Transformative Technologies are science-based hardware and software that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience.
Transformative Technology seeks to improve the quality of our lives by moving beyond productivity, entertainment, and communication. Its using technology to sustain us, to help us access and develop our mental and emotional wellbeing so that we can experience our best-selves day-to-day.
The Transformative Technology Conference is the only conference focused on learning, sharing, and connecting in order to drive serious research and development, commercialization, and awareness of Transformative Technology.
Last year, the inaugural Transformative Technology Conference (TTC) quickly sold out as it magnetized and brought together the community that is expanding the possibilities of what technology can mean for our wellbeing.
We put our stakes in the ground, looking to all the ways that tech can be used to exponentially increase global mental and emotional wellbeing, knowing that technology can be a key solution in bringing about the end of human suffering.
This year, we go bigger! From October 14 to 15th, prepare to be informed, inspired, and connected within this incredible ecosystem of innovators-–mavericks of the mind, engineers of optimization, scientists of self-mastery, entrepreneurs of exponentials, and investors of cognitive-emotional capital.
From the cutting edge of known modalities like HRV, EEG, and GSR to advances in up-and-coming areas like vagus nerve stimulation, this year’s TTC will ensure that you are up-to-date on the world of TranTech.
Connect with experts in the exponential technologies expanding the reach of AI, augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, biohacking, neuroscience, and computational transformation. Hear from researchers working on the cutting edge of positive computing, affective computing and behavior change, and how these fields combine to improve human mental and emotional wellbeing in ways never previously imaginable.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Director, Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness Research Professor, Transformative Technology Lab, Sofia University
CEO & Founder, Willow Group, a Transformative Technology company; Executive Director, Transformative Technology Lab, Sofia University
Vice President, Design and User Experience for Hardware Products, Google
AI Lead, Google Research
Co-Founder, CEO & Research Director, Qusp Labs
Co-Founder, Research & Development Director, BIOPAC Systems, Inc.
Associate Professor, Director of Digtal Entertainment and Game Development, Hong Kong PolyU
Co-Founder, Sensoria Inc.
Angel Investor, San Francisco, California
General Partner, JAZZ Venture Partners
Supporting and investing in scalable organizations that encourage consciousness and personal development
Pioneering neurofeedback and neurostim clinician, computer science professor
Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab
Research Assistant Professor (UNM); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ARL)
CEO and Co-Founder, Berkeley Ultrasound, Inc.
Neuroscientist, Founder, Zenso Inc.
Principal Investigator, Transformative Technology Lab, Sofia University
Founder, CEO, Sana
Co-Founder and CSO at United Sciences
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Spire
CEO at HeartMath Inc
Professor at San Franciso State University
Founder & CEO, JunoVR
Director, Institute for the Awakened Mind
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Alliant International University | Research Director, Pain Research Center, Sharp Hospital.
FocusBand Neuro Performance System
Co-Founder & CEO, Jiyo.com
Chief Scientist, The EEG Institute
President & CTO, Peak Achievement Training
CEO & Trainer, Biocybernaut Institute of Arizona
Founder, The Path
Founder, NDN lifestyle studio
Our pioneering speakers will bring together the very latest from both research and the marketplace. During the two-day conference, you will:
Enabled by exponential technology, TransTech links smartwear to smart homes, wearables to AI, VR to meditation, and human thriving to emotion recognition technology.
Following the conference, Sunday will feature a handful of expert-led workshops that will immerse you in a topic that will catalyze your TransTech work and your contacts within the space.
Like last year, the conference will kick off with community building and social events to help us all come together and catch up.
In addition to the speakers, there will be hosted, highly interactive, participatory breakout sessions featuring...YOU!
The conference began with a pre-conference summit to define the core ideas and areas that are shaping the Transformative Technology space. All conference participants were invited to participate in small group visioning breakouts that were broadly organized around the following themes: definitions, methods, outcomes, and ethics. A powerful vision emerged from the community that shaped the debate and was encapsulated in the full conference sessions that followed. See the detailed outcomes here.
Moving well beyond communications and entertainment, how can tech improve the quality of life? We know it is possible and that it will mean taming the "distracted mind" using attention, working memory, and goal management.
Welcome to the trans tech barn raising! As a conscious ecosystem, how will we collaborate and catalyze to alleviate mental and physical suffering? Technology is the only tool that can scale to reach everyone.
We are the whacked-out and worried. Standards of living have risen, but our psychology has crashed. Optimizing brains, physical wellbeing, and peak performance are what lies ahead on the human evolutionary curve.
Does wellbeing have a soundtrack? Wellbeing is a state of consciousness and, as Stuart shows us, consciousness is more like music than a computer. Listen to the mesmerizing tones of neural communication.
We're only at the beginning of understanding the power of the brain understanding itself. Ariel recounts her history of mind-controlled gadgets that crescendoed with the development of the Muse headset.
Current healthcare is actually sickcare. Its reactive nature means that disruption must start by shifting incentives to value-based care. From wearables to insideables to trainables, there will be major markets for tech.
This mind-body quantification pioneer recounts the *aha*! moment of first seeing heart wave data that mirrors emotional state. Coherence in the heart enables emotional self-regulation and sustained behavior change.
From molecular biology to contemplative neuroscience, data will form the base for building truly transformative technologies that drive attention, produce strong user engagement, and offer uplifting results.
Following the thread, Isy leaves his planned presentation behind and walks us through the inspiring journey, full of peaks and valleys, to creating technologies that give people full access to their own capabilities.
True wellbeing occurs within community—connection that gives a deeper sense of life's meaning. Trans tech developers work their own personal evolution as they move along the continuum of serving others.
A fundamental shift in the nervous system can enable a state of deep psychological and physiological safety, setting the stage for marked and persistent engineering of your own extraordinary wellbeing.
We've seen the 4 minute mile equivalent in psychological wellbeing and now understand even more of what's possible for mankind.
Curated Breakout Sessions were led by innovators and luminaries in fields relevant to TT. Unlike a traditional talk, these were facilitated small-group interactive sessions with the experts below.
|Mohamad Tarifi||Compassionate AI|
|Robin Arnott||Game Design for Transforming Consciousness.|
|Forrest Bennet||Neurotechnology for Enhanced Wellbeing and Mental Performance|
|Daniel Schmachtenberger||Future Human Laboratories – non reductionist approach to neuro-healing. How do we model this field?|
|Arnaud Delorme||Transformative technology and Consciousness Research|
|MaTan||Music technology, sonification of data|
|Shamini Jain||Transdisciplinary perspectives – about advancing the science of healing.|
|Richard Hanbury||Sleep starter – chronic pain – Sleep assistance & entrainment|
|Jennifer Dumpert||Dream Tech|
|Darin McFadyen||Using tech to enhance what music does naturally|
|Jonathan Palley||Communicating the value of trans-tech in P&L terms to executive staffs|
|Dr Jim Hardt||Biocybernaut institute|
|Dr Rayleigh Chiang||Sleep medicine & sleep tech|
|Helane Wahbeh||PTSD at IONS|