The ThinkIn is the engine of open journalism. And it’s open to you.
Tortoise ThinkIns are live, unscripted conversations where we harness the diverse experience and expertise of our members to shape the way we see the world. Members and guests can join the conversation in person – both in our newsroom and at venues across the UK and the world – or watch live online. So far, we’ve hosted ThinkIns in Amsterdam, New York, Lesvos, Manchester, Edinburgh, Davos, Bristol, Birmingham and Washington DC.
Coming to a ThinkIn is the best way to experience what Tortoise is all about. We’d love to see you.
per ThinkIn for non-members
ThinkIn tickets per year included for members
How a ThinkIn works
1. Tortoise Notes
We’ll brief you in advance. Tortoise Notes are a short primer on the topic designed to stimulate and inform.
2. The ThinkIn
We’ll spark the conversation with a handful of experts, then it’s over to you. Speak up and hold forth or sit back and listen.
3. The Readout
The Tortoise take; our concise point of view, shaped by the discussion in the room. It’s often a springboard for further thought.
Book a ThinkIn
What does a world without work look like? With Daniel Susskind
Tuesday 21 January, 08:00 – 09:00
Advances in artificial intelligence mean that a growing number of previously secure jobs are at risk. Machines no longer need to think or reason like us in order to outperform us. How should we respond? Both as citizens and as employees who want interesting, well-paid and secure work? Daniel Susskind knows that the threat of technological unemployment is real but he sees opportunities as well. Come along and hear him speak - or spend the rest of your working life on the scrapheap.
Decolonising museums and galleries
Wednesday 22 January, 18:30 – 19:30
Britain's arts and heritage sectors have endeavoured to open the doors to diversity and inclusion in recent times. What does ‘decolonisation’ actually involve and how far have they come and how much further is left to go? This discussion will take in debates around quotas, diversity schemes, repatriation of objects and overcoming structural inequality to create a richer, broader arts and heritage landscape in terms of its workforce and audiences.
Living longer, working well: should we force people to retire?
Thursday 23 January, 18:30 – 19:30
As we live longer do we need to radically rethink our attitudes to work? How do countries and corporations need to adapt and to the 100-year-life a productive, happy working one, too? Can we radically reform so that lifelong working becomes not only enjoyable but desirable?
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Hadn’t known what to expect but found myself really enjoying tonight’s @Tortoise ThinkIn on use of tech – purposeful & insightful conversation that was open to all equally. In a nutshell: I’m a big fan.
Went to my first @Tortoise ThinkIn today and it was absolutely sublime. Just signed up as a Founding Member. It really is the future of journalism.
Went to my first @Tortoise ThinkIn last night on gender. A really fun eve – full of lively comment & a totally inclusive atmosphere. Not at all like a traditional panel event.