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

Join us for a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food, and more. Worlds Fair Nano will reveal new possibilities on the horizon.

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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.

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

Rise Robotics

creating powerful human motion

Disco Dog

a party for your pup

Lampix

turn any surface into an interactive display

Boosted

Power meets performance

FLRPLAN Group

Virtual reality for real estate

EVA

The couples vibrator

Ono3d

3d print from your smartphone

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

PancakeBot

3D printed pancakes

Touch Creature

Kinetic - motion controlled sculpture

Skill Mill NYC

Make your project ideas a reality.

Mellow

The Endless Ride

Parrot

Harness the power of the sky

Lulzbot

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

TopStone

Striking design meets functional innovation

SlingshotVR

Virtual. Augmented. Live.

Spray Printer

The Worlds First Smart Handprinter

Voltaire

Portable, smart, fresh.

Loup

Augmented Reality Grocery Shopping

Prosthetics

(Truly Personal) Bionic Hand

SmartHalo

Turn your bike into a smart bike

Ilium VR

The virtual world in your hands

Kittyo

Playtime. Anytime.

Epilog Laser

The leaders in laser engraving, cutting and marking.

Dabit Automation

Robots for the future

Ocean Learning Lab

The Ocean in AR

AeroFarms

data science meets horticulture

3Doodler

Draw in 3D

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
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The Talks

We don't have a crystal ball, but we do have an all-star 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! Talks are first come first seated! 

Saturday

Sunday

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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.

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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Reflect

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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The Food Fest

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.

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 Yankee Doodle Dandys!

GoCubes

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.

SEEK

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.

Edenworks

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.

Sound Tea

SOUND believes that life can be sweet without added sugar, that bubbles make everything better and that #LessIsEnough.

Dippin Dots

Dippin' Dots have been the ice cream of the future since 1988. We don't know why the world hasn't made the transition from classic scoops to this delicious futuristic treat, but we're hoping it happens soon! Created by flash freezing ice cream mix in liquid nitrogen - Dippin' Dots might be the coldest ice cream you ever eat.

RXBAR

Whole food protein bars with real ingredients. Egg whites for protein. Dates to bind. Nuts for texture. The core ingredients in RXBAR are all there for a reason. No free rides. No fillers. No B.S. Just good, clean food with 100% natural flavors.

SOYLENT

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.
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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. 

Saturday

11:40AM

The Future of Community

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 Dating

Justin McLeod, CEO, Hinge

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 the Worlds Fair

Michael Weiss, CEO, Worlds Fair USA

4:20PM

The Future of Creativity

Max Bogue, Co-Founder & CEO, 3Doodler

 

Sunday

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 Design

Billie Whitehouse, CEO, WearableX

2:40PM

The Future of Libraries

Anthony Marx, President, The New York Public Library

3:00PM

The Future of Healthcare

Joon Yoon, President, Palo Alto Investors

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

   

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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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: Worlds Fair Nano has joined forces with Lyft to bring you affordable rides in minutes! 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

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The VIP Experience

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In addition to all regular event programing VIP ticket holders will have access to the following: 

  • Friday Night VIP Cocktail Experience.  Mingle with our exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and select members of the press at our pre-event cocktail party. (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 allowing for a chance to experience everything first.
  • Speaker Break-Out Sessions. VIP ticket holders will be able to attend break out sessions with participating speakers for a chance to further the dialogue in a small group setting. 
  • Swag Bags. Take the future with you. All VIP ticket holders will get a swag bag 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

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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