Next week the world’s most innovative tech festival is going virtual and, trust us, you’re not gonna want to miss it

virtual CogX festival

From political movements that have stemmed from Twitter hashtags, to driving cars that can actually tell us our horoscope, technology is developing, fast, and improving our lives in ways we could never have anticipated.

But with the good must come some bad, and the alarming presence of fake news stories, data breaches and online abuse serve to remind us that emerging technologies can pose as many problems to the world as they can solutions.

This is why it’s vital that we understand our relationship with technology, ensuring that together we can use it to change lives for the better.

Marie Claire wants to help, which is why we’re joining forces with CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and activists at the 2020 Virtual CogX Summit to start an online conversation on the future of the emerging technology community.

What can I expect from CogX 2020?

Taking place from 8th-10th June, CogX is a dynamic event set to bring together 50,000 virtual attendees and 600 speakers, including world-famous anthropologist Jane Goodhall and Samantha Power, Former United States Ambassador to the UN.

In a time where we’re facing health problems of pandemic proportions, climate emergency and cyber security threats, it’s never been more important to utilise technology as a force for positive change – so with the theme of this year’s Virtual Cogx focusing on ‘getting the next 10 years right’, it couldn’t be a better time to join the conversation.

Offering seminars on what work will look like in a post-Covid world, the use of technology to combat climate change and how our relationship with technology is changing the way different cultures think, the three-day conference will help attendees understand how artificial intelligence and technology will change the global landscape over the next decade.

Developed to deliver a truly interactive digital experience, the festival will include virtual meet-the-speaker break out sessions, invigorating round table discussions and speed networking. With participants being able to take part regardless of where they are in the world, this year’s CogX is set to be the most diverse and accessible yet.

How to claim your free ticket

Despite a standard festival pass usually setting attendees back £295, this year you can get your ticket for free.

To secure your ticket, click here and add the code at the checkout: CPMCSFP100

So, are you ready to join the conversation?

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