Saturday and Sunday Events
not attending Friday's Tech
Night, Saturday morning registration will occur
at the AC2004 conference location, Tressider
Union, Stanford University, from 7:30-
8:30am (coffee, tea, and juice for early arrivers).
and Sunday programs begin at 8:30am sharp.
Tresidder Union is located in the "Heart of the Campus,"
(Grid I-7 on the Stanford
map). The most convenient parking is available in Lot
Directions). All Stanford meters and lots are
no-pay on weekends, and on weekdays after 4pm.
Collective Intelligence Dinner and "Futuristically
evening's Collective Intelligence
Dinner (no press writeups of dinner conversation,
please) blends small-group brainstorming with large-group
idea presentation and debate to gain individualized perspectives
on a range of Challenge
Questions (i.e., issues of interest for group foresight).
is a fun way to plumb the knowledge banks of our distinguished
attendees and to improve the quality of networking and participation
in the conference's themes.
questions in the conference themes are placed on signs around
dinner tables that seat approx. eight individuals, one question
per table. Attendees self-organize around their table of choice
on a first-come, first-seated basis.
In the "Brainstorming" phase, formal discussion
of the challenge question at each table is suggested during
the last 45 minutes of the 90 minute dinner. Interested individuals
take notes during the discussion, attributing specific points
or ideas to attendees by name when allowed. In the "Reporting"
phase, a speaker from each table can volunteer to give a brief
summary of the table ideas to the main group, representing
the table in a freewheeling and frenetic debate known as "Futuristically
Incorrect" on each question over dessert
CI dinner was designed with the assistance of Tanya Jones,
previously at the Foresight Institute.