Sky News is offering an interactive, in-person experience for audiences where hundreds of people will be able to ask; Who Owns the Future?
Live from Shoreditch, London, on Saturday 19th November 2022, the all-day event will ask ‘Who Owns the Future?’ and aims to explore the big talking points in science and tech, including the potential of AI, space travel and cyber warfare.
Hosted by Tom Clarke, Sky News’ Science and Technology Editor and Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee, and featuring guest speakers from Microsoft Research and NASA, Big Ideas Live will explore the revolutionary tech changes that are happening around us and what they might mean for our future.
Sky News has built a reputation for delivering live journalism from the heart of the story: from eyewitness reporting around the world, to in-depth data dives and bitesize explainers. Big Ideas Live is another way in which Sky News will connect audiences to the big stories of our times, hearing from the changemakers and experts who are shaping our future.
Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with Sky News – through Q&A sessions with our correspondents, as well as insights into Sky News’ award-winning data & forensics journalism team, including the chance to try open-source journalism and UGC verification for themselves. These techniques have been used extensively in Sky News’ recent coverage of the Russia/Ukraine war.
Sky News’ specialist journalists at the event will include:
- Thomas Moore, Science Correspondent
- Rowland Manthorpe, Technology Correspondent
- Deborah Haynes, Security & Defence Editor
- Tom Cheshire, Data & Forensics Correspondent
The event will also feature interactive experiences such as Metaverse shopping and AR try-ons with Estée Lauder and Too Faced. There will also be the opportunity to discover futuristic food technologies with the chance to taste 3D printed meat alternatives. Immersive physical and virtual art installations will be on show as well as displays of world-leading technology transforming sport, healthcare and fashion, along with robotic demonstrations.
Tickets are now on sale from skynews.com/bigideaslive. Content from the event will be broadcast live throughout the day on the free Sky News TV channel on Sky channel 501, Virgin 603, BT 313 and Freeview 233, as well content being available on the App and website and a live stream of the day taking place on Sky News YouTube channels. Content will also be available across Sky News social channels including TikTok, Twitter and Instagram and across audio services.
The event will take place 9.30am – 6pm on Saturday 19th November at Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY. Full details of the event and link to purchase tickets available on skynews.com/bigideaslive