Utopia or dystopia: how can agencies navigate the brave new world?

In an age of increasing unrest and want for change, are we heading towards utopia or dystopia? And what are the threats and opportunities of this brave new world for us as individuals, as agencies and as a society at large? At the IPA Members’ Lunch on 18th April, man of the moment Jamie Bartlett will enlighten us.

Jamie Bartlett is a journalist and tech blogger for The Telegraph; a TED and SXSW sensation; the presenter of the BBC series 'The Secrets of Silicon Valley'; author of The Dark Net and the Radicals; co-author with Sir David Omand of #Intelligence; a Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos, where he specialises in online social movements, the impact of technology on society and new big data research methods; and a regular commentator on international media.

This year’s Members’ Lunch, the annual networking event for industry senior management, is part of President Sarah Golding’s #MagicandtheMachines agenda – preparing the industry for the next 100 years. In addition to Jamie’s speech, we will hear from Helen Tupper, Commercial Marketing Director for Microsoft, who will be awarding the coveted IPA CPD Golds, and we shall be announcing our new Fellows.

It takes place on Wednesday 18th April, 12.15pm - 2.45pm at Hilton London Bankside and tickets cost £175 plus VAT for IPA members (£250 plus VAT for non-members), which includes reception drinks, a two-course meal and wine.