Vision Weekend - Foresight Institute

Event has passed (Sat Dec 2, 2017 - Sun Dec 3, 2017)
The Laundry
10 AM - 6 PM
$95 - $350


A good vision is a map that helps us navigate toward the future we want.
Our maps have stopped working. Let's fix them!

The Vision Weekend is not a conference. It's a gathering dedicated to take stock of the most compelling ideas of today, turn them into coherent visions for a better future, and getting to work on them.

Saturday: Keynote panels at Gray Area.
Industry-leaders deliver food for thought during panels, followed by private Q&A tables with your favorite speaker.

Panels include:
Long-term thinking: So Much To Do, So Little Time
Blockchains: Master Key to Unlock The Future?
Artificial Intelligence Timelines: Safety First
Longevity: Reaching Escape Velocity for Life-Extension
The Brain: The Next Frontier

Speakers include:
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Sonia Arrison, Thiel Foundation
David Eagleman, Host and Producer of The Brain With David Eagleman
Aubrey De Grey, President of SENS Research Foundation
Max More, President of Alcor
Zooko Wilcox, Founder of ZCash
Mark S. Miller, Foresight Institute
Will Marshall, Co-Founder & Ceo, Planet
Kevin Perrott, Director Health-Extension Foundation
Melanie Swan, Founder of Institute for Blockchain Studies
Matt Bell, Co-Founder of Matterport
Randal Koene, Founder of

More speakers, speaker profiles, videos, and bios are on the event website.

Sunday: Strategy sessions at The Laundry,
The stage is yours: What vision do you want to contribute to our future? Pick your topic, and apply to host a strategy session. Be bold - Sunday is off the record.

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What past participants say:
"This is mind candy for my soul" - Steve Jurvetson
"A milestone in our journey to better understand our future" - Robin Hanson
"It was an exhilarating experience to be with a large group of people who have sophisticated, enlightened, and thoughtful ideas about the future" - Ray Kurzweil
"Had a great time and was exposed to fascinating ideas, and, more importantly, fascinating sources of ideas" - Vernor Vinge


  1. Gray Area / Grand Theater 2665 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA
  2. The Laundry 3359 26th Street, San Francisco, CA