Foresight's Participating Members, formerly known as Senior Associates, are a community working to guide nanotechnology to improve the human condition and the environment. Not content to take a passive role, they step up to actually participate in Foresight's work to maximize and spread the benefits of nanotech while minimizing its downsides.
Participating Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, professions, and home countries. Most have some technical background and work in technology or science, but we also have members who are architects, artists, economists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, ethicists, full-time parents, futurists, investors, laborers, lawyers and law professors, management consultants, marketing, military, ministers, non-profit executives, philosophers, pilots, poets, PR professionals, professors, psychologists, sales, small business owners, sociologists, students, teachers, writers, venture capitalists, and a Viscount.
Most Participating Members are based in the U.S., but a growing number of members come from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the U.K.
All Participating Members are encouraged to become actively involved in Foresight.
|Dave Krieger reports on a breakout session
The Foresight Vision Weekend provides an "insider" forum where members gather and explore current trends and future consequences of nanotechnology in an "off the record" environment. Participants develop, evaluate, and discuss ideas ranging from today's research and commercialization to 30-year prospects.
In addition to the Vision Weekend, Foresight sponsors private gatherings for Participating Members. They also receive discounts to Foresight and other conferences and opportunities to attend private receptions. These exclusive events are by invitation only. All Participating Members are eligible to attend.
Our most recent Gathering was held May 14-16, 2004, at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California. This year's Vision Weekend with take place in San Francisco on October 22-23, 2005, leading into our annual Foresight Conference.