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1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology:
Research, Applications, and Policy
October 21-24, 2004

Crystal City Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC area

Program as of October 14, 2004
Also available in PDF format. Requires ACROBAT READER by ADOBE.

Note: Italic indicates "speaker"; * indicates "corresponding author"
All events held at the Crystal City Marriott Hotel in the Crystal Forum room, unless otherwise specified

Conference Chair
Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute

Thursday, October 21

8 to 9:30 AM Congressional Staff Breakfast on Nanotechnology Policy (invitational, RSVP separately from conference)
Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Noon to 2 PM Foresight Institute Luncheon Briefing, with Foresight President Scott Mize and VP Christine Peterson (invitational, RSVP separately from conference), Monticello Ballroom
Mize presentation as 583 KB PDF
Peterson presentation as 214 KB PDF
6 to 8 PM Conference Registration, Foyer 2nd floor

Friday, October 22

1st Symposium on Molecular Machine Systems

Friday Co-Chairs:
Prof. William A. Goddard, III Caltech
Prof. Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech

7:30 AM Conference Registration, Crystal Forum Foyer
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Crystal Forum Foyer
9:20 AM Welcome and Introduction
Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech, Symposium Co-Chair
9:30 AM DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life
Nadrian Seeman, NYU
10:00 AM A Synthetic Approach to Water Soluble Nanoscale Molecules with Controlled Structures
Christian Schafmeister*, Stephen Habay, Christopher Levins, Paul Morgan, Gupta Sharad, Gregory Bird; University of Pittsburgh
10:20 AM Artificial Molecular Machines
Amar Flood* and J. Fraser Stoddart, UCLA
10:40 AM Break
11:00 AM Design of Macromolecular Structures and Interactions
David Baker, Univ. of Washington
11:30 AM Design and Modeling of Nanoscale Systems: Prediction of Structures and Properties
William A. Goddard III, Caltech, Symposium Co-Chair
12:00 PM Luncheon for those who selected this option, Monticello Ballroom
12:30 PM Luncheon Address: Nick Reynolds, Accelrys
Computer Aided Nanodesign: Connecting Molecular Design to the Engineering Process
Monticello Ballroom
Lunch talk is open to all conference attendees
 
1:00 PM Poster Session, Monticello Ballroom
2:00 PM Nanoassembly and Nanorobots
Ari Requicha, USC Laboratory for Molecular Robotics
2:30 PM Pathway to Diamond-Based Molecular Manufacturing
Robert Freitas, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
3:00 PM Design and Analysis Techniques for Complex Nanosystems
J. Storrs Hall, Molecular Engineering Research Institute and Nanorex Inc.
3:20 PM Indirectly-Replicating Nanomachines: a Kinematic Cellular Automata Approach
Tihamer Toth-Fejel, General Dynamics
Slide presentation as 1 MB PDF
Audio as 3.2 MB MP3
3:40 PM Coordinating Microscopic Robots for Medical Applications
Tad Hogg, HP Labs
4:00 PM Break
4:30 PM A Roadmap to Productive Molecular Machine Systems
K. Eric Drexler, Molecular Engineering Research Institute
5:00 PM Toward Atomically-Precise Bottom-up Nanomanufacturing
Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech
5:30 PM Special interest groups meet, Sign up or suggest a new topic at registration desk
SIG schedule (PDF, requires ACROBAT READER by ADOBE.)
7:00 PM Foresight Institute Feynman Prize Banquet,
Potomac Ballroom
Attendees must register in advance: see reg. desk
Awards will be presented to the winners of:
Foresight Institute Feynman Prize
Foresight Institute Prize in Communication
Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award
9:00 PM Keynote: Ray Kurzweil, Winner, National Medal of Technology, Crystal Forum
An Exponentially Expanding Future from Exponentially Shrinking Technology
links to slides and movies
Audio as 16.1 MB MP3
10:00 PM Informal discussion continues in the lounge

Saturday, October 23

Saturday Co-Chairs:
Scott Mize, Foresight Institute
Brad Templeton, Electronic Frontier Foundation
7:30 AM Conference Registration, Crystal Forum Foyer
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast, Crystal Forum Foyer
9:00 AM Agenda for High Impact Nanotechnology Development
Scott Mize, Foresight Institute
Slide presentation as 372 KB PDF
Audio as 5.1 MB MP3
9:30 AM Commercial Opportunities in Nanotechnology
Sean Murdock, Nanobusiness Alliance
10:00 AM Near-term Medical and Environmental Products Built at the Atomic Scale: Artificial Kidney and Water Purification
Gayle Pergamit* and Martin Edelstein, Aguavia and Biophiltre, LLC
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Clean Molecular Manufacturing
Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Slide presentation as 860 KB PDF
Audio as 5.1 MB MP3
11:30 AM Nanotechnology for Clean Energy and Resources
Steve Gillett*, Foresight Institute, and Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech
12:00 PM Assessing the Potential of Molecular Nanotechnology for Space Operations
Thomas McKendree, Raytheon
12:30 PM Luncheon for those who selected this option, Monticello Ballroom
1:30 PM Poster Session, Monticello Ballroom
2:00 PM Molecular Manufacturing: International Competitiveness and National Security
Calvin Shipbaugh, former RAND
 
2:30 PM Nanomedicine and Medical Nanorobotics
Robert Freitas, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
3:00 PM Applying Nanotechnology to the Challenges of Global Poverty
Bryan Bruns, Foresight Institute
Paper prepared from this talk as 148 KB PDF
Slide presentation as 260 KB PDF
Audio as 5.3 MB MP3
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Molecular Manufacturing: Top Ten Impacts
Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Slide presentation as 780 KB PDF
Audio as 4.9 MB MP3
4:30 PM What Would a Nanotech Economy Look Like?
David Friedman, Santa Clara University, School of Law
Slide presentation as 68 KB PDF
Audio as 4.1 MB MP3
5:00 PM Preserving Privacy as Nanosurveillance Arrives
Brad Templeton, Electronic Frontier Foundation
5:30 PM Debate: Privacy vs. Openness in an Era of Nanotechnology
Brad Templeton defends privacy while Prof. Robin Hanson of George Mason University advocates openness for dealing with ubiquitous inexpensive nanosensing capabilities in public and private hands.
6:15 PM Break for dinner (on your own)
6:15-7:15 PM Student Gathering
Join Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech, and student liaison, Jordan Amadio, Princeton Univ. at a roundtable in the Crystal Forum. Informal student discussions continue over dinner or drinks (TDB)
8:00 PM Discussion groups meet, Sign up or suggest a new topic at registration desk
SIG schedule (PDF, requires ACROBAT READER by ADOBE.)
10:00 PM Informal discussion continues in the lounge

Sunday, October 24

Sunday Co-Chairs:
Scott Mize, Foresight Institute
Howard Lovy, NanoBot
7:30 AM Conference Registration, Crystal Forum Foyer
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Crystal Forum Foyer
9:30 AM Maximizing Benefits & Minimizing Downsides of Nanotechnology
Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute
Slide presentation as 364 KB PDF
Audio as 5.8 MB MP3
10:00 AM Nanotechnology in Asia
David Kahaner, Asian Technology Information Program
10:30 AM U.S. Nanotechnology Policy: Bridging the Gaps
Richard H. Smith, Nanoverse LLC and Nanotechnology Policy Foundation
Slide presentation as 384 KB PDF
Audio as 7 MB MP3
11:00 AM Break
11:30 AM The Importance of Nanotech Politics
Adam Keiper, The New Atlantis
12:00 PM Transnational Regulatory Models for Molecular Nanotechnology
Gary Marchant*, Jonathan Swartz, Michael Volk Arizona State University College of Law
12:30 PM Luncheon for those who selected this option
1:00 PM Luncheon Address: LaMar Hill, Albany NanoTech
Stimulating Jobs in Nanotechnology
Potomac Ballroom D,E
Lunch talk is open to all conference attendees
 
1:30 PM Poster Session, Potomac Ballroom D,E
2:00 PM Nanotech Goals and Conflicts
Howard Lovy, Howard Lovy's Nanobot
2:30 PM Foresight Guidelines Version 4.0: Self Assessment Scorecards for Safer Nanotechnology Development
Neil Jacobstein, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Nanotechnology: Hyperbole and Policy Making
David Berube*, J.D. Shipman University of South Carolina NanoCenter
3:50 PM Nanotechnology Innovation and the Patent Thicket: Which IP Policies Promote Growth?
Ted Sabety, Patent Attorney, Sabety+associates, PLLC
4:20 PM Concluding Remarks
Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute, Conference Chair

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