I am at the Foresight Conference today.
I will try to liveblog but the WiFi seems very sluggish.
Hopefully that clears up
You can try sending questions to speakers by using this Twitter tag (though in-person participants get first priority): #foresight2011
9:00-9:15am "Nanotech: the Next 25 Years" Christine Peterson, President/CoFounder of Foresight 9:15-9:45am "Commercializing Nanotechnology" KEYNOTE: James R. Von Ehr, II, President/Founder of Zyvex Labs 9:45-10:15am New Synthetic Methods for Development of Nanoscale Materials" Matthew Francis, PhD, Rising star of nanotech at UC-Berkeley 10:45-11:15am "Integrating Molecular Switches and Machines with the Everyday World" Sir Fraser Stoddart, PhD, Head of Northwestern's Mechanostereochemistry Group 11:15-11:25am "Introduction to Nanotech Challenges Panel" Congressman Mike Honda, Winner of Foresight Government Prize, 2005 11:25-12:15am PANEL — "The Scientific Challenges of Truly Transformative Nanotech" Andrew Bleloch, (Halcyon), Matt Francis (UC-Berkeley), Sir J Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern), William Goddard (CalTech), Chris Schafmeister (Temple) 1:45-2:15pm "From Molecular Lego to Programmable Matter" Christian Schafmeister, PhD, Temple University, Feynman Prize for Experimental Work 2:15-2:45pm "Molecular, Mesoscale and Macroscopic Dynamics: Quantum Theory in Molecular Computation" William A. Goddard, III, PhD, Director of CalTech's Materials & Process Simulation Center 2:45-3:15pm "Molecular Robotics" Ari Requicha, PhD, Founder of USC's Molecular Robotics Lab 3:45-4:15pm "Single Atom Imaging of DNA Sequencing '…just look at the thing!'" Andrew Bleloch, PhD, Head of Microscopy, Halcyon Molecular 4:15-5pm PANEL — "Research and Application: From Innovation to Success" Andrew Bleloch (Halcyon), Michael Garner (ITRS), Mike Nelson (NanoInk), Robert Meagley (ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC), Thomas Theis (IBM), Sir J Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern) SUNDAY, June 26th, 2011 — Startups, Entrepreneurship & Your Career 8:00-9:00am REGISTRATION 9:00-9:15am "Making New Technologies Real" Foresight Institute 9:15-9:45am "Beyond Silicon: Nanoscale Science and Technology at IBM" Thomas Theis, PhD, Program Manager, New Devices and Architectures for Computing, IBM 9:45-10:15am "Forecasts for Nanotechnology" Paul Saffo, PhD, Managing Director of Discern Analytics 10:15-10:45am MORNING BREAK 10:45-11:15am "Applications of Nanomaterials to Integrated Circuit Technology" Michael Garner, PhD, Co-Chair of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors' Emerging Research Materials 11:15-11:45am "Reflections on a Decade of Innovation: Nanobusinesses Delivering on the Promise of Tunable Properties" Margaret Johns, MA, Vice-President of Bluewater Consulting 11:45 am-12:15 pm "Mesoporous Sensors: From Explosives to Cancer" Robert Meagley, PhD, CEO/CTO of ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC 12:15-1:45pm BREAKOUT LUNCHEON 1:45-2:45pm PANEL — "Funding, Development and the Valley of Death: Transcending Entrepreneurial Challenges" Barney Pell (Moon Express), Luke Nosek (Founders Fund, Paypal), William Andregg (Halcyon), Margaret Johns (Bluewater Consulting), Michael Garner (ITRS), Lerwen Liu (Zyvex Asia) Moderator: Sonia Arrison (Pacific Research Institute) 2:45-3:15pm "Evolution of a Nanotech Startup" Mike Nelson, MA, MBA, CTO of NanoInk, Inc 3:45-4:30pm PANEL — "Jumpstarting a Career in Nanotech: How To Make Your Move" Christian Schafmeister (Temple), Margaret Johns (Bluewater Consulting), Mike Nelson (NanoInk), Ari Requicha (USC), Robert Meagley (ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC) Moderator: Sonia Arrison (Pacific Research Institute) 4:30-5pm "Mining the Moon" KEYNOTE: Barney Pell, PhD, CoFounder/CTO of Moon Express 5:00-5:15pm "Using What We've Learned" Foresight Institute