At the World Future Society
conference, July 8-10 at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
in Boston, Massachusetts, a thousand of the world’s top
minds and thought-leaders will examine the major issues of
the twenty-first century.
World Future Society conferences are
known for their substantive, interdisciplinary content.
You’ll experience high energy, productive networking,
informed presenters… and a good jolt to your
imagination! It is your global meeting point for new
Watch a YouTube video previewing the Conference!
Did you know there is a dedicated
blog full of exclusive content on the conference?
Go here to read new interviews with Ray
Kurzweil and Janna Anderson. The conference
blog also features an op-ed by NASA scientist Dennis
Thinking about… Artificial
The computer is going to make its
way into our bodies and brains says inventor Ray
Kurzweil. At WorldFuture 2010,
Kurzweil, winner of the National Technology Medal and
bestselling author, will discuss the research in his new
book How the Mind Works and How to Build One.
“We will soon have the capacity to understand,
model and simulate the human brain and thus reverse
engineer the human cortex.” Around 2030, predicts
Kurzweil, humankind will create a computer capable of
creativity and contemplation, an artificial intelligence
indistinguishable from what we today call human
According to inventor Stephen
Thaler, a highly proficient synthetic consciousness
exists today, and has been quietly thinking, creating,
and churning out products for more than 30 years.
Thaler’s program, The Creativity Machine, has invented
new-and-improved everything from toothbrushes to
warheads. At WorldFuture 2010, he’ll
discuss the sociological, philosophical and spiritual
implications of this enormous breakthrough.
“The possibility of a human disaster
arising from the use of robots capable of lethal force
is obvious,” wrote Yale bioethicist and AI expert
Wendell Wallach in his 2009 book Moral Machines:
Teaching Robots Right from Wrong. “Looming over our
choices is the rather melodramatic possibility that we
are in the process of inventing the human species, as we
have known it, out of existence,” he warns. At
WorldFuture 2010, Wallach will lay out how we,
as a society, will navigate the promise and perils of
technologies emerging from today’s artificial
Advance registration discounts
will not last forever. The hotel cut-off
date is 3 weeks away: June 14. Register today
for WorldFuture 2010 and save $50 off
the full, on-site price.
A full schedule of special events,
luncheons, meet-the-authors opportunities and tours will
complement a rich conference program this July in
Download the full program here.
Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit
educational and scientific organization in
Washington, D.C., the World Future Society has
members in more than eighty countries around the
world. Individuals and groups from all nations are
eligible to join the Society and participate in its
programs and activities.
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Sponsorship has its advantages… and
Delegates and speakers
participating in WorldFuture 2010 -
the “world’s fair of ideas” - include some of the
most influential and affluent people you will find
gathered in one place: Some 1,000 business leaders,
government officials, scientists, corporate
planners, forecasters, futurists, and others are
expected. Many are owners, partners, or presidents
of corporations and are responsible for major
purchases. They all will be focused on the major
issues of the twenty-first century and how to
actively create the future.
delegates have the financial resources for purchasing
books, computers, memberships, new technologies, and all
sorts of products and services that enhance their
knowledge and professional work.
Media coverage of World Future
Society international conferences and sponsor displays
has historically been heavy. Articles have consistently
appeared in the New York Times and
Washington Postas well as the front pages in media
as far away as India. Television coverage has included
many international and U.S. networks. Sponsor displays
at WorldFuture deliver a cost-to-reach
ratio that is nearly unrivaled in the face-to-face realm
of conference marketing.
Your Tabletop Display
- A 20% discount on a 1/6-page
advertisement in The FUTURIST (a $66
- A free listing on
- A discount on advertising in the
- One complimentary conference
registration ($345. value)
Conference Book Display
Publishers and other sponsors not wishing to purchase
a full display may send copies of their publications for
the Conference Book Display where a
catalog listing all publications with publishers’ names
and addresses will be available.
$55 per book or magazine
Free ‘Take-One’ Table
Are you interested in distributing other literature
and not interested in a display table? Order a free
Take-One section. WFS personnel will ensure
that your literature is available throughout the
$50 to distribute 300 copies of brochures or other
pieces of up to 2 oz.
For heavier pieces, contact us for pricing.
Click here to secure your Tabletop or Book Display,
or free Take-One section.
This year’s conference hotel is a
AAA Four Diamond Waterfront property less than three
miles from Logan International Airport, and a short
cab, water taxi, or ‘T’ subway ride away from the
heart of the best Boston has to offer: the Back Bay,
Financial District, and family attractions such as
the New England Aquarium and Children’s Museum.
The hotel offers the WestinWORKOUT®
Gym, full dining in “Sauciety”, and a complimentary
shuttle service to nearby recreation and
entertainment venues. Onsite parking is available,
for a fee.
In-between all the conference
activity, know that you can relax or catch up with
work in your hotel room that will feature a
flat-screen TV and wireless high speed Internet