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The Future of Humans

The Future of Humans

Arc Fusion Summit
December 4, 2019
Theme: The Future of Humans

The Future of Humans

The Future of Humans

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Agenda

11:30 AM – Doors Open: Light Lunch

Arts Offering – Images: Five Years of Arc

12:30 PM – Summit Opens

Welcome – David Ewing DuncanJournalist and Curator of Arc
Sponsor Welcome – Julia AngelesInvestment Manager, Baillie Gifford

Set-Up Talk: “Wither Humans?” – David Ewing DuncanJournalist and Curator of Arc

12:45 PM  – POD I: Human Possibilities

Arc Fusion Talk – Ana MaiquesCEO, Neuroelectrics
Arc Fusion Talk – David LiuDirector of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Panel – Moderator – Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Marketing and Design Officer, Veritas Genetics​

1:35 PM – POD II: AI and Robots

Arc Fusion Talk – Rana el KalioubyCEO and Co-Founder, Affectiva; former Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
Arc Fusion Talk – Dina KatabiProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Panel – Moderator – Christian BaileyFounder and Chief Scientist, Curated Innovation

2:20 – Film: The Lyme Trials (Trailer), Directed by Lindsay Keys – Presented by FiRE Films

2:30 PM – BREAK

3:00 PM – POD III: BioHacking Humans

Arc Fusion Talk – Robert GreenGeneticist and Physician at Harvard Medical School
Arc Fusion Talk – Alexis BorisyThird Rock Ventures
Panel – Moderator – Luba GreenwoodLecturer, Harvard University, formerly Strategic Business Development and Corporate Ventures at Verily

3:45 PM – Fireside Chat: Innovating for a Future We’d Like to See
Seema Kumar
Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson
Gillian SandlerManaging Partner, Galapont
Interviewer – Mary Alice MillerAssociate Editor, Vanity Fair

4:25 PM – Arts – Andrei CodrescuAuthor and Poet, NPR Commentator

4:40 PM – Voices from the Future

Nabiha SaklayenCEO and Co-Founder of Cellino
Agnieszka CzechowiczAssistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University; pediatric hematologist/oncologist
Cheng ZhangHead of Clover Therapeutics

5:00 PM – Interlude: The Politics of Healthcare
Jamie HeywoodCo-Founder, PatientsLikeMe

5:10 PM – POD IV: Where Will Humans Be in 25-50 Years and Beyond?

Arc Fusion Talk – Safi BahcallAuthor of Loonshots; Co-Founder, Synta Pharmaceuticals
Arc Fusion Talk – George ChurchGeneticist, Harvard Medical School
Panel – Moderator – Chris CoburnChief Innovation Officer, Partners Healthcare System

5:55 PM – Wrap-Up: Rodrigo MartinezChief Marketing and Design Officer, Veritas Genetics and Luba GreenwoodLecturer, Harvard University, formerly Strategic Business Development and Corporate Ventures at Verily

6:05 PM – Thank You: David Ewing DuncanJournalist and Curator of Arc

6:10 PM – Reception: Future Fusion

7:15 PM – Summit Close

Thanks to Our Sponsors: Baillie Gifford, Johnson & Johnson Innovations, and Lifeforce Capital

Speakers

Alexis Borisy

Third Rock Ventures

Ana Maiques

CEO, Neuroelectrics

Seema Kumar

Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson, Editor of "Seema"

Andrei Codrescu

Author and Poet, NPR Commentator

Chris Coburn

Chief Innovation Officer, Partners Healthcare System

Christian Bailey

Founder and Chief Scientist, Curated Innovation

David Liu

Director of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare, Harvard University

Dina Katabi

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Luba Greenwood

Lecturer, Harvard University, formerly Strategic Business Development and Corporate Ventures at Verily

Mary Alice Miller

Associate Editor, Vanity Fair

Nabiha Saklayen

CEO and Co-Founder of Cellino

Rana el Kaliouby

CEO, Activa, former Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Safi Bahcall

Author of Loonshots; Co-Founder, Synta Pharmaceuticals

New England Conservatory
Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 

The Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre is a multi-purpose theater space, with options for proscenium, thrust, or in-the-round seating and an optional orchestra pit – a rarity in black box theaters. The space is equipped with a pipe grid over the entire space and includes an extensive inventory of theatrical lighting instruments. This space is ideal for concerts, theater, opera, multi-media presentations, and art installations.

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