Worlds Fair Nano
New York City
September 16th & 17th
Brooklyn Expo Center
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Experience the future!

Join us for a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food, and more. At Worlds Fair Nano, we believe the future should be fun.

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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.

Chirps Chips

eat bugs

Looking Glass Factory

The World's First Personal Volumetric Displays

Nima

Peace of mind at mealtime

Acton

Change the way you commute

GoCubes

Chew your coffee

Dog Parker

Smart Doghouses

KabaQ

Food in Augmented Reality

seek

eat crickets

dreamsail games

gaming in VR

KonceptVR

Live action VR

Disco Dog

a party for your pup

Boosted

Power meets performance

EVA

The couples vibrator

viter energy

caffeinated energy mints

Oblix

Discover the real world in VR

RaceYA

Custom Cars that fuel STEM learning

StimuliVR

Unlock your smartphone with handsfree VR

Skill Mill NYC

Make your project ideas a reality.

Mellow

The Endless Ride

Lulzbot

Unleash your creativity with a robot that works hard for you.

TopStone

Striking design meets functional innovation

SlingshotVR

Virtual. Augmented. Live.

Voltaire

Portable, smart, fresh.

Loup

Augmented Reality Grocery Shopping

Prosthetics

(Truly Personal) Bionic Hand

SmartHalo

Turn your bike into a smart bike

Kittyo

Playtime. Anytime.

Epilog Laser

The leaders in laser engraving, cutting and marking.

Dabit Automation

Robots for the future

AeroFarms

data science meets horticulture

Tesla Science Foundation

500,000 volts of pure energy

Bella Gaia

Beautiful World

Pop Up Gaming

Escape the Room in VR

MakerGear

The ultimate workhorse

hubneo

full body movement simulation in vr

OhMiBod

tune in and turn on

Vi

The world's first AI personal trainer

Fathom

Drones - submerged

Staten Island Solar Car

Sun Powered

Virry VR

Virtual reality safari

pal-v

enjoy the light

Bionic Boot

Run up to 25MPH

Revolar

Worry Less. Communicate More.

Roar for Good

Safety at the touch of a button

Realiteer

a new way to feel better

Outernets

Smart, interactive, digital displays

Arctic Apples

Apples that never brown

VRVU

Immersive Playground

PicoBrew

automatic homebrewing appliance

Zeality

Sports in VR

Edenworks

Greens so good you can hold the dressing

D Shape

3d printed concrete

HTC Vive

Discover VR beyond imagination

BioPop

Beautiful art through Biology

Samsung Gear VR

ADVENTURES YOU'VE ONLY DREAMT OF

Parrot

Harness the power of the sky
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The Talks

We don't have a crystal ball, but we do have an epic lineup of pioneers speaking on the future of our world. The speaker series goes all day Saturday and Sunday. At the end of each day, StarTalk All-Stars will be taking stage! Talks are first come first seated.

Saturday

Sunday

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The Art

Get hands on with interactive tech-art from the future!

Aqueous

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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SOUND SCULPTURE

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

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exp.Inst.Rain.

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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Prosthetic Reality

EyeJack app. allows you to experience art in Augmented Reality. For a sneak preview, download the EyeJackapp. select "prosthetic reality" and hold your phone over the pink lady image. The magic of AR is at your finger tips.

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The Food Fest

Step outside, and take a break from all the action. Think food trucks, future food, live music, beer garden, and outdoor lounge!

Food Trucks

We have over 10 of NYC’s finest food trucks parked outside for lunch, snacks, and dinner too. Think lobster rolls, Philly cheese steaks, brick oven pizza, hot dumplings, ice cream, vegetarian/vegan options, and more!

Meatless Meat

Did you know that 65 billion farm animals are needed per year to satisfy meat demands globally? Get a taste of the future and try one of our free plant based burgers, courtesy of The Economist.

FUTURE FOOD

Eat like a time traveller, and try free samples of food from the future! Exhibiting products include Soylent’s latest cocoa drink, chewable coffee by HVMN, genetically modified apple crisps by Intrexon, cricket-powder protein chocolates by Seek, and much more.

ICE CREAM

Bring your sweet tooth. We’ve got Dippin Dots as well as New York’s favorite ‘Mikey Likes It’ ice cream truck!

COFFEE

Relax, recharge, and get back in there! We’ve got plenty of caffeine to keep you experiencing the future all day long. Featuring coffee from Blue Stone Lane.

Beer Garden + Lounge

Take a break from the future, grab a nice cold beer, take a seat at a picnic bench, and enjoy a beautiful September day in New York!
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The Speaker Schedule

Don't miss your favorite speakers and topics! Note: Doors to the event open, to the general audience, at 10:00am. The talks begin 20 minutes after doors open each day.

Saturday

10:20AM Panel: The Future of Virtual Reality
11:00AM

The Future of Science

Keri Kukral, Founder, Raw Science TV

11:20AM

The Future of Consumer

Matt Britton, CEO, Crowdtap

11:40AM

The Future of Art

Jen Lewin, Artist

12:00PM

The Future of Work

Dennis Mortensen, CEO, x.ai

12:20PM

The Future of Robots

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering, Columbia University

12:40PM

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

1:10PM

The Future of Basic Income

Andy Stern, Author, Raising The Floor

1:30PM

The Future of Brooklyn

Eric Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn

1:50PM

The Future of Bioengineering

Randal J. Kirk, CEO, Intrexon

2:40PM

The Future of Vertical Farms

David Rosenberg, CEO, Aerofarms

3:00PM

The Future of Social Impact

Dr. Joon Yun, President, Palo Alto Investors

3:20PM

The Future of Location Data

Dennis Crowley, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare

3:40PM

The Future of Psychedelic Science

Dr. Stephen Ross, Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, NYU

4:00PM

The Future of Inspiration

Michael Weiss, CEO, Worlds Fair USA

4:20PM

The Future of Internet Celebrity

Nigel Sylvester, American BMX Rider

4:40PM

The Future of Equality

Roya Mahboob, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

5:00PM

StarTalk All-Stars: The Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence

Hosted by Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence)

Guest: Dr. Douglas Vakoch, President, METI International (Messaging Extraterrestial Intelligence)

Co-hosted by comedian Chuck Nice & Eureka! Science Comedy producer Allen Saakyan

Sunday

10:20AM

The Future of Education

Nancy Conrad, Founder & Chairman, Conrad Foundation

10:40AM

The Future of Career Happiness

Kathryn Minshew, CEO, The Muse

11:00AM

The Future of Ethical Technology

Max Stossel, Co-Founder, Time Well Spent

11:20AM

The Future of Music

Spectrum, Virtual Reality DJ Duo

11:40AM

The Future of Intimacy

Toon Timmermans, CEO, Kiiroo

12:00PM

The Future of Human Potential

Marc Elliot, Motivational Speaker Who Cured Himself of Tourette's Syndrom

12:20PM

The Future of the Built Environment

Skylar Tibbets, Co-Founder & Director, Self-Assembly Lab at MIT

12:40PM

The Future of Quantum Computers

Eric Ladizinsky, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, D-Wave

1:10PM

The Future of Personal Crisis

Baylee Greenberg, COO, Crisis Text Line

1:30PM

The Future of Flying Cars

Mark Jennings-Bates, VP, Pal-V

1:50PM

The Future of Fashion

Billie Whitehouse, CEO, WearableX

2:10PM

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Adeo Ressi, CEO, Founder Institute

2:40PM

The Future of Libraries

Anthony Marx, President, The New York Public Library

3:00PM

The Future of Dating

Justin McLeod, CEO, Hinge

3:20PM

The Future of Cities

Gonzalo Cruz, Principal, AECOM Urban Landscape and Design Studio

3:40PM

The Future of the Brain

Joel Salinas, MD, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

4:00PM

The Future of Books

Lisa Sharkey, SVP & Director Creative Development, HarperCollins

4:20PM

The Future of the Blockchain

Joseph Lubin, Founder, Consensys

4:40PM

The Future of American Leadership

Senator Tim Kaine, Senator to Virginia, U.S. Senate

5:10PM

StarTalk All-Stars: Fears, Fantasies, & Ethics of Bioengineering

Hosted by Dr. David Grinspoon, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Insititute

Guest: Randal J. Kirk, CEO, Intrexon

Co-hosted by comedian Chuck Nice & Eureka! Science Comedy producer Allen Saakyan

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

10:00AM TBA
5:30 PM 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

Rideshare: Use code WFN17 to get $10 in Lyft credits or by clicking here to have the code automatically applied once downloaded from the link. Code valid for new users only.

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

Nearest East River Ferry Stop: India Street stop- eastriverferry.com

Busses: B62 to Manhattan Ave and Calyer St or B32 to Franklin and Noble stop - mtainfo.com

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

Accommodations

Hotel Options: Head over to www.thewilliamsburghotel.com, enter your dates and click 'check availability.' Click on 'Special Codes' on the lower left, and enter 'WFAIRNANO' into the 'Corporate/Promotion Code' for 15% off of Brooklyn's premiere boutique hotel.

Other nearby options include:

1. Best Western at 3317 Greenpoint Ave, Long Island City / 718-392-8400 / book.bestwestern.com
2. The Boxhouse Hotel at 77 Box Street Brooklyn NY 11222 / 718-383-3800 / theboxhousehotel.com
3. Red Roof Inn Queens at 38-05 Hunters Point Ave Long Island City / 718-706-6700 / redroof.com

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The VIP Experience

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The VIP ticket is a Two Day Pass that includes the additional benefits:

  • Friday Night VIP Cocktail Experience. Mingle with our exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and select members of the press at our pre-event cocktail party. Located at the Williamsburg Hotel, September 15th, 7:00pm. (Alcohol included. Must be 21+ to attend).
  • Early Event Access. Skip the lines! Doors open to VIP ticket holders one hour early on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Speaker Break-Out Sessions. VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed spots in break out sessions with participating speakers.
  • Afterparty Access. A ticket to the official afterparty on Saturday night at is included. Located at Terra Firma, September 16th, 10pm-2am.
  • Swag Bags. Take the future with you. It'll be stuffed with awesome future products & special offers from our sponsors.
  • Expedited Check In. Even if you don’t decide to arrive early, you’ll still get to skip the lines for check in.

*VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

The Partner Brands

Sponsors

Special Guests

Media Partners

Exhibitors

Volunteer

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 info@worldsfairusa.com 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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