It has been announced that Future Human will return to Dublin on May 12th and 13th this year. The event will gather some of the world's leading thinkers on the most significant issues facing society today and into the future including science, AI, climate action, security, business, health, workplaces and the arts.
Produced by Silicon Republic, and supported by Aon, the event replaces the award-winning Inspirefest, which ran for five years at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin. While in-person numbers are limited this year, the entire main stage programme will be streamed live on the 12th and 13th May for virtual ticket holders.
Future Human will feature a range of high-profile international speakers in a series of discussions and talks in the state-of-the-art Trinity Business School building School on Pearse Street in Dublin, where some 3,000 attendees are expected, as well as online attendees.
Speakers at the event will include Eric Andersen, President of Aon, and Des Traynor, co-founder of Irish Unicorn, Intercom, as well as academic speakers like Professor Alice Roberts, perhaps best known for her 100+ TV appearances in the UK on shows such as BBC’s The Incredible Human Journey and Prehistoric Autopsy.
On Friday afternoon at the event, attendees will get to mingle in smaller groups when the main stage closes early, with a special Masterclasses programme this year, which will include several designed by the prestigious Executive Education group at Trinity Business School, and workshops aimed at recent arrivals from Ukraine.
Speaking this week, Founder and curator, Ann O’Dea said, "We are delighted to once again be in a position to bring together some of the world’s most exciting minds here in Dublin. Ireland’s rich history in art and culture, along with our reputation as a hub of technological advancement makes it the perfect location for Future Human. This is further demonstrated by the exemplar speakers we will be hearing from this year as we explore impact of technology and science on our lives and into the future, across all aspects from culture to national sovereignty."