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Late Debate: Technology and the Future

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Travel to the future and circuit train that brain during this fun and action packed Late Debate. Enjoy interactive debates, talks and workshops. Meet scientists, inventors and disruptors. Develop your own prize winning innovations and try making a robot. Visit the museum’s iconic collection and explore how technology has been changing the lives and journeys of Londoners for centuries.

• 18.45 – EVENT STARTS (Bar, music and interactivities).
• 18:45 – 21:45 – Bar, music and interactivities
• 19:00 – Keynote opening
• 19:15 – 20:15 – MAIN EVENTS I – Panel Debate, PechaKucha, Dragons Take on Tomorrow’s World, and more
• 20.45 – 21:45 – MAIN EVENTS II – All the Stations Adventures with Technology, Get Disruptive Hacking Workshop, The Cognitive Map, and more
• 22.00 – EVENT ENDS

The evening will include a whole range of talks and workshops, including:

• Panel Debate: Is London ready for the fourth industrial revolution? The internet of things, augmented reality, facial recognition, data-driven processes, responsive environments, autonomous vehicles, chatbots – exciting or frightening? Opportunity or threat? Join leading industry experts to explore the effects of advancing technology on our lives, communities and environments.

• Dragons Take on Tomorrow’s World: New and emerging technologies like AI, VR and smart environments open completely new ways of interacting with the world. See an innovative line-up of inventors, entrepreneurs and experts as they pitch their latest solutions to meet the challenges of today – from pollution reduction to accessibility, smart cities and navigation to preserving memories. Judge their ideas and decide which products might change the way we live, work and travel tomorrow.

• Mapping the Future – a quick-fire PechaKucha*: Hear a round of six dynamic presentations on mapping, wayfinding and navigation past present and future. Taking you on a journey through the highlights of LTM’s map collection, through to the cognitive maps made by our brains. Digital mapping solutions which are making the world more accessible, to ‘A praise for paper’ – celebrating why the traditional map can be the best medium to explore a new city.

• All the Stations – Adventures with Technology: In June 2017, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe embarked on an epic journey to visit all 2,563 railway stations in England, Wales and Scotland. Due to popular demand, they’re back at London Transport Museum, this time to share their techy secrets – from online crowdfunding to documenting their journey, to attracting thousands of loyal online friends and followers en route.

• Get Disruptive! Hear about Hackathons on trains across Europe and how disruptors of today are creating completely new markets for tomorrow. Then come up with your own innovations in this creative HackPartners workshop. The winning idea will win London Transport Museum Hidden London Tour tickets for 2018!

• The Cognitive Map with neuroscientist Kate Jeffery: Let Kate Jeffery, director of the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience at UCL, take you on a walk from your brain’s point of view. No matter what mapping technology you use, your brain creates its own map of your surroundings – it’s called the cognitive map. But how does it do that, how does it know where you are and where to go? And how is our use of technology affecting our brains’ ability to navigate?

• Join Dr Maxwell Roberts, With powerful computers in almost everyone‘s home and pocket, everyone can have a go at designing their own transit maps for any network, real or imaginary. Join Maxwell Roberts, map expert and lecturer of Psychology at the University of Essex to explore weird and wonderful creations from around the world. Then have a go at designing your own map under Max’s expert eye.

• Get creative and build your own little robot: Get stuck in and make a moving Crafty Robot that is battery free.

• Interactivities and stands: Meet inventors, start-ups and experts, explore innovative ideas, cutting edge products and dynamic demonstrations.

• Explore the museum after hours and enjoy a drink at our pop-up bar

Tickets to the Late Debate cost £15 (£12 concessions) and are for adults only (18+). Tickets can be bought online at For advance booking information, call +44 (0)20 7565 7298.

Get 20% off your ticket if you use the code LDNov20 before 23rd October!

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Date And Time

29-11-2017 @ 06:30 PM (CET) to
29-11-2017 @ 10:00 PM (CET)

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