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. Come learn about the future of living with androids, universal basic income, never-ending youth, aliens, internet freedom, the blockchain, solar energy, 3d manufacturing, biohacking, astronaut training, and more!

 

We have two speaker stages at Worlds Fair Nano as well as a breakout discussions room. The ‘Main Stage’ seats fits up to 1,000 and will feature all of the keynote talks you see below. If you love a particular talk, chances are, you can catch the speaker afterwards in the breakout room taking questions and leading a more in depth discussion.

 

Our smaller ‘Creator Stage’ seats 100 and includes shorter 10-15 minute talks from the founders of our exhibiting companies. Here you’ll get the candid startup stories straight from the source.

 

Talks on both stages begin just after doors open at 10am and extend until 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Please note that speaker lineup below is grouped by day. If you’re not opting for the weekend pass, then purchase your single-day ticket accordingly.

Saturday

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

Bina48

Android

The Future of Universal Basic Income

The Future of Universal Basic Income

Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist

The Future of Gender Equality

The Future of Gender Equality

Elizabeth Newman

Workplace Policy & Legislative Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

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

PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY & WORLD'S FIRST PROFESSOR FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT BEING, NDNU

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 Communication: Biosensors, AI and Augmented Humans

The Future of Communication: Biosensors, AI and Augmented Humans

Andreas Forsland

Founder & CEO, Cognixion

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 Living With Androids

The Future of Living With Androids

Bruce Duncan

Managing Director, Terasem Movement Foundation

The Future of Astronaut Training

The Future of Astronaut Training

Mazdak Nassir

Founder, Space Nation

The Future of Seeing Earth From Space

The Future of Seeing Earth From Space

Benjamin Grant

Founder, Daily Overview

The Future of Manufactured Inspiration

The Future of Manufactured Inspiration

Michael Weiss

CEO, Worlds Fair USA

The Future of Open Source Technology

The Future of Open Source Technology

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation

Sunday

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

CEO, JUST

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 Quantum Computing

The Future of Quantum Computing

Eric Ladizinsky

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, D-Wave

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 Future of the Quantified Self

The Future of the Quantified Self

David Ewing Duncan

CEO, Arc Fusion

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.