What is Future in Review (FiRe)?

The leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy. New partnerships, projects, and plans you can’t afford to miss. If your success depends on having an accurate view of the future, or you’d like to meet others who are able and motivated to forge action-based alliances, this is the most important conference you will attend. Be one of the thought leaders in the FiRe conversation, analyzing and creating the future of technology, economics, pure science, the environment, genomics, education, and more.

Hosted by Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service, the Future in Review® (FiRe) conference exposes world experts and participants to new ideas in a manner that produces an accurate portrait of the future in technology, including the global economy, cloud computing, biology and medical diagnostics, policy, netbooks, space travel, sustainability, and other fields that contribute to technology outcomes. (Strategic News Service and the SNS weekly global report have been accurately predicting the technology industry’s future since 1995.) This intimate conference is designed to be intellectually challenging, financially rewarding, and fun.

Where and when?
The 15th annual FiRe Conference will be held October 10th – 13th, 2017, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, in Park City, Utah.

What makes FiRe unique?
No other conference offers participants a more accurate view of the technology industry in the next 3-5 years. And no other conference provides the intellectual engagement and challenge you will find at FiRe, in a beautiful environment, meeting with the world leaders who are building that future.

In place of canned PowerPoint speeches, FiRe consists entirely of focused conversations on subjects affecting the near- and mid-term future.

Who should attend?
Top officers of world-class technology-driven companies and global investors and policymakers. Many participants are also speakers. Early registration increases the chance that we will ask you to participate in the program.

If you have any questions, please contact the SNS Programs Director, Sharon/”SAM”, at sam@stratnews.com or by phone at 435-649-3645.

For billing and registration questions:
Please contact Sharon Anderson Morris at sam@stratnews.com – or write to:
SNS Conference Corp.
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-8628

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The Strategic News Service™ is the world’s most reliable source of advanced information at the intersection of technology and economics. Its publicly graded prediction rate in these areas is unmatched, and its success in pointing out critically important new strategic issues to global thought leaders – often in their own areas of expertise – is well-established. This is why Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Paul Jacobs, Justin Rattner, Steve Ballmer, Bill Janeway, and many other global intellectual, policy, and business leaders have become SNS Members.Since its 1995 inception, SNS has evolved into a global force, expressed partly through a remarkable membership, which works in three modes: to research and describe missing strategic insights into what is happening now, to accurately predict what is to be expected in the next 3-5 years, and to rally interest – when appropriate – in accelerating the benign trends that matter most. In this way, SNS and its members have led a movement beginning with unbiased research in computing and communications, into global integration of markets and trends, and finally culminating in appropriate actions.As a group, we believe that technology drives the global economy. For that reason, we find our work now at the center of leverage for global leaders in every economic and policy segment. Active areas of discussion include, but are not limited to: Computing, Communications, Chip Design, Cleantech, Security and Economic Cyberwar, Fixing Healthcare, Ocean Health, Global Warming, and Cloud Infrastructure.

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Mark Anderson, Founder and CEO, Strategic News Service; and Chair, Future in Review Conference Corp.

Sharon Anderson Morris, Director, SNS Programs and FiRe Events, Strategic News Service; and Managing Director, FiReFilms

Sally Anderson, Editor-in-Chief and Production Manager for Strategic News Service, FiRe Events, and FiReFilms

Evan Anderson, Director of Marketing and Research, Strategic News Service

Denyse Davis, Executive Assistant to CEO Mark Anderson, Strategic News Service

David Morris, Business Development, Strategic News Service

Mary Elders, Executive Assistant to Sharon Anderson Morris, Programs Director, Strategic News Service

Scott Schramke, IT Director, Strategic News Service


Advisory Board:

Don Budinger, Chair and Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations

Ty Carlson, Senior Manager, Digital Products Group, Amazon

Russell Daggatt, General Partner, Denny Hill Capital

Cynthia Figge, Co-Founder and COO, CSRHUB and EKOS International

Scott Foster, Advisor, Triple A Partners Japan; and Alliance Partner, Translink

Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO, Futurist.com

William H. Janeway, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus (New York & Cambridge, UK)

Dan Lynch, Chair, Lynch Enterprises

Nathan McDonald, President, Keiretsu Forum Northwest

Matt McIlwain, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Gregory Ness, VP Marketing, CloudVelocity

John Petote, Founder, Santa Barbara Angel Alliance

Michael Pfeffer, Managing Partner, Kolohala Ventures; and President and CEO, Ibis Networks

Gary Roshak, Vice President, Products, Kymeta

Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector, Social Venture Partners

Rolf Skoglund, Co-Founder, ThinkOut, and Co-Founder and Chair, Startupfactory (Stockholm)

Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2, UC San Diego and Irvine

Steve Waite, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Graphene Stakeholders Assoc.

Jean Wooldridge, Principal, St. Cloud Communications


SNS Ambassadors:

Ambassador for Angel InvestingJohn Petote

Ambassador for Asia ResearchScott Foster, Partner, TAP Japan; and Alliance Partner, Translink

Ambassador for Cloud ComputingGreg Ness, Vice President of Marketing, CloudVelox

Ambassador for Communications Simon Hackett, Board Member, Australian National Broadband Network Co.; and Past Founder, Internode

Ambassador for Documentary FilmsGeralyn Dreyfous, Co-Founder/Director-at-Large, Impact Partners; and Founder, Utah Film Center

Ambassador for EconomicsWilliam H. Janeway, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus (New York & Cambridge, UK)

Ambassador for EducationDavid Engle, Director of US Operations, SNS Project Inkwell; and Superintendent, Port Townsend Public School District

Ambassador for Ocean HealthRoger Payne, Founder and President, Ocean Alliance (Vermont and New Zealand)

Ambassador for Pure ScienceLarry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2, UC San Diego/UC Irvine and the Qualcomm Institute

Ambassador for Science FictionDavid Brin, Physicist and Author

Ambassador for Wireless ResearchChetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting


Other Awards:

2015 Global Instigator for GoodKamran Elahian, Global VC, Entrepreneur Without Borders, and World Philanthropist; and Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners

2015 Director, Best DocumentaryLouie Psihoyos, Racing Extinction

2015 Entrepreneur of the YearNancy Stagliano, CEO, True North Therapeutics Inc.


2014 World-Changing DocumentaryMichael Rossato-Bennett, Director, Alive Inside

2014 “Above and Beyond” AwardHugh Bradlow, CTO and Head of Innovation, Telstra

2014 Pioneer in Global ChangeLarry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2, UC San Diego/UC Irvine and the Qualcomm Institute

2014 “Creating New International Innovators” AwardGuy Groff (fmr.) Associate VP, Professional Management and Career Development, Thunderbird School of Global Management


2013 Company of the Year – Graphene Technologies (CEO, Jon Myers)

2013 CEO of the YearLeroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology

2013 Entrepreneur of the YearKevin Montgomery, CEO, Collaborate.org

2013 Philanthropist of the YearPaul Shoemaker, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners


2012 Company of the YearNuance Communications

2012 CEO of the YearPaul Jacobs, Qualcomm

2012 Entrepreneur of the YearColin Angle, CEO, iRobot

2012 Philanthropist of the YearDon Budinger, Chairman and Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations


2011 Entrepreneur of the YearSimon Hackett, Managing Director, Internode


2009 Entrepreneur of the YearElon Musk, CEO and CTO, SpaceX; CEO and Product Architect, Tesla Motors; and Chair, SolarCity


Mark Anderson
President, Strategic News Service LLC
E-mail: mark@stratnews.com
Phone number: (360) 378-3431
Fax number: (360) 378-7041

Sharon Anderson Morris
Programs Director, Strategic News Service LLC
E-mail: sam@stratnews.com
Phone: (435) 649-3645

Mailing Address
SNS Conference Corp.
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-8628



October 10-13, 2017


Stein Eriksen Lodge
Park City, Utah

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