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Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge

13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology · October 22-27, 2005

Foresight Vision Weekend, Participating Members Only
October 22-23, 2005

Off-the-record, informal discussion and debate among technology leaders and Foresight Participating Members, taking on the controversial issues and surprising results expected from the Nanotech Revolution.


Vision - Saturday, October 22
The Foresight Vision Weekend is off-the-record — no writeups please

1 pm

  Registration opens

2 pm

  Orientation Meeting with Foresight President Scott Mize
Designed for new attendees — all Participating Members welcome

3:30 pm

  Coffee break

4 pm

  Designing an "X Prize" for Nanotech, Peter Diamandis, Chairman, X Prize Foundation

4:30 pm

  Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems, Eric Drexler, Chief Technical Advisor, Nanorex, and Founder, Foresight Nanotech Institute

5 pm

  Bridging the Valley of Death in Nanotechnology: Federal Policy Solutions, Congressman Mike Honda, Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee

5:15 pm

  Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence to Extend Human Lifespan, Aubrey de Grey, University of Cambridge, UK

5:45 pm

  Participating Members Welcome Reception

7 pm

  Self-assembling, no-host dinners with fellow Participating Members

9 pm

  Informal discussion continues in the View Lounge: wear your badge to network with other Participating Members


Vision - Sunday, October 23

8 am

  Continental Breakfast

8:50 am

  Nano & the Poor: Closing the Gaps, Michael Lesnick, Senior Partner, Meridian Institute

9:30 am

  Soft Machines: Why Nano will be like Bio, Richard A.L. Jones, University of Sheffield, UK

10 am

  Designing a Revolution, Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology

10:30 am

  Coffee break

11 am

  Foresight Guidelines Update: Traction, Feedback, and Draft Version 5.0, Neil Jacobstein, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing

11:30 am

  Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology in Defense, Sharon Smith, Director of Technology, Lockheed Martin

12 noon

  Lunch, included

1:15 pm

  Nanomedicine: the Goal of Molecular Control, Ralph Merkle, Georgia Tech

1:45 pm

  Who Will Hate Nanotechnology and Why?, Patrick Hopkins, Millsaps College

2:15 pm

  Breakout Discussions
X Prize for Nanotech: Brainstorming led by Marshall Burns, Fellow for Nanotechnology, X Prize Foundation
Extending Human Lifespan led by Aubrey de Grey, University of Cambridge, UK
Software Tools for Designing & Studying Molecular Machine Systems led by Mark Sims, President, Nanorex
Transparency vs. Privacy in an Age of Nanosensors led by Brad Templeton, Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation

3:45 pm

  Coffee break

4:15 pm

  Debate: NanoBio in Humans: Are we ready to cross the Carbon Barrier?
Ron Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine
Alan Goldstein, Biomedical Materials Engineering, Alfred University
Moderator: Derrick Boston, Partner, Guth Christopher and former Senior Vice President, California NanoSystems Institute
Audio as 75.6 MB MP3

5:00 pm

  Recap of Breakouts, Foresight VP Christine Peterson

5:30 pm

  Sessions end

6:30 pm

  Informal discussion continues in the View Lounge: wear your badge to network with other Participating Members
 

13th Foresight Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology:
October 24-27, 2005

Applications and Policy - Monday, October 24

7:30 am

  Coffee

8 am

  Tutorial — Nanotechnology Policy: Near-term and Beyond
Richard Smith, Policy Co-Chair and President, Nanotechnology Network
Slide presentation as 245 KB PDF
Audio as 29.7 MB MP3

8:30 am

  Keynote: Achieving the Nanotech Vision: Multiple Horizons for Beneficial Applications, Carl F. Kohrt, CEO, Battelle

9 am

  Nanotechnology and Foreign Policy
George Atkinson, Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Dept. of State

9:30 am

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #1: Meeting Global Energy Needs with Clean Solutions
Panel: Nanotech for clean energy
45MB MP3

Clark Gellings, VP Innovation, Electric Power Research Institute
Slide presentation as 860 KB PDF

Malcolm O'Neill, VP and CTO, Lockheed Martin
Slide presentation as 404 KB PDF

Michael Pak, President and CEO, Nexnergy
BJ Stanbery, CEO, HelioVolt
Slide presentation as 1.07MB PDF

Moderator: Norm Wu, Managing Director, Alameda Capital

10:15 am

  Break

10:45 am

  Maximizing value from the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Tom Kalil, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science and Technology, U.C. Berkeley

11:15 am

  Capturing the Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology
Shannon Lloyd, Senior Environmental Specialist, First Environment, Inc.
Audio as 20MB MP3
Slide Presentation as 950KB PDF

11:35 am

  Assessing Risks of Nanoscale Materials
Jo Anne Shatkin, Principal, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Audio as 23MB MP3
Slide presentation as 476KB PDF

12:00 pm

  Lunch, or optional lunch seminar with Nanoscience Technologies, Inc., Create Product Advantages Using Structural DNA Process Tools, David Keenan

1:25 pm

  German Innovation Initiative for Nanotechnology—Nanotechnology Conquers Markets
Volker Rieke, Minister-Counselor, Science, Technology and Environment, German Embassy

1:55 pm

  The Role of Smaller Economies in Europe’s multi-actor, multi-level Innovation Governance — Ireland Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology
Helena Acheson, Head of Division, Science, Technology & Innovation Policy and Awareness Division, Forfás

2:15 pm

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #2: Providing Abundant Clean Water Globally
Panel: Nanotech for clean water
49MB MP3

William Lee, President and CEO, eMembrane
Slide presentation as 1.2MB PDF
Kevin McGovern, Chairman, McGovern & Associates (for KX Industries)
Slide presentation as 9MB PDF
Fred Tepper, President, Argonide
Slide presentation as 4.6MB PDF
Moderator: Anthony Waitz, Managing Partner, Quantum Insight

3:15 pm

  Federal Government Regulation of Nanotechnology: Present and Future Trends
Nancy White, Central Michigan University
Audio as 26 MB MP3
Slide Presentation as 2.4MB MP3

3:35 pm

  Break

4:15 pm

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #3: Increasing the Health and Longevity of Human Life
Dendrimer Technology: A Nanoscale Delivery Platform for the Identification and Treatment of Cancer
Robert Berry, CEO, Dendritic Nanotechnologies
Slide presentation as 4.2 MB PDF
Audio as 22 MB MP3

4:45 pm

  Fox & Henhouse: Is the public interest being protected?
Randy Hayes, Founder and President, Rainforest Action Network

5:15 pm

  State-of-the-Art Nanotechnology for Space: Near-Term and Long-Term
Scott Hubbard, Director, NASA Ames Research Center

5:45 pm

  How to Embrace Aspirational Technology: Nanotechnology and the Environment
Adam Werbach, Conservationist and former President, Sierra Club
Slide presentation as 1.4 MB PDF
Audio as 24.3 MB MP3

Monday Evening

6:15 pm

  Welcome Reception & Poster Session


Applications and Policy - Tuesday, October 25

7:30 am

  Coffee

8am

  Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology Applications
Scott Mize, President, Foresight Nanotech Institute

9am

  Keynote: Nanotechnology is Not Little In Washington
Floyd Kvamme, Co-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Slide presentation as 1.7 MB PDF
Audio as 27.5 MB MP3

9:30 am

  Nanotech Investment Today
Charles Harris, Applications Co-Chair and Chairman & CEO, Harris & Harris

10 am

  Break

10:30 am

  Investing Debate: How Can We Overcome the "Valley of Death?"
Audio as 45 MB MP3
Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Floyd Kvamme, Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Michael Moe, Chairman & CEO, ThinkEquity Partners
Ray Rothrock, Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates
Moderator: Ed Niehaus, Partner, Cypress Ventures

11:15 am

  Break

11:30 am

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #4: Maximizing productivity of agriculture
Peter Singer, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Canada

11:45 am

  Panel: Nanotech for Food Production and Reducing the Environmental "Footprint" of Agriculture
Norman Scott, Dept. of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Peter Singer, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Aaron Wagner, Director of Research and Development, NaturalNano

12:30 pm

  Lunch, or optional lunch seminar with Biophan Technologies, Inc., Nanotechnology Applications in Biomedical Devices, by Sarah Cooper

1:30 pm

  Poster Session

2:00 pm

  Pathways to Atomically-Precise Nanomanufacturing
Jim Von Ehr, Applications Co-Chair and Chairman & CEO, Zyvex

2:30 pm

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #5: Making powerful information technology available everywhere
Nanotech for Ubiquitous, Inexpensive Information Technology
John Gates, Director, Nanofabrication Dept, Bell Labs and VP New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium

3:00 pm

  Foresight Nanotech Challenge #6: Enabling the Development of Space
From Carbon Nanotubes to the Space Elevator
Michael Laine, President, Liftport Group
Audio as 29.2MB MP3 file

3:30 pm

  Break

4:00 pm

  Controversies in Nanotechnology
Christine Peterson, VP Policy & Research, Foresight Nanotech Institute

4:30 pm

  The Race to Patent Nanotechnology: What Makes Nano Patents Different?
Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Audio as 26.2MB MP3 file

5:00 pm

  Panel: Intellectual Property in Nanotechnology
Richard Ekstrom, Special Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll LLP
Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
Maria Swiatek, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jerry Swiss, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Moderator: Christine Peterson, VP Policy & Research, Foresight Nanotech Institute

5:45 pm

  Public Equity Roundtable
Bob Hambrecht, Managing Director—Corporate Finance, WR Hambrecht + Co
Michael Weiner, CEO, Biophan Technologies, Inc.
Andrew Wahl, Managing Director, IG Partners
Moderator: Scott Mize, President, Foresight Nanotech Institute

Tuesday Evening

6:45 pm

  Poster Session and Reception
Applications, Policy, Research Posters — Refreshments


Research - Wednesday, October 26

8 am

  Coffee

8:20 am

  Molecular Nanotechnology Research Overview Tutorial
David Forrest, President, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
Slide presentation as 2.2 MB PDF
Audio as 63.8 MB MP3

9:20 am

  Chair's Welcome and Introduction
William Goddard, Caltech

9:30 am

  Nanomechanical devices and systems
Alex Zettl, UC Berkeley

10:00 am

  Electromechanical Nanodevices
Z. L. Wang, Georgia Tech

10:30 am

  Break

11:00 am

  Clonable DNA Nanotechnology
William Shih, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

11:30 am

  Nanotechnology Research in Japan
Hiroshi Yokoyama, International Chair and Director, Nanotechnology Research Institute, AIST, Japan

12:00 noon

  Prediction of Structure and Properties on the Nanoscale
William Goddard, Research Co-Chair and Director, Materials and Process Simulation Center, Caltech

12:30 pm

  Lunch, or optional lunch seminar with Nanorex:
Computational Modeling and Simulation for Nanomechanical Engineering

1:45 pm

  Poster Session for Research, Applications, and Policy posters

2:45 pm

  Parallel Tracks begin (* denotes presenter):
Track 1: Simulations of ion population dynamics in ion sources for biological macromolecules, Andreas Hieke, GEMIO Technologies, Inc.
Track 2: High quality nanocrystals: synthesis and water-solubility for biological application, William Yu* and Vicki Colvin, Rice University

3:05 pm

  Track 1: Design of Intelligent Biological Probes Driven by Motor Proteins, Miki Hirabayashi* and Tai Kubo, Neuroscience Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Track 2: Plasma-Enhanced CVD Synthesis of High-Quality Carbon Nanotubes Using Dendrimer-Encapsulated Iron Nanoparticles, Placidus Amama*, Matthew Maschmann, Timothy Fisher, Timothy Sands, Purdue University

3:25 pm

  Track 1: Design and Analysis of a Molecular Sorting Rotor, J. Storrs Hall* and K. Eric Drexler, Nanorex Inc.
Track 2: Synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes from PAA template using novel catalyst structure, Matthew Maschmann*, Placidus Amama, Timothy D. Sands, Timothy Fisher, Purdue University

3:45 pm

  Track 1: Nanoparticle and Molecular Biosensor Controlled In-situ Production of Therapeutic Genes in Single Cells for Nanomedicine, James Leary, Purdue University
Track 2: Holographic Optical Trapping of Nanoparticles, Joseph Plewa*, Evan Tanner, Daniel Mueth, Arryx, Inc; David Grier, NYU

4:05 pm

  Break

4:35 pm

  Parallel Tracks continue
Track 1: NanoMechanical Engineering: Design and Analysis Tools for Productive Nanosystems, Mark Sims, Nanorex, Inc.
Track 2: Self-welded Metal-Catalyzed Carbon Nanotube Bridges, Massood Tabib-Azar* and Yan Xie, Case Western Reserve University

4:55 pm

  Track 1: The Ensemble Principle, Seth Goldstein*, Carnegie Mellon University, 14 co-authors
Track 2: Self-assembling supra-molecular structures from tectoRNA, Alexey Koyfman* and Luc Jaeger, University of California at Santa Barbara

5:15 pm

  Track 1: Self-propelled nanomachines, Sebastien Fournier-Bidoz*, Andre Arsenault, Ian Manners, Geoffrey Ozin, University of Toronto
Track 2: Radial Addressing of Nanowires, John Savage*, Eric Rachlin, Brown University; Andre DeHon, Caltech; Charles Lieber, Yue Hu, Harvard

5:35 pm

  Track 1: Controllable Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles for Specific Delivery of Multiple Therapeutic Molecules to Cancer Cells Using RNA Nanotechnology, Peixuan Guo, Purdue University
Track 2: Shortcut to Nanofactories: Assembling big blocks instead of little atoms, Tihamer Toth-Fejel*, General Dynamics; Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology

5:55 pm

  Track 1: Molecular Motors that Read DNA, Anita Goel, Harvard/MIT and Nanobiosym
Track 2: TBD

6:15 pm

  Poster Session

Wednesday Evening

7 pm

  Feynman Prize Banquet (register in advance)
Presenters: Don McConnell, Senior Vice President and COO of Laboratory Operations, Battelle and Scott Mize, Foresight Nanotech Institute
Awards will be presented to the winners of:
2005 Foresight Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology: Theory and Experimental
2005 Foresight Government, Communication, Distinguished Student Awards


Research - Thursday, October 27

7:30 am

  Coffee

8:00 am

  Computational Protein Design
Steve Mayo, Caltech and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

8:30 am

  Novel Methods of Nanoscale Fabrication and Assembly
Teri Odom, Northwestern University

9:00 am

  2005 Feynman Prize Winner (Theory) - Christian Joachim
Slide presentation as 5 MB PDF
Audio as 25 MB MP3

9:30 am

  2005 Feynman Prize Winner (Experimental) - Christian Schafmeister
Audio as 26 MB MP3

10:00 am

  Break

10:30 am

  Engineering Artificial Biochemical Circuits
Roy Bar-Ziv, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

11:00 am

  Design and Analysis of a Molecular Tool for Carbon Transfer in Mechanosynthesis
K. Eric Drexler*, Nanorex, Inc. and Damian Allis, Nanorex, Inc. and Syracuse University

11:30 am

  Sculpting Bio-materials by Programmable Assembly of RNA
Luc Jaeger, University of California at Santa Barbara

12 noon

  Closing remarks, Christian Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh

12:10 pm

  Box Lunch Seminar on Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems
Alex Kawczak, Vice President, Bio-Products and Nanomaterials, Battelle, and
Scott Mize, President, Foresight Nanotech Institute

1:30 pm

  Conference concludes

Note: in the case of multi-author papers, * denotes presenter.

 

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