The Future Today Summit is Tuesday, December 6 – Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
See the Schedule for start and end times.
I’m confused about the ticket pricing. Is it really only $75 a day or $140 for the full Summit?
Yes, that’s the price. We have intentionally priced Summit tickets low because we believe that everyone—and that includes you—should feel accountable for the decisions we make about the future.
We’ve split the ticket into one day passes because we understand that not everyone can get away for the full Summit. You can either purchase a day pass, for either Tuesday or Wednesday, or you can buy an all-Summit ticket. The all-Summit ticket comes with a $10 discount.
- Day passes are $75, and that gets you access to everything happening on that day and night.
- All-Summit tickets are $140 (a $10 discount).
When you click the registration button, you’ll be taken to the 92Y’s website, and you’ll see the option to purchase a Day One pass, a Day Two pass, or a full Summit pass. (We hope you’ll join us for the entire event!)
Two-Day Pass – How to Purchase: The 92Y’s ticketing system only allows a single ticket type (the day pass). To buy the all-Summit ticket, click on the button and then look for a pink SUBSCRIBE button on the right side of the page. Click on that and you’ll see the option to buy the pass. Don’t worry. You’re not subscribing to anything.
I’m a journalist and I’d like to cover the Summit. Do you have media passes?
We do, though space is limited. Please email your name, organization and what kind of stories you think you’d be creating. Also let us know if you need any special assistance (access to power outlets, access to audio/ video, a quiet place to work, etc). We’re issuing media passes first-come, first served, so please plan accordingly. Email email@example.com.
Is the Summit something I can expense for work?
Absolutely. It’s not often that you have the opportunity to hear world-class scientists, academics and policymakers talk, in concrete terms, about the future. You will learn invaluable perspective from them, and you’ll also have the opportunity to engage them in conversation about your own work. In addition, our experiential activities are designed to teach you more about the near-future of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and sensor technology, which is transferrable knowledge you can take back with you to the office.
How can I convince my boss/ manager/ team leader to let me out of work for two days to attend?
Why not tell them that you can expect to bring three takeaways back to the office?
- Takeaway #1: By the end of Summit, you will have taken a crash course on the future of artificial intelligence, genomics, ethics, machine learning, bots, neurology, social media, and how our government uses technology. (To be fair, you won’t be an expert in these subjects. But you will have learned the key issues, the lexicon, and the challenges surrounding each.)
- Takeaway #2: We’re asking you to think about and adopt the tools of a futurist. (We will talk more about that Day One.) Ben Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Our goal with the Summit is to involve you directly, so that you apply what you learn straight away.
- Takeaway #3: You will meet people in adjacent fields. Most of us see the same people day in, day out. HR departments are always telling their staff to seek enrichment from outsiders. We’re offering you a chance to do just that: to get outside your immediate sphere, and to network with people who are also interested in the future of science and technology, but who happen to be in fields which are different from yours. Through them, your perspective and worldview will broaden.
When should I arrive?
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of our first session, to ensure that you have enough time to get checked-in. If you’re coming in from outside of the NYC-area, we recommend staying over Monday night so that you’re ready to go when our Day One sessions start.
Who can I expect to meet?
The Summit brings together communities of thinkers and do-ers. You’ll meet the authors of some of your favorite books… Research scientists working at the bleeding edges of their fields… Policymakers who are charged with shaping the future of democracy… And you will meet people who are just like you: curious about how science and technology will intersect with all aspects of our daily lives in the future.
Will the authors be doing book signings?
Yes. We’ll post a more detailed author signing schedule closer to the Summit.
What does my registration fee cover?
Your registration covers either Day One, Day Two or the full Summit, depending on the ticket you purchased. The experiential activities, including the R&D Lab Crawl, are covered by your registration. Refreshments and snacks are also included in your registration.
Can I register my whole office team to come?
Sure. You can purchase all of the tickets you need right here on the site. If you need a receipt with specific details included, we’d be happy to create one for you. Please call 267-342-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bought a ticket, but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
We hear you—things happen, and plans change. Please contact email@example.com.
My company wants to sponsor the Summit. Who do we talk to?
Please call Cheryl Cooney at 267-342-4300. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Lab/ Makerspace wants to participate in the Tuesday night meetups. How do we get involved?
We’re glad to hear it! Please call Cheryl Cooney at 267-342-4300. You can also email us: email@example.com.
I’m a nursing mother. Will you have a lactation room?
Indeed we will! Just let us know when you check in at registration, and we’ll get you set up. We have very limited space to store milk and recommend that you bring your own cooler. Please bring labeled, leak-proof containers if you’d like to refrigerate your milk while at the Summit. (We may not be able to accommodate everyone in the refrigerator, so please come prepared.)
Do you offer child care during the Summit?
Unfortunately, no. Please make arrangements in advance.
Does the Summit venue offer gender-neural bathrooms?
Yes, and there will be signs posted to direct you there.
Is the Summit accessible?
Of course! If you have any special needs or requests, please don’t hesitate to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a Summit app?
We don’t have an app—and that’s on purpose. You’ll find out why Day One.
Wait, you still haven’t answered my question! How can I reach you?
Please reach out. Call 267-342-4300 or email us at email@example.com. We’re happy to hear from you.
Plan Your Future Today Summit
The Summit is being held at the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Avenue. The R&D Lab Crawl is happening at locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn. We will post a complete list in November. Please note that a Summit badge is required for admittance.
Getting to the 92Y
By Subway & Bus: Take the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street. 92Y is located five blocks north on Lexington Avenue. The 6 train also stops at 96th Street. 92Y is located four blocks south on Lexington Avenue.
The M101, M102 and M103 buses run north on Third Avenue and south on Lexington Avenue. The M1, M2, M3, M4 and X90 buses run north on Madison Avenue. From the West Side, take the M86 or M96 across to Lexington Avenue.
By Car: Get detailed driving directions via Google Maps.
Parking: Discount parking is available to 92Y patrons at the GGMC Garage on 92nd Street between Second and Third Avenues. Have your ticket validated at the 92Y Sales and Customer Service Center in the main lobby. There are also other parking garages available in the area.
Amtrak: There are numerous trains throughout the day. For schedules, see the Amtrak website. It should take you between 30 – 45 minutes to get from Penn Station to the 92Y by subway or by car.
Airport: New York City is serviced by LaGuardia (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) airports. Newark Airport (EWR) in northern New Jersey is also an option. From Newark, you would need to take Amtrak to Penn Station, and then make your way up to the 92Y. The NYCGo.com site offers more detailed information about New York City airports.