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The Future is Here Conference
Full-Day Program
Sat., June 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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At this time, this full-day program is sold out. 


Join world-renowned experts for entertaining presentations on the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math including:

  • Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut
  • John Mather, Nobel Laureate and Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope
  • Bob Ballard, Ocean Explorer
  • Suzan Murray, Chief Veterinarian at the National Zoo
  • Justin Kasper, Solar Astrophysicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Elizabeth Cottrell, Director of Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program
  • Odile Madden, Materials Scientist and Engineer, Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute
  • Andre Fenton, New York University Neuroscientist, Biomedical Engineer, and Entrepreneur
  • Nick Pyenson, Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at National Museum of Natural History
  • Thomas Dolby, Musician, Producer, and Director
  • Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh, NASA Earth Scientist
  • Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Kirk Johnson, Director of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Maria Klawe, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and President of Harvey Mudd College


View Bios of our Featured Speakers


Ticketing Information about the Individual Sessions:


*order of speakers subject to change


National Museum of the American Indian
Rasmuson Theater
4th St. & Independence Avenue, SW
Metro:L'Enfant Plaza(Blue/Orange/Yellow/Green)
Quick Tix Code: FUTURE