LDB Forum

LDB Forum: Remapping our Nature in the Digital Age (Sessions 1 & 2)

13 Jun 2023 13:00 - 15:15 King's College London, access via the River Terrace

From 13:00- 15:15 at the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre (access via the River Terrace, Somerset House)

Hosted by John Mack, Artist, Author & Founder of Life Calling, two panel sessions will bring together youth activists and education and technology experts to discuss how we prepare future generations for life in the Digital Age.

Session 1

13:00 – 14:20 Education in the Digital Age: The Need for a New Operating System

Welcome & Opening Remarks by John Mack.

Schooling, as an educational system, is a tool that has been implemented to assist in knowledge-building. Inasmuch as it is a tool, it can also be considered a type of technology—albeit one in dire need of a new operating system. How is it that this technology, so fundamental to human wellbeing and thriving, has gone unchanged over so many years? Surely, systems of education should not be exempt from progress. What might the overhauling of the operating system look like and how might it be implemented?


  • Stella Wing-yan Fong, Head of Learning, Design Museum

  • Andy Haldane, CEO of Royal Society of Arts

  • Lucy Kennedy, Chief Executive of the National Saturday Club

  • Professor Andrew Przybylski, Professor of Human Behaviour and Technology; Oxford Internet Institute; University of Oxford 

  • Moderator: John Mack, Artist, Author, Founder, Life Calling

Session 2

14:30 – 15:15 A Call for our Youth

Join #HalfTheStory, a leading youth nonprofit on a mission to empower the next generation’s relationship with tech, for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the future of digital wellness. Hear it first-hand from a panel of next generation innovators who are paving the way for a brighter future for young people’s mental health and wellbeing in the Digital Age.


  • Larissa May,  Digital Wellbeing Pioneer and Founder of #HalfTheStory

  • Chloe Westley, Mental Health Campaigner, Speaker & Former Adviser to the Prime Minister

  • Connor Jones, Spark Teens

  • Moderator: John Mack, Artist, Author & Founder, Life Calling 

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