December 2–4, 2016, Princeton University, New Jersey ENVISION ConferenceBecause the world is changing.
The world is set to change drastically over the next several decades. Six powerful and rapidly developing disruptive technologies in particular [Virtual/Augmented Reality, Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Nuclear Fusion, Space Exploration] will bring fundamental change to our political, economic, and social systems and transform the human experience.
The nature of this change depends upon our actions now. We invite future engineers, scientists, programmers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy makers from top universities around the world to come explore these technologies, understand their implications, and act to safely and positively harness the incredible possibilities presented by them.
Pioneer a brighter future, today.
Julia Bossmann, President, Foresight Institute, will deliver the closing ceremony keynote address at Princeton’s envision Conference. Her focus will be on how to get people thinking holistically about the vast possibilities and dangers of our future as a result of breakthrough technologies, and inspire them to work on realizing those possibilities and mitigating those dangers.
November 3rd, 2016, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, California 2016 Future Forum & Annual Dinner—“The Shape of Things to Come”
Keynote: Christine Peterson – “Nano, Bio and Artificial Intelligence Tech that will Transform Your Tomorrows”
Co-Founder, Foresight Institute, Palo Alto The Foresight Institute is a leading think tank focused on promotion the beneficial applications of transformative future technologies.
A thought leader on powerful, coming technologies, Christine Peterson, co-founder and past president of The Foresight Institute, writes, lectures, organizes conferences and briefs the media on nanotech, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other technologies. An Advisory Board member of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, California’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology, Peterson also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of NASA’s Nanotech Briefs. She co-authored, among other things, Unbounding The Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution, and her interest/work in new varieties of intellectual property has led to her being credited with creating the term “open source software”.
August 28-30, 2016 San Francisco, California Singularity University Global Summit Christine Peterson
Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology at the Singularity University Global Summit. SU Global Summit is the definitive gathering for those who understand the critical importance of exponential technologies, the impact they'll have on the future of humanity, and the disruption these technologies will cause across all industries. Other speakers include Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, and Melanie Swan; an unconference component is included as well.
Christine Peterson works to promote rapid and safe advances in the fields of nanotechnology, machine intelligence, human healthspan, space settlement, and open source. She is Co-founder of Foresight Institute, the leading public interest group focused on atomically-precise nanotechnology and its beneficial applications, particularly in energy and medicine. At Foresight, she organizes high-performance interactive workshops for researchers and directs the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology, both aimed to advance scientific progress toward molecular machine systems. Christine advises the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, the National Space Society, and nanotech startup Ligandal Inc. She chairs the Personalized Life Extension Conference series focused on near-term techniques to extend human healthspan. She is credited with coining the term "open source software.' Her best-known quote: 'If you're looking ahead long-term, and what you see looks like science fiction, it might be wrong. But if it doesn't look like science fiction, it's definitely wrong.'
August 5-7, 2016 Berkeley, California Effective Altruism Global 2016 Christine Peterson
Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson to speak on "High-Leverage Altruism" at the fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, "a growing community based on using reason and evidence to improve the world as much as possible. This year, around 1000 attendees and over 50 speakers from around the world are expected to attend." Featured topics include "CRISPR: Can and should we use it to end malaria?", "How will philanthropy shape the development of breakthrough technologies?", "Can we end global poverty within a generation? How?", "Risks and benefit of advanced AI", and "Replacing meat, reducing suffering". EA Global 2016 is organized by the Effective Altruists of Berkeley in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Altruism. For more information on what Effective Altruism is, visit effectivealtruism.org or whatiseffectivealtruism.com.
July 9, 2016 Oakland, California BIL Oakland 2016 - The Recession Generation How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times
The purpose of this event is to help guide participants' altruistic desires into effective careers that not only provide a modicum of personal financial security but also a means for greatly improving the world. Experts will offer case studies and tailored career advice for those interested in pursuing many types of positive change.
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann will speak on AI, and Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson will speak on How to Make a Difference.
June 19, 2016 San Francisco, California The Journey Talks
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann spoke on a future perspective on AI for non-technical people.
The Journey invites speakers to authentically share their stories of triumph, struggle, joy, pain, courage, failures, perseverance and passion on the path to following their dreams. Be part of the real and unfiltered journeys of founders, entrepreneurs and global shapers who help us connect to our larger purpose and opportunity to create, build and share ideas that matter.
The Journey provides a stage and stepping stone for these voices to be heard in preparation for a larger audience, media appearances and their greatest impact. This is not a pitch event or a showcase of companies. June 19, 2016 Journey from the head to the heart with: Julia Bossmann is the president of Foresight Institute, a leading NGO on world-changing technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. JB holds a Masters degree with highest honors in brain & behavioral sciences at the University of Dusseldorf and neuroscience at USC. Her professional experience includes scientific research in labs in Germany and in the USA, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, technology R&D at Bosch Research and Technology, and entrepreneurship at Anticip8 and Synthetic. JB is a GSP alumna at Singularity University and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos and at TEDx on the coming machine intelligence revolution.
May 14, 2016 Los Angeles, California TEDxEchoPark Presents "Paradigm Shift"
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann spoke on AI. Foresight Institute is the leading think tank on world-changing technologies such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI). Bossmann holds a Masters degree with highest honors in brain & behavioral sciences from the University of Dusseldorf and USC. Her professional experience includes scientific research in labs in Germany and in the USA, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, R&D at Bosch Research and Technology, and entrepreneurship at Anticip8 Analytics. Bossmann is a GSP alumna at Singularity University and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
March 27-28, 2015 Ritz Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay, California Technology, Consciousness and the Future
sponsored by the Contemplative Alliance
At this invitational conference, Christine Peterson spoke on artificial intelligence in the "Emerging Technologies that Will Shape the Future" session.
Oct. 22-23, 2013 New York City 7th Annual SAP CEO Summit Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology and synthetic biology as part of a plenary panel on Innovation Futures, addressing how these fields are opening up new areas of commercial innovation, and how governments and corporations should respond.
March 2-3, 2013 Long Beach, California BIL Conference 2013: Minds Set Free Christine Peterson will speak on "A Whirlwind Tour of Health & Longevity Strategies". (Also a second talk on a fun but non-Foresight topic: "Find Love & a Life Partner--Using Science & Technology".)
November 1, 2012 Palo Alto, California Future of Health Future Salon
Boldly Creating A World That Works For All Christine Peterson will describe the Quantified Self movement, DIY health & longevity, and nanotech medical applications.
October 13-14, 2012 San Francisco, California The Singularity Summit12 Christine Peterson will serve on a panel addressing anticipated advances in artificial intelligence and avoiding potential downsides.
September 6, 2012 San Francisco, California Design Night: Small Is the Next Big Thing
Exploring the Frontiers of Bio and Nano Technology Christine Peterson will participate as a speaker/debater in Autodesk Ideas Fight Club.
August 13, 2012 Mountain View, California Singularity University Christine Peterson will speak on the future of the human species. Invitational.
July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA, USA NewSpace Conference 2012 Foresight's Director of Development and Outreach Desiree D. Dudley will speak on a panel at the Space Frontier Foundation's NewSpace 2012 conference at NASA-Ames July 26-28. Right now the schedule has the panel titled "Approaching the Tipping Point: How Emergent Technologies Will Change the Way We Look at the Future of Spaceflight" at 2pm Saturday the 28th.
June 8, 2012 Stockton, CA, USA Ephemerisle 2012 Christine Peterson will speak on technologies for life extension and longevity.
May 31, 2012 Mountain View, California Nancy K Mize, PhD, Scientist, Innovator, and CEO of GENOGEN Inc., will continue Foresight's local Bay Area community events with a lecture "GENOGEN: Regenerating Skin for Life". GENOGEN is developing products that activate resident skin stem cells to stimulate local areas of regeneration of skin naturally—the way children heal.
Cost: $40 for dinner Foresight Presents: "GENOGEN: Regenerating Skin for Life" Dr. Nancy Mize
April 20, 2012 Redwood City, California
Physically Programmable Surfaces Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross will continue Foresight's local Bay Area community events with a dinner lecture. Physically Programmable Surfaces
March 21, 2012 Mountain View, California
Join us for an intellectually stimulating evening with best-selling author and tech analyst Sonia Arrison! Dinner and drinks will be served h'orderve/tapas-style at 7pm; Sonia will present at 8pm, with personalized, small-group Q&A on the future of technology to follow.
Cost: $40 for dinner Foresight Presents: An Intimate Evening w/Sonia Arrison, Author of 100+
January 19, 2012 Palo Alto, California
Panel: Tour of the Human Condition-Life Christine Peterson will be a panelist for the "Life" panel of "An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages: Time, Life, and Mind". Panel: Tour of the Human Condition-Life
December 12, 2011 Mountain View, California
Meet The President: Dinner Reception for Larry S. Millstein
Join us for an informal celebration reception and dinner with incoming Foresight Institute President Larry S. Millstein in Mountain View on Monday, 12 December 2011. We will be welcoming Larry on his first visit to our offices and chatting with him about his experiences, Foresight's future and the power in transformative nanotechnology.
Cost: $40 for dinner Meet The President: Dinner Reception for Larry S. Millstein
August 30, 2011 Mountain View, California
Elucidating Bio-NanoMachines: Microscopies at the Atomic Scale Dr. Andrew Bleloch will continue Foresight's local Bay Area community events with a dinner lecture.
Cost: $35 for dinner Elucidating Bio-NanoMachines
April 21, 2011 Mountain View, California
Engineering Biomolecules with Nanotechnology Dr. Robert Meagley will kick off Foresight's local Bay Area community events with a dinner lecture.
Cost: $30 for dinner Engineering Biomolecules with Nanotechnology
March 23, 2011 San Francisco, California
iHT2 Wellness & Aging Summit Christine Peterson will be a panelist on life extension and longevity. iHT2 Wellness & Aging Summit
October 27, 2010 New Haven, CT
Bioethics Center's Technology & Ethics Group Josh Storrs Hall, Founding Chief Scientist of Nanorex, Inc. and past President of the Foresight Institute will speak on "Technology Indistinguishable from Magic". Bioethics Center's Technology & Ethics Group
October 15, 2010 Hollywood, California
Libertopia 2010 Christine Peterson will speak on life extension. Libertopia 2010
July 30, 2010 Berkeley, California
Open Science Summit Christine Peterson will speak on Open Source Sensing Open Science Summit
July 22, 2010 Sacramento River Delta, California
Ephemerisle 2010 Christine Peterson will speak on life extension. Ephemerisle 2010
April 14, 2010 Mesa AZ USA
NanoManufacturing Conference &Exhibits
Looking to understand what nanotechnology means for you?
Foresight president Dr. Josh Hall will chair a closing panel on Feynman's Pathway to Nanomanufacturing, with Foresight Senior Associates Tihamer Toth-Fejel and Steve Vetter. NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibits
April 2, 2009 Palo Alto, California
Stanford Law, Science and Technology Colloquium Christine Peterson will speak to LLM students on legal, ethical and public policy issues in nanotechnology. Stanford Law, Science and Technology Colloquium
November 15, 2008 Mountain View, California
Convergence08: Foresight's 2008 Vision Weekend Christine Peterson will moderate the Synthetic Biology & Longevity Panels and lead a breakout session on Open Source Sensing. Convergence08: Foresight's 2008 Vision Weekend
October 17, 2008 Palo Alto, California
Bay Area Future Salon Christine Peterson will speak on "Open Source Sensing: Using open source & nanotechnology to reduce surveillance & head off Iraq-style wars." Bay Area Future Salon
March 30, 2008 Palo Alto, California
Online interview and text chat Christine Peterson will discuss nanotechnology and life extension in a live interview and text chat. Online interview and text chat
March 1, 2008 Monterey, California
BIL Conference Christine Peterson will discuss nanotechnology and citizen-controlled open source physical security. BIL Conference
February 13, 2008 Palo Alto, California
Stanford Law, Science and Technology Colloquium Christine Peterson will speak to LLM students on legal, ethical and public policy issues in nanotechnology. Stanford Law, Science and Technology Colloquium
October 26, 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah
nanoUtah 2007 Conference Pearl Chin will give the dinner keynote address. nanoUtah 2007 Conference
October 22, 2007 Mountain View, California
She's Geeky: A Women's Tech (un)Conference Christine Peterson will serve on the Future Technologies panel, covering nanotechnology, open source, and security. She's Geeky: A Women's Tech (un)Conference
September 8, 2007 San Francisco, California
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence Christine Peterson will speak on preparing for highly advanced coming technologies such as machine intelligence and nanotechnology. Singularity Summit 2007
August 19, 2007 Palo Alto, California
BarCamp Block Christine Peterson will speak on open source physical security, and separately on life extension, at this unconference. http://barcamp.org/BarCampBlock
August 10, 2007 San Francisco, California
American Bar Association Annual Meeting Christine Peterson will serve on a panel addressing the role of the legal profession in responsible development of nanotechnology. American Bar Association Annual Meeting
July 23, 2007 Fairmont Hotel, Chicago
TransVision 2007: A Global Summit on Grand Challenges Philippe Van Nedervelde, executive director of Foresight Institue Europe, will be speaking at the TransVision conference in Chicago, this July 23-26th. TransVision 2007: A Global Summit on Grand Challenges
July 17, 2007 Santa Clara, California
IEEE Sustainable Energy and Clean Water Symposium
Sponsored by IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Christine Peterson will serve as Co-Chair for the Clean Water session at the IEEE Sustainable Energy and Clean Water Symposium sponsored by IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council. Nanotech: From Promise to Reality—Creating a Sustainable Environment
April 20-22, 2007 Troy, Michigan
Penguicon 5.0 Christine Peterson will be the Science Guest of Honor at this open source conference, speaking on numerous technology topics, including open source security for nanotechnology. Penguicon 5.0
September 15, 2006 Tempe, Arizona
Studying the Future of Nanotechnology: Establishing Empirical and Conceptual Foundations Christine Peterson will present the first seminar in a series on "Studying the Future of Nanotechnology: Establishing Empirical and Conceptual Foundations" at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, one of two centers funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to study nanotechnology in society. Studying the Future of Nanotechnology: Establishing Empirical and Conceptual Foundations
May 30, 2006 Arlington, Virginia Workshop on Public Participation in Nanotechnology & Nanoscale Science
Christine Peterson will participate in this workshop
sponsored by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology
Subcommittee of the U.S. NSTC, and organized by the National
Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Workshop on Public Participation in Nanotechnology & Nanoscale Science
May 27, 2006 Palo Alto, California Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights
Christine Peterson will speak at Stanford University on ethics issues involving advanced technologies for medicine. Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights
May 13, 2006 Palo Alto, California Singularity Summit at Stanford
Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology and accelerating change. Singularity Summit at Stanford
April 28, 2006 Washington, DC NanoWorld: Toward a Policy for the Human Future
Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology and ethics issues at NanoWorld, sponsored by the Center on Nanotechnology and Society NanoWorld: Toward a Policy for the Human Future
April 19, 2006 Pacific Grove, California Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop
Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology patent issues at this invitational meeting. Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop
March 29, 2006 Los Angeles, California Nanomanufacturing Conference & Exhibits
Eric Drexler will give the keynote, entitled "Engineering
from the Bottom Up - Productive Nanosystems and the Future of
Technology", at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Nanomanufacturing Conference Nanomanufacturing Conference & Exhibits
March 29, 2006 Chicago, Illinois NABIS Conference 2006
Christine Peterson will speak on societal issues in
nanotechnology at the NABIS Conference being held at the University
Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois NABIS Conference 2006
March 28, 2006 Los Angeles, California Nanomanufacturing Conference & Exhibits
Jillian Elliott will speak at the SME Nano Manufacturing Conference, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California Nanomanufacturing Conference & Exhibits
March 3, 2006 Stanford, California SIEPR Economic Summit
Christine Peterson will participate in a panel presentation
on Nanotechnology at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy
Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit SIEPR Economic Summit
March 1, 2006 Menlo Park, California Alliance Portfolios in Nanotechnology
Christine Peterson will describe the Technology Roadmap for
Productive Nanosystems for the Association of Strategic Alliance
Professionals, Silicon Valley Chapter, in Menlo Park, California Alliance Portfolios in Nanotechnology
February 17, 2006 Wharton Emerging Technologies Update Day
Christine Peterson will present an overview of nanotechnology at the 8th Annual Event at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Wharton Emerging Technologies Update Day
January 24, 2006 San Jose, California Nanotech Roadmap for Optics & Photonics
Marc Lurie and Dr. Eric Drexler will speak at Photonics West
2006 at the San Jose Convention Center, sponsored by The International
Society for Optical Engineering Nanotech Roadmap for Optics & Photonics
December 20, 2005 San Francisco, California MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum
Christine Peterson will participate in a panel discussion at
the MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum on Perspectives from
Industry and Regulatory Bodies
MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum
October 11, 2005 San Jose, California The Perils and Promises of Nanotechnology
Christine Peterson will speak on a panel sponsored by the
Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley, on The Perils and Promises of
Nanotechnology, to be hosted by Altera Corporation. The Perils and Promises of Nanotechnology
September 15, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota The Nanotechnology-Biology Interface: Exploring Models for Oversight
Christine Peterson speaks on "Long Term Potentials, Unprecedented Challenges for Governance"
Sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota. The Nanotechnology-Biology Interface: Exploring Models for Oversight
June 16, 2005 Santa Clara, California Nanotechnologies and Environmental Policy Conference
Christine Peterson will speak at the Nanotechnologies and
Environmental Policy Conference at Santa Clara University, sponsored by
the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Clean Production Action, and the
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production Nanotechnologies and Environmental Policy Conference
June 6, 2005 Frankfurt, Germany NanoEquity Europe 2005
Scott Mize will participate in a panel on "Investing in
Innovative Nanotechnologies: VC's Perspectives and Investor
Opportunities" at NanoEquity Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. NanoEquity Europe 2005
May 23, 2005 New York City, New York NanoBusiness 2005
Scott Mize speaks at NanoBusiness 2005 NanoBusiness 2005
May 17, 2005 Monterey, California Red Herring Spring 2005
Scott Mize speaks at the invitation only Red Herring Spring 2005 Red Herring Spring 2005
February 1, 2005 Palm Springs, California Government's Role in Driving Nanotech
Scott Mize, Foresight President, will speak on a panel,
Government's Role in Driving Nanotech, at the Ibe 4th Annual Nanotech
Investing Forum. Government's Role in Driving Nanotech