Our Vision Weekends are the annual member festivals of Foresight Institute. Held in two countries, over two weekends, top talent across biotechnology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, computing, and space are encouraged to burst their tech silos, and plan for flourishing long-term futures.
This year, our global community are invited to gather:
● Vision Weekend Europe | November 18-20: at Chateau du Feÿ, Villecien, a laboratory for the future disguised as a stunning 17th century castle, 90 minutes outside of Paris.
● Vision Weekend US | December 2 – 4: at the Internet Archive in San Francisco and Sunday’s afternoon sessions at the Bird House Villa in the Berkeley Hills.
When to be where
Friday, Dec 2
SPONSORS, PATRONS, SPEAKERS, FELLOWS: 6.30 – 8.30 pm @Hillsborough Villa,1868 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010, USA | Pre-drinks, pool reception, cello, and culinary surprises
Saturday, Dec 3
EVERYONE: 9 am – 6 pm @Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue | main Vision Weekend program
SPONSORS, PATRONS, SPEAKERS, FELLOWS stay for evening VIP activities, including a speaker dinner, photo booth, tea time, Feynman Prize awards & party
Sunday, Dec 4
SPONSORS, PATRONS, SPEAKERS, FELLOWS: 10 am @Bird House,11 Drury Court, Berkeley Hills | Speaker brunch
EVERYONE joins at 11.30 am for the day program, and stays late for tea socials, and an orchestra sunset over the Berkeley Hills.
You cannot park here. Please take Uber or one of the shuttles that run every 15 minutes between the Rockridge BART Plaza, at the corner of College Ave and Keith Ave, and the Bird House, from 9.30 am – 6 pm.
On Day 1 we’ll take stock of the tech stack of today (and tomorrow)
On Day 2 we’ll shape those default tech trajectories toward future of Existential Hope.
As usual, both events will come with VIP assemblies at a few surprise locations for our Patron donors.
Confirmed Presenters across Vision Weekends
DeSci: The What, Why and How
With many more to come!
Come for the ideas: make friends across disciplines, generations, and continents who are similarly on the path to creating positive futures. Join panels, focus groups, mentorship hours, tech demos, sign-ups, and more. Stay for the festivities: breakfast boogies, mentorship hours, goal-setting jams, art vernissages, rocket company tours, and plenty of time for calm reflection; alone, or in groups.
Discussions and VIP events are happening in magical places such as a Castle outside of Paris, the Internet Archive in San Francisco, a villa in Hillsborough, the Bird House in the Berkeley Hills, and a private space gallery.