Accelerating-change conference announced

July 14, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

The Accelerating Change Conference (ACC2003): Exploring the Future of Accelerating Change, will be held at Stanford University, September 12-14, 2003.

ACC2003 speakers include Ray Kurzweil (via Teleportec’s 3D Telepresence Lectern); venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; K. Eric Drexler, Founder and Chairman of Foresight Institute; Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems; Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly & Associates; Howard Bloom, author of Global Brain; and Robert Wright, author of Nonzero.

The event is produced by the Institute for Accelerating Change (IAC). Until August 4th, IAC is offering readers a first opportunity to reserve their conference seat at the special price of $295 for regular admission or $100 for student admission (thereafter $395/$150).

Topics will include:

  • Multifold Trends in Accelerating Change
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • Social Stability and Foresight
  • Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
  • Venture Capital in a World of Accelerating Change
  • The Technological and Developmental Singularity
  • Biologically Inspired Computing
  • Accelerating Change and World Peace
  • The Linguistic User Interface
  • Social Software Solutions
  • Technology and Interdependence