As part of the Hull City of Culture events, MindBoost Learning was excited to be invited to join and form a partnership with other future thinkers and businesses as part of the city’s Substance Future Forum event, in which Members of Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) combined their knowledge, expertise and imagination to define a future narrative for Hull and the UK.
Within MindBoost’s DNA exists the constant desire to connect people, form partnerships, challenge the status quo, push boundaries and explore new ways and ideas in the world of technology, especially learning technology. So this opportunity and partnership was a perfect fit for Mindboost.
What’s it all about?
The incredible 2017 year of culture for Hull has touched the hearts of thousands and without question, forever changed the lives of many in and around our City. A year of the breathtaking artistic commissions has taken everyone on an incredible journey. The first starting with a ‘bang’ and then bringing tears to our eyes with the powerful and inward-looking projections of the ‘Made in Hull’ season. The final and current season ‘Tell the World’ has been more outward looking.
With the aim of stimulating fresh, forward facing thinking ‘Substance’ – “A new festival celebrating the culture, creativity and future of the North” has begun – marking a new, future focussed, Chapter of the City of Culture story.
How was it done?
The Substance Future Forum event presented a future version of what Hull is like in 2042, we are in 2042 and 2017 is a past memory and celebration of where it all started and the catalyst for a new future for technology.
The event was supported and presented by many of C4DI’s members and local startup and established businesses who all worked together to not just pull an event together but to present a believable and imaginative future to attendees of the event.
For a full run down of the event Dileepa Ranawake has captured the session details very well.
The leaving thought for us at MindBoost Learning is not just how exciting the event was and what the future may look like but the enthusiasm everyone involved had, and still has, to work together to make these events a success, believable, insightful and memorable and very real. The event was a professional and polished presentation of a futurist here and now, in an outstanding building.
It was a real demonstration and a powerful reminder of what people and businesses can do when they work together to look at making the world a smarter place.
Made in Hull
MindBoost Learning is proud to say it was ‘Made in Hull’ and in the year of culture and is extremely proud to have such a group of people and businesses to draw on for support to drive the technology agenda into the future for Hull and the rest of the UK.