Summit 2021

designing the future

Madrid, october 8, 9 y 10



Spain will host the next world futurist summit on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021. HumanityPlus will be the main international organizer of this world congress. TransVision 2021, collaborates with leading associations and organizations working on futuristic concepts such as longevity extension, artificial intelligence, human enhancement and other future technologies and trends. The first TransVision conference was held in 1998 in the Netherlands.

Over the past 20 years, we have seen extraordinary progress, and we expect to see many more in the next 20 years. One wonders, what will the future bring? Science and technology should lead the way! We are now planning to celebrate in Spain the 20th anniversary of the TransVision conferences, an international summit open to people from all continents, with participants coming from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Argentina to Australia, from Africa to China, from Russia to Venezuela.

The topics covered will be very broad, from recent medical advances, to artificial intelligence and robotics. The first keynote speakers will be Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Gray. Additionally, TransVision 2021 will feature other keynote presentations, such as those from futurist movement pioneers Natasha Vita-More and Ben Goertzel, members of HumanityPlus and other leading institutions.

20th Anniversary of TransVision Conferences

TransVision collaborates with leading associations and organizations working on futuristic concepts such as life extension, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, space travel, human enhancement, and other future technologies and trends. The first TransVision congress was held in 1998 in the Netherlands.


Ray Kurzweil
Author, entrepreneur, futurist and inventor

Natasha Vita-More
Executive Director, Humanity Plus

Max More

Ben Goertzel
Vice-chair, Humanity Plus

Aubrey de Grey
Founder, SENS Research Foundation

Jose Luis Cordeiro
Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science

Nell Watson
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

David Pearce
Co-founder, World Transhumanist Association

Anders Sandberg
Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

David Wood
SCD Chair, London Futurists

Paul Spiegel
Founder & CEO, LIBERTAS Biomedical

Ben Best
President, Cryonics Institute

Didier Coeurnelle
Co-chair, Healthy Life Extension Society

João Pedro Magalhães
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool

Jim Mellon
President, Burnbrae Group

Jay Friedenberg
Professor of Psychology, Manhattan College

Alexandre Maurer
Vice-president, French Transhumanist Association

Liz Parrish
Founder & CEO, BioViva Sciences USA Inc.

Philippe van Nedervelde
Founder & CEO, E-SPACES

Valerija Pride
Founder, Russian Transhumanist Movement. Co-founder & Executive Director, KrioRus

Rodolfo Goya
Institute for Biochemical Research (INIBIOLP), National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

Sergio M.L. Tarrero
Video producer. President, Alianza Futurista. Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation

Elena Milova
Director, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation

Alejandro Sacristán
Institutional Relations, EmpaticaXR. Vice President, La Voz de la Ciencia. Curator, ArtFutura. Member of El Aviador Dro.

Ramón Risco
Spin-Off, SafePreservation

Fernando Enis
Multimedia Producer. Director, “Moico” (Spanish transhumanist film)

Javier Wrana
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Fernando Botella
CEO, Think&Action

Melanie Swan
Best-selling author, technology futurist and academic researcher

Charlie Kam
Sponsor, organizer and Master, TransVision 2007, Chicago

Rudi Hoffman
World leader in cryonics insurance policies

Vitto Claut
Lawyer & President, Italian Association of Cryopreservation and Life Extension

Stanislav Polozov
CIO, Emer Group & CEO, Highcross

Carlos Rodríguez Sau
Lawyer specialized in technology and cyberlaw

Jaime del Val
Transdisciplinary meta-media artist. Promoter, Metabody Project & Reverso

Javier Cremades
President, Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Lawyers

Antonio Miguel Carmona
President, Asociación Española de la Singularidad. Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Felipe Debasa
Historian, futurist and lawyer. Professor, Rey Juan Carlos University. Board Member, Club Financiero Génova

Andrés Grases

Marisol Guzman

Mira Kwak
Independent researcher & lecturer

Adolfo Castilla

Chris Monteiro
Pirate, sysadmin, transhumanist & internet hipster


Friday, October 8

Presentations in Spanish

– The Future of the Singularity (Ray Kurzweil)
– The Future of Longevity (Aubrey de Grey)
– The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
– The Future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Saturday, October 9

– The Future of Telecommunications
– The Future of the Media
– The Future of Banking and Cryptocurrencies
– The Future of Medicine

– The Future of Education
– The Future of Politics
– The Future of Energy and Transportation
– The Future of Cities and the Environment

Sunday, October 10

– The Future of Food and Water
– The Future of Climate and Resources
– The Future of Cryonics
– The Future of Space

– The Future of Humanity
– The Future of the World

CULTURAL TRIPS to UNESCO World Heritage sites

Monasterio de El Escorial



TransVision Madrid 2021 – Ateneo de Madrid

Special events and cultural trips

TransVision 1998: June 5-7. Weesp, Netherlands, Europe
TransVision 1999: June 4-6. Stockholm, Sweden, Europe
TransVision 2000: July 15-16. London, england, europe
TransVision 2001: June 22-24. Berlin, Germany, Europe
TransVision 2003: June 27-29. Yale University, United States, North America
TrasnVision 2004: August 6-8. University of Toronto, Canada, North America
TransVision 2005: July 22-24. Caracas, Venezuela, South America
TransVision 2006: August 17-19. University of Helsinki, Finland, Europe
TransVision 2007: July 26-28. Chicago, United States, North America
TransVision 2010: October 22-24. Milan, Italy, Europe
TransVision 2014: November 20-22. Paris, France, Europe
TransVision 2017: November 9-11. Brussels, Belgium, Europe
TransVision 2018: October 19-21. Madrid, Spain, Europe
TransVision 2019: July 9-11. London, england, europe


Past events


TransVision 2021 Committee

Scientific Committee

President: Natasha Vita-More, PhD, University Of Plymouth
Ben Goertzel, PhD, Temple University
Aubrey de Grey, PhD, University of Cambridge
João Pedro de Magalhães, PhD, University of Liverpool
Ralph Merkle, PhD, Stanford University
Max More, PhD, University of Southern California
Anders Sandberg, PhD, University of Oxford
David Wood, ScD, University of Cambridge
Felipe Debasa, PhD, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Rodolfo Goya, PhD, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Ramón Risco, PhD, Universidad de Sevilla
Javier Wrana, PhD, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: José Luis Cordeiro, PhD

President: Sergio M.L. Tarrero, Alianza Futurista
Miguel Ferrero, Networking Expert
Javier Furones, Design Expert
Andrés Grases, TransHumanPlus
Rafael Martínez-Cortiña, Collective Intelligence
Alba Ramón, Fundación Longenia
Carlos Rodríguez Sau, Expert in Cyberlaw
Alejandro Sacristán, Expert in AR y VR
Karina Taboelle, Expert in Digital Transformation
Gabriel Vázquez, Expert in Artificial Intelligence 


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