Saturday, October 4, 2014

Join Sir Tim Berners-Lee for a day of inspiration at the Every Second Counts Forum

Shaping the future, when the future is already here

The Guardian and Observer are launching a half-day forum, sponsored by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, aimed at aspiring future leaders in the fields of science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment, and cultural heritage. If you’re aged between 20-30 and can demonstrate a working interest in one or more of these areas, you could attend.

The Every Second Counts Forum, which will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 15 November at Kings Place, London, will celebrate the work of pioneering individuals who have helped to change the world, among them Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

These leaders in their respective fields will discuss the formative moments that have shaped their lives and in doing so will aim to inspire the next generation of world changers to realise that anyone can change everything, but to be successful, you need to make the most of the time you have.

The event will be chaired by BBC journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed and will also include presentations from the five 2014 recipients of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, all under 30, who will provide insight into the early stages of embarking on a career that will change the world for the better.

To learn more about all our speakers follow this link.

For a full programme for the event follow this link.

Want to come along?

To attend this unique gathering you will need to be no younger than 20 and no older than 30 years of age (we will ask for photographic ID as proof of age if your application is successful).

You will need to be able to prove that you are actively pursuing a career in one of the following five areas:

Applied technologyEnvironmentExploration and discoveryCultural heritageScience and health

You’ll need an entrepreneurial spirit, a vision of how your life’s work will change the world and a desire to engage with and learn from your peers.

And you’ll need to tell us, in 500 characters or less (choose wisely!), why you should be on the guest list.

To begin your application, fill in the form below (all applications must be submitted no later than midnight on October 31 2014):

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If your application is successful you will be contacted directly by a member of the Guardian events team to confirm your attendance. As we anticipate a high level of interest, we will not be able to contact those applicants who are not successful.

For profiles of our speakers, follow this link.

For a full event programme, follow this link.

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