COSM A Technology Summit

October 31 to November 1, 2024

COSM is an exclusive national summit on the converging technologies remaking the world as we know it. The mission of the conference is to stimulate debate and deliberation amongst industry leaders on the unities animating these apparently divergent technology areas. Held at the Bellevue Hyatt, the summit illuminates the synergy between Seattle and the world and provides a scene of civilized conversation and exchange.

Stay tuned for information about COSM 2024, October 31 – November 1 in Bellevue, WA.

A Taste of COSM

2023 Speakers

Designed by famed technology futurist, George Gilder, COSM will feature an astounding array of speakers — from Amazon and Microsoft, Intel and Madrona Ventures, with keynotes and interviews with Andy Kessler, Ray Kurzweil, Stephen Wolfram, and Bob MetcalfeKyle Bass will expound on China, and, of course, Kyoto Prize winner Carver Mead will crown our proceedings. With special guest Stephen Balaban, founder of the meteoric new distributed AI unicorn, Lambda Labs, we promise you a COSMic vision of the luminous future of new technology.

Note: In keeping with our theme, speaker personas were created using generative ai and image editing tools.

Ray Kurzweil

Author, Inventor, Futurist
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries. He is considered one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer

Vered Caplan

CEO, Orgenesis
Vered Caplan is the CEO of Orgenesis Inc, a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies in an affordable and accessible format at the point of care. Orgenesis identifies promising new therapies and leverages its POCare Platform to provide a rapid, globally harmonized pathway for these therapies to reach and treat large numbers of patients at lowered costs through efficient, scalable, and decentralized production. Prior to Orgenesis, Vered has been CEO of Kamedis, a company focused on utilizing plant extracts for dermatology purposes. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Caplan was CEO of GammaCan, a company focused on the use of immunoglobulins for the treatment of cancer. During the previous five years, Ms. Caplan has been a director of numerous companies

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute, author of Faster Cures
Michael Milken, in full Michael Robert Milken, (born July 4, 1946, Encino, California, U.S.), American financier whose “junk-bond” operations fueled many of the corporate takeovers of the

Andy Kessler

Inside View, Wall Street Journal
Andy Kessler is the author of Inside View, a column he writes for The Wall Street Journal on technology and markets and where they intersect with culture. He won the 2019 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. He is the author of several books including Wall Street Meat and Eat People. He used to design chips at Bell Labs before working on Wall Street for PaineWebber and Morgan Stanley and then as a founder of the hedge fund Velocity

Michael Shellenberger

Author and Founder, Environmental Progress
Michael D. Shellenberger is an American author and former public relations professional whose writing has focused on the intersection of politics, the environment, climate change and nuclear power, as well as more recently on how he believes progressivism is linked to homelessness, drug addiction and mental illness. He is a co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute and the California Peace Coalition. He is also the founder of Environmental

More Speakers

Artificial Intelligence takes its place in the unfolding fabric of human creativity and information science transforming wealth creation, capitalism, media, investment, jobs and the human future. But it does not stand alone. How do other converging technologies — biotech, autonomous vehicles, WiFi6, blockchain, the metaverse, cryptocurrency, 6G, cloud computing, and even quantum computing — fit into the ever expanding kaleidoscopes of surprise in the human climb from chaos to the stars.

Consequential Ideas

Because COSM offers you what no other conference can. COSM brings you directly in touch with the top thinkers powering tomorrow’s most consequential technology.

Informed Decisions

In this new era of innovation, everyone will be affected, but only a relative few will be prepared to understand — and make the best and most informed decisions about — the biggest technology upheavals and upsides we’ve experienced in a generation. 

A Diversity of Thought

The conference is targeted toward anyone seeking to engage with a diversity of thinkers and ideas about the future of technology, including corporate senior executives (CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs), investors, researchers, and technologists.