Vision Weekend 2021
Dec 4 & 5 (US) to Dec 11 & 12 (Europe)

Once a year, we invite Foresight’s top fellows, mentors, keynotes, funders, and members for a fast-forward dip into flourishing futures across biotech, nanotech, neurotech, computer science and space technologies. Burst those tech silos and make friends across disciplines, nations and generations by day. Immerse yourself in exhibits, curated experiences, and festivities by night.

What’s new?

This year for the first time, we gather this now international community with hybrid festivities across continents. Starting at the Internet Archive, a rocket company and a ship around San Francisco on December 4 & 5, 2021, and closing at a castle outside of Paris on Dec 11 & 12, you can join us in either — or both? — locations, or attend the cyberspace layer only.

 

 

What’s next?

Your ticket automatically gives you access to our virtual community that allows asynchronous collaboration with the Foresight community across continents. It doesn’t stop at Vision Weekend: this event is just the kick-off of our continuous 2022 program. We’re cooking up a program that is peppered with surprises, both in cyberspace and in-person! 

Covid-19?

We ask you to present a negative test taken within the last 72 hours (also for vaccinated and recovered). We will make a decision on indoor masking just before the event, based on current regulations and risk estimation using the microcovid calculator.

How to join?

You can purchase a US or France ticket to join in either location, including a 1 year membership that gives you access to our cyberspace layer. Your donation is tax-deductible and allows us to do the work we do. We are committed to supporting bright minds and have limited ability to offer income support via the application below. Granted applications will be notified on a rolling basis.

 

 

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CYBERSPACE: ALL YEAR

This year, a part of Vision Weekend is also moving to cyberspace. 

As an Associate, you can watch our US and France talks from cyberspace, and meet minds like yours from around the globe. Launching at Vision Weekend, and continuing throughout 2022, we invite you to join our cyberspace layer for virtual seminars, collaborations and community.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO: DEC 4 & 5

As Associate, you can choose the daytime option to join us for Saturday’s program at the Internet Archive in San Francisco.

As Ally, you are additionally invited to join Saturday’s VIP dinner at a private home in SF, and Sunday’s small group sessions on a ship, and rocket company around SF.

 

FRANCE: DEC 11 & 12

As Associate, you can choose to join our daytime program at Chateau du Feÿ, Villecien, a laboratory for the future disguised as a stunning 17th century castle, 90 minutes outside of Paris.

As Ally, you are invited to stay two nights at the Chateau, from Friday to Sunday, to enjoy the evening celebrations and Sunday’s focus sessions.

In-person speakers in US and France include

Biotech & Health Extension: 
Reverse Aging and Improve Cognition

The Future of +++ aging hallmarks + artificial organs + thymus rejuvenation + aging clocks + gene therapy + plasma dilution + biostasis + diagnostics + senolytics + biohacking + escape velocity investing +++

US

Sonia Arrison
100 Plus Capital

Karl Pfleger
Agingbiotech.info

Martin Borch Jensen
Gordian Biotechnology

Greg Fahy
Intervene Immune

JJ, Ben-Joseph
Foresight Fellow

Jean Hebert
Albert Einstein
School of Medicine

Dr. Emil Kendziorra
Tomorrow Biostasis

Stephen Malina
Foresight Fellow

France

Alexander Fedintsev
Foresight Fellow

Michael Greve
Forever Healthy

Tinka Vidovic
Foresight Fellow

Daniel Ives
Shift Biosciences

Maryna Polyakova
Foresight Fellow

Nora Khaldi
Nuritas

Molecular Machines: 
Better Control of Matter 

The Future of +++ synbio + DNA nanotechnology + self-assembly + computational modeling + molecular 3D printing + molecular pumps, gears, rotos + single-molecule mechanics + molecular manufacturing +++

US

Adam Marblestone
Schmidt Futures

Yuanning Feng
Foresight Distinguished
Student Award

Dr. Kendall N. Houk
2021 Feynman Prize
Theory

Yunyan Qiu
Foresight Fellow

Liang Feng
Foresight Fellow

Maxim Ziatdinov
Foresight Fellow

Thomas Schroeder
Foresight Fellow

France

James Cooper
Foresight Fellow

Anne-Sophie Duwez
Foresight Feynman Prize

Dr. Larissa von Krbek
Foresight Fellow

Dr. Kim Jelfs
Foresight Fellow

Stefan Borsley
Foresight Fellow

Prof. Lee Cronin
 Honorary Fellow

Intelligent Cooperation:
Secure Human AI Cooperation

The Future of +++ crypto renaissance + DeSci + zkp’s + NFTs + interchain communication + encryption + structured transparency + computer security + AI DAOs + agoric computing + cognitive AI  +++

US

Cindy Cohn
Electronic Frontier
Foundation

Josh Goldbard
Mobile Coin

Peter Norvig
Google

Kate Sills
Foresight Fellow

Jazear Brooks
Foresight Fellow

Christine Webber
Foresight Fellow

Zooko Wilcox
Electric Coin Company

Joscha Bach
Foresight Fellow

Brewster Kahle
Internet Archive

Zaki Manian
Iqlusion

Josh Tan
Metagovernance Project

France

Martin Lundfall
Ethereum Foundation

Emma Bluemke
University of Oxford

Ben Garfinkel
Future of Humanity Insititute

Masha McConaghy
Ocean Protocol

Existential Hope: 
Neuro, Energy, Space Science 2.0

The Future of +++ fusion + nuclear + satellites + rockets + brain computer interfaces + whole brain emulations + quantum computing + prediction markets + scientific institutions + charter cities + Xhope +++

US

Chris Kemp
Astra

Malcolm Handley
Strong Atomics

Patri Friedman
Pronomos Capital

Alexey Gurzey
New Science

Creon Levit
Planet Labs

DR. Randal A. Koene
Carbon Copies

Rachel Slaybaugh
Good Energy Collective

Jaan Tallinn
Skype, FLI, CSER

Christine Peterson
Foresight Institute

Tom Kalil
Schmidt Futures

Robin Hanson
George Mason University

Gaia Dempsey
Metaculus

France

Allison Duettmann
Foresight Institute

Samo Burja
Bismarck Analysis

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute

Trent McConaghy
Ocean Protocol

Stuart Armstrong
Future of Humanity Institute

More speakers to be announced!

PROGRAM

Keynotes on breakthrough visions to advance high impact technologies followed by in-depth breakout discussion will focus on four different innovation areas:

Molecular Machines

Biotech & Health Extension

Intelligent Cooperation

Existential
Hope

WHAT TO EXPECT

Sponsored by Tomorrow Biostasis

Sponsored by 100 Plus Capital

FORESIGHT INSTITUTE

Our community is where flourishing futures are born. For the last 35 years, Foresight, based in California, has been gathering and supporting those shaping the edge of science and tech innovation. Molecular nanotechnology, longevity, space development, neurotechnology, or cryptocommerce; name it, we were there for it. Join us as we accelerate progress across disciplines and across the globe.

 

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