Prototyping the Future 2016

Date: October 28-29, 2016
Location: San Leandro, CA
Host: Zero Net Energy Center


October 28 – 29, 2016; Zero Net Energy Center, San Leandro, CA


“The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by The City.”
Parag Khanna; Senior Research Fellow,New America Foundation

UIX Global convened our international community of thought leaders and early adopters at the Zero Net Energy Center for a two-day conference, expo, and workshops focusing on how the Smart Cities revolution is fundamentally transforming the communities in which we all live, work, and play.


  • Peter Hirshberg, CEO & Partner at Re:imagine Group
  • Randy Hencken, Executive Director, Seasteading Institute
  • Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer of the City of San Leandro
  • Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Palo Alto
  • Ben Davis, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer for Illuminate the Arts (The Bay Lights creator)
  • Amanda Ravenhill, Strategic Advisor at the Center for Carbon Removal
  • Aaron Selverston, Founder & CEO of Owlized
  • Byron Benton, Training Director at Zero Net Energy Center
  • Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder & Managing Director T2 Venture
  • Stonly Baptiste, Co-Founder & Partner at Urban.Us
  • Marco Cochrane, Sculptor and Visionary behind Truth is Beauty
  • Espen Sivertsen, Co-Fonder at Type A Machines
  • Pauline Cutter, Mayor of San Leandro
  • John MatrangaDir. Customer Innovation & Academia for OSI Soft
  • Jeremy GoldbergInnovation Partnerships Office for the City of San Francisco
  • David Cohen, COO at ZipPower
  • Katie Patrick, Founder of Hello Labs
  • Rahul Chopra, Senior Advisor at Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • Mark Esguerra, Principal of Distributed Energy Planning, PG&E
  • Daniel Hamilton; Sustainability Mgr., City of Oakland
  • Paul Roben; Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Technology, UCSD
  • Sally Barros; Sustainability Manager City of San Leandro
  • Gordon Feller; Cisco Systems HQ, IEC


  • Smart grid / Clean Energy Microgrids
  • Future / Smart Cities
    • IOT & Big Data
    • Automation & Workforce Development
    • Mobility
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) for Cities
  • Urban Art and Creative Culture
  • Shared Purpose; Civic / Community Engagement


Join us in San Diego for Prototyping the Future 2017 . . . as once again, we bring together global and local policy makers, clean tech startups and companies, smart city developers, community members, hackers, and makers to  ignite and excite global and local communities about the prospect of Greener-Smarter Cities.