This December 6-7, the 92nd Street Y and the Future Today Institute are convening top research scientists, technologists, ethicists, policy makers, authors, elected officials, academics and artists to take stock of where we are—and where we are going. We will engage them—and you—in provocative conversations about the future of biology and genomics, artificial intelligence, the frailty of our digital content, human-machine interfaces, digital diplomacy, critical design, and technology and the First Amendment.
Overwhelmed with the sheer amount of new shiny objects, we don’t take the necessary step back to connect all the dots to ask: How does one technology influence the other? Just because we build something, should we? What path are we on, and does it make sense? It’s only after a fringe technology moves into the mainstream that we suddenly raise concerns, attempt to join in, or realize it’s too late.
Over two unforgettable days, we will ignite a global conversation—from our stage in NYC, to simultaneous worldwide meetups at R&D Labs in Austin, Johannesburg, Haifa, Dublin and Ruschlikon—about how our decisions today have the potential to change the course of history.
Who Should Attend
If you are interested in the future and want to have critical conversations about emerging technology and science, you should attend. If you need to get outside of your bubble, to hear bold new perspectives and fresh ideas, you should attend. If you are someone who believes our future is not destined, but rather something that we build together, you should attend.
You and your fellow participants are a diverse group of people from different backgrounds: business, medicine, government, foundations, academia, technology, science, social entrepreneurship, law, design, media, architecture, publishing.
Cost To Attend
You can attend one or both days of the Summit:
1-day passes are $75 each, and are good for either Tuesday or Wednesday.
2-day passes are $140 and include all Summit activities.
92nd Street Y is a multifaceted cultural institution and community center located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, USA, at the corner of East 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue.