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Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23

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The Foresight Vision Weekend is THE place where ideas generated today lead to future realities tomorrow. This annual event offers a rare opportunity to hear world-class speakers discuss the future of nanotechnology candidly and off-the-record. Opening with a reception on Saturday night, the brainstorming continues all day Sunday. Bring your own version of nanotechnology's future and join this mixture of executives, engineers, researchers, investors, writers, artists, and futurists. Attendance is exclusive to Foresight participating members. We encourage individuals interested in how nanotechnology will change the world to become a member and share their voice. Contact Foresight at about becoming a member or join online here.

Read comments from past participants here.

View Vision Weekend photos here.


Gayle Pergamit describes her nanotech startup to Norm Wu

Foresight's Participating Members, formerly known as Senior Associates, are a community working to guide nanotechnology to improve the human condition and the environment. Not content to take a passive role, they step up to actually participate in Foresight's work to maximize and spread the benefits of nanotech while minimizing its downsides.

Participating Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, professions, and home countries. Most have some technical background and work in technology or science, but we also have members who are architects, artists, economists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, ethicists, full-time parents, futurists, investors, laborers, lawyers and law professors, management consultants, marketing, military, ministers, non-profit executives, philosophers, pilots, poets, PR professionals, professors, psychologists, sales, small business owners, sociologists, students, teachers, writers, venture capitalists, and a Viscount.

Most Participating Members are based in the U.S., but a growing number of members come from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the U.K.

All Participating Members are encouraged to become actively involved in Foresight.

Dave Krieger reports on a breakout session

The Foresight Vision Weekend provides an "insider" forum where members gather and explore current trends and future consequences of nanotechnology in an "off the record" environment. Participants develop, evaluate, and discuss ideas ranging from today's research and commercialization to 30-year prospects.

In addition to the Vision Weekend, Foresight sponsors private gatherings for Participating Members. They also receive discounts to Foresight and other conferences and opportunities to attend private receptions. These exclusive events are by invitation only. All Participating Members are eligible to attend.

Our most recent Gathering was held May 14-16, 2004, at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California. This year's Vision Weekend with take place in San Francisco on October 22-23, 2005, leading into our annual Foresight Conference.


Dan Gillmor promotes citizen journalism
Eric Drexler, longtime members catch up on news
Paul Saffo projects mid-term nano advances
Greg Stock and Ray Kurzweil post-debate
Nanoinvesting Panel with Steve Jurvetson, Norm Wu
Nanosecurity discussion with Eric Drexler, David Friedman
Nano VC Steve Jurvetson compares notes with Robert Bradbury
Logitech founder, Pierluigi Zappacosta, Chuck Piercey
Christine Peterson outlines Foresight projects
Stewart Brand listens to Eli Yudkowsky on AI
Peter Diamandis
Chairman, Founder and President,
X Prize Foundation
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Mike Honda

Congressman Mike HondaDNC Vice Chair
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Derrick Boston
Guth Christopher LLP
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Sharon Smith
Director of Technology, Lockheed Martin
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K. Eric Drexler
Chief Technical Advisor, Nanorex
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Richard Jones
University of Sheffield, UK
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Aubrey de Grey
University of Cambridge, UK
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Michael Lesnick
Senior Partner, Meridian Institute
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Ralph Merkle
Georgia Tech
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Christine Peterson
Founder and VP Public Policy, Foresight Nanotech Inst.
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Scott Mize
President, Foresight Nanotech Institute
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Neil Jacobstein
Chairman, IMM
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Chris Phoenix
Director of Research, CRN
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Patrick Hopkins
Patrick HopkinsMillsaps College
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Alan Goldstein
Alan GoldsteinAlfred University
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Ron Bailey

Ron BaileyReason Magazine, Science Correspondent
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