The Utopia Futurological Congress

Thursday 18.9, 13:30 - 19:00 | Hemda

For the first time, the festival will hold a Futurological Congress; a nexus of science fiction big ideas, visions of tomorrow and the extreme realities – technological and scientific, social and cultural – of our times.

Day by day the future becomes more complex and challenging than ever before. With the huge leaps in scientific research and technological innovation come social changes, political turmoil and cultural (r)evolution. We need new big and visionary ideas to face the possibilities tomorrow holds, and science fiction supplies them in abundance – being a laboratory for thought experiments, a hotbed for innovation and a platform for creative and critical discourse on science, society and the future.

In our 2nd year, we continue to galvanize the Utopia community – a conjunction of curious, creative and driven people that are both excited and anxious with the coming future. The congress is a convergence of dreamers and visionaries – techies and entrepreneurs, scholars and scientists, artists and designers, hackers, makers and generally “crazies” of all shapes and sizes. The Congress will consist of three panels, each with tech and science, society and culture perspectives: Hope, Anxiety and Israel.

The Futurological Congress will take place at the Hemda Center for Science Education, 7 Hapardess street, Tel Aviv. Entrance is free, participants must register online beforehand through this link.

Information and registration.