On September 13, 2010 Singularity University will be hosting a free webinar showcasing the ambitious projects to improve the world developed by students from its recently completed 2010 Graduate Studies Program. As we reported earlier, the 80 students from this year’s program developed roughly a dozen business proposals aimed at positively impacting more than a billion people in the next decade. It is these proposals that will be showcased to the world in the Sept 13 webinar. The proposals were focused on solving the world’s grand challenges in five general areas of interest: Water, Food, Energy, Space, and UpCycle. The webinar will be hosted by Xprize founder Peter Diamandis, futurist Ray Kurzweil, and roboticist, astronaut, and faculty head Dan Barry. Head on over to the registration page to register for free and join in on the excitement.
Since its inception less than two years ago Singularity University has been on an exponential tear. This year’s summer class size of 80 students was double the inaugural year’s class size of 40. The University has spun off a series of executive programs throughout the year, and has grown into a force for innovation and cross discipline collaboration. The University is increasingly a place where leading entreprenuers, technologists, and scientists drop in to give speeches, share ideas, and collaborate with others as they pass through Silicon Valley.
With this upcoming webinar, Singularity University aims to take the ideas that it has churned out and bring them to a wider audience. The hope is that individuals like you and me will listen to the University’s proposals for changing the world and become motivated to chip in however we can. There will be a Q&A session after the webinar. The webinar is open to media and the public, but space is limited. I hope to see you there – virtually that is.
Disclosure: Keith Kleiner is an associate founder of Singularity University