How To Academy’s flagship conference, bringing together the individuals making our collective future – from social innovators to rocket scientists, genetic engineers to green energy experts.
Curated in partnership with The New York Times, How to Change the World 2019 offers unrivalled insight into the innovations changing our lives, communicated through short, powerful, visionary talks by the individuals at the cutting edge of their industries. It’s your passport to understanding tomorrow’s world – with all its jeopardy and promise.
We live in precarious times. A multipolar order divided between Beijing, Brussels and Washington is emerging in place of US hegemony, and populist politicians are rewriting the rulebook for democracy. Technologies such as cryptography and machine learning are remaking Western society at an exponential pace, while the impending threats of climate change and automation present existential risks to the whole of humanity.
And yet exhilarating new ideas provide firm grounds for optimism. ‘Magic bullet’ medical technologies integrating genomics, big data and AI will transform healthcare. Energy efficient Smart Cities will replace the exhausted and polluted megalopolises of old. And new social contracts driven by digital integration promise greater fairness and equality of opportunity for all.
How to Change the World is your chance to meet the women and men behind these ground-breaking enterprises – and many more. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the ideas set to shape the twenty-first century.