What will the New England innovation scene look like in 20 years? What needs to happen for the region to maintain and even enhance its position as one of the world’s great technology and life sciences clusters? What major challenges are leading entrepreneurs and investors today thinking of that will not just create sustainable businesses and jobs, but contribute to solving some of the world’s great problems—clean water, abundant energy, affordable education and healthcare for all, and more? How do fields as diverse as architecture, robotics, design, transportation, computer science, and biology play into the future innovation equation?
Xconomy is pleased to announce Boston 2034, a major conference designed to provide answers to these very questions and a unique look at the future of technology and innovation. We are convening some of the region’s—and the world’s—leading innovators for a first-hand, in-depth look at how the next two decades will play out. The date is June 10, and the venue is the Seaport World Trade Center near Boston’s Innovation District. You can find out more and get your tickets here.
What a lineup we are convening for this special event—with more great speakers and participants soon to be added. At hand will be famed inventor Dean Kamen, who is tackling problems as diverse as providing clean water for emerging countries to getting kids fired up for science and technology, through his FIRST program. Among those joining him:
One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte
Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks
Boston Scientific co-founder John Abele
Google VP of research Alfred Spector
Fiona Murray, co-lead of MIT’s new Innovation Initiative
Techstars Boston’s new director Semyon Dukach
MassChallenge founder and CEO John Harthorne
Polaris Partners co-founder Terry McGuire
Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of Flagship Ventures
MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory director Carlo Ratti
Angel investor Jean Hammond, co-founder of LearnLaunch
Oasys Water CEO Jim Matheson
Roy Schoenberg, co-founder and CEO of American Well
These all-stars are heading up what promises to be a blow-out day, so get your tickets now. In addition to our plenary sessions, we will be convening special focus tracks devoted to Infrastructure, Design, and Architecture; Healthcare; Energy and Transportation; and Education and Talent.
You can buy your tickets and learn more about the event here. We look forward to seeing you on June 10.