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Experts to explore advanced nanotechnology at new conference
Foresight Institute event highlights research, applications and policy
Palo Alto, CA. July 15th, 2004
Foresight Institute, a nanotechnology education and public policy think tank, is sponsoring the 1st Conference on
Advanced Nanotechnology: Research, Applications, and Policy,
October 22-24, 2004 at the Crystal City Marriott Hotel, Washington DC area.
"This is the first conference to focus on molecular machine systems and
advanced nanotechnology," said Christine Peterson, president and founder of
Foresight Institute. "The Conference targets the bottom-up goal of molecular
machine systems and what this Next Industrial Revolution will mean for the
environment, medicine, national competitiveness, and defense."
The 1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology: Research, Applications, and
Policy is important for those interested in the Feynman goal for
nanotechnology, including researchers, technologists, policy advisors, public
interest representatives, investors, general public, and those aiming at a career
in the field. The Conference will provide a stimulating multi-disciplinary
environment enabling broad exploration of this anticipated revolution in how
matter is controlled.
Each day of the 1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology is dedicated to
in-depth exploration and discussion of a critical area driving molecular
manufacturing: research status, disruptive applications, and policy issues.
Day One: 1st Symposium on Molecular Machine Systems, chaired by William
Goddard III (Caltech) and Ralph Merkle (Georgia Tech) will focus on
technical research on advanced nanotechnology. Researchers and
technologists are encouraged to attend.
Day Two: 1st Forum on Molecular Manufacturing Applications, chaired by
Patrick Parker (Naval Postgraduate School) and Brad Templeton (Electronic
Frontier Foundation) will discuss the applications and uses for advanced
nanotechnology. This day is tailored for policy advisors, investors, public
interest representatives, researchers, technologists, and the general public.
Day Three: 1st Forum on Advanced Nanotechnology Policy, chaired by Glenn
Reynolds (U. Tenn.) and Howard Lovy (NanoBot) will focus on what policies
need to be in place for advanced nanotechnology. Policy advisors, public
interest representatives, and nanotechnology trackers are encouraged to attend.
Further information: here.
ABOUT FORESIGHT INSTITUTE
Foresight Institute is the leading public interest organization focused on
nanotechnology. Formed in 1986 by K. Eric Drexler and Christine Peterson,
Foresight dedicates itself to providing education, policy development, and
networking to maximize benefits and minimize downsides of molecular
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