2016 THEME: “The Power of Flows”

A Strategic News Service Presentation

"The best technology conference in the world." - The Economist


Future in Review 2016

Join us for the 14th annual FiRe Conference, September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah.

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Racing Extinction

FiRe 2015 Featured Film

SNS FiReFilms was pleased to screen Racing Extinction Racing Extinction at FiRe 2015

The 2nd film by Oscar® winner Louie Psihoyos goes behind the scenes to document today’s breathtaking rate of species and ecosystems extinction at the hands of humans, in a dramatic warning as beautiful and suspenseful as it is a call to urgent action.

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Expanding Networks, Creating Alliances

100% of survey respondents said FiRe met or exceeded their expectations, and 73% made new project and business alliances at FiRe, in a venue that couldn’t be more conducive.


FiRe Global Initiatives

FiRe is the birthplace of programs that long outlive each conference: INVNT/IP Global Consortium, FiReFilms that make a difference, the AORTA digital education manifesto, a Global Rescue System to reduce human trafficking, and the new medical field of Nutritional Microanalysis, among many others.


World-Class Centerpiece Conversations

With industry luminaries such as Paul Jacobs and Irwin Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Colin Angle, Ray Ozzie, and Barry Diller, in PowerPoint-free, “real” conversations. View the discussion with Vint Cerf (pictured).


A Roundtable Experience

FiRe attendees and speakers are called Participants for a reason; many are included onstage, and many more take part in offstage FiRe group discussions leading to new ventures or FiRe Global Initiatives.


Real-Time Problem Solving

FiRe’s annual “CTO Design Challenge” unites engineers to tackle an intractable world problem and present actionable solutions, from fighting urban wildfires to Pattern Computing to solving global warming to defining and launching the new medical field of “Nutritional Microanalyisis.”


Entrepreneurs Making History

Who comes to FiRe? The CEO of the first private company to successfully launch a rocket into orbital space. FiRe Chair Mark Anderson (L) interviews Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and 7-time FiRe speaker.

Why Be Part of Fire?



September 27-30, 2016


Stein Eriksen Lodge
Park City, Utah

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  • Portland’s Glenn Lurie: From soccer player to CEO of AT&T Mobility

    Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:07:00 -0700

    Growing up, Glenn Lurie couldn’t imagine anything he’d rather do than play pro soccer. By 1990, though, he was newly married and living in his sister’s basement in Beaverton after a season playing in Cleveland. Already well into his 20s, Lurie had a ...

  • With Beijing office, Hyperloop to be functional by 2019

    Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:25:00 -0700

    The Hyperloop will lead to a revolution in transportation and become the "fifth mode of transport", Bibop Gresta, the company's cofounder and COO, told China's National Business Daily while attending a forum in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. Gresta said ...

  • What’s gone wrong with the World Wide Web

    Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:21:00 -0700

    The general tone of the conference is probably best summed up by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation’s Cory Doctorow: In the last 20 years, we’ve managed to nearly ruin one of the most functional distributed systems ever created: today’s Web.

  • VR suits, car phones' comeback and insect brains: 8 tech predictions from Qua...

    Sat, 25 Jun 2016 04:12:00 -0700

    I meet Paul Jacobs in a studio in San Francisco's warehouse-filled Dogpatch neighborhood. We're there to watch the filming of Qualcomm's Invent-Off competition. Two teams are competing to create a smart device -- in only three days -- that can save lives.

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