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The 7th Foresight Conference was a huge success due to the hard working chairmen, staff and volunteers. Many thanks to Co-chairs Deepak Srivastava and Jan Hoh and Tutorial Chair Don Brenner for working so hard throughout the year during their busy schedules, and to Marcia Seidler for keeping the conference team well organized and the event running smoothly.
Jan Hoh, Deepak Srivastava, Don Brenner
1999 Foresight Conference Chairmen
A huge thanks to all the volunteers: Robert Armas, Emanuel Barros, Stephanie Corchnoy, Tee Toth-Fejel, Paul Melnyk, and Max Sims. And, thanks to Foresight's dedicated staff: Jim Lewis, Tanya Jones, Carol Shaw, and Elaine Tschorn, for helping with the additional Fall Senior Associate Gathering and conference 'extra work load,' and to new Office Administrator, Yakira Heyman for jumping into the Foresight's office chaos and restoring order.
Special thanks this quarter go to IMM's CFO Paul Melnyk, who managed the negotiation process for Foresight's new lease on our office in the tight and expensive Silicon Valley market.
Major thanks to Matt and Gail Taylor for inviting Foresight to participate in their November DesignShop, at which we worked on redesigning Foresight operations to be more self-organizing and automated.
Thanks also to Doug Engelbart for hosting our December fundraiser reception dinner, and as always to Mark and Judy Muhlestein for doing the food at these events.
Ongoing vigorous thanks go to Senior Associate Richard Terra, a professional editor who edits the Foresight Update on a pro bono basis. It's never been done better, Richard!
Thanks to Solveig Singleton for inviting two Foresight representatives to the Cato/Forbes ASAP conference; it impressed even us with the speed of technological advance, which is hard to do.
Thanks to Prof. Fred Turner for including nanotechnology in his Derriere Guard presentation this year, and to Stefania DeKeness of NYU for organizing this inspirational cultural festival.
For sending information, thanks go toamong othersDon Brenner, Doug Denholm, John Faith, Rochelle Fuller, John Gilmore, Stan Hutchings, Rob Jellinghaus, Tom Mazanec, Gina Miller, Anthony Napier, Mark Reiff, Gregory Sullivan, Eric Tilenius, Robert Trombatore, Steve Vetter, John Walker.
Executive Director, Foresight Institute
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NanoSpace 2000 Advancing the Human Frontier, January 23-28, 2000, Houston, Texas. The Third International Conference on Integrated Nano/Microtechnology for Space Applications. Sponsored By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Hosted by: The Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Meeting Headquarters: South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center only minutes from the NASA/ Johnson Space Center, and Rice University's Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory in Houston, Texas. Includes Nano Modeling Session chaired by Deepak Srivastava, NASA Ames Research Center, and also sessions on nanoelectronics, micro-nano sensor technologies, nanomaterials and nanocomposites, manipulation of nanomaterials, production of nanomaterials, energy storage, biosensors, bionanotechnology/computing, biomems/microrobotics, chemical labs on a chip. Web: http://www.nanospace.systems.org/ns_2000/Default.htm
Biophysical Society 44th Annual Meeting, February 12-16, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana. Includes workshop on "Single molecule experiments: revealing the role of protein fluctuations", and synmposia on "Molecular motors: design and performance" and "Protein folding: an urgent problem in the postgenomic era." Contact: Biophysical Society 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301 530-7114; Fax: 301-530-7133 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.biophysics.org/biophys/society/annmtg/
ScreenTech 2000 High Throughput Screening Miniaturization Technologies, February 28 - March 3, 2000, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, CA. "THE event to attend to hear the very latest reports on technologies used by the major players in High-Throughput Screening (HTS) today, and to learn what you need to effectively miniaturize your screening program." Organized by IBC USA Conferences. For more information, contact Jeffrey Levinson at (508) 481-6400 or email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.ibcusa.com/screentech/
MSM 2000, the Third International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems, March 27-29, 2000, US Grant hotel, San Diego, California, U.S.A. An interdisciplinary integrative forum on modeling, simulation and scientific computing in the microelectronic, semiconductor, sensors, materials and biotechnology fields. Contact: MSM 2000, 4847 Hopyard Road Suite 4-381, Pleasanton, CA 94588. PH: (925) 847 9152; FAX:(925) 847 9153. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.cr.org/MSM2000
18th International Meeting of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, April 5-8, 2000 at the University of York, UK. "Modelling Biomolecular Mechanism: From States to Processes at the Atomic Level. The meeting focuses on the study of biomolecular processes including chemical reactions, protein folding, transport & diffusion and energy transduction. The meeting showcases advances in theoretical and computational approaches to studying biomolecular processes as well as powerful single molecule and time-resolved experimental techniques. ... The meeting will provide an important and timely opportunity to review and stimulate discussion across the many disciplines addressing the mechanistic aspects of structure-function relationships in biological processes at the atomic level." Web: http://www.mgms.org/york2000/
Commercialization of Nanostructured Materials, April 6-7, 2000, Miami Beach, FL USA. "Find out from the key players the current status and potential impact of nanostructured materials in such major industries as automotives, telecommunications and chemical pharmaceuticals." Contact: Customer Service (617) 232-7400; Email: email@example.com; WebPage: http://www.knowledgefoundation.com/nanostructured.html
2nd Annual Carbon Nanotubes: Advances in Cutting Edge Applications & Scalable Production, April 10-11, 2000, Miami Beach, FL USA. "While unprecedented interest in a variety of possible commercial applications has accelerated research and development, a key obstacle to commercialization remains the need for cost effective, large-scale production methods. " Contact: Customer Service: (617) 232 7400; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; WebPage: http://www.knowledgefoundation.com/nanotubes2000.html
The Fourth Alcor Conference on Life Extension Technologies, June 17-18, 2000, Asilomar Conference Grounds near Carmel, California, just 15 minutes from the Monterey Peninsula Airport. This conference will cover topics relevant to the expansion of human health and longevity, drawing from such fields as: biological and medical technologies, nanotechnology and nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, psychiatric aspects, defining death, and the insights of authors and artists. Foresight Chairman Dr. K. Eric Drexler and Foresight Advisor Dr. Ralph C. Merkle will talk. Web: http://www.alcor.org/conf.htm
From Foresight Update 39, originally published 30 December 1999.
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