Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn. Ideas are alive and evolving. At the edge there is rarely consensus.

HowTheLightGetsIn Global 2020 has multiple debates and talks streaming live and simultaneously throughout both days of the festival.

The theme for the festival is Belief, Hypocrisy and Reason, and across Philosophy, Science, Politics and Arts we will be exploring beliefs, uncovering hypocrisy and looking for the fresh new ideas from the world's leading thinkers to take us forward.

From nobel prize winners, to the world's biggest politicians, environmental campaigners to award winning novelists, the greatest minds in the world come together to argue their corner at HowTheLightGetsIn.

""A world leading forum for ideas""

Ed Vaizey, former UK Culture Minister

""A stunning event .. so engaged, so well informed, so switched on""

Shoshana Zuboff, psychologist and author

""Asking real questions ... orchestrated much more precisely than is usual in our field""

~ Gerard t'Hooft, physicist and Nobel Prize winner

""A lovely event ... deep issues that matter""

~ Steven Pinker, psychologist and author

Check out the debates and speakers announced so farĀ here:

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