Worlds Fair Nano
San Francisco
January 28TH & 29TH
Pier 70
420 22nd Street
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THE FUTURE WILL BE EPIC

The future of our world is being created every day, in offices, labs, garages, and classrooms. While some talking heads spread fear about what lies ahead, we’ve seen the future and can't wait for it to arrive.

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

THE TECH YOU'LL TRY

Meet us in the Technology Playground, the closest thing to an adult playground this side of Burning Man, filled with interactive stations specifically designed to let you experience the future. Think virtual reality, drones, motorized skateboards, wearable tech, robotics, IoT, 3D printing, and more. We have over 50 companies coming. 

No display cases in site. Just you and the future.

Happier Camper

Ultra-light Modular Camper System

Lief

Biosensing patch to fight stress

Titanium Falcon

Motion-controlled smart ring

vertebrae

advertising in vr

Benjilock

The key is at your fingertips

Prynt

your phone case becomes a printer

Modal VR

Fully Wireless HMD

Omius

Robotic Clothing

CAT Clutch

One Bag, You Choose Your Look

SmartCap Tech

Fatigue Sensing Smart Hat

Codrone

Coding with Drones by Robolink

Virtual World Arcade

A 4 player VR spaceship experience

petcube

watch & play with your pet remotely

Vessyl

Take your hydration seriously (by MarkOne)

Mi Guitar

Learn Guitar in Minutes by Magic Instruments

Mota

Battle drones

Inboard

Fast Electric Skateboards

Fireside Audiobox

flames that dance to the music

Tittle

Volumetric Light Cube by Spin-R

ZeroUI

Gesture Control Smart Glove by Ziro

Tinsel

Listen to music in style

Emberlight

Smartphone controlled light sockets

podo

A 'Stick and Shoot' Camera

ecobee

The Thermostat of the future

Vufine

Wearable displays simplified

ONO 3D

the first smartphone 3D printer

Bionic Boot

Run up to 25MPH

leap motion

hand tracking in VR

usens

3D human-computer interaction for AR & VR

double robotics

A telepresence robot on wheels

kubi

A telepresence robot by Revolve Robotics

Sensoree

Mood changing sweater

Chronos

convert any watch into a smartwatch

electroninks

conductive ink that draws circuit

Blastaround

Ride-on electric stuffed animals

Parrot

Fly drones!

CalSol Solar Vehicle

solar powered racecar

edyza

A self-powered high density sensor fleet

Crave

Designed meticulously for pleasure

Rainworks

Rain Activated Art

Stilla

A motion sensor IOT device

edyn

A connected sensor measuring garden conditions

Nikola Labs

Radio Frequency Harvesting

JanusVR

Internet in 3D

Pixel Ripper

A nostalgic VR trip through video games history.

robolink

build your robots

Enflux

MOTION CAPTURE CLOTHING

AMAZFIT

GPS-enabled running watch + pace, heart rate, & messages

Fleximatter

Large scale 3D Printing

multiply labs

The first ever personalized supplement

Ashley Chloe

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

iqbuds

Customize your audio by Nuheara

Thync

Induce a state of calm or energy

stambol

architecture in VR

acton

small but powerful electric skateboard

Hardlight VR

Feel VR in this haptic feedback suit

Loop

The Screen replacing your old TV

Cocoon Cam

baby video monitor with breath detection technology

Hoverboard

One Wheeled Skateboard

NorCal Mars Society

Exploring Everything Mars
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THE FUTURIST TALKS YOU'LL HEAR

We don't have a crystal ball, but we do have an all-start lineup and Founders and CEOs giving you the future of our country and our world. Titles include The Future of Democracy | The Future of VR v. AR | The Future of Artificial Intelligence | The Future of Art | The Future of Cannabis | The Future of Capitalism | The Future of Cities | The Future of Food | And More!

Speaker Series goes all day Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

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THE ART YOU'LL SEE

We’ve hand selected a few incredibly talented Bay Area artists to showcase their work. We’ve got multi-sensory interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and more. Immerse yourself in their world and rediscover your own.

Cosmic Carousel

Fly through space and time in this human-made object for an alien world! This monumental & interactive sculpture is made of aluminum and ready for take off. Countdown commencing in t-minus 10, 9, 8....

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ICARUS ART CAR

ICARUS is a moving sculpture, a roaming art gallery and music stage all in one massive vehicle. Think Firefly, Elysium and Alien meets Studio 54. ICARUS will be the music stage during both days of Nano.

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Battle Cat Machine

Climb aboard the The King Mahtusahn. Equipped with a fully controllable turret and meowing cat tank - this futuristic vehicle is part cat, part military machine, and 100% purrfect.

Fireball Shooting Gallery

Ever wonder what happens when you combine propane, cannons, fire and tennis balls? The answer is the Fireball Shooting Gallery and its absolutely epic.

Wings

"Wings" is an interactive sculpture created by artist Josh Zubkoff. The construction is handmade curved ply and steel connectors with attached LEDs. The piece is motion sensitive and will react to the user's motions proving him or her with a custom light show. Come stand on the pedestal and try it for yourself!

Space Palette

The Space Palette is a musical and graphical instrument that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame. No pre-recorded media, sequences, or loops are used - everything is generated in realtime by your hands.

Paper Marbling by Karen Ruane

Learn how the seemingly impossible art of painting on water using the paper marbling technique. Karen Ruane will demonstrate the technique, using a floating ink on top of a water “canvas.” She’ll then transfer that ink from water to paper, creating a totally unique work of art. Karen will be making custom work on demand!

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THE MUSIC

How about some tunes to go with that tech? We've got you covered. The ICARUS art car and Worlds Fair Nano resident DJs will be converging to bring you 8 different 2 hour live sets. 

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THE FOOD

Few areas of engineering are more controversial than food engineering, and for good reason. What we put into our bodies is one of the most intimate decisions we make. And yet, the more we learn about what our body needs, the more effectively we can produce foods that give us what we need to perform at our best.

At Worlds Fair Nano we’re bringing you some future foods that may just revolutionize the way we eat.

EXO

Have you tried crickets yet? Exo is a cricket powder based protein bar that has no soy, no dairy, and no grain. The bars are gluten free and 100% paleo approved. And, best of all, they taste great! Come try one in our "Future Foods" section.

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.

The Steamin' Burger

Come try the 1st and ONLY Stuffed Steamed Burger Truck in the World. Steamed Cheeseburgers are “a healthier, tastier alternative” to regular burgers because they’re cooked with STEAM instead of oil or grease.

Bai

Bai brings great taste and better-for-you ingredients together at last. All Bai beverages contain coffeefruit, a superfruit with free radical fighting antioxidants. Experience thirst quenching flavor without added sugar.

GO CUBES

The future of coffee is finally here. GO CUBES combine the kick of coffee with the relaxation of green tea. They fit in your pocket, pack half a cup of coffee (50 mg caffeine) per cube, and are engineered with several other vitamins and minerals to increase the good effects of coffee (energy and alertness) and decrease the negative effects (jitteryness, anxiety).

THE SOULNESE FOOD TRUCK

Come try the famous Mac N Roll, Mamas Fried Chicken, and more at this fan favorite food truck.

3 Brothers Kitchen

Mai Thai Wings, Shrimp Banh Mi, Dry Hu Tieu, and so much more! 3 Brothers Kitchen brings Asian Fusion to a new level. Utilizing the flavors of the Filipino, Hawaiian, Thai, Vietnamese, and other cultures, 3 Brothers' unique spin on classic dishes will leave you wanting more!

SMITTEN ICE CREAM

What's future ice cream going to taste like? We're not sure, but it'll probably involve liquid nitrogen. Smitten crafts decadent, churned-to-order ice cream with a liquid nitrogen Brrr™ machine. It's super fun to watch, and even more fun to eat!
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SPEAKER SCHEDULE

The technology playground, art installations, food, and music are going all day from 9:30am-6pm.

 

 

Saturday

10:40am

The Future of Smart Cities

Karen Tay (Smart Nation Director, Prime Minister's Office Singapore)

Elliot Katz (Co-Chair Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice, DLA Piper)

11:00am

The Future of Cognitive Enhancement

Geoff Woo (CEO, Nootrobox)

11:20am

The Future of Art

Daniel Doubrovkine (CTO, Artsy)

11:40am

The Future of Dating

Amanda Bradford (CEO, The League)

12:10PM

The Future of Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Tom Emrich (Partner, Superventures)

Peter Rojas (Partner, Betaworks)

Gaia Dempsey (Co-Founder, DAQRI)

Taylor Freeman (CEO, UploadVR)

1:00PM

The Future of Capitalism

Ela Madej (Partner, Fifty Years)

1:30pm

The Future of the Worlds Fair

Michael Weiss (CEO, Worlds Fair USA)

1:50pm

The Future of Politics

Steve Hilton (CEO, Crowdpac)

2:10pm

The Future of Data

Hooman Radfar (Partner, Expa)

2:30pm

The Future of Retail

Healey Cypher (CEO, Oak Labs)

2:50pm

The Future of Hospitality

Chip Conley (Head of Hospitality, Airbnb)

3:10pm

The Future of Democracy

Santiago Siri (Founder, Democracy Earth Foundation)

3:30pm

The Future of Entrepreneurship

David Mandelbrot (CEO, Indiegogo)

3:50pm

The Future of the Consumerism

Tina Sharkey (Co-Founder & CEO, Brandless)

4:10pm

The Future of the Mind

Adam Gazzaley (Founder and Exec. Diretor, UCSF Neuroscape)

4:30pm

The Future of Health

Dr. Daniel Kraft (Chair of Medicine, Singularity University)

4:50pm

The Future of Mars Exploration

Dr. Anita Sengupta (Research Profosser USC and Mars Entry Descent & Landing Specialist)

5:10pm

The Future of Fun

Brent Bushnell (CEO, Two Bit Circus)

 

 

Sunday

10:40am

The Future of Feminism

Tiffany Shlain (Filmmaker & Founder, The Webby Awards)

11:00am

The Future of Cannabis

Ben Larson (Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator)

11:20am

The Future of Human Connection

Jesse Israel (Founder, The Big Quiet)

11:40am

The Big Quiet - A Modern Mass Meditation led by Jesse Israel

12:10PM

The Future of Cities - Panel

Laura Schewel (CEO, StreetLight Data)

Jake Levitas (Co-Founder, Our City)

Crystal Barriscale (VP of Urban Design, HKS)

Molly Turner (Lecturer UC Berkely, Haas School of Business)

1:00PM

The Future of Automation

Dr. Michael Chui (Partner, McKinsey Global Institute)

1:30pm

The Future of the Internet of Things

Linden Tibbets (CEO, IFTTT)

1:50pm

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Richard Socher (Chief Scientist, Salesforce)

2:10pm

The Future of Medicine

Lonnie Rae Kurlander (CEO, Medal)

2:30pm

The Future of Responsible Commerce

Eric Ryan (Co-Founder, Method Products)

2:50pm

The Future of Food

Neil Grimmer (CEO, Habit)

3:10pm

The Future of Robotics

Oussama Khatib (President, International Foundation of Robotics Research and Head of Stanford Robotics)

 3:30pm

The Future of the Brain

David Eagleman, PhD (Neuroscientist, Stanford)

3:50pm

The Future of Music

Interviewer: Joseph Perla (Founder, Turntable2.FM)

Interviewee: Facundo Martin Diaz (CEO, VRTIFY)

4:10pm

The Future of E-Commerce

Max Bennett (Co-Founder, Bluecore)

4:30pm

The Future of Sustainability

Jonathan Trent (Director, Omega Global Initiative)

4:50pm

The Future of Education

Eric Lavin (Co-Founder & CEO, IdeaFire)

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

The Technology Playground and ART installations are open all day. Below are some Special Events that will only be happening at certain times!

 

Saturday

9:30-10:30am

Complimentary Coffee & Bagel Breakfast 

Geodesic Dome

while supplies last 

9:30am

Mota Drone Giveaway Begins

Technology Playground

while supplies last 

9:30-12:00pm

DJ Set: Josh Craig

Icarus Music Stage

10:00am

Modal VR "Human Pong" Opens

Technology Playground

 

10:00am

Fireball Shooting Gallery Opens

Outside by Food Trucks

11:00-12:00pm

Build Your Own Drone Class by Extreme Flyers

Geodesic Lounge

12:00-2:00pm

DJ Set: @lex

Icarus Music Stage

12:00-12:45PM

Eurika! Science Talk

Geodesic Dome

1:00-1:20PM

Sensoree Mood Sweater Demo

Geodesic Dome

2:00-4:00pm

DJ Set: Kool Karlo

Icarus Music Stage

2:00-3:30pm

Silent Disco by Ashley Chloe

Geodesic Dome

3:30-4:00pm

MiGuitar Lessons by Magic Instruments

Geodesic Dome

4:00-6:00pm

DJ Set: Alastair

Icarus Music Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

9:30-10:30am

Complimentary Coffee & Bagel Breakfast 

Geodesic Dome

while supplies last 

9:30am

Mota Drone Givaway Begins

Technology Playground

while supplies last 

9:30-12:00pm

DJ Set: MOSF3T

Icarus Music Stage

10:00am

Modal VR "Human Pong" Opens

Technology Playground

10:00am

Fireball Shooting Gallery Opens

Outside by Food Trucks

11:00-12:00pm

Build Your Own Drone Class by Extreme Flyers

Geodesic Lounge

11:40am

The Big Quiet: A Mass Meditation & Sound Experience

Speaker Stage

12:00-2:00pm

DJ Set: Jessica Stanell

Icarus Music Stage

1:00-1:20PM

Sensoree Mood Sweater Demo

Geodesic Dome

2:00-4:00pm

DJ Set: EZ Almighty

Icarus Music Stage

2:00-3:30pm

Ashley Chloe Silent Disco

Geodesic Dome

3:30-4:00pm

MiGuitar Lessons by Magic Instruments

Geodesic Dome

4:00-6:00pm

DJ Set: The Josh Craig

Icarus Music Stage

 

 

 

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The Venue you'll explore

Located on the Dogpatch waterfront, the neighborhood harkens back to San Francisco’s seafaring past.

Venue Map

Get a feel for how to navigate the fair. The entire warehouse is activated – be sure to explore!

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Pier 70

For decades Pier 70 was a ship building factory. At the height of its use during WWII, over 18,000 people worked here each day. Later, the site was abandoned, and today it spends most of its time as an empty shell. For two days in January, this epic 65,000 square foot warehouse will turn into the home of our future.

422 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Getting There 

WORLDS FAIR NANO IS MUNI and BICYCLE ACCESSIBLE

BIKE: There will be a bikerack for you to lock your bicycle up to. 

MUNI: WORLDS FAIR NANO is easily accessible via the MUNI “T LINE” which stops at 20th and 23rd St. It’s a 2 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois.

CALTRAIN: WORLDS FAIR NANO is accessible from the 22nd St Caltrain station. It is a 6 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois. 

RIDESHARE / TAXI DROP OFF: Drive right up to the venue down 22nd street, we have a drop off zone available. New Lyft users receive up to $50 in Lyft credit! Use code: NANO2017

PARKING? Impark will be providing parking at Lot #85 (corner of 20th and Illinois). They are charging $10. From there it is a very short walk to the venue.

Use bikes, public transit, or Lyft Line if you are able! We have a great deal with Lyft for first timers. 

 

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The Sponsors & Exhibitors

We've partnered with dope brands to help show you an epic future. Show them love.

Logistics Partner

Media Partners

Silver

Bronze

Exhibitors

Volunteer

Calling all college level students in the Bay Area! We are looking specifically for student volunteers who are available January 28th and 29th 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 six month Worlds Fair in the U.S. since 1984. Today, we organize Worlds Fair Nano, which we call a technology festival. We hope to organize Nanos around the U.S. and world- spreading excitement for the future everywhere we go.

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