22nd – 25th September 2016 ExCeL LondonOver 20,000 visitors are expected to experience the best and latest in science and technology at the inaugural New Scientist Live event which opens today at ExCeL London.
With five stages, 120 exhibitors and hundreds of speakers, the four day celebration of ideas and discovery will touch all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and The Cosmos to showcase how science, technology and engineering drive our economy, shape our culture and improve our lives.
New Scientist Live, courtesy of the team behind the world’s most popular science weekly, is just one of the many events London has welcomed in recent years. London Tech Week is now one of the biggest tech festivals in the world and the city has also hosted a string of high-profile Association events, including the European Society of Cardiology congress and, more recently, the European Respiratory Society congress.
Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Major Events and Business Tourism at London & Partners, said: “With so many top class speakers and one of the best venues in the world I’m certain New Scientist Live will be one of the most successful events the city has hosted. With some of the world’s best universities and institutions pushing the boundaries of science, the city is a natural home for this event.”
Curious festival-goers will be able to take part in experiences that stimulate all the senses and answer life’s greatest questions with over 100 talks across the four days.
• What if you could drive a mile in three seconds?
• Where are the Earth’s last secret places?
• Is technology liberating us or enslaving us?
• How does it feel to have a bionic arm?
• What if we could bridge the gap between human and animal communication?
• Can we solve the antibiotics crisis?
• How do you hijack a space craft?
These burning questions and many more will be answered by world renowned speakers including Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and Broadcaster Alice Roberts.
Plus there will be spectacular interactive displays including the Bloodhound Project’s 1000mph car and a chance to see the Mars Rover in the flesh.
Last year London welcomed 3.7million business visitors an increase of 13 per cent when compared to 2014.