Tech Foresight 2039

Tech Foresight 2039 was held on 27 June 2019 and we explored technology’s impact on the physical, emotional and safety needs of human experience. Attendees were able to explore what might be next on the technology horizon to help future-proof their businesses and organisation.

Tech Foresight 2039 explored how technology might impact human needs and motivation with provocative visions of the future. We asked questions such as how could privacy-protecting algorithms create security in an uncertain world? How could we re-frame tech to support emotional well-being? How might our physical bodies be used to control the digital world?

Attendees discussed the next 20 years of technology through a programme of showcases, interactive discussions and specialist industry workshops with world-leading academics, industry experts, startups and beyond, and gained insights into future needs of your customers, employees and the general public.

Read our feature on Tech Foresight, written by Ian Mundell, a journalist who specialises in research and higher education, to immerse yourself in all things technological disruption.

Date and time

Thursday 27 June 2019
9:00 am- 4:00 pm


Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place