The Future is a new festival coming to the RDS in Dublin on 3rd and 4th of November. Only in its first year, it already has a promising line up of individuals who are at the forefront of culture, art, design and technology in Ireland. The Future is far from a conference styled weekend. It is modelled on music festivals ,and expects to have four stages, Future, Studio, Vision and Village that will be full of creativity throughout the weekend. For any creative thinkers this festival is a must, whether you want to learn more about the most influencing individuals and companies in the creative world or whether you want to get your foot in the door.

The Future is ultimately broken down into four stages, with speakers running in parallel with each other.

The Future Stage , specialising in presenting innovators in advertising, engineering, interior design, art and future trend forecasting .The Future stage will include guests such as Stefan Sagmeister, Scott Dadich and Patrick Godfrey of Godfrey Dadich partners , Jonny Boyle of Modern Green and Adrian Newey OBE. of Red Bull racing formula one team.

The Studio Stage will focus on an analysis of the inside of companies and how they work and adapt for the future. It will look at how these companies will continue to nurture the talents and ideas of humans and their roles despite the huge technological advancements we see everyday. This stage will include speakers such as Thierry Brunfaut of Base Design, David Heasty of Triboro Design, Astrid Stavro of Atlas, and Lara Hanlon of IBM Studios.

The Vision Stage focuses on those pushing the boundaries of their crafts, how far collaborations can go and ultimately, what the future has in store. This stage will include guests such as Charlotte Dutoit of JUSTKIDS, Emer O’Daly of Love and Robots and Johnny Kelly, Irish animator and director.

The Village Stage hosted by The Greedy Pig, will be a meld of interviews and discussion involving all parties and will bring up topics such as The gender pay gap and balance , curating cities and cultivating communities.

The event is in partnership with Brickman Gin, Bulmers and 5 Lamps craft beer, so alcohol will be available at the event. As well as this The Future promises a big city centre party to round off the festival. A student two day ticket will cost you €99, while a one day student ticket is priced at  €59.

Holly Lloyd – Arts Editor