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The inaugural Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend took place in March 2017

The NYUAD campus came alive for a day-long street Festival featuring local and international performers and artists

Tech workshops and thought-provoking talks by world-leading experts captivated audiences throughout the day

Festival goers were treated to food and drinks from Abu Dhabi’s finest outlets

The 2017 Forum sought answers to 4 of the biggest ‘moonshot’ challenges of our time. The first moonshot examined a political “system shock”, exploring the consequences of recent global events.

The second moonshot looking “beyond GDP”, exploring more holistic ways to approach human welfare and the aims of government

Speakers in Moonshot 3 discussed how to extend the healthy human lifespan

The final moonshot in the 2017 Forum explored how mankind can live sustainably beyond Earth