The 2011 World Technology Summit & Awards | Encouraging Serendipity

Dates: October 25 – 26, 2011
Location: New York City, New York

The World Technology Network | The World Technology Summit & Awards will be convened October 25–26, 2011 by the World Technology Network (WTN), in association with Time, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science/AAAS, and Kurzweil Technologies. This year’s theme is “Encouraging Serendipity.”

The event will be held at the Time & Life Building (Summit) and the United Nations (Awards gala), New York City.

The Summit features the most interesting and noteworthy people “creating the 21st Century,” with keynote speeches by Ray Kurzweil, Dan Roam, James Gleick and more. There will be breakout sessions and many rich opportunities for networking, as well as on-stage “demos” and floor exhibits.

Come and meet the incredible nominees and finalists for the 2011 World Technology Awards, presented in 20 categories, plus WTN members (winners and finalists from previous Award cycles), and a diverse audience of people who care about emerging new technologies and the future.

We hope you will join us for this unique and extraordinary international gathering of the people, from across cutting-edge fields, who are creating the technologies shaping the 21st Century.

Register now and make sure to use this special code, KURZWEIL, to ensure your 50% discount on the regular registration rate:

We look forward to seeing you at the Summit! For any questions, please contact Beth-Ellen Keyes ( at the World Technology Network. Event website: The 2011 World Technology Summit & Awards

What are the World Technology Awards?

The World Technology Awards are honors conferred annually on those individuals and corporations deemed to be doing “innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance” in 20 different categories in science, technology and related fields.

Presented by the World Technology Network (WTN) in association with our prestigious partners, the World Technology Awards have been presented since 2000, both as a way to honor those innovators who have made the most impactful contributions to science and technology, and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members (as all winners and finalists are inducted into WTN membership).

There are 20 Award categories, and in 10 of those categories, WTN gives both individual and corporate Awards.

The winners — selected by the WTN with the input of a select group of prominent advisors (including Ray Kurzweil) — will be announced at the close of the two-day World Technology Summit on the evening of October 26 from the stage at the World Technology Awards ceremony at the United Nations.

What is the World Technology Summit?

Many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world will come together for an historic gathering — the 2011 World Technology Summit — to celebrate each other’s accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.

The conference will combine keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. and potentially career-altering networking opportunities, concluding with the gala black-tie Awards ceremony. The conference will be
held over two days (October 25–26) in New York City at the Time Conference Center in the iconic Time & Life Building, with the Awards presented at the United Nations.

Who is convening this gathering?

The World Technology Summit & Awards (now in its 10th incarnation) is produced and convened by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”), in association with our partner organizations.

The WTN is a curated membership community comprising “the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations” (the winners and finalists of the annual World Technology Awards program), according to WTN.

The WTN has over 1,000 members in over 60 countries, in 20 different categories of endeavor, operating in and around emerging science and technology.

WTN’s partners — Time, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science/AAAS, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others — are the “most credible and insightful players covering the massive, ongoing technological revolutions in progress,” according to WTN.

Who will be attending?

• Science and technology innovators
• Science and technology entrepreneurs
• Professionals who advise others on the future (marketers, journalists, investors/advisors, etc.)
• Others interested in the continual and accelerating pace of technological change
• The majority of Summit participants are either current WTN members or 2011 World Technology Award nominees.

[source: The World Technology Network]