Executive Program

Helping leaders navigate accelerating change

Prepare to Be Transformed

The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. This intensive program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors with the desire to have a positive impact at scale, and who want to create their organization’s future—and the world’s future—not simply react to it.

Upcoming Programs

December 4-9, 2016 (Sold Out)
January 22-27, 2017 (Sold Out)
March 19-24, 2017
May 7-12, 2017
September 10-15, 2017
October 15-20, 2017
November 12-17, 2017

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Watch the EP overview

World-class experts deliver interactive presentations in an immersive classroom setting, paired with insightful discussions and activities that leverage the diverse cohort of thought leaders and innovators we convene for each session. Participants also experience technology first-hand and get a taste of Silicon Valley’s “maker” culture through SU’s iLab and off-campus visits. By convening a class of future-oriented senior influencers from over 30 countries and a broad range of industries, the program fosters insightful dialogues with uncommon partners and builds a supportive community of like-minded peers.  

At the EP, you’ll learn what it means to “think exponentially” and develop the insights and framework you’ll need to design for an abundant future.

“Singularity University's Executive Program is an opportunity to bring people from every conceivable walk of life with people that share a common aspiration that is to do better, to be better, and to make a positive impact on people’s lives.”

—Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor, State of California

Program Overview

Exponential technologies are humanity’s most powerful tools for creating new opportunities and solving the significant challenges that we face. They demonstrate how the sustained doubling of price performance in computing power holds an immense potential to shape a better future. You’ll explore technologies first-hand in our Innovation Lab, which features 3D printers and scanners, robots, virtual reality headsets, drones, and a broad range of software and prototyping tools.

We’ll also provide you with a set of proven tools for integrating these technologies and nimble innovation practices into your organization, including: design thinking, lean startup processes, DIY tools, rapid prototyping, the hacker and maker movements, future forecasting, and open source approaches to innovation. You'll uncover actionable insights about the trends that are already shaping our future including:

  • The continued emergence of AI and machine learning that are complementing human jobs
  • The rise of “digital natives” and how they’ll leverage their skills in a new labor market 
  • The design of cities in an age of autonomous cars
  • The ethics of synthetic biology and who owns the rights to our DNA

Together, these insights and tools will enable you to predict and evaluate how accelerating technologies are transforming your industry, your organization, your career, and your life. 

While other leadership programs focus on best business practices for today, you’ll come away with an exponential vision for the future in this era of convergence and rapid change.

Upcoming Program Dates

December 4-9, 2016 (Sold Out)

January 22-27, 2017 (Sold Out)

March 19-24, 2017

May 7-12, 2017

September 10-15, 2017

October 15-20, 2017

November 12-17, 2017


$14,000 USD

The program fee includes your lodging and meals for the week, all program sessions and activities with your fellow participants and luminary faculty, and our proven tools and materials.

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“The nature of technological progress is exponential. These technologies, as we have seen with computer chips, get twice as capable every year or so, for the same price. The reason that information technology grows exponentially is that we can use the latest technology to develop the next.”

—Dr. Ray Kurzweil

Co-founder and Chancellor, Singularity University

Who You'll Meet

When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll be part of a cohort of 100 dynamic leaders and changemakers from around the world who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world. 

Each cohort attracts CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people that you will meet not only during the Executive Program but also once you engage with our alumni community represent the future of their industries and countries, and are often working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.

“Be prepared to learn how the growth of exponential and disruptive technologies will impact your company, your career, and your life.”

- Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3Com, Co-inventor of the Ethernet, General Partner at Polaris Ventures

A Few of Our Past Participants

Reid Hoffman

Co-founder, LinkedIn

Kay Koplovitz

Founder, USA Network

Steve Case

Co-founder, AOL Investors

Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor, State of California

“The Executive Program was a truly mind-expanding experience which should help prepare me for the extraordinary changes to come.”

—Dan Cobley

VP of Marketing, Europe, Google

Faculty and Curriculum

Our world-class faculty have an impressive breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of topics. When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll also benefit from our impressive array of extraordinary guest speakers, including leading venture capitalists, famous entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.

The Executive Program curriculum includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities, each taught by world experts. You’ll leave with a comprehensive overview of covered topic areas, an understanding of recent major innovations, and the implications they have on industries, society, and our future. Prepare to be transformed.


Exponential Technologies

Artificial Intelligence • Augmented & Virtual Reality • Digital Biology & Biotech • Medicine & Neuroscience • Nanotech & Digital Fabrication • Networks & Computing Systems • Robotics • Robocars


Transformational Practices

Data Science • Design for Exponentials • Entrepreneurship • Exponential Organizations • Forecasting & Future Studies • Prototyping • Organizational Innovation


Global Challenges & Opportunities

Disaster Resilience • Energy • Environment • Food • Global Health • Governance • Learning • Prosperity • Security • Space • Shelter • Water

Exponential technologies are building the future today. 

We’ll show you how these technologies are impacting your business and how to capitalize on the huge opportunities they represent.

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Become a Singularity University Impact Fellow for EP

Want to dream, design, and deliver transformational social impact by applying the next wave of emerging technologies? Become an Impact Fellow. We reserve a select few spaces (currently 8 for EP) for talented leaders from underrepresented sectors and regions to join us free of charge, so that cost is not a barrier to becoming exponential. Impact Fellows are funded by generous sponsors to attend SU conferences, summits, and the Executive Program. 

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