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The following are confirmed speakers for ACC2003. All of them have contributed important work to understanding and guiding accelerating change.

To see each speaker's abstract and talk title, visit the Speaker Abstracts page. To see their personal or professional website, click the Web-linked name next to the their photo. For detailed biographies, please visit our Speaker Biographies page. Finally, to see questions that our presenters are asking themselves about accelerating change, see the Speaker Questions page.

Ray Kurzweil
(via 3D Telepresence Lectern)
Founder and CEO, Kurzweil Technologies, Winner of the National Medal of Technology and the MIT-Lemelson Prize, Author of The Age of Spiritual Machines
Steve Jurvetson
Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Founding VC investor in Hotmail, Interwoven, and Kana
James N. Gardner
Complexity Theorist, Author of Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life is the Architect of the Universe
Howard Bloom
(via teleconference)
Visiting Scholar, New York University, Author of The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain
Robert Wright
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Author of Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny and The Moral Animal
K. Eric Drexler
Founder and Chair, Foresight Institute, Author of Engines of Creation and Nanosystems
Greg Papadopoulos
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sun Microsystems
Tim O'Reilly
Founder and President, O'Reilly & Associates, Leading Open Source activist, Creator of The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
William H. Calvin
Theoretical Neurobiologist, University of Washington in Seattle, Author of 11 books, including The River that Flows Uphill: A Journey From the Big Bang to the Big Brain, and A Brain for All Seasons

Christine Peterson
Co-Founder an President, Foresight Institute, Co-Author of Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution and Author of Leaping the Abyss: Putting Group Genius to Work

John R. Koza
President, Genetic Programming, Author of four landmark books on genetic programming, including Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence
Nick Bostrom
Research Fellow, Oxford University, Author of Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy
William A. Dembski
Associate Professor at the Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, Texas, Author of No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence
Michael Denton
Senior Research Fellow in Human Genetics, University of Otago, New Zealand, Author of Nature's Destiny
Ilkka Tuomi
Visiting Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, Spain, Author of "The Lives and Death of Moore's Law"
Ben Goertzel
Founder and CEO, Biomind LLC, Author of Creating Internet Intelligence and The Path to Posthumanity

Keith Devlin
Executive Director, CSLI, Stanford University, Author of 23 books, including Infosense, The Math Gene and The Millennium Problems
Sonia Arrison
Director, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute (PRI)
Scott A. Hunt
Peace Scholar and Activist, Author of The Future of Peace: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers
Ross Mayfield
Founder and CEO, Socialtext, Key participant in the emerging Social Software movement
James M. Crawford
Area Lead, Autonomy and Robotics, NASA Ames Research Center
Matt Lennig
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Nuance speech software solutions
Alex Lightman
CEO, Charmed Technology, Chair, North American IPv6 Summits; Author, Brave New Unwired World
Melanie Swan
Research Director of Telecom Economics, RHK, Inc.
Mark Finnern
Collaboration Manager, SAP Developer Network, Founder and Host of the Bay Area Futurists Salon, Director of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, blogger for the O'Reilly Network

John Smart
Founder and President, Acceleration Studies Foundation, Founder of the Los Angeles Futurists Salon, Author of SingularityWatch.com

For more information on our speakers, please visit
the Speaker Biographies, Speaker Abstracts, and Speaker Questions pages.


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