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Festival of the Future

We want to celebrate, showcase and inspire Dorset

2020 has been challenging for so many of us. Let's cheer ourselves up, combine fun and learning and share the good stuff that's happening in Dorset at our virtual Festival of the Future. Think Bestival or Glastonbury, but with more tea, future-gazing and LinkedIn profiles. Singing on stage is optional.

You may remember the 2 events we ran last year looking at Dorset's Digital Future as part of our National Digital Leaders Week.

Come along to Festival of the Future

Our Festival of the Future is mostly aimed at people who live and work in Dorset. It will run over 3 days in October and each day will have a theme:

There will be virtual:

  • 'rise and shine' sessions
  • campfire storytelling
  • opportunities to connect with people

Festival of the Future sessions


Learning Final

Digital learning zone

Everything from digital skills, accessibility and user-centred design to the future of learning.

Innovation Final

Innovation tent

Future thinking and how we can use digital to deliver services and help Dorset's economy thrive.

Main Stage (2)

Main stage

Keep track of festival activities and virtual networking.


Creativity FINAL

Wellbeing and creativity tent

Try some chair yoga, find out how to support your mental health and kickstart your creativity.

Tech FINAL

Tech tent

Check out some of the great work taking place in Dorset.

Campfire FINAL

Campfire stories

Learn how to tell stories to aid change - and listen to some too.

Each Festival of the Future session will last around 45 minutes and most sessions will be hosted through MS Teams.

There will be lots for everyone, whatever your existing knowledge. You'll learn more about our digital Dorset and the potential it provides for our lives and future job opportunities.

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