• The Conference Program

    No better way of spending the day

  • WAKE UP AND DANCE

    #Breakfast&Dance

     

    Start your day right

    [7:00 AM - 8:30 AM]

     

    Ever heard of a morning crazy dance party?

     

    You are in luck! We are bringing it to MIT for you.

     

    Start the day energized and happy!
     

    DESIGN THE FUTURE WITH US

    Opener: What futures for humanity?

    David Brin

    [8:40 AM - 9:00 AM]

     

    The Future of People

    by David Brin - Scientist, Futurist, Author

     

    “The best time to act on this was decades ago. The second best time is now."

    LET THE DAY UNFOLD LIKE A STORY

    Morning Panels

    [9:00 AM - 10:00 AM] The Future of the Human Body

    [10:10 AM - 11:10 AM] The Future of the Human Mind

    • Amy Robinson, Executive Director, EyeWire
    • Manuel Le Gallo, IBM Researcher, Artificial Neurons
    • Matt Kammerait - Vice President, DAQRI
    • Pattie Maes​ - Professor, Associate Department Head for the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, Founder and Director of the Fluid Interfaces research group - MIT Media Lab

    [11:10 AM - 12:10 PM] The Future of Society

     

    BECAUSE WE NEED TO EAT TOO

    Lunch Sessions

    [12:15 PM - 1:30 PM]

    Network: Mingle with your brilliant peers and speakers.

     

    Startup Showcase: Discover great organizations (and jobs!) inventing the future of people.

     

     

    GET INSPIRED TO WRITE THE NEXT PAGES WITH US

    Afternoon Sessions

    [1:30 PM - 2:30 PM] Future Careers: Engage in new kind of paths, Learn your way up, Lead smart.

    [2:30 PM - 3:30 PM] Workshops:

    • Infinite Lightness - How will we live in a world that is rich in data and computation? Will the world and its objects be alive? by Sandy Pentland
    • Creativity - How will a leader behave in the future? What will be the role of immersive experiences? by Aithan Shapira

    [3:30 PM - 4:30 PM] Workshops:

    • Mindfulness at Work - What are the impact, opportunities, and challenges for mindfulness at work? Is it going to change the future of the workspace?​ by Tara Healey and Christopher Lyddy
    • FastForward (Future) Thinking - How can envisioning the future help your career? What steps to take to design your vision and implement it? by Lea Peersman and Marta Axpe

    [4:30 PM - 5:30 PM] FastForward Challenge Presentations

     

    [5:30 PM - 6:15 PM] Luminaries: Meet the upcoming generation of innovators, get inspired and connect with them directly. See the community

     

    [6:15 PM - 6:35 PM] FastForward Mentions

     

    LOOKING FORWARD

    FastForward Challenge

    Get to be the sci-fi writer and design your own futurist scenario.

    Pre-Conference Series + Conference Workshop 3:30PM - 4:30PM

     

    Imagine the future of either the human body, mind, or society.

     

    Showcase your prospective talents - Receive coaching from futurists, and many other industry experts to learn 'future thinking'- tell your story and get published in the 2016 Future of People Editorial Review.

     

    Apply alone or as a team now!

    CLOSING REMARKS [6:35PM - 6:50 PM]

     

    PERFECT WAY TO END YOUR DAY

    Dinner

    [7:00 PM - 10:00 PM]

     

    Win attendance to an exclusive dinner with all speakers, partners, and team members of the Future of People.