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Registration now open for "The unknown, 100 years from now"

On December 4th and 5th 2015, Nobel Laureates and internationally acclaimed figures from a variety of areas will join together to think through the world our children and grandchildren will inhabit 100 years from now. Limited places are available to join them on this voyage of discovery at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

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    It is envisaged that a child born in the year 2015 may well have a life expectancy of one hundred years. But what will our world look like 100 years from now? Will new frontiers of science, medicine and technology change our societies beyond recognition? Will our values and morals remain the same?

    Looking closely at this issue requires that we take our thinking out of the short-term and project our vision over the next century. To do this, the Champalimaud Foundation has invited a world-renowned group of speakers from across a variety of disciplines to discuss and speculate on our future. 

    The conference will be structured around four thematic clusters:

    • Medicine/Medical Research
    • Tools of the Future;
    • Science;
    • Freedom, knowledge, values.


    Public registration is now open for this event and available here. For more information on the speakers and conference programme, please see the conference website at 100yearsfrom.today

    Conference app:

    For conference updates download "The unknown, 100 years from now app" here:

    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wordrails.onehundredplus

    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1042098033&mt=8

    Conference live streaming:

    We are delighted to announce that, for those unable to attend our Conference, there will be full live streaming of the whole event. This means that you can see some of the greatest minds in the world today from the comfort of your own home. Details of the live streaming hosting site will be made available soon on our Facebook page, on our twitter feed (@ChampalimaudF) and on the official 100yearsfrom.today website.


    Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Conference leader) – former President of Brazil

    Tim Berners-Lee – inventor of the World Wide Web

    Sydney Brenner - 2002 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology

    Atul Butte – Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco 

    Nigel Cameron – President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington, DC

    Manuel Castells – Author, and Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    António Damásio – World renowned author and neuroscience Professor at the University of Southern Califórnia

    Shirin Ebadi – 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist

    Luciano Floridi – Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford

    Gerry Gilmore – Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge

    José Goldemberg – President of the Research Foundation of the state of São Paulo in Brazil

    António Guterres – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

    Robert Horvitz – 2002 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology

    Michel Kazatchkine – UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Maria Leptin – Director of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

    Helga Nowotny – Former President of the European Research Council, and Professor emerita of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich

    Jorge Sampaio – Former President of Portugal

    Ziauddin Sardar – Author, Chair of the Muslim Institute, and Director of the Centre of Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, East West Chicago

    Padmasree Warrior – Board Member at Gap Inc., Box, and Cornell University, and former Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems

    Moderator: Silio Boccanera

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