Silicon Republic have announced they will host the world's first major international hybrid tech event in October, from a purpose-built broadcast stage in Dublin.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 'Future Human' event will take place on the 29 and 30 October, as a live, part in-person, part online event.
All the main stage talks, master-classes and workshops will be available to ticket-holders online, with event timings designed to facilitate overseas viewers, as well as domestic attendees.
The line-up includes Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Brittany Kaiser, former NASA astronaut Joan Higginbotham, emmy-award winning Felix Lajeunesse of Felix & Paul, composer and Oscars ceremony conductor Eimear Noone and young entrepreneur Shane Curran.
Founder and Curator, Ann O’Dea, said the event will be much more than an online conference.
"We spent the last few months assessing the progress of the pandemic, trialling potential platforms and visiting studios, and we’ve come up with what we believe is a dynamic and creative event, " she said.
Many of the speakers over the two days will be live on-stage, while those unable to travel due to the ongoing pandemic, will be dialled in to the stage, with interviewers and MCs moderating live from Dublin.
Future Human’s predecessor event, Inspirefest, welcomed 3,000 people from 52 countries last summer, and the organisers hope that the new hybrid format will attract a whole new audience, who are not always in a position to travel or cover the costs of air fares and hotel rooms.