April 8-9, 2016 | Baltimore, MD

An exploration of ideas that will transform, enlighten, endure

From the makers of Spark Camp

What will the history books say about us?

If the past is any guide, many of what historians will deem the most notable events of our time are escaping our notice today. Epochal shifts are happening below the radar, while minor blips dominate prime time. For a weekend, we'll look at today's world from the vantage point of the future, uncovering the fundamental changes hidden in plain sight.

THE FUTURE HISTORY FESTIVAL, powered by Spark Camp, will bring together leading practitioners from the frontiers of civic innovation, media and design to dive past the news and find the new — emerging developments that will set the template for tomorrow. Over two days of bold presentations, powerful conversations, and entertaining performances, you'll make connections and unearth ideas that will help you navigate a truly changing world.


A diverse group of some of the world's most creative thinkers across disciplines, including Maria Popova, Glynn Washington, Nancy Spector, and several other presenters.


  • Live taping of the Slate Money Podcast >>
  • The future history of you >>
  • The future history of language >>
  • Snap Judgment Live >>


  • A.I. and the recently possible >>
  • Marketplace of ideas >>
  • Exhibit 2016: Gallery + time capsule >>
  • Prom Night: Party like it's 2016>>

Register by February 18!

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Includes access to all programming, including performances, networking sessions, hands-on experiences, discussions and evening activities. Lunch on Friday and Saturday also included.

Tickets are available through Feb. 18, 2016, or until they sell out. So act now!

Getting There

Located in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.

About Spark Camp

Spark Camp, the producer of The Future History Festival, is a next-generation convener, dubbed "the ultimate summer camp for influencers" by Fast Company.

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