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.

Step into VR

With Oculus, HTC Vive & Samsung Gear

Leave reality behind. Try on a headset and discover the world of virtual reality.

Pilot Drones

With Parrot

Drones are the future, and they're fun! Come test your piloting skills.

Try Wearables

With Thync

Thync actively elevates your mood and lowers stress through low-level electrical impulses. You'll definitely feel it working.

VR Human Pong

By Modal VR

This isn't Tron, but it's pretty darn close. Modal VR created a futuristic and experimental interpretation of the classic Atari game Pong™.

Race Electric Skateboards

With Inboard

Time to shred. This baby can reach speeds of up to 24 MPH. Race your friends and or compete for the fastest time on our obstacle course.

Discover Augmented Reality

With Daqri

Daqri is not your average helmet. This one promises to enhance human capabilities.

Draw in 3D

With XYZ Printing

This pen lets you take your sketches into the 3rd dimension.

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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

The Future of Mars Exploration

Dr. Anita Sengupta

Research Professor University of Southern California and Mars Rover Specialist

The Future of Hospitality

Chip Conley

Head of Hospitality Airbnb

The Future of Art

Carter Cleveland

CEO Artsy

The Future of Augmented vs. Virtual Reality - Panel

Sly Lee

CEO Emerge

The Future of Retail

Healey Cypher

CEO Oak Labs

The Future of Augmented vs. Virtual Reality - Panel

Taylor Freeman

CEO UploadVR

The Future of Democracy

Santiago Siri

CEO Democracy Earth Foundation

The Future of Augmented vs. Virtual Reality - Panel

Peter Rojas

Partner Betaworks

The Future of Dating

Amanda Bradford

CEO The League

The Future of the Mind

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Founder & Executive Director UCSF Neuroscape

The Future of Music - Interviewer

Joseph Perla

Founder Turntable2.FM

The Future of Data

Hooman Radfar

Partner Expa

The Future of Capitalism

Ela Madej

Partner Fifty Years

The Future of Human Enhancement

Geoffrey Woo

CEO Nootrobox

The Future of the Worlds Fair

Michael Weiss

CEO Worlds Fair USA

Sunday

The Future of Social Impact

Leila Janah

CEO Sama & LXMI

The Future of Cannabis

Ben Larson

Co-Founder & MP Gateway Incubator

The Future of Medicine

Lonnie Rae Kurlander

CEO Medal

The Future of E-Commerce

Max Bennett

Co-founder Bluecore

The Future of the Internet of Things

Linden Tibbets

CEO IFTTT

The Future of Robotics

Oussama Khatib

The Head of Stanford Robotics

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Richard Socher

Chief Scientist Salesforce

The Future of Food

Neil Grimmer

CEO Habit

The Future of Cities - Panel

Crystal Barriscale

VP Urban Design HKS

The Future of Human Connection

Jesse Israel

Founder Mediclub

The Future of Cities - Panel

Molly Turner

Board Member SPUR

The Future of Building Brands

Eric Ryan

Co-founder Method Products

The Future of Cities - Panel

Jake Levitas

Co-Founder Our City
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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.

Bucky Ball Pit

Yes, it’s a massive ball pit, but you’re not going to find this at a McDonalds Playground any time soon! The Bucky Ball Pit is a huge ball pit inside a giant head of Buckminster Fuller (architect, inventor, dreamer). Jump around the ball pit as a light show stimulates your sight, a VR headset gives you a deep understanding into the revelatory teachings of Fuller, and a heartbeat sensor turns your heartbeat into an LED light show.

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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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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!

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THE MUSIC

How about some tunes to go with that tech? We've got you covered. Check out our performers below.

TBA

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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.
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 FOOD TRUCK - 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!
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THE SPEAKER SCHEDULE

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

 

 

Saturday

11:00am

The Future of Cognitive Enhancement

Geoff Woo (CEO, Nootrobox)

11:20am

The Future of Art

Carter Cleveland (CEO, Artsy)

11:40am

The Future of Dating

Amanda Bradford (CEO, The League)

12:10PM

The Future of Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Peter Rojas (Partner, Betaworks)

Sly Lee (CEO, Emerge)

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

TBA

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

TBA

3:50pm

TBA

4:10pm

TBA

 

 

Sunday

10:00am

The Future of Cannabis

Ben Larson (Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator)

11:00am

The Future of Meditation

Jesse Israel (Founder, The Big Quiet)

11:40am

TBA

12:10PM

The Future of Cities - Panel

Jake Levitas (Co-Founder, Our City)

Crystal Barriscale (VP of Urban Design, HKS)

Molly Turner (Board Member, SPUR)

1:00PM

TBA

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

TBA

3:50pm

The Future of Music

Interviewer: Joseph Perla (Founder, Turntable2.FM)

Interviewee: TBA

4:10pm

The Future of E-Commerce

Max Bennett (Co-Founder, Bluecore)

 

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The Venue you'll explore

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

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Pier 70

For decades Pier 70 was a ship building factory, producing everything from ferries to massive warships. 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

We'll be announcing our Logistics Partner soon! 

 

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The Sponsors & Exhibitors

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

Silver

Bronze

Exhibitors

The goal of our company, Worlds Fair USA, is to organize the first Worlds Fair in the U.S. since 1984. That's a six month, 100 million person event. In order to get there, we are building excitement through organizing mini-Worlds Fairs; called Worlds Fair Nano. 

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