Wednesday Feb 22 Theme: How do I feel about the future?
14.00 – 15.00 Arrivals, Registration and Refreshments
15.00 – 15.30 Welcomes, introductions
15.30 – 17.00 Perspectives on the future: Prof Kevin Anderson and Matt Ridley, chaired by Prof Paul Younger, followed by discussion & Q&A
17.00 – 17.30 Four Corner Exercise (to be explained!)
17.30 – 18.00 Postcards to the Future – creative exercise briefing
18.00 – 19.30 Buffet supper and drinks (HerschelBuilding)
19.30 – 21.00 approx Discussion led by Gregory Norminton with Jay Griffiths & Lawrence Norfolk, authors who have contributed to Gregory’s forthcoming anthology ‘Out of Chaos’ – short stories for our shared planet
21.00 – Pay bar, Premier Inn
Thursday Feb 23  Theme: in what ways might I influence the future?
  (i) examples for inspiration
09.00 – 10.45 Presentations and discussions on cultural interventions with a real impact: Erica Whyman – the cultural regeneration of the North East; Lucy Conway – the Isle of Eigg, Ben Twist Creative Carbon Scotland. chaired by Heather Ackroyd, Followed by Q&A
10.45 – 11.00 Tea & Coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Show and Tell
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch
(ii) exploring possibilities
13.45 – 15.00 Open Space Briefing
15.00 – 16.30 Open Space session 1
16.30 – 17.50 Open Space session 2
17.50 – Close and leave for Northern Stage
18.00 – Food, drink & entertainment (separate programme)
Friday Feb 24            Theme: what am I going to do about the future?
09.00 – 09.15 Reflection on the process so far – John Fox
09.15 – 09.30 TP Commissions, NIReS future announcements
09.30 – 11.15 Open Space – future thinking, future projects
11.15 – 11.45 Alan Davey, Arts Council England sustainability announcements
11.45 – 12.30 Postcards from the Future – creative exercise completion
12.30 – 13.00 Plenary
13.00 – 14.00 Close and Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Visits to Newcastle University sites (separate programme)

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