The first Kavli Futures Symposium: Toward Next-Gen, Open-Source Neurotechnology Dissemination was held on 20-21 October 2017 in Santa Monica, California.


This working meeting was to provide a broad survey of what’s on the horizon in neurotechnology − and evaluate what’s needed to ensure these new tools are developed coherently, produced en masse, and disseminated widely to enable pursuit of new frontiers.

Conference Co-Organizers:
Michael Roukes (chair), Caltech

Ken Shepard, Columbia U.
Ed Boyden, MIT
Miyoung Chun, The Kavli Foundation

Conference Venue:
JW Marriott Le Merigot
1740 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90401

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Jean Livet, Tamily A. Weissman, Hyuno Kang, Ryan W. Draft, Ju Lu, Robyn A. Bennis, Joshua R. Sanes, Jeff W. Lichtman, Nature 450 (7166), 56-62 (2007).