Prepare Your Family for the New Future

In this energizing three-day program, we’ll take you to the future and back, and help you map out a successful innovation journey to propel your family forward. We have tailored this program specifically for the interests of family businesses and family offices. We’ll explore the most recent advances in exponential technologies, probe how this change may affect your business, investments, and philanthropic initiatives, and help you and your family create a strategy to thrive in the future.

Upcoming Programs

November 14-16, 2019 – Silicon Valley

 

Program Overview

During an action-packed three days, we’ll take you on a journey through exponential technologies, innovation, and leadership through a combination of lectures, hands-on learning, case studies, and workshops.

  Day 1

On our first day together, we will focus on the latest breakthroughs in exponential technologies, highlighting where things are moving the fastest, where there are the biggest opportunities, and what advances could cause the most disruption to the status quo. Throughout the day we will bring the conversation back to your family and what these new developments mean for your businesses, investments and impact activities, closing the day with an examination of the importance of having a Massive Transformative Purpose and how you can create one for your family.

  Day 2

We will begin our second day by continuing our exploration of exponential technologies, then transition into examining emerging capabilities, tools, skill sets, and innovation concepts that hold the potential to radically change the organizations your family may run or be invested in. We will put this in the context of families that have created new ventures or transformed their legacy businesses to lead in our exponential economy.

  Day 3

On our final day together, we will help you synthesize what you have learned as a family through a series of discussions and workshops, culminating in the creation of your Exponential Family Strategy Plan. You will learn cutting-edge techniques that will not only push your thinking forward on this final day of the program, but also provide a context for engaging other members of your family and your extended network of advisors and supporters when you return home. You’ll emerge with the knowledge, confidence, and tools to prepare your family to succeed in this future.

“Attending Singularity University with my adult sons gave us a chance to talk about
the future for them and their kids (my grandchildren) in a very real way.”

Who You’ll Meet

Exponential Families is a highly curated community of extraordinary families. Our families are personally interviewed and selected by Singularity University for participation. On average, families in our community oversee businesses, investments, and foundations ranging from $5M to $500M+ and are committed to turning their success into global significance.

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 Exponential Families 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 Exponential Families 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.

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Exponential Technologies

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

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Transformational Practices

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

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Global Challenges & Opportunities

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

Why You Should Attend

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 a broad range of cutting edge technologies.

Your family will leave the program able to:

  • Understand the nature of exponential growth and the impact of exponential tech on industry, society, and humanity.
  • Understand the status, implications and key players in a portfolio of exponential technologies that are driving disruption.
  • Identify new threats and opportunities in specific industries and new markets, and catalyze new innovation projects for the family.
  • Plan for the education and change management process of implementing exponential thinking and innovation across the family.
  • Build and leverage an exponential network to expand opportunities, increase knowledge, and share resources.

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 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.

Pricing

Program fee: $6,000 per person

Ages 14 and up. Any participant under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

We require a minimum of two family members to attend together. No individual participants are allowed at this program.

The program fee includes all sessions, tours/excursions, meals, and local transportation to and from program activities (for those staying at our partner hotel) for your three-day program. Lodging is not included, but early registrants receive a discounted rate at the hotel.

FAQs

We will have a number of Exponential Families programs next year. Sign up below to be notified when future programs are announced.

The program will be held at Singularity University’s classrooms in Silicon Valley.

Already attended another SU program such as an Executive Program, Conference, or Summit? This program is a great follow-up for you! We’ll present new perspectives and material specifically targeted toward families and their needs, while also providing up-to-the-minute thinking on what’s happening in exponential technologies. Can’t attend this time? Send someone from your family!

We have specifically created this program for families and there are several activities that are done in a group setting. We require a minimum of two family members to attend together. No individual participants are allowed at this program.

Though this program is specifically designed for a family to attend together, we respect that advisors or employees may be a key part of the family team. We do allow you to bring your close advisors or employees that help you run your family office or business.

Questions? Feel free to email us at xfam@su.org.