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ASF Announces Second Annual Conference on Strategic Insights in Accelerating Technological Change



Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2004). The Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF) announces Accelerating Change 2004: Physical Space, Virtual Space, and Interface at Stanford University, November 5-7, 2004.

Sponsored by SAP Software, AC2004 analyzes the accelerating interconnectivity of the Physical World, the increasing accuracy of the Simulated World, and the growing importance of the physical-virtual/human-machine Interface.

"Each of these trends alone is powerfully impacting society today. Together, they paint a truly transformational picture of the future," says John Smart, ASF President.

AC2004 features a 36-member speaker lineup consisting of virtual world creators, cutting edge software designers, insightful venture capitalists, best-selling authors, law enforcement futurists, and other prominent technologists. AC2004’s high-caliber roster includes Shai Agassi (CTO of SAP), Richard Marks (VP at Sony, developer of the Eye Toy) Gordon Bell (Project Leader, Microsoft’s MyLifeBits), Cory Ondrejka (VP of Product Development for Second Life, Time Magazine’s 2002 “Coolest Invention of the Year”), Cynthia Breazeal (Innovation Center & Strategic Programs Manager, Intel), David Brin (author of Transparent Society), Dave & Bruce Hall (DARPA Grand Challenge Team Digital Auto Drive), Peter Thiel (Co-founder and former CEO, PayPal), John Mauldin (author of Bull's Eye Investing), BJ Fogg (Persuasive Computing Lab, Stanford), Tim Sibley (StreamSage), Wlodek Zadrozny (IBM natural language processing), Milton Chen (VSee internet videoconferencing), and many more exceptional change leaders.

The conference also includes a Technology Demo evening, three debates, DVD proceedings, and late-night entertainment.

In addition to lead sponsor SAP, sponsors include IPv6 Summit, Artificial Development, and the venture capital corporation Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Early bird registration is $350 until Sept. 30th. Visit for more information.


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