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.
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;
• Freedom, knowledge, values.
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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