COSM A Technology Summit


Wednesday, Nov 1
10AMRegistration Opens

12:00Welcoming Remarks
Steve Buri — President, Discovery Institute
The Honorable Lynne Robinson — Mayor, City of Bellevue
Matt McIlwain — Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Keynote Luncheon
12:15Revisiting Metcalfe’s Law
Connectivity in the Age of AI
Bob Metcalfe — Inventor of Ethernet and Turing Award Winner
Moderated Discussion with George Gilder — Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Fireside Chat
1PMLiving on the Edge: Lambda and Decentralized AI
Stephen Balaban – CEO, Lambda Labs

2PMNetworking Break
Fireside Chat
2:30Chat with Wolfram (Via Zoom)
Stephen Wolfram – Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
Moderated Discussion with Bob Metcalfe
Fireside Chat
3:30Different Approaches to AI in the Enterprise
Archana Vemulapalli — Head of Solutions Architecture, AWS
Moderated Discussion with Bryan Mistele — CEO, INRIX

Fireside Chat
4:15AI for Good: Using AI to Address Complex Global Challenges
Juan Lavista Ferres – Chief Scientist and Lab Director, Microsoft
Moderated Discussion with Babak Parviz — Madrona Venture Group
5PMAdjournment (Dinner on your own)
Thursday, Nov 2
7:30-Thursday Breakfast (Provided)

Morning Keynote
8:30The Economics and Future of AI
Andy Kessler — Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Moderated Discussion with George Gilder

Morning Keynote
9AMDoes AI Make Immortality Possible?
Ray Kurzweil – Author, Inventor, Futurist
Moderated Discussion with George Gilder
Panel Discussion
10AMIs Anti-Aging Possible or Even Desirable?
Matt Scholz (Moderator) – CEO, OISIN Biotechnologies
Vered Caplan – CEO, Orgenesis
Elena Sergeeva – Neuroscientist at Tufts and Harvard, Co-founder of Tiamat Labs
Panel Discussion
10:45The Quintessential Limits and Possibilities of AI: Three Views
Walter Myers III (Moderator) — Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft
William Dembski – Board Member / Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Robert Marks – Director, Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence
George Montañez – Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd
11:30Networking Break
Keynote Luncheon
NOONSeeing the World Through New Eyes
Michael Milken – Chairman, Milken Institute and Author of Faster Cures
Panel Discussion
1PMThe Graphene Revolution
Innovation at the Nanoscale
Bret Swanson (Moderator)
Ariel Malik – Entrepreneur and Investor
Bradley Larschan — CEO, Avadain Inc
Kevin Wyss – Chemist at Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
George Gilder
2PMNetworking Break
Panel Discussion
2:30Silicon Valley Decentralized
Following Capital Investment
Cole Smead (Moderator) – CEO, Smead Capital Management
Matt McIlwain – Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Jack Selby – Managing Partner, AZ-VC
Matt Nordby – Managing Partner, Flume Ventures
3:30The Great Debate
American Leadership in Troubled Times
Bruce Chapman (Moderator) — Board Chair, Discovery Institute
Newt Gingrich — Former Speaker, United States House of Representatives
George Gilder — Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

4:30Hype and Hyper Speed
Our Journey to Becoming AI-First
Russ Whitman — CSO, Launch Consulting
Kevin McCall — Managing Director (AI), Launch Consulting


6PMCocktail Reception
Keynote Dinner
7PMLife After Capitalism?
Understanding the Information Theory of Economics
John Tamny (Moderator) – Forbes Editor and Author of Popular Economics
George Gilder — Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Dennis Ridley — Professor of Global Logistics, Florida A&M University
Converging Technologies Remaking the World
Cathie Wood — CEO, ARK Invest
8:45Closing Remarks
Carver Mead — Kyoto Prize Winner (2022)

Friday, Nov 3
7:30-Friday Breakfast (Provided)

Panel Discussion
9AMWhat are the Implications of an AI Transportation Future?
Bryan Mistele (Moderator) – CEO, INRIX
Rich Pople – Director, General Motors AI and ML Center
Dorothy Li – Founder,
Mark Masongsong – Co-founder and CEO, UrbanLogiq

10AMFirst Freedom: The Dangers of Censorship in the Digital Age
Michael Shellenberger – Author and Founder, Environmental Progress
11AMReasonable Energy
Pragmatic Solutions to Our Energy Needs
Mark Mills (Moderator) – Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Todd Myers – Director, Center for the Environment, Washington Policy 
Michael Shellenberger – Author, Apocalypse Never
11:45Closing Remarks, Conference Wrap-up
Carver Mead
George Gilder


All times, sessions, speakers, and panels are subject to change.