LA JOLLA, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, a dynamic mix of the world's most influential trailblazers and rising stars at the cutting edge of human health, biology, agriculture and sustainability met in La Jolla, California at the debut of Near Future Summit. The brainchild of Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous.com, the intimate three-day #WorldPositive event was created to facilitate systems-level change to address the world's most pressing problems. For a complete list of Near Future speakers, capsule descriptions, launch details, etc., please contact nearfuturesummit@missionC2.com.
"Near Future is my kind of conference, focused on both breadth and depth of important ideas. It was a treat for me to take the stage with Arianna Huffington and Dave Pell for an honest conversation about the challenges and opportunities in the future of media," said Evan Williams, CEO of Medium.
The Launch Pad to the Near Future
Media titans Arianna Huffington and Evan Williams kicked off the event and then ceded the stage to showcase more than 40 speakers and 10+ company / product / project debuts. Near Future launches included:
"We've been in stealth for six years as we charted a path to enabling women to be proactive about their fertility, and we couldn't have chosen a more receptive setting to reveal our approach," said Dr. Piraye Beim, founder and CEO of Celmatix. "By convening an intimate group of 250 vanguards, Near Future established this perfect community. It felt like we were experiencing Dunbar's number, the ideally sized gathering of people to build and fortify relationships and act on scaling critical cross-sector solutions."
"What Zem has created is a gathering unlike any I've seen – one that shines the light on some of the most inspiring and creative innovations at the vanguard of the Near Future – in a setting that melds music, art and education. Near Future Summit left me encouraged, optimistic and excited to engage," said Kimbal Musk, Co-founder, The Kitchen.
Time Capsules Centered Around Systemic Change and Possibilities
Beginning with a microcosmic view of the most disruptive inventions happening at a cellular level, and then turning to the natural and man-made systems being re-architected around us, attendees including entrepreneurs, inventors, investors and entertainers traveled on the same three-day journey together, creating meaningful partnerships and connections to share solutions to world's most pressing problems.
Near Future's HealthTech Showcase | Next Gen MedTech and Wearables
Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Patient Will See You Now, and the Near Future team co-curated the HealthTech Showcase, which featured a number of never-before-seen wearable health technology:
"The companies and individuals showcased at Near Future could be the pieces of a less puzzling future in which we consciously work together to develop technologies and pathways that create a more sustainable, secure, equitable and vibrant world." – Zem Joaquin
About Near Future Summit:
Founded by Zem Joaquin, the three-day #WorldPositive event was designed to facilitate systems-level change by spotlighting meta themes and the unexpected, often unseen connections underlying humans' longevity, education and well-being. Beginning with a microcosmic view of the most disruptive inventions happening at a cellular level, then turning to the natural and man-made systems being re-architected around us, attendees including entrepreneurs, inventors, investors and entertainers traveled on the same three-day journey together, creating meaningful partnerships and connections. For more information visit http://nearfuturesummit.com and follow us on Twitter at: @nearfuturenow.
MissionCTRL for Near Future Summit
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