The Dubai Future Forum, the world’s largest gathering of futurists, is scheduled to commence on November 27th and run until November 28th, 2023.
Organized by the Dubai Future Foundation, the forum will take place at the Museum of the Future under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The agenda encompasses four main themes, including reimagining nature and empowering future generations.
Over 150 speakers from around the world will participate in panel discussions, keynote speeches, and workshops covering various topics, with more than 2,500 futurists from 100 countries and around 100 international institutions expected to attend.
The forum will feature specialists such as Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi, Astronauts from Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and NASA, and experts from various fields. Discussions will include the future of currency, energy innovations, strategic foresight in policy development, and preparation for the era of artificial intelligence.
The second day will include keynotes by UAE Minister Ohood Al Roumi and Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO of Openwater, along with discussions on quantum computing, ethical algorithmic decision-making, and the launch of the UNICEF Youth Foresight Playbook.
Dubai Future Labs and partners will showcase work in robotics, automation, and data leveraging for urban landscape understanding. Additionally, an activation will offer the opportunity to taste cultivated meat, lab-created chocolate, and animal-free products as part of “putting the future of food to the taste test.