will be the first conference in the world to focus on the multidisciplinary
implications of accelerating change, including the possibility
and consequences of a technological
singularity (the ever-faster self-development of technological
groundbreaking event is a must for individuals interested in staying
abreast of the most important issues of our time. With its high
caliber of speakers, numerous opportunities for attendee interaction,
and the broad relevance of its carefully chosen dialogs, ACC2003
has the potential to be a landmark experience for participants.
offers three main benefits: a community of selectively invited
attendees, foresight into coming developments, and guidance to
navigating the future. The conference will network top change-aware,
future-oriented individuals with diverse backgrounds, who seek
increasingly balanced, global, and inclusive ways of understanding
the changes that affect their lives. ACC2003 will provide guidance
for discriminating between evolutionary and developmental change,
for understanding the unprecedented changes now occurring and
soon to occur in computation-driven technologies, and for choosing
intelligent paths through the thicket of information, options,
and technological innovation.
Should You Attend? Today, every technology-dependent
executive and organizational leader is a de facto futurist.
Certain types of change are now so rapid, and occasionally so
disruptive, that only the most vigilant and foresighted are ready
for what comes. Seeing one's way in the modern world requires
a change-aware attitude, a philosophy of lifelong learning, and
a desire to network with a multidisciplinary community of insightful
thinkers. (For more on the nonprofit behind ACC2003, see How
ASF Benefits You).
long-range thinking begins with a commitment to support communities
like ACC2003. I cordially invite you to join us
at Stanford this September.