Corner of King St and Enmore Rd Newtown
Sydney, New South Wales

Join us on Sunday August 17 at Newtown Square (corner of King Street and Enmore Road opposite Newtown Station) in Sydney. A FREE one-day festival to explore the future. Because the future should be free!

Explore the future with young people, futurists, climate experts, scientists, artists, designers, technolgists, film-makers, performers. Create the future together. Workshops, interactive forums, exploration and expression spaces.

What kind of future do you want to live in? How will current technologies develop sustainable futures for all the world's people. What do nanotech, biotech, robotics and artificial intelligence really offer? How do these help us solve health, food, climate challenges, water and other resources and sustainability?

Explore virtual worlds Second Life and Vastpark. Design collaboration spaces for Global Youth Futures in Vastpark and be the first to populate it.

Hear from experts, futurists and artists coming in from all around the world into Jokaydia Island in Second Life. Pose questions and challenges.

Expolre the universe with the World Wide Telescope.

See a printer that can print your cup and bowl. 3D printing that will change the face of manufacturing and impacts of transport carbon forever.

Take a team challenge, or set the teams a challenge, see how they address issues of the future. Give your answers and judge the winners!

Join talks on new cool things on the internet and share yours, an "unconference", a "twitterfest", Scinema - award-winning science cinema, the portable film festival (more portable than ever), alternative fuel cars, "how-tos" on alternative energy sources and reversing and reducing global warming.

CO-CREATE a new Sydney!! Work with an artist and a designer to retrofit Sydney to make it sustainable. Create the cities you want: with entertainment and expresssion spaces, community spaces, suburbs that are alive; alternative housing and development.

Watch this space as presenters are confirmed, challenges are announced, and prizes established!! Shape the future NOW!

Part of National Science Week and supported by the Futures Foundation, and futurists and experts all around the world, join us for a truly unique experience in Sydney or online.

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Added by FutureJourneys on July 27, 2008