Saturday, November 15, 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 takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 15 November at Kings Place, London and 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 take to the stage to discuss the formative moments that have shaped their careers. In doing so they will aim to inspire our audience - the next generation of world changers - to realise that while anyone can change everything, 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. There will be a cocktail and networking reception at the end of the day with a performance by musician and beatbox legend Beardyman.

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 between 20 and 30 years of age (we’ll need to see photographic ID as proof of age at the event) and will need to be pursuing, or actively engaged in 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.

Just fill in the form below before 31 October and tell us why you should be on the guest list.

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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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