Churchill Club Open Forum: The New Industrial Revolution—How Will the Future be Made?
Sponsored by SRI International
Thanks to 3D printers and other increasingly cheap and easy digital desktop fabrication machines, the Web generation is now making physical things on a global scale. This is more than just tinkering and DIY; it's also spawning a new sort of manufacturing entrepreneurship, powered by crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and the spread of Makerspaces like TechShop.
How will this revolution impact traditional manufacturing and supply chain processes—and how soon? How will it transform engineering? Where are the biggest opportunities for innovation and economic growth on the near horizon? What are the challenges?
- Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, former editor-in-chief of Wired, and author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
- Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk
Hors d'oeuvres reception: 6:00 PM
Registration: 6:00 PM
Program: 7:00 PM