Let's Talk About Race
Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. Robin DiAngelo coined the term ‘white fragility’ in 2011 to describe the defensiveness that even the most well-meaning white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged. In conversation with Lindiwe Mazibuko, The Conduit hosted a breakfast conversation on how we can: start having more honest conversations, listening to each other better and reacting to feedback with grace and humility.
Supporting a New Generation of World Leaders
Around the world, faith in politics and government is in decline. There is a global need to diversify and increase the pipeline of talented, ethical and effective public officials across countries and political organisations – but how do we go about it? The co-founders of Apolitical Academy hosted a workshop to help members identify the most effective ways to support a more ethical and people-centred generation of leaders and help them navigate the challenges inherent in an increasingly divisive and gridlocked politics around the world.
International Women's Day at The Conduit
The Conduit invited people of all genders, backgrounds and ages to a full-day festival in honour of International Women’s Day. We delved into everything from gender bias in AI to sex and censorship, speaking to women in international development, politics, tech, art and the criminal justice system, culminating in a fireside chat with the first British star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan.
Film Screening: Evelyn
‘Evelyn’ documents the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey across the United Kingdom, they confront a past they’ve been unable to talk about, whilst simultaneously repairing the fractures in their own relationships. Director, Orlando von Einsiedel turns the cameras on himself, as he and his parents and siblings embark on a journey in remembrance of their brother and son, Evelyn, who took his own life over a decade ago. After the screening, the filmmakers joined us for a Q&A with the CEO of Doc Society, Jess Search.
AI & The Future of Energy
In collaboration with DeepMind, The Conduit hosted a conversation on the development and application of artificial intelligence to the future of the energy sector. We explored AI methodologies that can be deployed for sustainability, the importance and challenges surrounding data collection, the future of energy-efficient systems across new devices and the cloud, and much more.
Beyond Plastic: Biomaterials Workshop
For billions of years, plants and animals have evolved to make materials with a particular set of ingredients and techniques that other organisms know how to source, use, breakdown, and use again. It’s time we took a leaf out of Nature’s recipe book. Materiom and The Klosters Forum held a hands-on biomaterials making session at The Conduit, where members engaged in the theory, creative experimentation and development of plastic alternatives.