Join our next BlueYard Conversation: Operating Systems for Life, in Berlin on November 7th.

Technological advances are permeating our culture, but following recent scientific breakthroughs a new frontier is emerging: the ability to author life. Historically, these breakthroughs have been random and empirically driven, but we are now at a time where frameworks and methods are being simultaneously discovered that will allow us to understand, augment, and engineer life forms at a new level. Our new capabilities will have a profound — and partially unimaginable — impact on both our planet’s and humanity’s ecosystem, ranging from plants, animals, materials, medicine and how we evolve as a species ourselves.

Our next BlueYard Conversation will center around these new “Operating Systems for Life”, and the opportunities and challenges they bring with them. As always, this will be an invite-only gathering of intellectually curious and open-minded people, from leading researchers and entrepreneurs, to representatives from large companies, and investors who are taking the human ecosystem to the next level. We want to discuss the frameworks, tools, operating systems and methods for solving some of our biggest problems — while not ignoring the potential challenges, ethical or otherwise.

Topics covered will include:

1. Feeding the planet with engineered plants and programmable meats
2. Curing the big diseases from the inside
3. Increasing human lifespan and life quality — upgrading our minds and bodies
4. Investing in Life — investors’ views on the field

We will announce a full agenda and attendees closer to the day, but we are excited to already have folks like the co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9, the creator of programmable meat cells, an evolutionary biologist and astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, a computational genomics expert — and many others committed to guiding the conversations during the day.

This BlueYard Conversation will take place in Berlin on November 7th. We will start at 9am and close with dinner and drinks at the end of the day. As always, attendance will be invite-only and limited to 75 people, to ensure high-quality interactions.

Are you an entrepreneur working on the future of operating systems for life and want to join us? We have a few slots left we would love to allocate to the most promising teams. Head here to apply to attend.

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