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Dates: November 20-21, 2019 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 1850,-
Location: London, the United Kingdom

Global Innovation Forum 2019

It’s time to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, empathy, human-centeredness, doing good and having a positive impact. In 2019 GIFLondon is going on a quest to spread the message of creating with a purpose.

The forum will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, digital and entrepreneurship.

  • Talks
    Latest innovation trends discussed. Best practices, methods and concepts of successful innovation policies
  • Panel Debates
    Panelists interactively sharing examples while engaging the whole audience into an open discussion
  • Workshops
    Useful knowledge generated through interactive and hands-on activities in a relaxed and playful atmosphere
  • DemoLab
    An exhibition hub to find and experience fresh new products and breakthrough technologies
  • Teenage Innovators
    Teams of teenage UK students look at problems to find a better way of doing things
  • Start-up Stage
    Hear some of UK’s most promising early-stage entrepreneurs. Ask, discuss and find your favorite

Featured talks

  • Barça Innovation Hub: Albert Mundet, FC Barcelona

A key strategic project that aims to leverage FC Barcelona’s know-how to rethink the future of sports

  • Off-­World: Above and Beyond: Adriana Marais, Aspiring Extraterrestrial

The origins of life, the technology required to live on Mars and the projects working towards sending crews there

  • Monk’s Guide to Happiness: Gelong Thubten, Buddhist Monk

Gave up the life of an actor and ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk to teach mindfulness meditation

  • Drone Racing League: Nicholas Horbaczewski, Drone Racing League

Custom-built drones race through the most insane 3D courses ever created outside of a video game

More reasons to participate

  • Inclusivity Workshop: Benjamin Evans, Airbnb

Leading a cross-functional product team dedicated to solving problems like racism, sexism and bias

  • Crazytivity Workshop: Butzi, Magician, Author and Actor

Inspiring audiences to reconnect with their natural creativity using his words, but also his magic

  • Laughter Yoga: Lotte Mikkelsen, Laughter Master Trainer

How to cope with stress, stay focused, create great relationships and wake up every day in a good mood

  • Playmobil pro Workshop: Frank Müller, Playmobil

An innovative modelling system for professionals, based around the iconic PLAYMOBIL® figure

  • Tomorrow’s Innovators: Maggie Philbin, TeenTech

Helping young people understand the opportunities in the science, technology and engineering industries

  • Start-up Stage: Sara Monteabaro, MIT Solve

Identifying and supporting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation & partnership

  • Field trip: General Assembly (x) WeWork, 19 November afternoon

Pssst…Free beer to be served.

On the day before the event, we will be exploring some of the coolest places in London’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. WeWork creates a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

Let’s dive into and learn from those two amazing communities.

Interested in attending the Global Innovation Forum 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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