The Future Is Now

By February 14, 2018Events

19-20 March, 2018

For the first time in the Middle East, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Singularity University (SU) are partnering to open a window into how a new wave of technology will shake up the world – by bringing tomorrow into today.

Presented by:

Qatar Science Technology Park

Under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18) – taking place from 19-20 March at Qatar National Convention Centre – ‘The Future Is Now’ is an amazing opportunity to explore the impact of rapidly-accelerating technologies that are set to shape industries, societies, and every aspect of our lives.

‘The Future Is Now’ will feature the most in-demand speakers from SU – a global community focused on using exponential technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges – and 20 exceptional global startups whose ideas and products are redefining the possible. By participating, you will gain a unique insight into the game-changing opportunities that these technologies bring within reach, and how to capitalize on them.

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Future Is Now’ – your chance to experience technology’s tomorrow, before it even arrives.

To give you a flavor of what to expect from the event, please check out the highlights from one of Singularity University’s Global Summits:

The Program – March 19, 2018

Qatar National Convention Centre – Main Theater

7.30 am – 8.30 am

- Registration
- *Theater doors will close at 8.30am

9.00 am – 10.30 am

- ARC’18 Opening Plenary

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

- David Roberts: Leadership in the Age of Exponential Technologies
- Efosa Ojomo: Nations’ Paths to Prosperity

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

- Amin Toufani: Future of Business, Economy and Money
- Ramez Naam: Future of Energy

4.00 pm – 5.30 pm

- Andre Wegner: Future of Manufacturing
- Dr Daniel Kraft: Future of Health and Medicine

The Program – March 19-20, 2018

Qatar National Convention Centre – Main Theater

7.30 am - 5.30 pm

- Startup Expo
- 20 global startups

Our Speakers

‘The Future Is Now’ is designed for…

  • Innovation and industry professionals interested in disruptive technologies
  • Researchers, scientists and academics interested in understanding recent trends in technology disruption of industries
  • Decision-makers and policy-makers within corporations and governments who need to understand the future of innovation
  • Member of the non-profit sector and professionals who want to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible
  • Teachers and principals in primary and secondary schools who are shaping children for a future that looks nothing like the past
  • University students who are interested in technologies and are about to make decisions about their future career

Startup Expo

About 20 startup companies will, alongside ARC’18 exhibitors, showcase their products representing the best exponential ideas on an array of themes: Future of Energy, Future of Health, Future of Money, Future of Manufacturing, Future of Cities/Mobility, Future of Robots, Future of AI, Future of Space, Future of Food/Farming, and Future of Us. These startups will also have the chance to pitch their projects live to ARC’18 attendees on the day.

About Singularity University

Singularity University is a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Its learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. With a community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, it has the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.

For more information, please check out Singularity University’s website:

To attend the event, please register for ARC'18. Interested? Register Now!