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November 15, 2004 (Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas) Scott Mize will speak from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm on Mon., Nov 15. at the SEMI NanoForum
http://www.semi.org/nanoforum
Download Scott Mize SEMI NanoForum presentation as a 348 K PDF file.

November 11th, 2004 (The University Club of San Francisco, CA) Scott Mize will speak on "Nanotechnology and the Millennium Challenges".

CAFE - Current Affairs Foreign Events, Presents:

Thursday, November 11th, 2004, 6:30pm at The University Club of San Francisco
Topic: Nanotechnology and the Millennium Challenges
Speaker: Scott Mize

The incredible breadth and diversity of nanotechnology presents an important question: How should society prioritize its investment in nanotechnology? What are the areas on which governments, corporations and investors should focus for the highest payoff, both financially and societally? What are the biggest problems to be solved, and thus the biggest market opportunities?

A recent summary of the top nanotechnology-based products of 2003 cited ski-wax, breathable waterproof ski jackets, wrinkle and stain resistant clothing, deep-penetrating skin cream, digital camera displays, coating for sunglasses, tennis rackets and tennis balls. While these are important steps in the commercialization of nanotechnology, they do not address the important challenges facing humanity.

The Millennium Project is one of the most prominent efforts to comprehensively articulate the major Global Challenges facing humanity in the new millennium, http://www.acunu.org/millennium/challeng.html. An examination of these "Millennium Challenges" shows that a substantial number of them can be directly addressed by nanotechnology. These include achieving sustainable development, providing clean water to everyone, balancing population and resources, making powerful information technology available to everyone, combating infectious diseases, reducing the threat of terrorism, and meeting global energy needs. In addition, nanotechnology development can positively change the context for addressing many of the other challenges.

This talk will provide overview of the nanotechnology field, the Millennium Challenges and the nanotechnology companies that are tackling them. Scott Mize is the President of Foresight Institute, http://www.foresight.org/. Foresight is a nonprofit think tank and public interest organization which is dedicated to ensuring the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology. Scott's background can be viewed at http://www.foresight.org/about/Mize.html

Time: 6:30 - 7:15pm Cocktails & Hors D'Oeuvres
7:15 - 8:30pm Discussion
8:30 - 9:00pm Networking & Cocktails
Where: The University Club, 3rd Floor, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, http://www.univclub.com
Dress: Business dress, coat required
Cost: $15 per person (includes open bar and Hors D'Oeuvres
Registration: reservations@univclub.com or call 415.781.0900
Dress Code: Befitting a venerable club with a hundred-year history, a dress code is observed. Coat and tie or turtleneck for gentlemen and comparable formality for ladies. No tennis shoes or denim allowed.

Parking: Parking is available at the Fairmont Hotel ($4 each 20 mins), the Brocklebank Garage on Sacramento between Powell and Mason ($12 1-2 hrs $16 3-10 hrs.), and the Sutter Stockton Garage ($1 / 1st hr. $2 / 2nd hr.) The area is also easily accessed via the downtown cable cars and Sacramento Street bus.

November 5-7, 2004 (Palo Alto, CA) Christine Peterson will speak on the Innovation Management panel at Accelerating Change 2004.
http://accelerating.org/ac2004

October 28, 2004 (Washington, DC) Christine Peterson will give a briefing on nanotechnology and defense issues at the Pentagon, U.S. Department of Defense.

October 27-29, 2004 (Washington, DC) Christine Peterson will give a keynote on nanotechnology at Technosapiens II, a conference sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Culture.
http://www.thecbc.org/

October 16-17, 2004 (Tuscany, Italy) Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology at the International Congress on Science and Society: The Border of Invisibility—Biomedicine, Nanotechnology & Nutriceuticals, sponsored by Council of Genetic Rights and Regional Government of Tuscany.
more information ...

October 7-8, 2004 (San Francisco, CA) Scott Mize will speak at The 2004 World Technology Summit & Awards meeting on the Vision 2015 panel at 11:15 am on Friday Oct 8th.
more information ...

September 22-24, 2004 (Pasadena, CA) Christine Peterson will speak at the Health/Environmental Risks Panel at the Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis & Applications Conference sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
http://www.asmeconferences.org/Nano04

September 22, 2004 (San Francisco, CA) Christine Peterson will speak at the Nanotechnology Panel at ThinkEquity Partners' 2004 Investment Conference.
http://www.thinkequity.com

September 14, 2004, (Princeton NJ) Christine Peterson will be a panelist for Bloomberg News on "Nanotechnology: Next Bubble or Next Big Thing?" along with David Bishop (Bell Labs), Thomas Theis (IBM), Robert Austin (Princeton U.), and Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital).

Nanotechnology: Next Bubble or Next Big Thing?

After 30 years of research, nanotechnology is expected to become a trillion dollar industry and will potentially impact almost every industry sector.

Will it be the new plastic or the next internet bubble? Bloomberg gathers a panel of experts to discuss the ramifications of this controversial technology:

  • Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Lux Capital
  • David Bishop, Vice President, Nanotechnology, Bell Labs
  • Christine Peterson, Co-Founder/President, Foresight Institute
  • Dr. Thomas Theis, IBM

Join us Tuesday, September 14, 2004, 12-1:00pm, at Bloomberg News headquarters, 400 College Road, Princeton NJ for this special event. Lunch is included.

To sign up, contact Gail Gross at 609-279-3547 or ggross@bloomberg.net. Seating is limited.

June 16, 2004 (Washington, DC) Christine Peterson will address the American Issues Forum, sponsored by the nonprofit Leadership America, a national women's leadership organization.
http://www.leadershipamerica.com

June 13-14, 2004 (Helsinki, Finland) Eric Drexler will keynote the Millennium Technology Conference, sponsored by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation.

June 10, 2004 (Pacific Grove, California) Christine Peterson will speak at the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow Meeting at Asilomar.
more information ...

April 28-30, 2004 (Pacific Grove, California) Christine Peterson will speak on "Inspiring (and Funding) Innovation" at the 30th Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop. (Workshop is full.)

April 27-28, 2004 (Arlington, Virginia) Eric Drexler will speak at "Breakthrough Technologies for the World's Biggest Global Problems" sponsored by Arlington Institute
more information ...

April 19-20, 2004 (San Jose, California) Christine Peterson will speak at Molecular Engineering Commerce Forum 2004.
more information ...

April 17, 2004 (Stanford University, California) Eric Drexler will speak at "Semiconductors to Nanotechnology: The Coming Convergence" at the 6th IEEE/NATEA annual conference.
http://siliconvalleycs.org/

April 5, 2004 (Palo Alto, California) Eric Drexler will speak at "Nanotechnology: The New Materials Revolution" sponsored by SDForum.
more information ...

March 13, 2004 (University of California, Berkeley, California) Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology for a panel on "From Bioethics to Neuroethics: How Might Cognitive Modification Modify Pro-Choice Politics?" at the 13th Annual Boundaries in Question Conference: "Feminists Face the Future: New Feminist Perspectives on Biotechnology and Bioethics".
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~dalec/BIOBIOBIQ13Top.html

March 10, 2004 (San Diego, CA) Eric Drexler will present a keynote address at Accelrys World 2004.
http://www.accelrys.com/accelrysworld

March 3-7, 2004 (University of South Carolina) Eric Drexler will keynote and Christine Peterson will speak at "Imaging and Imagining Nanoscience & Engineering", a conference sponsored by NSF.
http://www.cla.sc.edu/cpecs/nirt/events/conf04

February 27, 2004 (Santa Clara, California) Eric Drexler will be the keynote speaker for the Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet.
http://www.svec.org/banquet

February 25, 2004 (Tempe, AZ) Eric Drexler will give the Hogan & Hartson Jurimetrics Lecture, sponsored by Arizona State University College of Law.
www.asu.edu/asunews/Insight/pdfs/022004.pdf

February 11, 2004 (San Francisco, California) Christine Peterson will give a keynote luncheon talk on nanotechnology at the Licensing Executives Society of US/Canada's Winter Gathering.
http://www.usa-canada.les.org/2004winter/

January 20, 2004 (Sacramento, California) Christine Peterson will speak at "California Nanotechnology 2004: Our Future is Very Small", a policy briefing sponsored by the 21st Century Committee of the California State Legislature.
http://www.sen.ca.gov/21stcentury

Dec. 11, 2003 (Washington, DC) Glenn Reynolds will speak on nanotechnology to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency.
http://www.epa.gov/sab/

December 11, 2003 (Palo Alto, California) Eric Drexler and Neil Jacobstein, Chairman of IMM, will speak at a conference on nanotechnology sponsored jointly by Cato Institute and The Economist magazine. To be listed soon at:
http://www.cato.org/events/calendar.html
more information ...

December 4, 2003 (San Mateo, California) Lecture and panel discussion with Christine Peterson on nanotechnology, "Silicon Valley in 2010: Rust Belt or New Frontier?", sponsored by the San Francisco French-American Chamber of Commerce
http://www.faccsf.com/xmp.html

October 16-19, 2003 (Camden, Maine) Christine Peterson will speak at Pop!Tech 2003.
http://www.poptech.org/

October 10, 2003 (Burlingame, CA) In a Foresight Institute Policy Forum during the 11th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, Foresight president Christine Peterson will recap her testimony at the U.S. House Science Committee's hearing on "The Societal Implications of Nanotechnology", followed by a group discussion on health, environmental, and military impacts of molecular nanotechnology.
http://www.foresight.org/conference/MNT11

October 8, 2003 (Tokyo, Japan) Eric Drexler will give a keynote at the 3rd Nikkei Nanotech International Symposium.
http://www.nikkei-nanofair.com/pdf2003e.pdf

October 2, 2003 (Paris) Christine Peterson will speak at an invitational conference at the Ministry of Research and New Technologies on "Nanotechnology and the Information Society: Ethical, Societal and Strategic Convergencies" sponsored by the Club de l'Arche, CREA, Europe 2020 and the French IPv6 Task Force.

September 30, 2003 (Brussels) Christine Peterson will speak at an invitational conference on "Buying and Celling? The NanoBioEconomy and Its Implications for Transatlantic Relations" sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Transatlantic Relations.
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/aboutCTR.php

September 21-24, 2003 (Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Eric Drexler will speak at a workshop on nanotechnology during this year's Environmental Grantmakers Association retreat.
http://www.ega.org/

September 19 & 20, 2003 (Waterfront Plaza Hotel, Oakland, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak at the Conference on Science, Technology, and Religion: Technosapiens? Beyond Bio-Nanotech, Cybernetics and the future of the human race.
http://www.thecbc.org/conferences.html

September 12-14, 2003 (Stanford University, California) Eric Drexler and Christine Peterson will speak at the first Accelerating Change Conference
http://www.accelerating.org

September 8-10, 2003 (Washington, DC, USA) Christine Peterson will give a keynote lecture and serve on an ethics panel at the World Nano-Economic Congress (WNEC)
http://www.iirusa.com/nano/

August 18-22, 2003 (Stanford University, CA, USA) Eric Drexler will speak on the topic "Towards Advanced Nanotechnologies" as part of the upcoming Stanford Engineering and Science Institute: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2003. For more information call 650.723.9041 or visit the program website at:
http://proed.stanford.edu/?nano

August 8th, 2003 (Argent Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA) Eric Drexler will speak at the American Bar Association's Section of Science & Technology Law annual meeting, at Noon.
http://www.abanet.org/annual/2003/home.html

August 7th, 2003 (Silicon Valley, CA, USA) Eric Drexler will speak at Intel on "Nanotechnology: Toward the Feynman Vision"
http://intel.com

July 25, 2003 (Marina del Rey, California) Eric Drexler will participate in the Future Shock Anniversary Forum sponsored by Toffler Associates.
http://www.toffler.com

July 19-20, 2003 (Hyatt Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, USA) Eric Drexler will speak on nanotechnology at the World Future Society's annual meeting, "WorldFuture 2003: 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges"
http://www.wfs.org/

June 10, 2003 (Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak on "Nanotechnology: Evolution or Revolution?" for the Fellowship Forum.

June 3, 2003 (Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will serve on a panel on "The Very Small World: Getting Ready for the Next Technology Revolution" at the Institute for the Future's Technology Horizons Conference.
http://www.iftf.org/html/features/tech_horizons_conf.html

O'Reilly Emerging Technology ConferenceApril 22-25, 2003 (Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, USA) Eric Drexler will present a keynote speech "Nanotechnology: Bringing Digital Control to Matter" at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
more information ...

April 10-12, 2003 (Boston, MA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology at the Boston University's Pardee Center Conference on the Future of Human Nature
more information ...

April 9, 2003 (Washington, DC, USA) Foresight president Christine Peterson will testify on societal implications of nanotechnology for the U.S. House Science Committee on April 9 at 10 AM in room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee schedule is available at:
more information ...

Monday 6:30 pm, March 10, 2003 (Ming's Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will moderate: "Gloom, Doom or Ray of Hope" What's in Store for Sillicon Valley in this economic and political climate; an annual look at the State of Silicon Valley.
http://www.scc-democrats.org/hightechdems/

March 7, 2003 (San Francisco CA, USA) Eric Drexler will speak to students in the biology seminar series at the City College of San Francisco.
http://www.ccsf.edu

February 19-21, 2003 (Monterey CA, USA) Ralph Merkle will speak at The Future of Life summit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix.
http://www.thefutureoflife.com/index.htm

January 30-31, 2003 (Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, LA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak on Nanotechnology at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 2003 Winter Meeting.
http://www.ccianet.org/03winmtg.php3

January 10, 2003 (Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona, CA, USA) Eric Drexler spoke on "Nanotechnology as the Future of Biotechnology" at the Fifteenth Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium.
http://www.csuchico.edu/csuperb/JanSymp03.htm

January 9-11, 2003 (Hilton San Diego Resort, San Diego, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak on "Nanotechnologies and the Technology of the Future" at STA 2003: Technology Extending the Senses, the annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
more information ...

November 16 to 17, 2002 (Newport Beach Marriott near Los Angeles, CA, USA) Christine Peterson will speak on "Judging Life Extension Technologies" and Eric Drexler will speak on "Nanotechnology: the Upside" at the Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension.
http://www.alcor.org/conferences/2002/

November 15, 2002 (Newport Beach Marriott near Los Angeles, CA, USA) Ralph Merkle will speak on "Nanotechnology: how it will transform medicine and enable repair of cryopreserved tissue" at the tutorial preceding the Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension.
http://www.alcor.org/conferences/2002/

Oct. 31, 2002 (Palo Alto, CA, USA) Eric Drexler spoke on "2050 electricity scenario: Transitioning toward ubiquitous generation" at the RAPID PV Stakeholders Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto.

October 16, 2002 (Newark, New Jersey, USA) Eric Drexler will give a keynote on "Nanotechnology and the Future of Medicine" at a symposium on Applications of Nanotechnology to Biomedical Science, held at New Jersey Medical School.
http://gsbs.umdnj.edu/nanotech.htm

July 21, 2002 (New York City) Christine Peterson will give a plenary lecture on nanotechnology at the World Technology Summit 2002
more information ...

June 27, 2002 (Palo Alto) Eric Drexler will speak on nanotechnology at PARC Forum (check website to verify date as it approaches)
more information ...

May 30, 2002 (Palo Alto) Christine Peterson will speak at the Nanotech Visibility Conference
more information ...

May 20, 2002 (New York City) Christine Peterson will give a keynote on nanotechnology at NanoBusiness Alliance's spring conference
http://www.nanobusiness-spring.com/

May 15, 2002 (San Jose, CA) Ralph Merkle will give a keynote at Nanotech Planet Spring 2002 Conference and Expo
more information ...

May 13, 2002 (Palo Alto) Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology at "Swiss Nanotechnology Meets Silicon Valley" Roadshow
http://www.nanosig.org/nano/events.htm

May 9, 2002 (Rockville, Maryland) Ralph Merkle will speak on nanotechnology at the TIGR Distinguished Lecture Series: Defining the Boundaries of 21st Century Science
http://www.tigr.org/about/lectureseries.shtml

May 3, 2002 (Scottsdale, AZ) Eric Drexler will speak on nanotechnology as the keynote speaker at Congress on the Future of Engineering Software
http://www.cofes.com/

April 26-29, 2002 (Palo Alto) Eric Drexler, Christine Peterson, Ralph Merkle and many others will speak at the Foresight Gathering
http://www.foresight.org/SrAssoc/spring2002

April 9, 2002 (San Francisco, California) Eric Drexler will be a keynote speaker at CTO Forum 2002
http://ctoforum.infoworld.com/forumInfo/default.asp

March 11, 2002 (San Jose, California) Eric Drexler will speak on nanotechnology at Santa Fe Institute's Business Network meeting entitled "Whither Technology?"
more information ...

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