Expertise. New Scientist Live has chosen London as the host city for its 2016 event, as London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for the city announced. The unique 4-day event, taking place from 22nd-25th September 2016 at London’s ExCeL Centre, will illustrate how science and technology improves lives, shapes society and drives economic growth. New Scientist Live features world-renowned experts and famous faces from the world of science, engineering and technology including mathematician Marcus de Sautoy, quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees.
London was selected due to its position as a global centre for Life Sciences and technology, says Publishing Director John MacFarlane: “London is home to renowned academic centres, a vibrant ecology of global research and development companies and entrepreneurial start-ups, and a highly skilled, educated workforce. We’re confident that London is our perfect partner.” The announcement comes just over a year since the Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched MedCity – an organisation that aims to promote and grow the life sciences economy in London. New Scientist Live is expected to attract tens of thousands of attendees from the UK and around the world. Already 20,000 New Scientist readers have expressed interest in the event, ahead of tickets going on sale.