Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 17/9/2019 08:0018/9/2019 20:00GGCS 2019 - Next Generation ReceptionQueen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London


The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 is the launch of a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US and Chinese academies of engineering, inspired by the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.

The overall theme is Engineering in an unpredictable world. Humanity is facing unprecedented challenges from a growing population growing expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, and accelerating degradation of the planet and its resources. At the same time, exponential technological changes are making the world smarter, faster and more connected, but with unanticipated consequences. Engineers are crucial to the international effort to address these rapidly evolving, unpredictable challenges.

The Summit will focus on two main sub-themes:

  • Will AI and other transformational technologies change humanity for the better?
  • Can we sustain 10 billion people?

The Summit will take place on 16-18 September 2019 in London, at the Southbank Centre’s wonderful Queen Elizabeth Hall, with 900 of the next generation’s engineers, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and policymakers in attendance.