Experience the future!

Join us for a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food, and more. At Worlds Fair Nano, we believe the future should be fun.


The Interactive Tech Exhibits

Stop by our Technology Playground to experience futuristic technology first hand! This is the stuff you’ve probably only read about. There will be no display cases. This is an opportunity to look, listen, touch, and play.



Shred Your City Like A Snowboard

Podo Labs

The First Stick And Shoot Camera


Monitor And Interact With Your Pet Remotely

Lief Therapeutics

Wearable Stress Relief


Augmented Reality For Nutrition

The Burn

Experience The Playa In VR

Boon VR

VR For Faster MedTech Adoption

Azoth Pyramid

People Evolve As Consciousness Expands


Customizable Coffee Robot

Motiv Ring

Fitness, Heart Rate, And Sleep Tracker


Virtual Reality Education Game

Ashley Chloe

Wearable Technology With Built-in Headphones

Virtual World Arcade

Arena-Scale Virtual Reality Arcade


Make Toys

AMY Robotics

Your Personal Robot Assistant


Hear What You Want To Hear

Personal Prosthetics

Experiment With Gesture Control


Plant Based Innovation

Titanium Falcon

Gesture Controlled Smart Ring


The Indoor Ariel Revolution


Tiny Portable Motion Alarm


Wearable Advertising

Norcal Mars Society

Exploration And Settlement Of The Red Planet


Vertical Farming


VR/AR Innovation


Pleasure With A Purpose


Restarting The Food Chain


EEG For Telekinesis

Go Big 3D

Large Format 3D Printing Technology


Digital Pet Daycare


Virtual Reality You Can Feel


Wifi Enabled Sous Vide

Ubiquity Robotics

Robots Made Easy


Move Sound


Make Any Headphones Wireless


Augmented Reality Art

Space Palette

A New Instrument For Music And Visuals

Lucid VR

The First True 3D VR180 Camera


Come As You Are


The Most Beautiful Ride On The Planet


Build Robots. Have Fun.


Righteous Plant Alchemy


Escape to Mars AR Scavenger Hunt


High Power Lifting Drones

Ryno Motors

Move Without Boundaries


Your Ultimate Meal Replacement


Smart Indoor Garden


Surf On Land

River Studios

Inspiring Empathy And Wonder

Epilog Laser

Laser Engraving Technology


Free Your Commute


Building Essential Sensor Solutions


Your Intuitive Wellness Coach


CAD Design in VR


Play More, Pick Up Less


Share 360 Video Content

SFSU Solar Car

Harness The Power Of The Sun


Robotics As A Service

Topstone Projects

Finesse Your Dose


The Future Of Work


The Next Evolution in Wearable Displays


Build Circuits, Learn To Code

Deep Motion

Digital Actors, Unprecedented Realism


Share Your Favorite Content


The Only Complete Desktop Filament Recycler


The Endless Ride


Bridging The Gap Between Neuroscience And Tech


America’s Favorite Electric Bike


LIV Your VR Experience


Explore The Possibilities Of The Human Voice


Empowerment To Achieve More


Discover The Beauty of Math And Physics


Teaching Girls To Code


Wheels To Go


Connecting Through Light


Never Worry Again


Human Enhancement


Open Source Voice Assistant


Complete Nutrition


App Controlled Building Blocks


UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team


Agile Robot Building Platform


Programable LED Light Cube


The Worlds Only Motorized Carry-On

The Talks

We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have an epic lineup of pioneers speaking on the future of our world. The main stage speaker series goes all day Saturday and Sunday- over 40 talks in total. These 18 minute talks are first come first seated. If you want to ask questions, there’s a small group Q&A after they get off stage. Keep checking here for new speakers.


The Future of Unbiased Hiring

The Future of Unbiased Hiring

Dr. Frida Polli

Co-Founder & CEO, Pymetrics

The Future of Living With Androids

The Future of Living With Androids



The Future of Universal Basic Income

The Future of Universal Basic Income

Zoltan Istvan


The Future of Living With Androids

The Future of Living With Androids

Bruce Duncan

Managing Director, Terasem Movement Foundation

The Future of Learning

The Future of Learning

Barbara Oakley

Professor of Engineering, Oakland University & Coursera's "Innovation Instructor"

The Future of Moonshots

The Future of Moonshots

Naveen Jain

Founder, Moon Express

The Future of Living With Androids

The Future of Living With Androids

Dr. William Barry


The Future of Internet Freedom

The Future of Internet Freedom

Matthew Prince

Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudflare

The Future of 3D Manufacturing

The Future of 3D Manufacturing

Joe DeSimone

CEO & Co-Founder, Carbon

The Future of Art

The Future of Art

Christopher Schardt

Artist, LED Labs

The Future of the Blockchain

The Future of the Blockchain

Melanie Swan

Founder, Institute for Blockchain Studies

The Future of Seeing Earth From Space

The Future of Seeing Earth From Space

Benjamin Grant

Founder, Daily Overview

The Future of Drones on Mars

The Future of Drones on Mars

Jeff Dillon

Founder, Pure Rockets

The Future of Biohacking

The Future of Biohacking

Geoffrey Woo

CEO & Co-Founder, HVMN

The Future of Human Genetic Engineering

The Future of Human Genetic Engineering

Dr. Josiah Zayner

Founder & CEO, The ODIN

The Future of Manufactured Inspiration

The Future of Manufactured Inspiration

Michael Weiss

CEO, Worlds Fair USA

The Future of Astronaut Training

The Future of Astronaut Training

Mazdak Nassir

Founder, Space Nation


The Future of Never-Ending Youth

The Future of Never-Ending Youth

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

Anti-Aging Research Pioneer & CSO, SENS Research Foundation

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

Josh Tetrick


The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

Nataly Gattegno

Co-Founder, Future Cities Lab

The Future of Cannabis

The Future of Cannabis

David Hua

Co-Founder & CEO, Meadow

The Future of Education

The Future of Education

David Rogier

Co-Founder & CEO, MasterClass

The Future of Floating Cities

The Future of Floating Cities

Joe Quirk

President, The Seasteading Institute

The Future of Aliens

The Future of Aliens

Seth Shostak

Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

The Future of Nanotechnology

The Future of Nanotechnology

Christine Peterson

Co-Founder, Foresight Institute

The Future of the Quantified Self

The Future of the Quantified Self

David Ewing Duncan

CEO, Arc Fusion

The Future of Solar Energy

The Future of Solar Energy

Joe Jordan

Director, Sky Power Institute

The Future of Botanical Medicine

The Future of Botanical Medicine

Constance Finley

Founder & CEO, Constance Therapeutics

The Future of the 2020s

The Future of the 2020s

Robert Scoble

Founder, Scobleizer.blog

The Future of Working With Robots

The Future of Working With Robots

George Babu

Co-Founder, Kindred

The Future of an AI Economy

The Future of an AI Economy

Dan Gailey

CEO, Synapse

The Creator Series

Meet The Creators

The Creator Series at Worlds Fair Nano will welcome over forty innovators, makers, and founders to our second stage where they will share the vision and inspiration behind their success as a creator and entrepreneur. The Creator Series provides an intimate setting where our visitors will be encouraged to get to know our exhibitors through candid storytelling and open Q&A sessions throughout both days of the event.

The Art

Get hands on with interactive tech-art from the future!

Augmented Reality Art Gallery

In this art gallery of the future, the art will jump right off the walls. Moving paintings aren’t just for Hogwarts anymore.


These massive wheels of programmable LEDs will most certainly mesmerize you. Made by Christopher Schardt of LED labs, this piece can be controlled by an iPad app to create any eye-capturing design you can imagine.

Indra’s Net by Illumination Art

Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops, and every drop contains the reflection of all the other drops… And so on into infinity. Indra’s Net places this entire universe inside a tetrahedron, controlled by your fingertips and the waves of your mind.


Imagine a musical and graphical instrument that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame. Come to Worlds Fair Nano and imagine no more!

Food Trucks & Future Food

Step outside, and take a break from all the action. Think food trucks, future food, beer garden, and outdoor lounge!!

Food Trucks

We have SF’s finest food trucks parked outside for lunch, snacks, and dinner too. Think lobster rolls, Philly cheese steaks, brick oven pizza, hot dumplings, ice cream, vegetarian/vegan options, and more!

Future Food

Try algae bars, chewable coffee, drinkable meals, and other delectable bites from the future.

Ice Cream Tacos!?

Bring your sweet tooth and enjoy some ice cream tacos from one of SF’s favorite food trucks- Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos!

Beer Garden

Take a break from the future, grab a nice cold beer, have a seat at a picnic bench, and enjoy a beautiful March day in San Francisco!


Relax, recharge, and get back in there! We’ve got plenty of caffeine to keep you experiencing the future all day long.

Free Food Giveaways

The future may not be free, but you’ll find free samples galore at WFN all weekend.

The Speaker Schedule

Don’t miss your favorite speakers and topics! Note: Doors to the event open, to the general audience, at 10:00am. The talks begin 20 minutes after doors open each day.


10:20AM Panel: The Future of Virtual Reality
11:00AM The Future of Science

Keri Kukral, Founder, Raw Science TV

11:20AM The Future of Consumer

Matt Britton, CEO, Crowdtap

11:40AM The Future of Art

Jen Lewin, Artist

12:00PM The Future of Work

Dennis Mortensen, CEO, x.ai

12:20PM The Future of Robots

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering, Columbia University

12:40PM The Future of Artificially Intelligent People and Us

BINA48, Sentient Robot, Mindfile of Bina Rothblatt

Bruce Duncan, Managing Director, Terasem Movement

Dr. William Barry, Associate Professor of Philosophy & World’s First Philosophy Professor for Artificial Intelligent Being, NDNU

Maria Gomez Rachelle, CEO, Living Leadship Today

1:10PM The Future of Basic Income

Andy Stern, Author, Raising The Floor

1:30PM The Future of Brooklyn

Eric Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn

1:50PM The Future of Bioengineering

Randal J. Kirk, CEO, Intrexon

2:40PM The Future of Vertical Farms

David Rosenberg, CEO, Aerofarms

3:00PM The Future of Social Impact

Dr. Joon Yun, President, Palo Alto Investors

3:20PM The Future of Location Data

Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare

3:40PM The Future of Psychedelic Science

Dr. Stephen Ross, Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, NYU

4:00PM The Future of Inspiration

Michael Weiss, CEO, Worlds Fair USA

4:20PM The Future of Internet Celebrity

Nigel Sylvester, American BMX Rider

4:40PM The Future of Equality

Roya Mahboob, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

5:00PM StarTalk All-Stars: The Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence

Hosted by Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence)

Guest: Dr. Douglas Vakoch, President, METI International (Messaging Extraterrestial Intelligence)

Co-hosted by comedian Chuck Nice & Eureka! Science Comedy producer Allen Saakyan


10:20AM The Future of Education

Nancy Conrad, Founder & Chairman, Conrad Foundation

10:40AM The Future of Career Happiness

Kathryn Minshew, CEO, The Muse

11:00AM The Future of Ethical Technology

Max Stossel, Co-Founder, Time Well Spent

11:20AM The Future of Music

Spectrum, Virtual Reality DJ Duo

11:40AM The Future of Intimacy

Toon Timmermans, CEO, Kiiroo

12:00PM The Future of Human Potential

Marc Elliot, Motivational Speaker Who Cured Himself of Tourette’s Syndrom

12:20PM The Future of the Built Environment

Skylar Tibbets, Co-Founder & Director, Self-Assembly Lab at MIT

12:40PM The Future of Quantum Computers

Eric Ladizinsky, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, D-Wave

1:10PM The Future of Personal Crisis

Baylee Greenberg, COO, Crisis Text Line

1:30PM The Future of Flying Cars

Mark Jennings-Bates, VP, Pal-V

1:50PM The Future of Fashion

Billie Whitehouse, CEO, WearableX

2:10PM The Future of Entrepreneurship

Adeo Ressi, CEO, Founder Institute

2:40PM The Future of Libraries

Anthony Marx, President, The New York Public Library

3:00PM The Future of Dating

Justin McLeod, CEO, Hinge

3:20PM The Future of Cities

Gonzalo Cruz, Principal, AECOM Urban Landscape and Design Studio

3:40PM The Future of the Brain

Joel Salinas, MD, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

4:00PM The Future of Books

Lisa Sharkey, SVP & Director Creative Development, HarperCollins

4:20PM The Future of the Blockchain

Joseph Lubin, Founder, Consensys

4:40PM The Future of American Leadership

Senator Tim Kaine, Senator to Virginia, U.S. Senate

5:10PM StarTalk All-Stars: Fears, Fantasies, & Ethics of Bioengineering

Hosted by Dr. David Grinspoon, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Insititute

Guest: Randal J. Kirk, CEO, Intrexon

Co-hosted by comedian Chuck Nice & Eureka! Science Comedy producer Allen Saakyan

The Venue

Located a short walk from the Giants ballpark, Pier 48 is an epic 100,000 square foot warehouse. All tech demos, interactive art installations, food, and speaker sessions will be taking place in or around Pier 48.

Pier 48

This massive pier will play host to the future for two days on March 10th and 11th. Just plug “Pier 48” into your maps application of choice to locate it!

San Francisco, CA 94158

The VIP Experience

  • Early Event Access. Skip the lines! Doors open to VIP ticket holders one hour early on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Reserved Seating at the Speaker Stage. You’ll be guaranteed a seat for even the most packed talks.
  • Speaker Break-Out Sessions. VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed spots in break out sessions.
  • VIP Lounge. Gain access to the VIP lounge where you’ll be able to relax, grab a snack, charge your phone and meet a new friend.
  • Free Beer. Enjoy free Lagunitas beer in the VIP lounge all weekend!
  • Expedited Check-In. Even if you don’t decide to arrive early, you’ll still get to skip the lines for check-in.



Calling all college-level students in the San Francisco Bay area! We are looking specifically for student volunteers who are available March 10th and 11th to come lend a hand at Worlds Fair Nano. Gain admission, get a free t-shirt, and become a part of the future.

Please fill out this form to receive more information!


The Future Store

Stop by The Future Store during your visit to Worlds Fair Nano and pick up a souvenir from the future! Buy an electric skateboard, some cricket powder snacks, or a virtual reality headset!

If you just can’t wait to buy the future, you can visit our online future store, Futurely, at https://livefuturely.com.

Our Mission

Are the beliefs that we hold to be true going to take our species into the best version of the future? We don’t know the answer to that question, and Worlds Fair Nano is the embodiment of our search for an answer. By growing Worlds Fair Nano, we plan to organize the first six month Worlds Fair in the U.S. since 1984. We hope to connect many millions of people with the future along the way.