HowTheLightGetsIn 2020
19/20
Sept

We've just released the Full Programme!   With Nobel Prize winners, leading politicians, world-famous philosophers and radical scientists speaking alongside journalists, economists and lawyers at the top of their game, HowTheLightGets Global 2020 brings together an unparalleled line-up.

Alongside debates and courses, we have Grammy Award-winning musicians, the hottest comedy and documentary programming from our friends at Dokbox. 200 + events, across 8 stages, from 3 continents, over 2 days!

Events run 7:30am-2:30am BST, moving from Delhi to London to New York over the day.  Whatever timezone you are watching in, you get a full day's festival programme.  Scroll down to view the full list or use the filters to find your favourites! 

Festival Tickets


Festival Tickets provide access to all events in our main programme including Debates, Talks, Music DJs, Performance, Comedy, Art, Dokbox documentaries, and IAI Academy Courses throughout the weekend.

Please note: Festival Tickets do not provide access to Inner Circle and Salon events, which must be booked separately.

Children's Programme

Our Children and Young Adult's Programme includes talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of younger minds - from under 12s all the way up to young adults.
Explore all these options in more detail below...

Inner Circle

Don't miss out on our Inner Circle events for the chance to discuss today's most prevalent issues with some of the world's leading thinkers. It's not everyday you get to think big, ask your questions, and explore a world of ideas with legendary scientists, philosophers and artists, all from your living room couch.


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