Creating The Future


Creating The Future – Watch all the speakers

This short piece of footage will give you just a flavour of the extraordinary speakers and the breadth of the topics they covered at our Creating the Future Conference.  Below that you will find full length videos of each speakers’ talk and their slides.  You can also see photographs of the event here


The feedback from our guests is testament to the excellence of the speakers and their presentations. 

“Truly inspiring and thought provoking conference hosted by Weatherbys Bank today.”

“Extraordinarily powerful address by Dr Scilla Elworthy.”

“The Creating The Future event was fantastic – it’s going to take me at least a week to process the incredible talks."

Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson - The future and what to do about it

Today’s democracy, business, climate management and financial systems need to be organised differently. Now. A messy and challenging 10 - 20 years of change awaits. Be brave, shape up & provide moral leadership or your kids might turn on you later.

Ed Fidoe

Ed Fidoe - Future proofing education

It’s not just coding that children need to thrive in the 21st century, but timeless attributes like oracy, craftsmanship, spark and grit. In a world of AI and robots, Ed argues teaching interdisciplinary thinking is the way to ‘future proof’ the next generation.

Bethany Koby

Bethany Koby - Digital creativity for kids (and grown-ups)

80% of jobs that will exist in 2025 don’t exist today. Teaching children hands-on tech skills nurtures their imagination and creativity. Bethany sets out her case for using technology to enhance their collaborative working, critical thinking and problem solving skills for their future. The ultimate goal: playful, creative people, inventing new ways to save the world.

Nipun Mehta

Nipun Mehta - Ethics for a new millennium

New tech is reshaping our habits, practices, institutions, cultures and environments in increasingly rapid, complex and unpredictable ways. But do these advances improve our well-being? How should we shape the ethics for the future?

David Price

David Price - Work isn’t working. We need to fix it

AI and robotics are changing the way we work. What’s replacing ‘the job’ and how can we prepare for it? David explores the irreversible shift towards the gig economy and how organisations are helping people adapt their working lives for the better.

Alvin Carpio

Alvin Carpio - Creating a new generation of political entrepreneurs

Society and economics are being fundamentally disrupted to a point where we need a new politics to respond to the challenges and opportunities technology presents. Alvin shares how a new generation of political entrepreneurs is creating new political action, thought and impact.

David Birch

David Birch - Biometrics, blockchains and bots

How is innovation driving a new world of convenience, transparency and simplification that we’ll all love? David explores how a world with more choice and lower prices puts the customer in charge.

Liz Parrish

Liz Parrish - Biological decay can be fixed

Biological decay is the master disease now being addressed by new techniques in gene and cell therapy. In 2015 Liz became Patient 0 for potentially mass-market gene therapy. Her ambition is to make gene therapies affordable for the mass market by 2030.

Keith Grimes

Keith Grimes - Practical digital medicine

In a world of AI, Immersive Technology, Genomics and the Internet of things, even the traditionally cautious healthcare sector is facing creative disruption at the hands of a new generation of patients, clinicians and entrepreneurs. Dr Keith asks what difference this is making at the frontline, and what it means for the future of the NHS?

Aseem Malhotra

Aseem Malhotra - You cannot drug people into being healthy

Our healthcare system is in crisis. An epidemic of misinformed doctors and patients are driving the over-prescription of medications. Dr Aseem puts forward the case for simple lifestyle changes which he argues can prove more effective than prescriptions.

Dr Scilla Elworthy

Dr Scilla Elworthy - The business case for peace

How can we stop people killing each other, locally, nationally and internationally? Do we want to stop the destruction of millions of lives and the profits made from the arms industry? We can build a peaceful future for our children and grandchildren, Scilla tells us how.

Gabrielle Walker

Gabrielle Walker - Running with the new narrative

The story is changing faster than the climate itself. Climate change is no longer just for tree huggers, or for the distant future, and dealing with it is not the enemy of profit. In fact, ignoring it puts asset values in serious jeopardy. There are lucrative investment opportunities to shape a low-carbon world that is a delight to live in. Gabrielle shares her vision.

Jeremy Leggett

Jeremy Leggett - The global energy transformation

Solar and wind are becoming our cheapest sources of energy, outstripping all predictions. Trends in clean and smart energy technologies are driving irreversible change and policymakers, corporations and communities are amplifying it, with more and more cities committing to 100% renewables.

Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland - Hacking the unconscious

Why are we irrational and unpredictable? Rory explains how we can understand what makes us tick so we can shape a future that works for everyone.