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.

About 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 17th annual FiRe conference will be held October 8th – 11th, 2019, at the The Lodge at Torrey Pines, in La Jolla, CA.
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 FiRe Events Programs Director, Berit, at berit@stratnews.com.
For billing and registration questions:
Please contact Berit Anderson at berit@stratnews.com – or write to:
SNS Conference Corp.
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-8628
SNS does not share participant data with any other companies. For details on our privacy policy, click here: Privacy Policy
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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Berit Anderson, Programs Director, FiRe Events

Evan Anderson, CEO, INVNT/IP

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

Sharon Anderson Morris, SNS Sr. Programs Director and CEO, FiReFilms

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

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

Scott Schramke, CTO, Strategic News Service


Advisory Board:

Ty Carlson, CTO, Pattern Computer

Russell Daggatt, General Founding Partner, Denny Hill Capital

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

Scott Foster, Partner, TAP Japan; Author, Stealth Japan; and SNS Asia Editor and Alliance Partner, Translink

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, Founder, Actium Bay Group

John Petote, Founder, Santa Barbara Angel Alliance

Michael Pfeffer, CEO, Ibis Networks

Gary Roshak, Managing Director, Synthesis Works

Paul Shoemaker, (fmr.) Executive Connector, Social Venture Partners

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

Larry Smarr, , Founding Director, Calit2 (a UCSD / UCI partnership)

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

Jean Wooldridge, Principal, St. Cloud Communications, Research Affiliate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Ambassador for Asia Research – Scott Foster, Partner, TAP Japan; Author, Stealth Japan; and SNS Asia Editor

Ambassador for Communications – Simon Hackett, Chairman, RedFlow, and former Managing Director, Internode

Ambassador for Economics – William H. Janeway, Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus (London & New York)

Ambassador for Education – David Engle, Director of US Operations, SNS Project Inkwell; and (fmr.) Superintendent, Port Townsend Public School District

Ambassador for Ocean Health – Roger Payne, Founder and President, Ocean Alliance (Vermont and New Zealand)

Ambassador for Science Fiction – David Brin, Physicist and Author

Ambassador for Wireless Research – Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

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

Ambassador for Cloud Computing – Gregory Ness, VP Marketing, Vidder

Ambassador for Angel Investing – John Petote, Founder, Santa Barbara Angel Alliance

Ambassador for Pure Science – Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (a UCSD / UCI partnership)


2016 Interpreting the Indecipherable – Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC

2016 Company of the Year – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

2016 Seeing IT – Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute; and Distinguished Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

2016 Freedom Fighter – Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO, Unseen (UK)

2016 Securing Our Future – Richard Marshall, CEO, X-SES Consultants LLC


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

2015 Director, Best Documentary – Louie Psihoyos, Racing Extinction

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year – Nancy Stagliano, CEO, True North Therapeutics Inc.


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

2014 Above and BeyondHugh-Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra Corp.

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

2014 Creating New International InnovatorsGuy 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, (fmr.) Executive Director, Social Venture Partners


2012 Company of the Year – Nuance Communications

2012 CEO of the YearPaul-Jacobs, (fmr.) Qualcomm

2012 Entrepreneur of the YearColin Angle, CEO, iRobot

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


2011 Entrepreneur of the YearSimon Hackett, Director, RedFlow; and former Managing Director, Internode


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

Contact Info:

Mark Anderson
President, Strategic News Service LLC
E-mail: mark@stratnews.com
Phone number: (360) 378-3431
Fax number: (360) 378-7041
Berit Anderson
Programs Director, SNS FiRe Events
E-mail: berit@stratnews.com
Mailing Address
SNS Conference Corp.
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-8628



October 8-11, 2019


The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA

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