annual Accelerating Change (AC) conference is a
production of the nonprofit Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF). We
are a growing community of 2,500 future-oriented academics, business
professionals, and members of the general public who are interested
in systematically exploring science, technology, business, and
humanist topics regarding the accelerating rate of change.
ACC2003 will be a forum for exploring our rapidly
changing times. Participants will seek improved understanding,
foresight, and management of developmental trends in science and
technology, and an understanding of how developmental trends impact
business and humanist agendas.
conference is organized around 20 issues in three sequential
data-driven analysis, informed speculation, and
agendas for action. Selected issues are either important
or essential to understanding and managing the accelerating rate
of change on a universal, global, and local scale.
Twenty-four leading speakers will be presenting. Among
the themes to be explored:
What is accelerating change? Why do we see it occurring?
How are miniaturization and new computational paradigms affecting
the speed of change?
What will be the impact of progressively more sophisticated computing
Where will technological change take us in the 21st century, and
what are our greatest opportunities, dangers, and control options?
will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with top
academic, technology, business, and civic leaders.
To increase your foresight, come join us at Stanford this fall.