Foresight Institute Breakthrough Technologies for Energy
Atomic Precision for Energy Generation, Transmission, and Use Reduction
May 20-22 2016 in Palo Alto, California
About the Event:
This was a highly interactive and stimulating 2-1/2 day invitational meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in energy based on improved precision in our control of matter, and how to speed current research in that direction.
Wide-ranging thinkers, firmly grounded in a deep and broad understanding of current science facilitated future research directions, encouraged the formation of new multidisciplinary teams, and sped atomically-precise advances relating to energy production and conservation.
This was an invitation-only event. Lodging and travel were be provided for as many attendees as funding allows (see below)
Friday, May 20th
Saturday, May 21st
Sunday, May 22nd
The Lodge (Elks) Palo Alto
Besides being able to say that you were there when it happened …
For your work
Unique opportunities for progress
Foresight workshops are known to be catalysts for forging relationships that would not have happened in any other way. You will have the unique opportunity to meet with authorities in nanotechnology and energy, in research and in the field. You can find creative impulses for your work, let your research shine in new light, and open new paths.
Past workshops have resulted in opportunities such as new research collaborations, friendships, prizes, cross-industry insights, and funding for our participants. Furthermore, the workshop will provide you with media opportunities to make your voice heard, such as a video and a white paper.
For the world
Foresight's big mission
We need energy to live in our modern civilization. But because of our dependency on fossil fuels for energy, we're facing irreversible damage to our planet and its climate, to our economy, and to our future.
At Foresight Institute, we believe that this fate can be changed. But it takes new thinking to solve these challenges. We believe that atomically precise technology that radically changes the way we produce, handle, and consume energy is the key to changing the planet's fate. When the best expertise and ingenuity across different fields come together, great things happen. That is the mission behind this workshop and we want you to be a part of it.
Dr. Joshua Ballard, Senior Research Scientist, Zyvex Labs
Chatham House Rule
To encourage cutting-edge discussion, we'll be following the Chatham House Rule for the majority of the event, as it is used at the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos. This will allow you to speak freely on any topic without concern that your comments might be attributed to you without your express permission. The final whitepaper may contain a list of participants and their affiliations.
To aid our preparation of a written event whitepaper, we will be doing audio recording throughout the event — this is for reference only and will not be made public. Separately, if you're willing, we'd appreciate your making some brief informal remarks on video regarding your views of the event and its topic. Every participant will be asked to sign a Waiver, Indemnity and Release Form, but participation in the video is entirely voluntary.
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