The Future is Here Posted on June 23, 2015


26th to 28th June

One of the key recommendations of Bernard Salt's Beyond the Horizon report was the call for a MONA affect, a catalyst to transform our city through art and culture.

The upcoming event 2970° is the seed to start that transformation, it is the festival of blue sky thinking to take us into the future.

2970° is a cross-sector forum with a difference, it will elevate, mentor and challenge our local creative thinkers.
In a first for the City, the event will examine the space where arts, science, technology, architecture and sport meet through a series of exhibitions, performances, provocations and conversations.
At 2970° gold starts to boil. Art has a similar transformational effect when applied to society; crossing traditional boundaries and creating new connections.2970º is three days of simmering thought and action. Fuelled by invention, imagination and ideas, 2970 ° will interrogate the space where arts, science, technology, architecture, politics and sport meet.

Internationally renowned future thinkers will take centre stage. Together we will forge ideas, collaborate and determine a new way of looking at the world. The future is here.

For scientists, futurists, activists, artists, social change agents, cultural workers, academics and anyone with a curious mind.

Organisers have 5 complimentary tickets available for attendees of the Beyond the Horizon Future Gold Coast forum. If you are interested in one of these tickets, email and mention 2970 Futures. These tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Reserve your place now.

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