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 18th annual FiRe conference will be held February 28th – March 4th, 2022.

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

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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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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

Meg Felso, Executive Assistant to CEO Mark Anderson, Strategic News Service

Scott Schramke, CTO, Strategic News Service

Advisory Board:

Sharon Anderson Morris, CEO, FiReFilms

Brenda Cooper, Science Fiction Author

Russell Daggatt, Founding General Partner, Denny Hill Capital

Kim Dozier, Visiting Fellow, Observer Research Foundation America; Global Affairs Analyst, CNN; Contributor, TIME Magazine

Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Wellville

Cynthia Figge, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, CSRHUB and EKOS International

Amory Lovins, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute

Gary Marcus, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Robust.ai

Richard Marshall, Chairman of the Board, Cinturion Group

Bill McAleer, Partner, Voyager Capital

Gregory Ness, Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, MedSec

John Petote, Founder, Santa Barbara Angel Alliance

Michael Pfeffer, CEO, Gabriel USA Inc.

Gary Roshak, Chief Executive Officer, V-Satcast

Ricky Solomon, Founder, Wilmot Advisors

John Wells, Science Producer & Host, NPR Affiliate KPCW

Jean Wooldridge, Founder, St. Cloud Communications


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 – a title=”About Leroy Hood” href=”/topics/leaders/Leroy-Hood”>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



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