Hosted by 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 SNS Sr. Programs Director, Sharon/”SAM”, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 435-649-3645.
For billing and registration questions:
Please contact Sharon Anderson Morris at email@example.com – or write to:
SNS Conference Corp.
P.O. Box 1969
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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
Mary Elders, Executive Assistant to Sharon Anderson Morris, Programs Director, Strategic News Service and Managing Director, SNS FiReFilms
Donna Shillinger, Strategic Programs, SNS Future in Review
Scott Schramke, CTO, Strategic News Service
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 Documentary – Michael Rossato-Bennett, Director, Alive Inside
2014 Above and Beyond – Hugh-Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra Corp.
2014 Pioneer in Global Change – Larry-Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2, UC San Diego/UC Irvine and the Qualcomm Institute
2014 Creating New International Innovators – Guy 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 Year – Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology
2013 Entrepreneur of the Year – Kevin Montgomery, CEO, Collaborate.org
2013 Philanthropist of the Year – Paul Shoemaker, (fmr.) Executive Director, Social Venture Partners
2012 Company of the Year – Nuance Communications
2012 CEO of the Year – Paul-Jacobs, (fmr.) Qualcomm
2012 Entrepreneur of the Year – Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot
2012 Philanthropist of the Year – Don Budinger, Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations
2011 Entrepreneur of the Year – Simon Hackett, Director, RedFlow; and former Managing Director, Internode
2009 Entrepreneur of the Year – Elon Musk, CEO and CTO, SpaceX; CEO and Product Architect, Tesla Motors; and Chair, SolarCity