WTF Is Happening?

We open Act One of the festival with a keynote session to ask ourselves – what just happened to the world as we knew it?

Opening with a short film and continuing into a live debate, cultural figures and big thinkers from around the globe reflect on how Covid-19 affected their world and business. What happened, what is their new reality and how can we all move forward in our mission to create a more purposeful world?

This takes stock of our shared experience, acknowledges the enormous impact of this year’s events and hears from global communities in different stages of recovery. We’ll explore the positive learnings we can take from this shared experience, and how we can use them to build a better future for everyone.


With Ann Cairns (Mastercard), Charmian Love (B Lab UK) and Gina Miller


UN Global Goals   (3) Good health and wellbeing   (8) Decent work and economic growth   (9) Industry, innovation and infrastructure   (10) Reduced inequalities   (11) Sustainable cities and communities   (13) Climate action   (16) Peace, justice and strong institutions