and guest speakers
Sunday 4th October
Birkbeck College, Torrington Square
Doors open 10am. Presentations, Q&A, and votes from 10.30am to 4.30pm
Partner organiser: Transhumanist Party
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/224882932/.
Transhumanist Party registration page: EventBrite. Pre-registration essential.

The State of the Future

Speakers: David Wood, Stephen Minger, Anders Sandberg, Murray Shanahan
Friday 13th November
Bloomberg HQ, Finsbury Square
Doors open 1.30pm. Presentations and Q&A from 2pm to 5.30pm
Partner organiser: Bloomberg
Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/224799635/.
Bloomberg registration page: EventBrite. Pre-registration essential.

I look forward to welcoming you to one or more of the above events.

Regards,

// David W. Wood
Chair, London Futurists

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