The world is being completely transformed by new technologies. The way we interact, live, and work is being disrupted by social media, mobile phones, and the Internet more broadly. What does this mean for us as citizens? Have our rights and responsibilities changed in the digital age? What must our political, business, and civil society leaders do to respond? What must we do to respond? These are some of the big questions we will discuss at Politics Summit 2018.
Politics Summit 2018 will gather leaders from political parties, think-tanks, civil society, and campaigning organisations from around the world to discuss the most pressing political issues of our time.
The focus of this year’s summit is citizenship in the digital age. It will also mark the launch of The Fourth Group and partners’ Global Agenda, a manifesto developed with citizens through the Global Inquiry into Citizens in the Digital Age.
This event will include a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and break-out sessions.
In November 2017, we hosted our sold-out inaugural summit on the future of politics. This year promises to be even bigger.
- Joshua Wong (Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2018; Secretary-General, Demosistō)
- Lord Clement-Jones (Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence)
- Lee Rowley MP (Co-Chair, Cross-Party Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics)
- Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation)
- Dex Torricke-Barton (Director, Brunswick Group; formerly Mark Zuckerberg’s and Ban Ki-Moon’s speechwriter)
- Richard Lloyd (Founder, YouOweUs, and Chairman, Resolver)
- Bianca Nobilo (News Anchor, CNN)
- Jason Karaian (Global Finance and Economics Editor, Quartz)
- Jamie Bartlett (Author, The People vs Tech)
- Carl Miller (Author, Death of the Gods)
- Hera Husain (Founder, Chayn, and winner of the Microsoft Spark Award 2018)
- Kenneth Cukier (Senior Editor, The Economist)
- Sophia Adams-Bhatti (Director of Legal & Regulatory Policy, The Law Society)
- Sabina Ciofu (Policy Advisor, European Parliament)
- Kajal Odedra (UK Director, Change.org)
- Ravi Naik (Partner, ITN Solicitors)
- Grace Blakeley (Writer, Repeater Books, and; Research Fellow, IPPR)
- Eshaan Akbar (Comedian)
- Join leaders in politics, business, technology, the media, and civil society (including Nobel Prize nominees and senior politicians) to learn new knowledge and understand what’s happening in the world in politics and technology
- Network with citizens from different political backgrounds
- Become part of a community of people interested in what it means to be a citizen in the digital age
- Be at the launch of The Fourth Group’s “Global Inquiry Findings Report” and “Global Agenda”
- Co-create a citizens-led Global Agenda to shape technology for all, leaving nobody behind
- Professionals: Stay up to date with the state of the art, and engage with people from multidisciplinary backgrounds and different industries.
- Interested citizens: Critically assess your role in the world in the digital age
- Activists: Organise around issues which the public have expressed concern about
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