HowTheLightGetsIn Global 2020

The world’s first virtual reality festival, HowTheLightGetsIn Global 2020, has been an incredible event. Thank you to our fantastic speakers and to our thousands of audience-members from over 50 countries. It has been truly international and completely unique.

Throughout 200 events, your discussions, talks and debates have taken us to the forefront of new ideas and have shown us how these concepts will shape the future.

Our next virtual reality festival will stream live in May 2021. Sign up to the Institute of Art and Ideas, the IAI at , to watch the debates you missed, to hear about our next events, to read weekly articles from the world's leading thinkers and to take courses led by the world’s finest minds. All this alongside 3000+ videos, articles, and recorded courses to keep you entertained until our next festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The HowTheLightGetsIn Story



Debates and Talks

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Music and Performance

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Social Experiences

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Online Festival

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What People Say