2014 Events

Future Day at Steam3 Conference, Texas

Bryan Alexander (author of ‘The New Digital Storytelling‘) will be speaking.
A future-focused sense event to explore and develop multi-dimensional, immersive approaches to the future of education!

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Futurists are hosting a google hangout discussion.
Details on Meetup
There is a limit of ten (10) people who can participate in the Hangout directly ie interaction with the others via audio and video – if you want to be one of those ten people go here at 6pm Sat:


and click the “Play” button. If you are not one of the initial ten people you can still watch and submit questions. If you are happy just to watch in real time and be able to submit text questions to the participants you can also go to YouTube here:


Future Day – Utah – Thanksgiving Point

Future Day 2014 Lunch at Thanksgiving Point
Future Day is 1 March, and the Mormon Transhumanist Association invites you to join us for lunch and casual conversation about the future at the Thanksgiving Point Tower Deli in Lehi, Utah, at 11:45am on 1 March 2014. Bring your friends and family, and of course your thoughts and questions about a future of radical flourishing in compassion and creation through technology and religion.

Future Day hosted by Longévité & Santé

See the Facebook page, and the web page (in french)

Future Day @Springfield!

Springfield, Illinois – please contact Matthew for more details.
Likely to include some fuzzy math lessons!

Future Day @BIL

Future Day @BIL in San Fran will be celebrated – Marc Ciotola (ex Nasa) will coordinate Future Day at BIL this year.

Transhuman Visions 2.0

Future Day will be celebrated at the Transhuman Visions 2.0 conference – with H+ representatives Natasha Vita-More, and Linda Glenn

Future Day – Millennium Project Online

Futurists’ Worldwide 24-Hour Discussion to Celebrate World Future Day March 1st to be Hosted Online by The Millennium Project.
The contacts for the leaders of the collaborating organizations are:
– Association of Professional Futurists, Cindy Frewen, Chair cfw(at)frewenarchitects(dot)com
– Club of Amsterdam: Felix B Bopp, Chairman – felix(at)clubofamsterdam(dot)com
– Humanity+: Adam Ford, Secretary tech101(at)gmail(dot)com
– The Millennium Project, Jerome Glenn, CEO, Jerome.Glenn(at)Millennium-Project(dot)org
– World Future Society: Tim Mack, President tmack(at)wfs(dot)org
– World Futures Studies Federation, Jennifer Gidley, President wfsf.president(at)jennifergidley(dot)com

Wherever you are in the world, you are invited at 12:00 noon [March 1st] in your time zone to join this global conversation about the future.

Hong Kong

There was a raucous Pre-Future Day lunch gathering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Feb 28 2014, featuring Future Day founder Dr. Ben Goertzel, the OpenCog Hong Kong team and assorted HK futurists. Discussion centered on the planned future release of a (peaceful) army of OpenCog-powered toy robots to learn from, teach and entertain the children of the world; and ultimately transcend human intelligence.


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499832553470301/
Con motivo del “International Future Day”, estamos organizando para este 1° de Marzo, una charlita en alguna universidad acerca de “EL FUTURO DEL ENVEJECIMIENTO”.
Aún no tenemos el lugar, pero apenas lo tenga, avisamos.


March 1st 2014 — 7 pm, Paris, bar/restaurant “Demain, c’est loin” (“tomorrow, it’s far”) — 9 rue Julien Lacroix. FutureDay, with an emphasis on longevity.
Edouard, Longévité & Santé

International Future Day Conference, India

Website Link: indiafuturesociety.org/events/internation-future-day-conference-india/

Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur
Nawabganj – Kanpur

Date/Time : 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur

Facebook Event for Future Day India


March 1st is unofficially world “Future Day.” Help make forward thinking into a tradition by participating in our first gathering of the Seattle Futurist Society!

Initial motion for this gathering took place in the Reddit Futurology community. We are hoping to extend the technological, sociological, political, economic and transhuman themes which are commonly discussed online.

We will start with keynote speakers, followed by Q&A, and an open debate/postulation platform. Content will be streamed online for remote questions and discussion.

Brazil – São Paulo

Downtown future Pizza and Beer – please contact Andre about details.

Future Day Sweden (Stockholm)

For Future Day in Stockholm this year, a number of futures-focused organisations will arrange a collaborative event to illustrate alternative futures. The day will be organised as a experiential game, where participants collect insights about different futures followed by a co-creative process, where teams craft possible future scenarios.

Time: Saturday March 1 from 11AM to 3PM.

Future Day Stockholm 2014 is an event which will be co-created by Människa+, Stockholm Futurists, Guerilla Office, CoHero Game Design, and other organisations.

The event is free, including general admission to Tekniska Muséet, where the event is held.


Future Day Edmonton

Celebration of Future Day holiday at CCIS L1-160 http://www.futureday.org/ combining those involved in Technology and Future of Medicine course LABMP 590 http://www.singularitycourse.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/kimsolez at present and in the past, and those involved in Leonard Cohen Night events in the past http://www.leonardcohennights.org/index2.html and in our planned 2016 event. Participation by Skype is most welcome. We anticipate Tori Sheldon Skyping with us at 4 pm Edmonton time. Entertainment by Mallory Chipman and Joel Crichton . Special presentation by Ken Chapman .

Room number has changed etc.: https://www.facebook.com/events/139684502884517/ If you are so inclined please join us for this event by Skype! Saturday March 1st 4 pm to 10 pm Mountain Standard Time. Celebration of Future Day in CCIS L1-440 on the University of Alberta Campus http://www.futureday.org/ combining those involved in Technology and Future of Medicine course LABMP 590 http://www.singularitycourse.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/kimsolez at present and in the past, and those involved in Leonard Cohen Night events in the past http://www.leonardcohennights.org/index2.html and in our planned 2016 event. Participation by Skype is most welcome. Entertainment by Mallory Chipman and Joel Crichton . Special presentation by Ken Chapman . Student presentation by William Parker on the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE . The Edmonton Journal newspaper is doing a feature story on the LABMP 590 course and this event and so will be sending at least a photographer to the event, and possibly a reporter/journalist as well.

Future Day Melbourne (Australia)

At Unitarian Hall East Melbourne – starts a 10.30
There will be a number of speakers: Colin Kline (AI and Futurology), Andrew Dun, Matt Fisher (Cryonics), Patrick Robotham (xRisk), James Fodor (Whole Brain Emulation) and many more covering topics from Technological Progress, Strategic Forecasting

Website: http://fd2014.scifuture.org
Organised by Adam Ford

Future Day Venezuela and Peru

Details Forthcoming
Organised by Jose Cordeiro & Fernando Ortega




Russia – Moscow

Photo Gallery of Future Day
1 марта – день будущего!
В ознаменование начала весны и Дня будущего мы проводим праздничный вечер в антикафе http://timeterria.ru !
Это будет 1 марта с 19 до 22-х часов.

Будем радоваться приходу весны и будущему, рассказывать друг другу про наши апгрейды и сложности, изучать, как же каким путем лучше войти в то самое будущее.

В это году празднуем День будущего под знаком радикального продления жизни. Те, кто хочет выступить, просьба сообщить об этом по адресу pride@transhuman.ru.

Вечер будет проходить в переоборудованном под нас небольшом кинотеатре этого антикафе, мы внесли предоплату, и поэтому первые 20 человек должны принести по 300 рублей, следующие – по тарифам антикафе (примерно такие же).

Чаем, кофе, конфетами и печеньем антикафе нас обеспечит.

Приходите! Но сначала напишите, если точно определились, по адресу pride@transhuman.ru

Метро Павелецкая. Идти по Новокузнецкой улице, за красным кирпичным зданием(церковь) повернуть налево, на ближайшем пересечении дорог снова повернуть налево, повернуть налево в ближайший двор(напротив школы), там будет логотип TimeTerria, подняться на 4 этаж и сказать, что в Кинозал.

Тел. для потерявшихся 8-962-947-50-79

Utah – USA

Future Day 2013 Lunch at Thanksgiving Point
Future Day is 1 March, and the Mormon Transhumanist Association invites you to join us for lunch and casual conversation about the future at the Thanksgiving Point Tower Deli in Lehi, Utah, at 11:45am on 1 March 2013. Bring your friends and family, and of course your thoughts and questions about a future of radical flourishing in compassion and creation through technology and religion.

Holidays provide a fantastic way of channeling peoples’ attention and energy. Most of our holidays are focused on past events or individuals, or on the rhythms of nature. History and nature are wonderful and should be honored — but the amazing future we are building together should be honored as well. Future Day is a way of focusing and celebrating the energy that more and more people around the world are directing toward creating a radically better future. This is a brand new holiday — the first Future Day was in 2012. This year on March 1st Future Day will be even better! Let us all work together to continue to make Future Day a great success!
“The Mormon Transhumanist Association sponsored a Future Day lunch at Thanksgiving Point in Utah. All enjoyed casual conversation on such subjects as news of brain-to-brain interfacing between mice, comparisons of libertarian socialism and benevolent authoritarianism, and release of a new edition of Mormon scriptures by the LDS Church. A particularly passionate debate arose around the topic of maintaining identity during radical longevity or shared consciousness. We look forward to continuing these and related conversations at the 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association on 5 April in Salt Lake City.”


CCIS L1-160 University of Alberta Campus
5 pm pizza and soft drinks,
5:30 music by Joel Crichton,
6:00-7:00 Two student presentations, Damon Monroe – Plight of Globalization of Technology, Vanessa Rogers – From Sense to Intelligence: Enhancement of the Human Mind.
7-7:30 Excerpts from Doug Wolens The Singularity documentary http://thesingularityfilm.com/ with some fun interruptions,
7:45-9:15 Three more student presentations, Matt Herman – The Future of Freedom and Security. Peter Wood – Echocardiography: The Future of Cardiac Imaging.
Diane Laverty – Genomics: Letting the Gen(i)e out of the Bottle. 9:15 More Joel Crichton music, dancing and merriment!

Ranchi, India

Gulmarg Hall, 1st floor, Hotel Chinar Main Road, Near Gurudwara , Ranchi , Jharkhand, 834001
Attention and awareness to this day will let the younger generation to understand the hidden potential behind emerging technologies and rapid technological acceleration.

Talks and Schedule:
1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. – Welcome and networking session. Free Drinks and nibbles provided.
2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. – About Future Day
3.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. – Activity and audience engagement session
4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. – Other relation efforts and its possible impact
PS: 2nd and 3rd session will include question rounds from the audiences as well. All sessions will be conducted by the organizer himself.

mark ciotola

Melbourne, Australia

Future Day Melbourne 2013 is a joint project of Amplify, Second Tree, Humanity+ and Singularity Summit AU.
Address: Lev 4, 750 Collins St Docklands.
5:00pm for drinks nibbles and a change to mingle. A time for Networking (may have a formal networking session)
6:30pm Welcome: Adam Ford, Director Humanity+
6:45pm Activity: Peter Ellyard – Rapid prototyping the Future (extremely participatory)
7:15pm Presentation: Mark Ciotola (formely at NASA) – “The Future of Space Exploration”
8:15pm Presentation: James Newton-Thomas (Engineer, Field Roboticist) – “Automation, and The Future of Work”
9:00pm Wrap up and Thankyou!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/415265471890655/?fref=ts

Second Life

Extropia Da Silva is giving a lecture on how technology evolves at Extropia Core in Second Life at 3:30pm SLT (I think that is 3:30pm PST, and I know it is 11:30pm GMT).
People wishing to attend should login and IM Extropia da Silva for a TP, preferably before start time.

São Paulo

will be coordinated by me and Isabel Alves Rocha,
staff of our new Brazilian Chapter of Humanity+

She will put in place a Google Hangout and also organize a meeting to in order take some pictures. They are pretty motivated in São Paulo. Our H+ community of SP will join the meeting, we are in a conference right now.

Comemoração do dia do Futuro nas principais capitais brasileiras

A organização de São Paulo está a cargo de André Massaro

“O Motivo da criação desta data comemorativa foi simples: Eu gostaria que a humanidade atentasse para o futuro ao invés de eventos do passado ou do presente. — e que o façamos de maneira universal, criativa e divertida” (Ben Goertzel)

Nesta data também iremos divulgar a novela de ficção científica de Marco Santini(Evolução: O Futuro) que está traduzida para diversos idiomas.
Andre will participate this year as well but due to his other activities this season is time for Isabel, that is being pretty active in our community.

There it is the link for the event on Facebook tomorrow. She will update it this night as well in order to have it included in the website.

Lisbon, Portugal

We will meet at 7:30PM at Café A Brasileira in the heart of Lisbon  and right after gather everybody

we will  head to have dinner at Fabulas Restaurant as the Facebook event link show.
Meeting  start point  – in front of Café A Brasileira  (at Baixa do Chiado)
Hour: 7:30PM
Address – Rua Garret, nº 120, Lisboa Portugal
Dinner  – Restaurante Fabulas
Hour: 8:45PM
Address – Calçada Nova de São Francisco, nº 14
At Fabulas we will celebrate the day as well discuss about the Evolution: The Future, a novell written by Marco Santini ( Forewords by Vanderlei Martinianos)  that will be freely distributed to all my  networking, as well Marcos



Future Day inn Paris: we have changed restaurant: http://www.cafe-elsur.com/ , a cultural Café with lots of events happening regularly: a good place to meet and encounter people


March 1, Friday morning, 10.00, in Bar Ilan University, area 502 (Moreshet Israel, in the northern part of the campus, building 43) also known as the “students house” of the Program in Science Technology and Society
In the program:
Dr. Ilia Stambler – “The “Past and Future of Life Extension”
Report about the activities of the “International Longevity Alliance”, and discussion about possible activities in Israel.
entrance is free.
Hope to see you there
For details, please contact :Ilia Stambler – Ilia.stambler@gmail.com Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/events/534015236629677/

Ukraine: Kiev

Saksaganskogo str. 120
Start at 18:00 Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/566553010023202/

South Africa

Free talk on Healthy Longevity on the evening of 1 March 2013. Place: Marina Da Gama, (please contact info@belindasilbert.co.za for address when you R.S.V.P.) Time: 7:30p.m-9:00p.m.
France: Paris, we are meeting at 19:30 at the restaurant Tien Hiang, 14 rue Bichat, metro République ou Goncourt.
Belgium: Brussels, 1st of March, in the Café ‘A la mort subite’ (rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7, 1000 Brussels) at 6 PM.

Future Day samples 6_trans

Previous Events in 2012

Future Day @Second Life – Terasem Island

This is a public event held at Terasem Island, Second Life.

Note start times:

6:00 PM EST UA (GMT-5 March 1st)

12:00 MIDNIGHT EU (GMT+1 End of March 1st)

7:00 AM HONG KONG (GMT+8 Match 2nd)

10:00 AM AUS (GMT+11 March 2nd)

Timezones: http://bit.ly/y9pTI6

Schedule / Lineup:

1. Natasha introduces event 1-2 minutes

2. Ben Goertzel – 10 minutes

3. Martine Rothblatt – 10 minutes

4. Howard Bloom – 10 minutes

5. Natasha Vita-More – 10 minutes

6. Giulio Prisco – 10 minutes

7. Adam A. Ford – 10 minutes

8 Closing Comments – Ben Goertzel

Future Day @Melbourne Australia

See http://2012.humanityplus.org.au/tag/future-day/

5:30 for drinks, 6:30 sharp panel start. Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton

Join project of Kororoit Symposium, Humanity+ Australia and Singularity Summit AU

Welcome: Adam Ford, Humanity+ Australia and Singularity Summit AU organiser

6:30pm Panel Moderator: Josie Taylor, ABC TV1 730Vic presenter

Alain Moulet, President, Aménagements Vivants, here for Kororoit Symposium: Living Spaces for Change

Cobina Crawford, Swinburne Strategic Foresight MA student who tweets about Occupy Melbourne

Amanda Dodd, Environmental Planner and convenor Friends of Iramoo (Grasslands at VU St. Albans)

Sean McMullen, Governance and IT Continuity at Bureau of Meteorology and author sci/fi and fantasy

8:00pm Skype in Dr Ben Goertzel – CEO of Novamente, founder of Open Cog

8:20pm Future Jam! – Rapid prototyping exercise (extremely participatory)

9:40pm Skype in Natasha Vita-More – designer and Chair of Humanity+

10:00pm Sean McMullen – Presentation

~10:30pmWrap up (Adam Ford and Tony Smith) and Thankyou – Lets make the Future!

Register: http://futureday2012.eventbrite.com/

Future Day @Sydney Australia

Dinner at the Spanish Club at 8pm for 1 March, possible presentation of research works for that afternoon by post-grad students at UNSW. It is a promising venue with lots of space. As well as celebrating FD 2012, there will be discussion about possible events for FD 2013.

Future Day @Hong Kong

Future Day in Hong Kong will be put together by Ben Goertzel. An informal gathering of futurists for discussion of Singularity, AGI and life extension over Chinese food, in the Kowloon Tong area. Please email Ben Goertzel (ben@goertzel.org) if you would like to participate!

Future Day @Berkeley

Future Day @ Berkeley will be put together by Rachel Marone. Please contact transhumanistcouncil [at] gmail [dot] com if they’re interested in attending!

Join us in our celebration of the first annual Future Day. Featuring art, music, and live presentations. Location to be announced soon.

Future Day is important because we need a holiday that focuses on what we are becoming. 2012 is a year of change and transition. Humanity is evolving. Let’s throw a party to celebrate our potential


Future Day in Edmonton

Kim Solez will be lecturing on “Future Day (Today!), Can A New Holiday Raise Public Awareness of the Singularity?” in the LABMP 590 course at 2 pm in CCIS 1-160. http://cybernephrology.ualberta.ca/LABMP590.htm http://www.facebook.com/pages/Future-Day/237779372974327 http://futureday.org/ Local band Johnny Quazar Duo will perform at our Future Day event at Upper Crust Restaurant later in the afternoon and evening, with the performance featuring the exotic and haunting theremin electronic instrument. http://www.brassmonkeyarts.com/JohnnyQuazar.html We plan on a musical performance from 4-5, a cocktail hour with beer and wine from 5-6 pm, with a meal from 6-7 see http://www.cafeuppercrust.ca/privateroom.html then followed by a musical performance at Total Focus Optometry at Gateway Plaza http://www.totalfocusoptometry.com/ph-7809883937/ from 7:30-8:30 with catered snacks.

Future Day in Hawaii & Houston (Joint Event)

Students at the University of Houston and the University of Hawaii at Manoa are planning to video conference in honor of Future Day. We’re going to discuss plans for future(s) events, strategies for what the day can and might be, and ways to make the future(s) more present in the here and now. Undergraduates will connect with MA and PhD students to discuss Futures Studies as it is taught, research, and practiced across both campuses.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

People interested in attending can make contact through the email form here: facebook.com/groups/humanity.brazil

Future Day @Utah – Thanksgiving Point


Come celebrate Future Day, enjoy casual conversation about a better world, and eat lunch at the Thanksgiving Point cafe

3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043

Future Day @Brussels, Belgium

You are invited to take part to the first “Future day”, an international event celebrating the energy that more and more people around the world are directing toward creating a radically better future.

In Brussels, we will organize a small size event in the café “A la mort subite” (rue Montagne aux Herbes potagères) (in the room upstairs)

We will meet Thursday 1st March at 7 PM. Each person will be invited to speak five to ten minutes about:

– The most important technological progress that you expect/hope to see in 2022 and in 2062 (within 10 and within 50 years)

– The biggest risk related to technological progression that you expect to see in 2022 and in 2062

Of course, you are not obliged to speak.

After that, we will discuss ideas, including “Future day 2013″, and any other topics you want.

I hope to see you on March 1st to speak about a better future world.

Please contact Didier Coeurnelle at didier {dot} coeurnelle (at) gmail [dot] com if you have any questions.


Pour les belges :jeudi 1 mars 19h Futur Day, A La Morte Subite, Bruxelles

Je ne suis pas organisateur, je ne fait que retransmettre !

Future Day @Paris

Dans le cadre de l’évenement “Future Day” initié internationalement par l’organisation Humanity+,

Le groupe d’organisation des conférences “Paradigm Shift” vous proposent une rencontre-débat autour de la question : “Que peut-on espérer pour le futur ?”

La rencontre se tiendras à partir de 19h30 au restaurant Tien Hiang à Paris, 14 rue Bichat, metro République ou Goncourt.

Vous n’êtes pas strictement tenu de consommer sur place, mais il est dans tout les cas préférable de vous inscrire afin que nous transmettions le nombre de places réservés.

Pour ceux qui habiteraient en Belgique, une rencontre du même type organisée localement a Bruxelles est disponible : https://www.facebook.com/events/331510266901820/

Future Day in LA

We are going to give it a boost by gathering to discuss the Long View at every level of our lives. I shall be at the Marmalade Cafe for lunch at Noon on Thurs March 1st and look forward to whomever shows up! I am in contact with the folks doing this in other parts of the world, if you are interested explore them at the website. I”m sending this to people from my list who I think may like to know about it, but its inclusive to anyone interested!

Marmalade Cafe, on Ventura at Kester, just east of the 405, between Sepulveda and Van Nuys Bl.

RSVP not necessary of course, but it would be nice to know if you’re coming! valsview -at- gmail -dot- com

Future Day @Palo Alto, California

Join us Open Mike Future Salons 6:00pm to 8pm Future Day 1st of March. Afterwards the dialog will continue at Pizza My Heart on University Avenue in Palo Alto.

SAP Labs North America, Building 1, Room: to be announced. There will be signs. SAP is located at 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304[map]

More info : http://www.futuresalon.org/2012/02/celebrate-future-day-with-open-mike-future-salon.html

Extropians – Future Day @Washington

The DC Transhumanists will be meeting for dinner and discussion this coming Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 7:00 PM, at our usual meeting place, the Hamburger Hamlet in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. At the restaurant, look for a small sign displaying ‘DCT’ at the table where we are seated, or, if it’s only a little past 7:00, on the bench right outside the restaurant. It is not necessary to RSVP.

After the restaurant closes, the meeting may move for a while to the tables in the main corridor of the underground shops area, about 150 feet from Hamburger Hamlet along the corridor which leads back towards the Metro entrance, and go on until about 11 pm.

Driving directions can be found at http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/directions

Future Day @ Wroclaw, Poland

There will be an event in the city of Wroclaw, co-organized with the

Polish Rationalist Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Racjonalistów)

There will be a speech titled “Visions of the Future” with discussion a discussion later

The exact event details:

Time: 6 pm (local time)

Place: Rynek 48, Instytut Niezłych Sztuk Ram Pam Pam Pam

City: Wroclaw

Country: Poland

Planet: Earth

A Polish page on the event: