Thu, 30 Jan | Institut Français du Royaume Uni

Night of Ideas 2020 | Call for participation ESCP | Volunteers

The Night of Ideas is back! On Thursday 30 January, you will have the opportunity to volunteer and help making the Institut français’ night of thought-provoking programme of debates, performances and screenings happen.
Registration is Closed
Night of Ideas 2020 | Call for participation ESCP | Volunteers

Time & Location

30 Jan 2020, 17:45 – 23:00
Institut Français du Royaume Uni, 17 Queensbery Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2DT, UK

About The Event

The Night of Ideas is back! On Thursday 30  January, you will have the opportunity to volunteer and help making the Institut français’ night of thought-provoking programme of debates, performances and screenings happen.

Crossing French, British and European perspectives, the Night of Ideas will engage audiences in free debates with the theme ALIVE! as the common thread to tackle the latest ideas behind issues central to our times. At a time when nature is threatened and technology seems all-powerful, we believe there is an urge to question, collectively, the borders of our humanity and rethink what was once taken for granted.Two themes will be explored during the evening: 

Nature and Us: Are we abandoning nature in our pursuit of progress? While we are facing an unprecedented environmental crisis, it is essential that we address our responsibility to the planet, remapping the natural spaces we share with plants and animals and changing the way we inhabit them. 

Machines like Us:  In 2017, Sophia became the first robot to be granted citizenship, and while some saw in her the possibilities of the future, others found their worst nightmares realised. Three years on, it seems that reality has caught up with the fantasies of science-fiction. How can we define the role of AI society, and how far are we willing to go?

This year, the event will take place between 5:45pm and 11pm.

If you wish to join our wonderful team of volunteers, please send an email at andrea.vildeuil@institut-francais.org.uk before Friday, 10 January,

along with:

- Your postal address and mobile phone number

- The languages you speak

- The sequences which are of specific interest to you during the night.

- If you are interested or have skills in communication (social media, live coverage), please let us know, you'll have the chance to bring the Night of Ideas to life!

- Your availabilities on the 30  January. As it’s a very busy event we may need your help from 4:30pm in some cases!

For more info about the Night of Ideas

We look forward to hearing from you

Registration is Closed

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