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W@F-SU | Designing The Future 2012


Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

W@F-SU | Designing The Future 2012

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Women@TheFrontier and Singularity University invite you to join us for our third annual forum Designing The Future on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5:30-9:30pm at NASA Research Park.

Designing The Future will feature a networking reception with interactive demos, keynote presentations and panel conversations exploring the vital role of women as entrepreneurs, humanitarians, artists, scientists and technologists in creating positive global change through design and innovation.

Presentations and Panel conversations include:

Host: Susan Fonseca, Founding Architect, SU | Founder & CEO, Women@TheFrontier

Innovation + Technology: How Women and Girls Are Designing the Future
Ray Kurzweil, Futurist Inventor Author | Founder Singularity University

Design Innovation + Health
Hannah Chung, Co-Founder Jerry the Bear | Co-Founder Design for America

Innovation + Funding Women-Led Ventures
Moderator: Deborah Perry Piscione, Entrepreneur & Creator of Alley to the Valley
Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USANetworks & Sci-Fi Channel
Lakshmi Pratury, Host & Curator,
Introduction by KristinaMaria T-Gutierrez, Co-Founder Women@TheFrontier

Simulation + Design
Michelle Khine, Founding Scientist & CTO Fluxion Biosciences & Founder, Shrink Nano-Technology
Introduction by Joy Boulamwini, Co-Founder Techturized | 2012 Fulbright Fellow | Google Scholar    

Designing The Future in 3D
Moderator: Scott Summit, Founder, Bespoke Innovations & SU Faculty-Biotech
Amy Purdy, Co-Founder, Adaptive Active Sports | Paralympic Snowboarding Champion
Ping Fu, Founder & CEO, Geomagic

Featuring Ray Kurzweil interviewed by daughter Amy Kurzweil

Join us on Friday, July 27 and be part of Women@TheFrontier’s founding community as we identify, connect and explore opportunities to empower female game-changers designing the future and disrupting the status quo.


WHAT: Designing The Future 2012

WHEN: Friday | July 27, 2012
    5:00pm Registration Opens
    5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception | Networking | Interactive Demo
    6:30pm – 9:30pm: Program
    9:30pm – 10:30pm Cocktail Reception

WHERE: Singularity University @ NASA Research Park
Building 152 | Dailey Road | Moffett Field, California


About Women@TheFrontier (www.womenatthefrontier) Women@TheFrontier is an emerging global network of game-changers unleashing exponential technology. As pioneers, catalysts, connectors from all sectors, W@F featuring women at the cutting edge of their industry —launching social enterprises, shifting mindset and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Through global events and media, W@F will feature game-changers through national and international platforms to ensure the voices and experiences of women are heard and added to global conversations relevant to addressing the biggest problems of our time.

About Singularity University ( 
Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to educate and inspire leaders on the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to solve humanity’s grand challenges. With the support of leaders in academia, business and government, the goal of SU is to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking to solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley.

NASA Research Park is a research park run by NASA that aims to develop a world-class, shared-use research and development campus in association with government entities, academia, industry and non-profit organizations. It began in 1939 as Ames Research Center and was instrumental in the development and research of flight and space travel. In the 1990s it was developed into the research park it is today.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th! 

Susan Fonseca,                                           
Founder & CEO, Women@TheFrontier            
Founding Architect, Singularity University


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Have questions about W@F-SU | Designing The Future 2012? Contact Women@TheFrontier

When & Where

Singularity University | NASA Research Park | Bldg 152

Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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