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With Abigail Kukura (Director - Future Technology Platforms, SCSP), Adam Marblestone (CEO, Convergent Research), Avi Loeb (Professor, Harvard University), Ben Reinhardt (CEO, Speculative Technologies), Cee Cee Schnugg (General Partner, Boom Capital), Chris Eliasmith (Professor, University of Waterloo), Chris Kemp (Chairman, Astra), Christine Peterson (Senior Fellow, Foresight Institute), Creon Levit (Dir. of R&D, Planet Labs), Dana Watt (Principal, Breakout Ventures), Danielle Fong (Inventor, LightCell Energy).
Fri, Dec 01, 2023 @ 09:00 AM   $700   Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave
 
     
 
 
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Vision Weekends are Foresight's annual gatherings for multidisciplinary futurists & technologists, a reunion for our global community, & a celebration of ideas, technologies, & projects aiming for flourishing long-term futures. We host Vision Weekends to encourage top talent across biotechnology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, computing, space, & existential hope to burst from tech silos, & convene to leverage their expertise towards positive futures. Hosted in two countries, over two weekends, our Vision Weekends gather researchers, builders, designers, entrepreneurs, funders, & more.

Come for the ideas, & make friends across disciplines, generations, & continents who are similarly on the path to creating positive futures. Join panels, listen to fireside chats & lightning talks, focus groups, mentorship hours, tech demos, & more. Additionally, stay for the festivities.

Expect engaged 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, & more.

Where: At the Internet Archive in San Francisco, VIP orbit events, & a private villa in Berkeley, December 2-3

Check out our website for always up to date program details!


TICKET OPTIONS

Please contact beatrice@foresight.org if you'd like to purchase through donation (we accept crypto!)

General Ticket:

Includes Saturday (December 2) daytime program at the Internet Archive & Sunday (December 3) program at The Birdhouse Villa in Berkeley Hills.

$1000

Sponsorship: We reserve a few sponsorship VIP Full Access tickets for those that want a unique & tailored experience, as well as help other talented applicants to attend (on a subsidized ticket).

Register for a sponsorship ticket at the checkout for more info.

$5,000: BRONZE: 1x ticket, your logo displayed on our website, a personal introduction on stage
$10,000: SILVER: 2x tickets, your logo displayed on our website, the opportunity to be included in a fireside chat
$15,000: GOLD: 3x tickets, your logo displayed on our website, the opportunity to be included in a fireside chat, 1:1 introductions to relevant participants
$20,000: PLATINUM: 4x tickets, all of the above, & the opportunity to give a keynote address
Subsidized Ticket (free or highly reduced): We are committed to supporting bright minds. You can join Vision Weekend's daytime activities on a subsidized ticket by applying here.

The Program:

Saturday: Exploring Tech Trajectories

Join us for three tracks, running in parallel!

Track 1 has back-to-back panels, exploring technological trajectories of biotechnology, longevity, molecular nanotechnology, neurotechnology, cryptography, AI, space, & more with leading figures across fields.

Track 2 has topical socials, where speakers will join after their panels to deep-dive with you into the topics discussed during their panels.

Track 3 is reserved for a magical mystery track, designed by you! As a participant, you can sign up to give a lighting talk, demo, or show & tell on a topic of your choice.

Sunday: Existential Hope Artifacts

Based on Saturday's technology trajectories, you will join parallel tracks to generate positive future applications of your favorite technology, their benefits to society, & paths to get there. In groups, you will turn these applications into concrete technological & institutional artifacts of futures inspired by Existential Hope, & present them to the rest of us. Do any of the artifacts go well together? Which comes first? Can we combine your artifacts into an Existential hope future that highlights an integrated world that is worth striving for?

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Sponsor & speaker satellite events USA:

Friday evening: Join us in Redwood City at Retro Biosciences for a tour of their intriguing modular labs, & learn how we might add 10 years of human lifespan. Followed by drinks, pastry extravagances, live music, & meet & greet.

Saturday evening: Stay at the Internet Archive for our cyberfutures banquet, Foresight Prize awards, & explore the interactive technology demos, Foresight memorabilia exhibit, DJ surprises, & tea-service!

Sunday morning: Join us in Alameda to tour the LongShot rocket lab & learn about how to accelerate space opera futures.

Note: If you're planning on booking accommodations in San Francisco, we are recommending Hotel Stratford: https://www.hotelstratford.com/



Saturday's daytime venue: The Internet Archive Headquarters


Sunday's venue: Join us in this private home in the Berkeley Hills.



FORESIGHT INSTITUTE

Our community is where breakthrough technologies are born. For the last 37 years, Foresight Institute, based in California, has been gathering & supporting the thinkers shaping the edge of science & tech innovation. Nanotechnology, AGI, smart contracts, prediction markets, & specific longevity approaches: name it, we were there for it.

Foresight's programs focus on advancing molecular nanotechnology, biotechnology for longevity, & computer science, but our work extends cross disciplinarily into other related tech fields, such as space, neurotech.

We are a positive-future-movement, composed of multiple, specialized, & coordinated sub-projects. Each of them a piece of the puzzle of our grand future.

So, please join us at our Vision Weekends held in France and/or the US for a fast-forward dip into flourishing futures & enjoy comprehending the many intelligent, ground-breaking innovations, built by our exceptional international community.

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