8:00 Registration and Coffee

8:30 Welcome at NSF

8:35 Welcome from Dr. Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science, OSTP,"Converging Technologies and National Priorities"

8:45 Overview of the Workshop, Bruce Tonn, U. of Tennessee

8:55 The Long View on Converging Knowledge and Technologies, Mike Roco, NSF

9:05 Scientific, Engineering, and Societal Challenges for Converging Technologies George Whitesides, Harvard University

(Each presentation leaves 5 min for Q&A)

9:30 Convergence Platform: Foundational Science and Technology Tools Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University

9:55 Convergence Platforms: Earth-Scale Systems Bruce Tonn, University of Tennessee

10:20 Break

10:35 Convergence Platform: Human-Scale Convergence and the Quality of Life William S. Bainbridge, NSF

11:00 Methods of Convergence, Mike Roco, NSF

11:25 Implications: Human Health and Physical Potential
Robert Urban, Johnson &Johnson, previously MIT and
Piotr Grodzinski, National Cancer Institute

11:50 Implications: Human Cognition and Communication
(Emergence of the Cognitive Society)
James Olds, Krasnow Institute

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Case study: Developments in Cognitive Technologies,
Stan Williams, Hewlett Packard

1:20 Implications: Societal Collective Outcomes, Including Manufacturing
Jian Cao, Northwestern U.

1:45 Implications: Preparation of People and Physical Infrastructure for Emerging Convergent Technologies,
Jim Murday, University of Southern California

2:10 Implications: Sustainable Society,
Mamadou Diallo, Caltech and KAIST

2:35 Innovative and Responsible Governance for Added Value in Society, Mike Roco, NSF

3:00 Interviews on Convergence for Public,
David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

3:10 Overarching Conclusions

3:30 General Questions and Answers

4:30 Adjourn


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