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 in the Berkeley Hills.
As usual, both events will come with VIP assemblies at a few surprise locations for our Patron donors.
Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute: 30+ Years of Advancing Ambitious Tech
Anthony Aguirre, Future of Life Institute: Future of Life Awards & Initiatives
Jason Crawford, Roots of Progress: The History and Future of Progress
Riva-Melissa Tez, investor: Flourishing Futures
Anna Yelizarova, Future of Life Institute: World-building Wonderful Worlds with AI
Beatrice Erkers, Foresight Institute: Existential Hope
Gaia Dempsey, Metaculus: Future Forecasting Successes, Surprises & Stories
Sonia Arrison, 100 Plus Capital: Your Everyday Life with 100+
Jose Luis Ricon, Rejuvenome: Toward An Anti-Aging Intervention Effects Matrix
Joe Betts-Lacroix, Retro: Cellular Reprogramming: Why It’s Hard & Where To Start
Greg Fahy, Intervene Immune: Longevity: From Thymic Rejuvenation to Cryonics
Karl Pfleger, Agingbiotech.info: What I Learned From Keeping A Tab on 150+ Longevity Companies
Michael Greve, Forever Healthy: Longevity Investing 1-1
Clarice D.Aiello, UCLA: The Future of Biology is Quantum
Bret Victor, DynamicLand, Shawn Douglas, UCSF: The Future of Programming & Molecular Machines
Seth Shipman, Gladstone Institute & UCSF: DNA Camcorder: Movies of Cell Development for DNA Diaries
Benjamin Reinhardt, PARPA: Private ARPAs for Long-term Progress in Nanotech
Niamh Gavin, FutureMatter: Open Ended Scientific Discovery Platforms
Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow: Turing-Complete Chemputing
Yuanning Feng, Northwestern University: The Molecular Machines Tech Tree
Todd Huffman, E11: Lessons from Slicing & Mapping The Brain
Maryna Polyakova, Max Planck Institute: The Neurotech Tree
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute: Near-term Neurotech & Ethical Conundra
Sumner Norman, Caltech: What Can We Expect From the Next Generation of BCIs
Kate Sills, independent: New Frontiers Unlocked Via Cryptography Tools
Mark Miller, Agoric: Computational Markets: Civilization As Superintelligence
Andrew Critch, Encultured AI: Open Source Game Theory
Eva Galperin, EFF: What You Need to Know About Nation State Spyware
Peter Norvig, Google: AI Progress: Today, Tomorrow, And The Day After
Avichal Garg, Electric Capital: What Does A Private Cryptocommerce Mean For You?
Vincent Weisser, VitaDAO/PsyDAO/Molecule: DeSci: The What, Why and How
Ying Tong Lai, Electric Coin Company: The Intelligent Cooperation Tech Tree
Niklas Rindtorff, LabDAO: From Wet Labs to Web Labs
Puja Olhaver, Flashbots: Decentralized Society & Soul-bound Tokens
Jaan Tallinn, FLI: Crypto, AI Safety, X-Risk Prevention
Adam Brown, Stanford: Mining Blackholes For Energy
Creon Levit, Planet Labs: Satellites & Space Debris
Josh Storrs Hall, author: Where Is My Flying Car?
Eli Dourado, regulatory hacker: Geo-engineering Promises & Pitfalls
Steve Jurveston, Future Ventures: Space Tech Funding: Earth, Moon, Mars & Beyond
Stuart Armstrong, Future of Humanity Institute: AI & Long-term Futures in Space
Romain Fonteyne, European Space Agency: The Space Technology Tree
Erika Alden De Benedictis, BioAutomation Challenge: Biotech, Automation & Space
Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute: Prizes & Tech Trees for Flourishing Futures
Tom Kalil, Schmidt Futures: Government vs. Academia vs. Private Funding
Evan Miyazono, Protocol Labs: Funding the Commons Via Web3
Adam Marblestone, Convergent Research: Focused Research Organizations Wishlist
Nils Regge, Apollo: A VC’s Role in Translating Science into Technology
Martin Borch Jensen, Gordian Biotechnology: Institutional Experiments to Accelerate Longevity
Mark Lutter, Charter Cities Institute: Building a Charter City
Primavera de Filippi, Harvard Berkman Klein Center: From Institutions to Extitutions
Danielle Strachmann, 1517 Fund: Learning from Dropouts, Renegades, Deep Technologists
Expect engaging discussion on topics including cryonics, DeSci, private ML, computational biology, LEV, space exploration, BCIs, WBEs, AGI, foundational science funding, rejuvenation, molecular nanotechnology, chemputing, computer security, prediction markets, charter cities, and more.
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. Additionally, 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.
If you would like to better understand what happens at our Vision Weekends, please feel free watch the videos below, and explore the Vision Weekend 2021 speaker lineup.
Vision Weekend 2022 will be unlike anything you’ve seen so far… We hope you will join us!