SOURCE: Fusion


October 15, 2015 12:00 ET

Linda Avey of 23AndMe, Facebook's Julie Zhou and FUSION Editor-in-Chief Alexis Madrigal to Keynote Real Future Fair in San Francisco

Two-Day Technology Forum Hosted by FUSION's Real Future at Innovation Hangar on November 6 and 7

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2015) - Today, FUSION announced that its technology news site Real Future will host a two-day technology forum at Innovation Hanger in San Francisco. Comprised of performances, audience experimentation, live journalism and thought-provoking dialogue, Real Future Fair will challenge you to experience and see technology unlike ever before. The Real Future Forum will take place on November 6 and Real Future Fair on November 7.

"This is the conference that I always wanted to attend in San Francisco -- a diverse party where the people doing the work of technology and culture get together to share and critique the world we're building," said FUSION editor-in-chief Alexis Madrigal.

Day one, Real Future Forum, will be filled with creative conversations exploring about how technology is changing our world and what's next. Keynote speakers include Linda Avey, Co-Founder of 23AndMe, and Facebook's Director of Product Design Julie Zhou. Real Future sessions will dive into the future of money, storytelling, privacy, health, sex, law and more. The day will conclude with a Robot Cocktail Party -- a happy hour event where robots will serve drinks and mingle with guests. 

Day two, Real Future Fair, will be a free event open to the public, with drone demonstrations, a robot petting zoo, programming from Code for America and The Long Now and a Retro Futures Film Festival. The day will end with the Real Future of Sound, an event exploring technology and its impact on sound, with performances from local Bay Area musicians pushing the boundaries of audible art and a closing dance party that you don't want to miss.

Tickets are available for purchase today at Follow @TheRealFuture and check the Real Future Fair page regularly for updates on confirmed speakers and sessions: Hope to see you there!

About Real Future
FUSION's Real Future launched in February 2015 to help people understand the complex interplay of technology and science that is shaping the world to come.

FUSION is a multi-platform media company that serves a young, diverse, and inclusive millennial generation across its television and digital platforms. FUSION delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent. FUSION's cable network was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013; FUSION launched a new website in February 2015. FUSION has agreements with several major distributors to carry the cable network including DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber as well as OTT providers including Apple TV.