Asia Society’s Long Conversation

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Dialogue on what the world will look like thousands of years from now

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The Long Conversation, a collaboration with Asia Society Northern California and the Long Now Foundation, features a dozen leaders from the arts and sciences in a relay of two-person dialogues focused on what the world will look like thousands of years from now. From a futurist to a coral reef expert, learn from the best minds on climate and Asia in 15-minute rolling conversations with entertaining conversationalists from all walks of life.
 
 
Speakers include:
 
  • Stewart Brand, founder of the Long Now Foundation
  • Barbara Finamore, senior strategic director, Asia, NRDC; founder of NRDC’s China program
  • Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author of Drawdown
  • Jim Barry, Senior Scientist, Research Division Chair, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Peter Schwartz, futurist, SVP Strategic Planning, Chief Future Officer for Salesforce.com, Asia Society Northern California board
  • Jiang Lin, Nat Simons Presidential Chair in China Energy Policy Director, Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab/UC Berkeley
  • Zander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation
  • Kara Platoni, Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Students at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, author of We Have the Technology
  • Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York
  • Inez Fung, professor of atmospheric science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Stuart Jonathan Russell, computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence
  • Peter Calthorpe, founding member of the Congress for New Urbanism 
  • Miles Traer, pop-scientist at large, geological data scientist
 

This unique program format starts with two people on stage and every 15 minutes, one person leaves and another comes on. Each person alternates being the interviewee and the interviewer. Each 15-minute conversation is with two people from different backgrounds, with a focus on Asia, about their ideas. 

 

AGENDA

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration

11:00 AM -  2:30 PM Program

 

The registration table opens at 10:00 am - come walk through the exhibition and grab refreshments at Greens Restaurant in the Solutions Zone (at the back of the exhibition) before joining the discussion at 11:00 am.

 

Please note that public transportation is advised. The Fort Mason Farmer's Market is open until 2pm and the Giant Race half marathon will also start at 7am that morning.

 


Directions From Montgomery BART Station

From Montgomery Station

1) Exit Montgomery BART Station onto Market Street and walk southwest.

2) Turn right onto Geary Blvd.

3) At Geary and Kearny, take the northbound bus  #30.

4) Depart the bus at Chestnut and Laguna.

5) ~10 min walk, walk north on Laguna.

6) Turn right into Fort Mason.

7) Follow the edge of the park; the Festival Pavilion will be on your left.

 

Directions From 16th & Mission BART station:

From 16th and Mission

1) Exit BART at 16th and Mission.

2) Board bus #49 on 16th St heading northbound.

3) Disembark at Van Ness and Bay St.

4) Walk westbound on Bay St.

5) Turn right onto Laguna St.

6) Turn right into Fort Mason.

7) Follow the edge of the park; the Festival Pavilion will be on your left.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Event Details

Sun 09 Sep 2018
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA  94123
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