A NEW URGENCY
From racial injustice, poverty and class struggles to hunger, the climate crisis and global pandemics — societal, technological, and scientific advancements and policies must stay at the forefront of the creative problem solving that’s imperative for our survival. Lasting systemic change, not just the veneer of change, must happen now.
CHALLENGING TECH’S PATH FORWARD
The many ways in which the tech industry touches our lives must be leveraged as a positive force if we are to achieve real progress as a society. What lessons can an industry integral to our existence learn from its current failings to forge a better future?
CULTURAL RESILIENCE IN THE ARTS
Breakthroughs in creativity for artists across music, film, experiential, written, and visual arts have blossomed in the face of acute social issues and a global pandemic that have altered our perspective for years to come.
THE REBIRTH OF BUSINESS
How we view capitalism and the viability of businesses from startups to small companies to major corporations takes center stage as we look to rebuild the global economy. Opportunity for change awaits, but how we level the playing field by pivoting to more equitable systems across race, gender, and class is crucial to the longevity of industries across the board.
TRANSFORMING THE ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE
Conventional wisdom from entertainment industries has lost its shine in the face of disruptions from technological developments. Business as usual is no longer acceptable as evolving consumer tastes and increasing pressure on social issues necessitate some much needed metamorphosis. What lessons can music, film, television, sports and gaming learn to surpass the ever-accelerating pace of change?
CONNECTION IN DISCONNECTION
We’re living lives we never could have imagined as we head into our own brave new world. The consequences of social isolation have been brewing for years. Now online platforms are some of the only outlets available to foster a sense of community. As we return to a world where individualism can give way to embracing the value of humanity, how do we find our way back to each other?
AN UNCHARTED FUTURE
Biohacking, consumer space travel, radical life extension, VTOLs — these concepts that once belonged in science fiction are now part of our immediate future. What new mind-blowing ideas will inspire the next generation of innovation?