Summit Stage | Samsung KX
Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DQ
The Summit Stage, available only to Leadership Summit attendees, combines keynote addresses, intimate Q&A’s, meet the speaker sessions and Chatham House discussions. As well as curated lunches and leadership drinks with guest speakers. Each day is themed around a global challenge and opens with a breakfast briefing.
Festival Stage 2 | The Aga Khan Centre
10 Handyside St, London N1C 4DN
This stage features incredible thought leaders across 20 topics, carefully curated from around the world across AI, blockchain, the metaverse and the latest transformational technology.
Open Web Forum | P2
10 Lewis Cubitt Square, London N1C 4DR
Open Web Forum at CogX is a festival of AI, Blockchain, and Emerging Technologies. Hosted by Fabric Ventures, a Venture Capital firm backing the founders of the Open Economy. They have been investing in builders, businesses, and networks from inception to scaling since 2012.
The House of QuantumBlack | 16-17 Stable Street
16-17 Stable Street, London N1C 4DR
During the festival, members of the QuantumBlack team will be deep-diving into a range of important and emerging topics in a series of short flash talks. Join them at the 'House of QuantumBlack' to learn from their speakers.
Getting to the Festival
The Festival will be taking place in several venues across the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, including Samsung KX, The Aga Khan Centre and P2.
Arriving on time
Registration opens at 8am across all venues, please give yourself plenty of time to travel to King’s Cross and settle in before the Festival kicks off at 8:45 AM. Keep in mind it can take up to 15 mins to reach the venues from King’s Cross Station, and you’ll want at least 30 mins to get checked in.
Directions to the venue
Whether you’re planning to travel by car or public transport, it’s easy to get to our three incredible venues within the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter. Use the live map below for directions.
There are Registration desks at all 3 venues. Below are details on where to go to get your badge depending on your pass type.
Registration Opens @ 8am for following pass holders:
Registration Opens @ 8am for ALL Pass holders
The Aga Khan Centre
Registration Opens @ 8am for ALL Pass holders
Note your ticket should have been emailed to you and includes a QR code. If you cannot find it, please check your spam folder, and if it is still not there then please reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you. Please bring either a printed or digital copy of your ticket and QR code with you on your first day in order to be issued your pass. You will then need to keep with you if you are attending across multiple days.
There is disabled parking available around the venues in King’s Cross, click here for more information on where you can park.
If you have trouble walking on your own or just need a little assistance during the Festival, please get in touch and we’ll make sure one of our volunteers is there to help.
All our venues at King’s Cross are in line with government accessibility requirements. That means easy wheelchair access and disabled bathrooms at The Aga Khan Centre, Samsung KX and across Coal Drops Yard.
If you need a BSL interpreter or a translator, please let us know before the Festival. If you’d rather bring your own, we’re more than happy to give them a free Festival pass to join you on-site.
All of our Festival venues allow assistance dogs. If you need more information or help, please let us know before the Festival.
Food and drink
With an eclectic mix of cultures, bars and dining spots, there’s a menu for everyone at King’s Cross, see our restaurants page for special offers. If you’re a speaker or have a GLS pass, refreshments will be provided throughout the day in Samsung KX and drinks will be served in the evening once content has ended.
First aid centres are located across the venues so you’re never too far from help. If you’re feeling unwell (or just need a break) there’ll always be someone ready to take care of you at the Festival.
Breastfeeding & Babies
There will be a private Mother's Room in the Aga Khan Centre to utilise for breastfeeding or if you need to take a break from the crowds. Speak to a member of staff and they will direct you.
There is no requirement for you to wear a mask inside venues at the Festival. However, if you would prefer to wear one, please do so.
There’ll be plenty of handwashing stations and sanitisers throughout the venues, and we’ll be cleaning in between each and every session.
For more information on our Festival safety measures, and what happens if you can’t make it on-site due to Covid, visit our Health & Safety Guidelines.
What to expect on-site at the CogX Festival & Global Leadership Summit
Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or it’s your very first Festival, here’s what you need to know about joining CogX Festival 2022 in person.
At each of our 3 stage venues, there will be a registration team happy to welcome and assist you.
Accessibility at King’s Cross
From lifts to languages — here’s how we’re making sure everyone feels welcome at CogX Festival 2022.
Health and safety
We’re closely monitoring the latest Covid guidelines and working with our venues to give you the safest Festival experience. Take a look at some of the measures we’ll be taking on-site.