DRAFT: FiRe 2018 Conference Agenda

Speaking assignments and agenda items are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 9
5:00p - 7:00p Registration and Reception - Flagstaff Mountain Deck
5:00p - 6:15p Registration and Cocktail Reception with finger food and live entertainment (adult partners welcome) -

6:15p - 6:45p "Welcome and Introduction to FiReFellows and Staff" Sharon Anderson Morris, SNS Programs Director and SNS FiReFilms Managing Director

7:00p - 10:00p Dinner and Presentation - Olympic Ballroom
7:00p - 7:30p Welcoming Remarks:
  • Introductions and Appreciations: Sharon Anderson Morris
  • "Transformational Technologies": Mark Anderson
7:30p - 8:15p Dinner
8:15p - 9:00p "Great Innovations, Great Problems, Great Solutions": Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA
9:00p ---

Followed by:

Q & A and Discussion

Wednesday, October 10
7:00a - 7:50a Buffet Breakfast - Olympic Ballroom
8:00a - 12:00p Morning Sessions - Stein Eriksen Ballroom
7:50a - 8:00a Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00a - 8:30a "New Horizons in Space:"
Meet the companies revolutionizing space travel and exploration.

Hosted by Glen Hiemstra, Founder, Futurist.com

  • Chris Lewicki, CEO, Planetary Resources
  • Ariel Ekblaw, Founder & Lead, Space Exploration Initiative, MIT Media Lab
  • Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center


8:30a - 9:00a "Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute" with Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

9:00a - 9:30a "Gene Editing and Medicine": with Clayton Lewis, CEO, Arivale; John Mattison, Assistant Medical Director, Chief of Health Information, Kaiser Permanente; Ben Brown, Dept. Head, Molecular Ecosystems Biology, and Chair, Environmental Bioinformatics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; hosted by David Ewing Duncan, Co-Founder and CEO, Arc Programs

9:30a - 10:00a "Protecting Your Brand Against Information Warfare" with Berit Anderson, Guardians.ai; hosted by Ed Butler, Presenter and Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC

10:00a - 10:30a Break - Stein Eriksen Ballroom Gallery

10:30a - 11:00a "Pattern Computer: Unveiling": Moderated by Mark Anderson, CEO, Pattern Computer; Chair, FiRe

11:00a - 11:30a "FiReStarters I: Companies Improving the World"

11:30a - 12:00p "Centerpiece Conversation: The Scandinavian Model"
with Leif Pagrotsky, Consul General of Sweden in New York

12:00p - 1:30p Lunch - Flagstaff Mountain Deck [Weather alternate: Odin Valhalla]
1:30p - 4:00p Afternoon Sessions - Olympic Ballroom
1:30p - 2:00p "China's Expanding Borders & the Fight for Taiwan": with Phillip Lohaus, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Scott Foster, SNS Asia Editor; Author; and Partner, TAP Japan; and Richard Marshall, Chairman of the Board, Cinturion

2:00p - 2:30p "The Fire CTO Design Challenge: Building Zoolingua" Creating the world's first AI-driven interspecies translator to enable animal communication.

The Challenge Team:

  • Con Slobodchikoff, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University and CEO, Zoolingua
  • Dave Roberts, Associate Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Catherine O'Donnell, Marketing & Communications Advisor, Zoolingua; and Director of Development & Communications, LifeLong Medical Care
  • Mark Godsy, Entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO, Exro Technologies
  • Holly Beaver, Principal, Lighthouse Experience Design
  • Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute; and Distinguished Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah
  • Roger Payne, Founder / President, Ocean Alliance


2:30p - 3:00p "Drones and Air Taxis": with Eric Bartsch, COO, VerdeGo Aero; Stephen Tibbitts, CEO, Zeva Aero; and Jesse Moore, past CTO, Skylift Global

3:00p - 3:30p "FiReFilms: Films Changing the World"

  • James Balog, Writer, The Human Element
  • Bill Neal, Writer, Producer & Director, Long Gone Wild, Long Gone Wild Inc.
  • James Redford, Documentary Filmmaker, Redford Center, KPJR films
  • Eliza McNitt, Writer, Director, VR Producer

Hosted by Sharon Anderson Morris, Managing Director of FiReFilms

3:30p - 4:00p "A Pattern Language | The Mystery of the Designed Gesture": with Tim Girvin Principal, Girvin; hosted by Mark Anderson

4:00p - 5:00p Breakouts
  1. FiRe CTO Design Challenge: Working Session - Flagstaff Room


  2. Planning the First Space Colony - Silver Room


  3. Hybrid Warfare: Weaponizing Information, Economies & Influence - Bronze Room


  4. SNS FiReFilms: "Meet the Filmmakers" - Stein Freestyle Theater (near Ballroom)

5:00p - 7:00p Meet the FiReStarters and Partners - Stein Eriksen Ballroom Gallery
Meet the FiReStarters and Partners: Exhibition and Reception: with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
7:00p - 9:00p FiRe Film Night: The Human Element - Stein Eriksen Ballroom
7:00p - 7:05p The Human Element Opening Comments: Sharon Anderson Morris, SNS Programs Director and Managing Director, FiReFilms

Followed by a screening of:

7:05p - 8:35p
The Human Element, FiReFilms "Featured Film of the Year"
8:35p - 9:00p A Discussion with Sharon and James Balog, Writer, The Human Element

Thank you to our FiRe Film Night Sponsor:   

Thursday, October 11
6:45a - 7:50a Buffet Breakfast - Olympic Ballroom
7:55a - 11:45a Morning Sessions - Stein Eriksen Ballroom
7:55a - 8:00a Welcome and Announcements

8:00a - 8:30a "From SSL to Quantum: Advancing Encryption": with Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), UC San Diego; Moderated by Kim Dozier, Contributor, CNN & The Daily Beast

8:30a - 9:00a "Art of the IPO: Don't Foul This Up"

9:00a - 9:30a "Moon City": with Chris Lewicki, CEO, Planetary Resources; hosted by Glen Hiemstra, Founder, Futurist.com

9:30a - 10:00a "Ukraine, A Model for Change": with Phillip Lohaus, Research Fellow, AEI; Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber & Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Laboratory; and Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine; moderated by Kim Dozier, Contributor, CNN & The Daily Beast

10:00a - 10:30a Break - Stein Eriksen Ballroom Gallery

10:30a - 11:00a "Ocean Health" with James Balog, Writer, The Human Element; Bill Neal, Writer, Producer & Director, Long Gone Wild, Long Gone Wild Inc.; Roger Payne, Founder / President, Ocean Alliance; and Brent Anderson, CEO Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

11:00a - 11:30a "Blockchain Now: How A New Technology is Already Changing the World"

11:30a - 12:00p "AI in the Cloud"

12:00a - 1:30p Lunch - Flagstaff Mountain Deck [Weather alternate: Odin Valhalla]
1:30p - 3:30p Afternoon Sessions - Stein Eriksen Ballroom
1:30p - 2:00p "World Interrupted: The Cyber Infrastructure Threat" with Marcus Sachs, fmr Deputy Director of Cyber for DHS and CSO, Pattern Computer Inc.; Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber & Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Laboratory; moderated by Kim Dozier, Contributor, CNN & The Daily Beast

2:00p - 2:30p "The Future Patient, The Future Doctor: A Healthy Relationship" with Sharon Anderson Morris, Director, SNS Programs, Managing Director, FiReFilms; Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2, (a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership); Mary Beckerle, CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute; hosted by Michael Kurisu, Clinical Director, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine

2:30p - 3:00p "The Bleeding Edge of AI": with Tom Conte, Director, Georgia Tech's Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH); and Joseph Smarr, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google; hosted by Murray Cantor, CTO, Aptage, IBM Fellow

3:00p - 3:30p "Hot Spots: Views of the Future"

3:30p - 4:00p Break - Stein Eriksen Ballroom Gallery
4:00p - 5:00p Breakouts
  1. FiRe CTO Design Challenge: Working Session - Flagstaff Room


  2. TBA - Silver Room


  3. The Future of Healthcare and Project Apollo - Gold Room


  4. Cyber Security" - Bronze Room

5:00p - 8:00p Dinner Off-Agenda
Suggestions

Hotel Dining: Park City Dining Guides: Hotel Concierge: (435) 645-6460

8:00p The FiRe Social
Meetup for all FiRe Participants, including Speakers, FiReStarters, Exhibitors, Press, and SNS & FiRe Staff

Friday, October 12
6:45a - 7:50a Buffet Breakfast - Olympic Ballroom
7:55a - 12:00p Morning Sessions - Stein Eriksen Ballroom
7:55a - 8:00a Announcements: Sharon Anderson Morris

8:00a - 8:30a "The Satellite Internet Revolution": with Mark Brady, Managing Partner at Clarke Belt 2.0; hosted by Jason Preston, Co-Founder, Dent

8:30a - 9:00a "3D Printing Industrial Materials"

9:00a - 9:30a "Manufacturing Abundance "

9:30a - 9:45a "Monitoring the Earth's Energy Systems" with Brian McInerny, Hydrologist, National Weather Service; Murray Cantor, Advisory Mathematician and IBM Fellow; Ross Palomaki, Meteorologist, E2MS; hosted by David Ewing Duncan,Author and Correspondent; and Co-Founder and CEO, Arc Programs

9:45a - 10:00a "How To Adapt to A World Of Climate Change"

10:00a - 11:00a Fire CTO Design Challenge: "Building Zoolingua: Conclusion and Report Out"

The Challenge Team:

  • Con Slobodchikoff, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University and CEO, Zoolingua
  • Dave Roberts, Associate Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Catherine O'Donnell, Marketing & Communications Advisor, Zoolingua; and Director of Development & Communications, LifeLong Medical Care
  • Mark Godsy, Entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO, Exro Technologies
  • Holly Beaver, Principal, Lighthouse Experience Design
  • Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute; and Distinguished Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah
  • Roger Payne, Founder / President, Ocean Alliance


11:00a - 12:00p "Your Turn: The Next Five Years": Audience Questions and Comments: Hosted by Mark Anderson

and

Closing Comments and Summary

Hosted by Mark Anderson


Note: All speaking assignments and agenda items are subject to change.