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!

There are two speaker stages at Worlds Fair Nano as well as a breakout discussions room. Talks on both stages begin just after doors open at 10am and extend until 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Keep scrolling for the schedule.

The ‘Main Stage’ 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.

The smaller ‘Creator Stage’ fits 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.

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 Open Source Technology

The Future of Open Source Technology

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation

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 Counterculture

The Future of Counterculture

Joon Yun

President, Palo Alto Investors

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 Drones on Mars

The Future of Drones on Mars

Jeff Dillon

Founder, Pure Rockets

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 Solar Energy

The Future of Solar Energy

Joe Jordan

Director, Sky Power Institute

The Future of Cybernetics

The Future of Cybernetics

Paul Pangaro

Associate Professor and Chair of MFA IxD Program at College for Creative Studies

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 Courage

The Future of Courage

Justine Musk

Author

The Future of Cannabis

The Future of Cannabis

David Hua

Co-Founder & CEO, Meadow

The Future of Outsourcing Our Memory

The Future of Outsourcing Our Memory

Chester Santos

U.S. Memory Champion

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 NASA’s Free-Flying Space Robots

The Future of NASA’s Free-Flying Space Robots

Jose Benavides

Engineering Lead, NASA Ames Research Center

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 Cognition

The Future of Cognition

Osh. Agabi

Founder & CEO, Koniku Inc.

The Future of Art

The Future of Art

Christopher Schardt

Artist, LED Labs

The Future of AR/VR

The Future of AR/VR

Tom Emrich

Partner, Super Ventures

The Future of AR/VR

The Future of AR/VR

Tony Parisi

Global Head of AR/VR, Unity Technologies

The Future of Music

The Future of Music

Maya Ackerman

Co-Founder & CEO, WaveAI

The Future of Real News

The Future of Real News

Rosa Laura Junco

CEO and Co-Developer, The Knife Media

The Future of Real News

The Future of Real News

Jens Erik Gould

Editor in Chief and Co-Developer, The Knife Media

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 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.

Saturday

10:20AM The Future of Gender Equality

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

10:40AM The Future of Innovation

Chris Hoffmann, CEO, Ryno Motors

11:00AM The Future of Open Source Technology

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation

11:20AM The Future of Biohacking

Geoff Woo, Co-Founder & CEO, HVMN

11:40AM The Future of Seeing Earth From Space

Benjamin Grant, Founder, Daily Overview

12:00PM The Future of Moonshots

Naveen Jain, Founder, Moon Express

12:20PM The Future of Unbiased Hiring

Frida Polli, Co-Founder & CEO, Pymetrics

12:40PM The Future of Human Genetic Engineering

Josiah Zayner, Founder & CEO, The Odin

1:00PM The Future of 3D Manufacturing

Joseph DeSimone, Co-Founder & CEO, Carbon

1:20PM The Future of Manufactured Inspiration

Michael Weiss, Co-Founder & CEO, Worlds Fair USA

1:40PM The Future of Learning

Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering, Oakland University & Coursera’s “Innovation Instructor”

2:00PM The Future of Cybernetics

Paul Pangaro, Associate Professor and Chair of MFA IxD Program, College for Creative Studies

2:20PM The Future of Communication: Biosensors, AI and Augmented Humans

Andreas Forsland, Founder & CEO, Cognixion

2:40PM The Future of Universal Basic Income

Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist

3:00PM The Future of Living With Androids

BINA48, Android

Bruce Duncan, Managing Director, Terasem Movement Foundation

Dr. William Barry, Professor of Philosophy and World’s First Professor for AI Being, NDNU

4:00PM The Future of the Solar Energy

Joe Jordan, Director, Sky Power Institute

4:20PM The Future of Internet Freedom

Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudflare

4:40PM The Future of the Blockchain

Melanie Swan, Founder, Institute for Blockchain Studies

5:00PM The Future of Drones on Mars

Jeff Dillon, Founder, Pure Rockets

5:20PM The Future of Counterculture

Joon Yun, President, Palo Alto Investors

Sunday

10:20AM The Future of an AI Economy

Dan Gailey, CEO, Synapse

10:40AM The Future of Working With Robots

George Babu, Co-Founder, Kindred

11:00AM The Future of Quantum Computing

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

11:20AM The Future of Blockchain Genetics

Reese Jones, Biophysicist and Associate Founder of Singularity University

11:40AM The Future of Botanical Medicine

Constance Finley, Founder & CEO, Constance Therapeutics

12:00PM The Future of Education

Mark Williamson, COO, MasterClass

12:20PM The Future of the 2020s

Robert Scoble, Founder, Scobleizer.blog

12:40PM The Future of Cannabis

David Hua, Co-Founder & CEO, Meadow

1:00PM The Future of Never-Ending Youth

Aubrey de Grey, Anti-Aging Research Pioneer & CSO, SENS Research Foundation

1:30PM The Future of Art

Christopher Schardt, Artist, LED Labs

2:00PM The Future of Outsourcing Our Memory

Chester Santos, U.S. Memory Champion

2:20PM The Future of Cities

Nataly Gattegno, Co-Founder, Futures Cities Lab

2:40PM The Future of Cognition

Osh. Agabi, Founder & CEO, Koniku Inc.

3:00PM The Future of Floating Cities

Joe Quirk, President, The Seasteading Institute

3:20PM The Future of Food

Josh Tetrick, CEO, JUST

3:40PM The Future of AR/VR

Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures

Tony Parisi, Global Head of AR/VR, Unity Technologies

4:00PM The Future of Aliens

Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI

4:20PM The Future of Real News

Rosa Laura Junco, CEO & Co-Developer, The Knife Media

Jens Erik Gould, Editor in Chief & Co-Developer, The Knife Media

4:40PM The Future of Nanotechnology

Christine Peterson, Co-Founder, Foresight Institute

5:00PM The Future of Courage

Justine Musk, Author

5:20PM The Future of Music

Dr. Maya Ackerman, CEO & Co-Founder, WaveAI Inc., Computer Engineering Professor, Santa Clara University

5:40PM The Future of NASA’s Free-Flying Space Robots

Jose Benavides, Engineering Lead, NASA Ames Research Center