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The Future is Here Conference at the Smithsonian, June 1, 2013


Join world-renowned experts for entertaining presentations on the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math at the National Museum of the American Indian's Rasmuson Theater on Sat., June 1, 2013. Featured speakers include:

  • 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

Tickets: We are currently sold out.



Full-Day Program (Both Sessions)* — Sold Out
Sat., June 1, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Attend the full conference. A lunch break will occur from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Morning Session* — Sold Out
Sat., June 1, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Attend the morning session only. Featured speakers include Eric Green, Suzan Murray, John Mather, Nick Pyenson, Odile Madden, Maria Klawe, and Bob Ballard.
Afternoon Session* — Sold Out
Sat., June 1, 2013, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Attend the afternoon session only. Featured speakers include Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh, Kirk Johnson, Justin Kasper, Andre Fenton, Elizabeth Cottrell, Buzz Aldrin, and Thomas Dolby.



*order of speakers subject to change

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