7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition


2018 The Festival Dinner


Gala Event

Thursday 11th October 2018 (evening)

 Gryphon Room, Malvern College, WR14 3PL

We enjoyed a stimulating evening of conversation over a three course meal with friends and colleagues before hearing from our guest speaker. Held in the elegant surroundings of Malvern College, a short walk from the town centre.


After Dinner Guest Speaker


Will AI & robotics learn from the mistakes of past tech introductions?

The introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is still the poster child for how not to introduce a technology effectively into society. This after dinner talk will outline the 6 key lessons from the past and explore some of the ways that other technologies, such as gene editing, AI and robotics can learn these lessons to more effectively earn the trust of society.


Hilary Sutcliffe, Director of SocietyInside

Hilary works on issues of ethics, responsibility and stakeholder involvement across technologies, including projects on artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnologies, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology and gene editing and most recently quantum technologies. Hilary has just been appointed co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation, and she is also co-driving a World Economic Forum project developing a series of actionable Principles for earning Trust in Tech Governance (TIGTech). 




Price: £57.50+VAT (£69.00 inc VAT) per seat, £460.00+VAT for table of eight.

Dress: Black Tie

Time: 7:30pm start, carriages at 11pm.

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