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December 2–4, 2016, Princeton University, New Jersey
ENVISION Conference Because the world is changing.
The world is set to change drastically over the next several decades. Six powerful and rapidly developing disruptive technologies in particular [Virtual/Augmented Reality, Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Nuclear Fusion, Space Exploration] will bring fundamental change to our political, economic, and social systems and transform the human experience.
The nature of this change depends upon our actions now. We invite future engineers, scientists, programmers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy makers from top universities around the world to come explore these technologies, understand their implications, and act to safely and positively harness the incredible possibilities presented by them.
Pioneer a brighter future, today.

Julia Bossmann, President, Foresight Institute, will deliver the closing ceremony keynote address at Princeton’s envision Conference. Her focus will be on how to get people thinking holistically about the vast possibilities and dangers of our future as a result of breakthrough technologies, and inspire them to work on realizing those possibilities and mitigating those dangers.

November 3rd, 2016, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, California
2016 Future Forum & Annual Dinner—“The Shape of Things to Come”
Keynote: Christine Peterson – “Nano, Bio and Artificial Intelligence Tech that will Transform Your Tomorrows”
Co-Founder, Foresight Institute, Palo Alto
The Foresight Institute is a leading think tank focused on promotion the beneficial applications of transformative future technologies.

A thought leader on powerful, coming technologies, Christine Peterson, co-founder and past president of The Foresight Institute, writes, lectures, organizes conferences and briefs the media on nanotech, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other technologies. An Advisory Board member of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, California’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology, Peterson also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of NASA’s Nanotech Briefs. She co-authored, among other things, Unbounding The Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution, and her interest/work in new varieties of intellectual property has led to her being credited with creating the term “open source software”.

August 28-30, 2016 San Francisco, California
Singularity University Global Summit
Christine Peterson
Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson will speak on nanotechnology at the Singularity University Global Summit. SU Global Summit is the definitive gathering for those who understand the critical importance of exponential technologies, the impact they'll have on the future of humanity, and the disruption these technologies will cause across all industries. Other speakers include Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, and Melanie Swan; an unconference component is included as well.

Christine Peterson works to promote rapid and safe advances in the fields of nanotechnology, machine intelligence, human healthspan, space settlement, and open source. She is Co-founder of Foresight Institute, the leading public interest group focused on atomically-precise nanotechnology and its beneficial applications, particularly in energy and medicine. At Foresight, she organizes high-performance interactive workshops for researchers and directs the Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology, both aimed to advance scientific progress toward molecular machine systems. Christine advises the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, the National Space Society, and nanotech startup Ligandal Inc. She chairs the Personalized Life Extension Conference series focused on near-term techniques to extend human healthspan. She is credited with coining the term "open source software.' Her best-known quote: 'If you're looking ahead long-term, and what you see looks like science fiction, it might be wrong. But if it doesn't look like science fiction, it's definitely wrong.'

A 24-minute video of Christine Peterson's talk, including slides and captions, was uploaded to YouTube, courtesy of Singularity University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXgEP3rJVMk
Christine Peterson | SU Global Summit | Singularity University 24:32

Uploaded on Sep 30, 2016
Technological advance is tackling the nanotech challenge by miniaturizing from the top down and by building atomically-precise structures from the bottom up. As these approaches converge, huge gains will be seen in areas from medicine and manufacturing to energy and space development. But software must keep up if we are to achieve these benefits—is open source the answer?

This session was captured at the Singularity University Global Summit. To attend or learn more about our programs visit us at http://su.org/summits/

August 5-7, 2016 Berkeley, California
Effective Altruism Global 2016
Christine Peterson
Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson to speak on "High-Leverage Altruism" at the fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, "a growing community based on using reason and evidence to improve the world as much as possible. This year, around 1000 attendees and over 50 speakers from around the world are expected to attend." Featured topics include "CRISPR: Can and should we use it to end malaria?", "How will philanthropy shape the development of breakthrough technologies?", "Can we end global poverty within a generation? How?", "Risks and benefit of advanced AI", and "Replacing meat, reducing suffering". EA Global 2016 is organized by the Effective Altruists of Berkeley in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Altruism. For more information on what Effective Altruism is, visit effectivealtruism.org or whatiseffectivealtruism.com.

July 9, 2016 Oakland, California
BIL Oakland 2016 - The Recession Generation
How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times
The purpose of this event is to help guide participants' altruistic desires into effective careers that not only provide a modicum of personal financial security but also a means for greatly improving the world. Experts will offer case studies and tailored career advice for those interested in pursuing many types of positive change.
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann will speak on AI, and Foresight Co-Founder Christine Peterson will speak on How to Make a Difference.

Updates: Nov. 18, 2016:
"BIL Oakland 2016: Julia Bossmann – What’s in store for us: Artificial Intelligence and the Future", by Eve AI in Artificial Intelligence
"Julia Bossmann: Challenges Of A Post-Work Society", by EarthSharing Editor.
On YouTube

June 19, 2016 San Francisco, California
The Journey Talks
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann spoke on a future perspective on AI for non-technical people.

The Journey invites speakers to authentically share their stories of triumph, struggle, joy, pain, courage, failures, perseverance and passion on the path to following their dreams. Be part of the real and unfiltered journeys of founders, entrepreneurs and global shapers who help us connect to our larger purpose and opportunity to create, build and share ideas that matter.
The Journey provides a stage and stepping stone for these voices to be heard in preparation for a larger audience, media appearances and their greatest impact. This is not a pitch event or a showcase of companies. June 19, 2016 Journey from the head to the heart with:
Julia Bossmann is the president of Foresight Institute, a leading NGO on world-changing technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. JB holds a Masters degree with highest honors in brain & behavioral sciences at the University of Dusseldorf and neuroscience at USC. Her professional experience includes scientific research in labs in Germany and in the USA, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, technology R&D at Bosch Research and Technology, and entrepreneurship at Anticip8 and Synthetic. JB is a GSP alumna at Singularity University and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos and at TEDx on the coming machine intelligence revolution.

May 14, 2016 Los Angeles, California
TEDxEchoPark Presents "Paradigm Shift"
Foresight Institute President Julia Bossmann spoke on AI. Foresight Institute is the leading think tank on world-changing technologies such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI). Bossmann holds a Masters degree with highest honors in brain & behavioral sciences from the University of Dusseldorf and USC. Her professional experience includes scientific research in labs in Germany and in the USA, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, R&D at Bosch Research and Technology, and entrepreneurship at Anticip8 Analytics. Bossmann is a GSP alumna at Singularity University and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

April 2-3, 2016 Los Angeles, California
BIL:Los Angeles 2016
Foresight President Julia Bossmann spoke on the topic "Forecasting or How I stopped worrying about the future and starting thinking about the future" (scroll down to 6th speaker).

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