UCSD links with The Atlantic for ‘frontiers’ forum

UCSD and The Atlantic are hosting a new forum, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, dedicated to the exploration of next frontiers.

It will be held Oct. 17 to 19, 2011 at venues on and around the campus, with the goal of inspiring “thought-provoking conversations addressing new frontiers in science, medicine, technology, and energy against the backdrop of this rapidly globalizing world,” according to a press release.

The program will feature such speakers as serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, who will be interviewed by The Atlantic’s James Fallows; spiritual guru Dr. Deepak Chopra and Caltech physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow in conversation with Atlantic editor James Bennet; a headline interview with Twitter co-founder Evan Williams; and computer game design pioneer and Sims creator Will Wright interviewed by The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

Event attendees will also witness innovation first-hand. Many of the The event will include behind-the-scenes tours at SIO, UC San Diego’s Calit2 digital media laboratory and Moores Cancer Center, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

The final day of the event will take place at a world-renowned architectural landmark, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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