Worlds Fair Nano
New York City
September 16th & 17th
Brooklyn Expo Center
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At Worlds Fair Nano, we believe the future should be fun.

Nano is a two day technology & arts festival with interactive exhibits, live art, futurist talks, spontaneous performances, music, food, and more. We've worked hard to bring you only the coolest and most engaging experiences. Welcome to our community.

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The Interactive Tech Exhibits

Stop by our Technology Playground to experience futuristic technology first hand! This is the stuff you’ve probably only read about. There will be no display cases. This is an opportunity to look, listen, touch, and play.


turn any surface into an interactive display


Peace of mind at mealtime


Change the way you commute

Dog Parker

Smart Doghouses


Food in Augmented Reality


eat crickets

dreamsail games

gaming in VR

Looking Glass Factory

The World's First Personal Volumetric Displays


Live action VR

Disco Dog

a party for your pup


Chew your coffee


Power meets performance


Virtual reality for real estate


The couples vibrator

Rise Robotics

creating powerful human motion


3d print from your smartphone

viter energy

caffeinated energy mints

plug and play gardening

Waverly Labs

A world without language barriers
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The Talks

We don't have a crystal ball, but we do have an all-start lineup of pioneers giving you the future of our world. The Speaker Series goes all day Saturday and Sunday.

Stay tuned for updates as new speakers get added. There will be over 45 in total!



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The Art

We’ve hand selected a few incredibly talented Brooklyn-based artists to showcase their work. Some of them will be creating art live, on the spot, from a series of futuristic cues we’ve provided.


Imagine a giant canvas where you can paint and splash light collaboratively or watch the floating clouds and skyscape shift in a monet-esque reflection.

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Not the blocks from your childhood...Experience these sound and light sensitive cubes.

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An interactive installation and experimental instrument that incorporates projection and sound generated by a wireless box made of wood, plexiglas, Arduino, electronic components and custom touch sensors. By touching the box at various points, participants create different sounds; these sounds then generate changes in the projection.

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The Music

How about some tunes to go with that tech? We've got you covered. Artists TBA.

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The Food

Food is a pretty important thing, and there's more engineering involved than you may realize. We brought a few game changers into the space, and we hope that you'll give them a try. Don't worry, we're going to have "normal" food as well.


If you’ve ever wasted time and energy trying to decide what to eat for lunch, or have been too busy to eat a proper meal - Soylent is for you. Each Soylent product contains a complete blend of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and micronutrients: everything the body needs to thrive.

Food Trucks

New York's top food trucks will be lined up and ready to serve you some of the most delicious food the city has the offer. Trucks in attendance include Andy's Italian Ice, Deli Dogz, Gorilla Cheese, Luke's Lobster, Neapolitan Express, Phil's Steaks, Chef Samir, Meatoss, the Stuf'd Truck, Sweet Chili, and Yaknee Doodle Dandys!


Have you tried crickets yet? Seek Food is bringing insects to the American diet via ultra delicious and nutritious snacks with the star ingredient, the protein-rich cricket.


Microgreens are the tiny titans of the salad world, packed with up to 40x the flavor-packed antioxidants and micronutrients of traditional leafy greens. Edenworks operates aquaponic ecosystems that use 95% less water than conventional farms, no pesticides, and no GMOs.


We've all tried drinking our coffee - but what about chewing it? GO CUBES are the future of coffee. GO CUBES combine the kick of coffee with the relaxation of green tea. And instead of putting your coffee in a cup, you can put it in your pocket, for performance on the go.
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The Speaker Schedule

Both days of Nano are jam packed. The Technology Playground is open the entire time and here are the exact times for the Speaker Series. Keep an eye out for new speakers! There will be 40+ in total. 



The Future of Community

Jen Lewin, Artist


The Future of Work

Dennis Mortensen, CEO,


The Future of Robots

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering, Columbia University


The Future of Artificially Intelligent People and Us

BINA48, Sentient Robot, Mindfile of Bina Rothblatt

Bruce Duncan, Managing Director, Terasem Movement

Dr. William Barry, Associate Professor of Philosophy & World's First Philosophy Professor for Artificial Intelligent Being, NDNU

Maria Gomez Rachelle, CEO, Living Leadship Today


The Future of Basic Income

Andy Stern, Author, Raising The Floor




The Future of Human Potential

Marc Elliot,


The Future of Books

Lisa Sharkey, SVP & Director Creative Development, HarperCollins



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There are going to be extra special. Follow this schedule as new experiences are added!

10:00AM TBA
5:30 PM TBA


10:00AM TBA
5:30PM TBA


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The Venue

Located near the Greenpoint Waterfront, the Brooklyn Expo Center is hosting Worlds Fair Nano's tech demos, art exhibits, food and music. The speaker series is taking place a short block nearby at the epic Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse. 

Brooklyn Expo Center

Located in the heart of Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, this all glass venue will house the future for two days in 60,000 square feet of indoor & outdoor space.

72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY. 11222

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Getting There

Nearest NYC MTA Subway Stop
G train- Greenpoint Ave stop- Greenpoint ave at Manhattan Ave

Nearest East River Ferry Stop
India Street stop-

B62 to Manhattan Ave and Calyer St or B32 to Franklin and Noble stop -

Also Easy Access Via
Williamsburg Bridge - Queens Midtown Tunnel - Long Island Expressway - Brooklyn Queens Expressway

Getting There

Via is the exclusive transportation partner for Worlds Fair Nano 2016.

Rides to and from the event are only $2.75 – the price of the subway. New to Via? Get $10 in FREE Ride Credit with promo code** NANO10

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The Sponsors

An epic future takes epic partners! Show these organizations some love on the socials. 

Media Partners



Calling all college level students in the NYC area! We are looking specifically for student volunteers who are available September 16th and 17th to come lend a hand at Worlds Fair Nano. Gain admission, get a free t-shirt, and become a part of the future. Please email a resume to for more information.

The goal of our company, Worlds Fair USA, is to organize the first Worlds Fair in the U.S. since 1984. We plan to get there by growing the Worlds Fair Nano event series into the 6-month event. The purpose of both Nano and the big Worlds Fair is to connect people to the future in order to inspire them to create it.

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