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Qualify for the early bird WeeM rates by registering today. Book your room by September 30th and request the spectacular WeeM rate of $107.

Program Details 2017*

Title

Getting from Science Fiction to Useful Science & Technology

Description

Science fiction authors do not generally craft stories as predictors of the future. It may turn out that science fiction readors trained in the sciences are inspired by the fiction they have read. This presentation is an informal conversation about how science fiction origins have apparently inspired science& technology; discussion of the current state of the art; thoughts about where these inspirations might be going; and how we can participate in enhancing our possible future(s).

Presenter’s Name

Frank Dolinar

Presenter’s Website

http://www.nanosteps.net

Presenter’s Bio

Frank Dolinar: software geek; science fiction addict; author of articles on history & implications of technology in society. Speaker of complete sentences (given the opportunity). Enthusiastic amateur space nut. MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University (2016).

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


Deadlines

  • Registration - May 11th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount.)
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability. Warning: Last year the hotel increased the rate late in June with little notice so book early! If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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