One of the original inspirations for the Future Salon were the Vision Weekends that the Foresight Nanotech Institute held a couple of years back.
There I met John Smart who was doing the LA Futurists group. There was this little startup, PayPal somewhere in the corner, I wish I had paid more attention back then.
They had a running prediction market I think back in 2002, something that is only slowly getting more traction in the business world.
A gathering of really smart people that have thought way into the future and talked about Singularity and Nanotechnolgy, that this spell checker even today doesn't recognize.
The next Vision Weekend this time unconference style is coming up on the 2nd and 3rd of November. Christine Peterson is kind enough to reach out to us Future Saloners and offers us to participate, which usually is only open to Senior Associate members.
I have been gone on business trips so often in the last and coming weeks, this is why I am only tentative. Family first, but you should not miss it:
Facebook users can indicate their plans here (though RSVPs here don't guarantee your place): http://www.facebook.com/event
If you do choose to attend, we've been asked to register early to ensure a seat.