Actually, the ominous part is all over, so relax.
A week before the very first Foresight Conference, there was an earthquake — the famous 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The conference was moved from the Stanford campus to the Garden Court in downtown Palo Alto as a result.
The first Conference was a tremendous success, enough to be a high point in the memories of many attendees. Let’s hope the parallels continue and the anniversary conference is a worthy echo of the original.