22–23 January 2020
Nottingham UK
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Nottingham Albert Hall
Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Building Better Worlds: a futures design workshop

Full-day workshop with Cennydd Bowles

In the face of unprecedented public scrutiny and a world undergoing deep, complex change, technologists must expand their horizons. Short-term perspectives – more products, more users, more growth – have run out of oxygen. Instead, we need to think more intelligently about our shared futures, and the social, political, and ecological influence the tech industry wields.

Building Better Worlds, a one-day masterclass by Cennydd Bowles, teaches critical, innovative ideas and methods from the emerging fields of speculative design, futures thinking, and experiential futures. By exploring the consequences of emerging technology, and creating design fictions that make potential futures feel vivid and real, you’ll learn to stretch your thinking and your practice alike. Instead of focusing merely on quarterly roadmaps and existing users, you’ll learn to recognise your responsibilities toward future societies and generations, and use that knowledge to help your organisation react smartly to the challenges ahead.

Along the way, you’ll learn how to influence not just the artefacts of the future, but the future itself.

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles

Kirby CMS

Full-day workshop with Bastian Allgeier

Learn how to build websites with Kirby CMS from scratch. Kirby is a fast and flexible file-based content management system used by companies like Daimler AG, EasyJet, Mozilla, Harvard and more.

Everybody attending the workshop will receive a free Kirby 3 license included in the workshop ticket price.

Bastian Allgeier

Bastian Allgeier

How to Negotiate with Confidence

Morning workshop with She Wins

Research confirms that men are four times more likely than women to negotiate, especially when it comes to their salary. As a result women can lose out on making £600,000 more over their working life(!)

The ability to negotiate was identified by the World Economic Forum as one of the top ten skills you need to succeed in the modern workplace - so it is time to brush up on this essential skill.

She Wins

She Wins


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