The Future History Festival

Baltimore, Md. April 8-10, 2016.


We aren’t living in the future. We’re living in the past. Historians will someday sift through data from this moment, trying to understand how their world came to be the way it is. For a weekend, we will be those historians. The Future History Festival, powered by Spark Camp, will bring together leading practitioners from the frontiers of civic innovation, media and design to capture the world as it is and imagine the world as it could be.



A lineup of presenters and performers will highlight contemporary events, ideas and people that will seem most notable in decades to come.


Meet new friends, and explore insights and themes from the festival in moderated discussions with fellow attendees.


Take a walk through future history in a series of immersive exhibits and attractions.


TFHF will take place will take place on a mini-campus we’ve created in historic Mt. Vernon, Baltimore. Our main venue is the Engineer’s Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. The Mansion is a national historic landmark housing dozens of rooms (some hidden!), an expansive covered atrium and even some secret passageways. Next door is our performance stage, the 700-seat theater within the Walters Art Museum, which is one of only a few museums in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. Around the corner is the Hotel Indigo, where Festival-goers will enjoy morning meals and after-hours parties.

Getting There

TFHF is easily accessible via Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Amtrak and I-95. There are plenty of cabs and Uber drivers servicing city. We even have a fleet of water taxis that will ferry you around the Inner Harbor!