We are used to hearing about the threat of automation and the ‘rise of the robots’, but less attention is focused on the skills required to thrive in a digitally-enabled future. Our research predicts growing demand for ‘21st century skills’ - those which combine social and cognitive abilities - in the labour market of the future. What does this mean for educators and policymakers now?

'Acting now for future skills', Nesta’s flagship education and skills event, will bring together those who are working to improve our education system now - across the entire education pipeline - and those who are thinking about the skills we require in the future. Read full agenda here.

Join policymakers, educators, frontline innovators, civil society groups, technologists and funders, and register your interest to discuss emerging trends, explore practical solutions for developing skills, share insights and take part in collaborative workshops.