In just a few months, Summit Europe — the first European conference hosted by Singularity University — will take place in Budapest, Hungary on November 15-16, 2013. This special two-day program will play host to a theater of 800 -- to be held at the historic Franz Liszt Academy of Music and will profile some of Singularity University’s most in-demand faculty, including co-founder Ray Kurzweil. The program aims to stimulate an awareness and discussion among the public of the global impact that exponential technologies will have in shaping our future -- whether you’re an executive, policy maker or entrepreneur.
A preview of the event is highlighted in the following video:
Over the course of the program, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the robotics revolution, the security challenges of an increasing digital world, the future of energy, innovations in biotech and medicine that are transforming the role of physicians, and the resulting impact on ethics, society, the economy, and the regulatory environment. Participants will understand what these changes mean for future business opportunities in Europe and beyond. Furthermore, a showcase of the breakthrough startups accelerated at Singularity University Labs will highlight the entrepreneurs and innovators working to improve the lives of billions around the world.
In parallel, free design and technology workshops (open to the public) will also be held in downtown Budapest that will host hands-on workshops for kids -- including topics related to robotics, strawberry DNA and the tools of 3D printing.
Even though the Summit isn't until November, the excitement surrounding the event is already building.
Last Thursday in Budapest, Singularity University held a launch party for the Summit Europe -- hosted by the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. U.S. Commercial Counselor, Robert Peaslee, was in attendance with a host of regional organizations to celebrate Singularity University's 5th anniversary and the upcoming November event.
This is an incredible opportunity to join innovators, executives, and policy makers to understand the opportunities presented by the defining technologies of our age. Bringing Singularity University to Budapest has been spearheaded by a passionate team of alumni; they include Summit Europe's Founding Directors Botond Bognar and Csaba Szabo, both part of SU's Ambassador program in Europe, in conjunction with Ann Rogan, Director of Global Development at SU.
To learn more about Summit Europe, you can download the brochure, view the Summit Europe website, or register through the Summit's designated portal. Tickets are selling out, so be sure to order soon!