Technical workshops & whitepapers

Technical workshops & whitepapers 2017-09-19T17:02:18+00:00

Technical Workshops

 

Our Workshop Philosophy

Our ultimate research focus is on the long-term flourishing of life and the biosphere. However, we acknowledge that it’s a long way and that there are many important problems that we face today. This is why our technical workshops invite researchers at the intersection of two or more disciplines to generate new research projects that have a positive impact already in the here and now. 

Atomic Precision for Healthspan & Longevity

A multidisciplinary group of specialists in healthspan and longevity research will collaborate with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines, including construction pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.

Report and individual project proposals coming soon.

Workshop information

AI for Atomic Precision: Design Software for Molecular Machines

This two-day, fast-paced interactive workshop in Silicon Valley, targeted at generating new insights, new projects, and especially new funding for the goal of applying advanced computer science to the challenges of atomic precision.

See video for NanoMind as an example of the proposals that were originated at this workshop.

Report and videos of individual project proposals coming soon. 

Workshop information

Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Progress Workshop

This 2-1/2 day, fast-paced interactive workshop in Silicon Valley was targeted at exploring new research projects about applying advanced computer science to the challenges in scientific research.  

Workshop report

Breakthrough Technologies for Energy Workshop

During this invitational meeting wide-ranging thinkers explored future research directions, formed new multi-disciplinary teams, and sped atomically-precise advances relating to energy generation, transmission, and use reduction. 

Workshop Report

Atomic Precision for Medicine Workshop

This highly interactive and stimulating 2- 1/2 day meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in medical applications based on improved precision in the control of matter, and speeding up research into that direction. 

 

Workshop report

Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy Workshop

A private 2-1/2 day technical meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in energy storage, transmission, and generation based on improved precision in our control of matter.

Workshop report

Illuminating Atomic Precision Workshop

The conference brought together many of the world’s leading researchers to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, productive research collaboration and technical progress towards beneficial nanotechnologies.

More conference videos can be found here. Speakers included George Church, Dean Astumian, Art Olson, Gerhard KLimeck, William Goddard, Larry Millstein, Joseph Puglisi, Alex Wissner-Gross, John Randall, Leonhard Grill.

Conference proceedings, published by Nature, can be found here

Conference page

Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence Conference

The conference focused on the potential exponential takeoff of rapidly-developing technologies.  

More conference videos can be found here.  Speakers included J. Storrs Hall, Ralph Merkle, Michael Anissimov, Paul Saffo, Salim Ismail, Brad Templeteon, Monica Anderson,

Conference Page

Prior Conferences

Foresight co-sponsored Bench to Market: Idea Evaluation and Commercialization for Product-market Fit presented by The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program, June 25, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT) Berkeley, California.

The B.R.AI.N.S salon on Human Biology and Freedom capped a successful Crowdtilt community fundraising campaign to build a strategic alliance between B.R.AI.N.S., Berkeley BioLabs and Foresight Institute to build an opensource biological parts repository and design and distribute a line of “How-to Build Biological Machines” educational kits. Building biological molecular machines as an open source path to advanced nanotechnology.

17th Foresight Conference: “The Integration Conference, February 7-9, 2014, Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Conference Wrap-Up
Conference photos

The 2013 Foresight Technical Conference—Illuminating Atomic Precision, January 11-13, 2013, Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto, CA USA
Conference videos 
Technical Conference Follow-Up

Foresight @ Google: 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration & Reunion Weekend, hosted by Google at their main campus in Mountain View, CA, June 25-26, 2011.
Archived webcast 
Reunion Conference Follow-Up

Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI, January 16-17, 2010, Palo Alto, California.

Conference videos

Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap, October 9-10, 2007, DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, VA. 

Conference brochure (PDF 987 KB)

Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge. The 13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology was held Oct 22-27, 2005.

1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology: Research, Applications, and Policy. The 1st in the series of Conferences on Advanced Nanotechnology: Research, Applications, and Policy was held Oct. 21-24, 2004, Crystal City Marriott Hotel (Washington, DC Area).

11th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 2003

10th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 2002

Ninth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 2001

Eighth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 2000

Seventh Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1999

First ELBA-Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1999

Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1998

Fifth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1997

Fourth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1995

Third Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1993

First General Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology – 1992

In contrast to other Foresight conferences, which are technical conferences for researchers, the First General Conference was targeted a more general audience. Later, the Senior Associate Gatherings, such as the one held October 18-20, 1996, have afforded opportunities for members to hear about nanotechnology in a less formal environment.

Second Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology– 1991

First Foresight Conference on Nanotechnology – 1989

Proceedings book “Nanotechnology: Research and Perspectives”