Benefits of Attending
Today, one truth is undeniable. Cities must change radically to achieve long-term sustainability.
Dwindling resources, climate change and growing urban populations continue to add pressure to energy requirements, food and water sources, transportation systems and basic infrastructure.
So where do the answers lie when creating sustainable urban environments of the future?
Bringing together thought-leaders in sustainability issues across various disciplines, discover only at Futuropolis 2058, how you can be a part of the dynamic incubation processes that are positively impacting the future of cities.
In a program, that explores the key disciplines where real innovative strides in technology and development are being made:
- City Management & Long Term Planning: The Challenges for Global Metropolises of the Future
- Next Generation Networking: Wiring the Global Citizen
- Futuristic Living Spaces: Where We Live, Work and Play
- Engineering & Construction: Transportation and Water in the Next 50 Years
- Alternative Energy: Powering our Future
Keynote Speaker Highlights:
Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete. The other is to predict trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science.
He is the author of two international best-sellers, Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. For Visions, he interviewed 150 of the world’s top scientists, many of them Nobel Laureates and directors of the largest scientific laboratories, about their vision for the next 20 years in computers, robotics, biotechnology, space travel, etc. These are the scientists who are inventing the future in their laboratories. Visions is the most authoritative and most authentic understanding of the world of the future.
Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City Univ. of New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 (summa cum laude and 1st in his physics class). He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley in 1972, and been a professor at CUNY for almost 30 years. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton as well. His goal is the complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything,” to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe.
Charles F. Zukoski
Dr. Charles F. Zukoski is a chemical and biomolecular engineer, whose professional work now focuses on leading, enabling and supporting research initiatives, technology transfer and the economic development. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Melbourne in 1992. As Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2002-2008, Dr. Zukoski oversaw an annual research portfolio of over $500 million in research each year through more than 3,000 sponsored research awards from the federal and state governments and private organizations. Dr. Zukoski also serves as the Chairman of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC). He leads the council and the seven A*STAR research institutes in charting new directions and strategies that will sustain economic growth in Singapore, a city-state with 4.5 million inhabitants.
Gordon Bell has been a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, since 1995, researching the lifetime capture and storage of everything for an individual. Previous roles include a Fulbright scholarship to the University of New South Wales (1957-58), VP of R&D, Digital Equipment Corp. (1960-1983); professor, Carnegie-Mellon University (1966-72); founding assistant director of NSF’s Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) Directorate (1986-1988); chairman, cross agency committee (FCCSET) for creating the Internet(1987-1988); advisor /investor in 100+ start-up companies; and a founding trustee of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA. He is a member of the ACM, Am. Acad. Arts & Sciences, IEEE, NAE, and NAS, and was awarded the 1991 National of Medal of Technology.
Hear contributions from world-renowned sustainability and technology experts including:
- Prof. S. Jayakumar, Deputy Prime Minister, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
- Michio Kaku, Professor, Physics, CITY COLLEGE NEW YORK
- Ellen Brennan - Galvin, Professor, Public Policy, YALE UNIVERSITY (Former Chief Population Policy, United Nations)
- Ana Marie Majano, Consultant, LATIN AMERICAN CENTER FOR COMPETIVENESS & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Former Minister of Environment – El Salvador)
- Vanessa Timmer, Co-Founder and Director, ONE EARTH INITIATIVE
- Mike Douglass, Executive Director of Globalization Research Centre, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I
- Tan Lip Boon, Director, Integrated Solutions Group and Emerging Technology, Asia Pacific, CISCO
- Gregory N Polletta, Professor, PARSONS-PARIS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN & Founder, GaS DESIGN GROUP
- Jyri Salomaa, Head of Service Experiences, Systems Research, Office of the CTO, NOKIA
- Charles F. Zukoski, Chairman, SCIENCE ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL (SERC), Vice Chancellor for Research, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CAMPAIGN
- Bruno Berthon, Global Sustainability Practice Lead, ACCENTURE
- Brenda Vale, Professor, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND & Author of AUTONOMOUS HOUSE
- Richard Register, President, ECOCITY BUILDERS
- Tschangho John Kim, Endowed Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
- Greg Foliente, Leader High Performance Build Environment, CSIRO SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS
- Tan Nguan Sen, Director (Catchment & Waterways), PUB, SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL WATER AGENCY
- Ang Kian Seng, Deputy Director, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
- Ricardo Castro, Senior Vice President – Corporate Business Development (Asia, Middle East and Americas), CEMEX
- Huston Eubank, VP for Knowledge and Community, iLUV TECHNOLOGIES INC, & Former Executive Director, WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
- Matthew Low, Managing Director & Vice President, VESTAS TECHNOLOGY R&D SINGAPORE
- John S Barrie, Executive Director, THE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE
- Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher, MICROSOFT RESEARCH
Use their forecasts to define your strategies for developing Centres of Excellence to match the needs of urban environments 50 years on, and make a difference in tomorrow’s future – today.
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