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Future Festivals Summit

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Welcome to the Future Festivals Summit

Kicking-off the festivities of MUTEK’s 25th anniversary on Monday, August 19, the Future Festivals Summit calls upon all festival stakeholders – organizers, artists and audiences – to jointly explore innovative visions for the shaping of future festivals.

Transforming the Society for Arts and Technology into a temporary utopia, the Future Festivals Summit charts new pathways to establishing resilient festival futures!

Explore The Program

The Summit presents the culmination of years-worth of research by the Future Festivals think tank, a consortium of festival-makers from Canada, Mexico and Germany.

Learn more with the Field Guide


The Summit Day Pass is available for 65$ CAD + taxes via the Box Office. Summit access is included in the MUTEK Forum Passport and the combined MUTEK Forum + Festival Passports. Passport holders will be contacted via email to RSVP. RSVP required.

Box Office


Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
Address: 1201 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6
Wheelchair accessible, gender neutral bathrooms, open to all over 18.

Since its creation in 1996, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) has been dedicated to the development of digital culture. In March 2024, the SAT and MUTEK Festival initiated a new phase in their enduring collaboration, sealing a strategic partnership to consolidate the landscape of digital art and creativity in Montreal and beyond.

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Environmental Responsibility

The Summit’s production and the audience’s participation involves greenhouse gas emissions. 1% of the price of each passport, pass, and ticket will be donated to EarthPercent, a charity founded by Brian Eno to help combat the impact the music industry has on the planet — all donations will be matched by EarthPercent.

Proud partner of the Planetair association for 12 years, MUTEK is continuing its involvement in offsetting emissions and promoting a responsible festival for its audience and our environment.


The Future Festivals Summit is made possible by the support of the Government of Québec.

MUTEK acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Future Festivals think tank is lead by MUTEK (Montréal), New Now Festival (Essen, Germany), imagineNATIVE (Toronto), Mois Multi (Quebec City), send+receive (Winnipeg), New Forms (Vancouver), and MUTEK.MX (Mexico City).

The Future Festivals Summit benefited from a programming retreat hosted by Mois Multi.

The closing cocktail is hosted in collaboration with the alliance of Québec festivals REFRAIN.