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It is a sincere privilege to announce the dynamic, change-aware sponsors of Accelerating Change 2004. We are grateful for their support of our conference and growing community of strategic thinkers. To add your company's energy and message to AC2004 see our sponsorships page for more details.

Lead Sponsor

Founded in 1972, SAP is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market. With 12 million users, 79,800 installations, and 1,500 partners, SAP is the world's largest inter-enterprise software company and the world's third- largest independent software supplier overall. We have a rich history of innovation and growth that has made us a true industry leader. Today, SAP employs nearly 30,000 people in more than 50 countries. Our professionals are dedicated to providing high-level customer support and services.

Platinum Sponsor

Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the premier early stage venture capital firm. Founded in 1985, Draper Fisher Jurvetson has created a global network of affiliated venture funds with approximately $3 billion in capital commitments and offices in the major technology centers around the world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the firm has proven expertise in identifying and helping extraordinary entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

Gold Sponsor

Artificial Development is building CCortex™, an simulation of the Human Cortex and peripheral systems, running on a computer cluster. CCortex will enable the development an array of systems and products that can replicate, partially or completely, some of the primary characteristics of Human Intelligence. Those characteristics include pattern recognition, verbal and visual communication, knowledge acquisition, and conscious-approximate decision-making capabilities. We plan to deliver a broad range of commercial products that will enhance business relationships on a global scale.

Silver Sponsor

Socialtext Incorporated is enterprise social software for collaboration. Socialtext captures the best features of web-native tools called "wikis" and "weblogs" and brings them inside your enterprise to create a collaboration and knowledge tool that works the way people do.

Silver Sponsor

The Segway Human Transporter (HT) is a unique self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device. The new p series Segway HT was designed to easily navigate in congested pedestrian environments, be taken on a train or subway, & operate where bikes, cars, & people come together. Use it to run errands, get to class, or commute to work faster and more conveniently. Come take a ride on the future of short-distance urban transport.

Lunch Sponsor

IPv6 Summit is THE event to find out everything about the New Internet, also called Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Come see new products and ideas. Come meet hundreds of procurement managers and decision-makers from government, the military, and industry. Come meet strategic partners for tomorrow’s business. Come see the future – Today! Join us at the United States IPv6 Summit 2004 (December 7 -10 in Reston, VA).

Organizational Sponsors

The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab creates insight into how computing products — from websites to mobile phone software — can be designed to change what people believe and what they do. Like human persuaders, persuasive interactive technologies can bring about positive changes in many domains, including health, business, safety, and education. With such ends in mind, we are creating a body of expertise in the design, theory, and analysis of persuasive technologies, an area called "captology."

The Association of Professional Futurists is a thriving community of professional futurists committed to leadership and excellence in the futures field. Our members provide a unique perspective to anticipate and influence the future. We provide network and community building opportunities for best practice sharing and professional growth. We are setting the standard of excellence for professional futurists.

SofTECH, the North Bay Software and Information Technology Association, is a non-profit trade organization based in the San Francisco Bay area. SofTECH is committed to fostering communication, cooperation and educational opportunities for the success of business and technology professionals and companies in Marin and Sonoma counties. SofTECH identifies and showcases technology leaders, and supports the technology user community by developing programs, evangelizing community leaders, and providing meaningful networking opportunities for its members. SofTECH helps its technical and non-technical members master existing tools and applications, and identify emerging technology opportunities.

Media Sponsors

Terra Nova is a collaborative weblog experiment. It is about an emerging social phenomenon called "virtual worlds" -- computer-generated, persistent, immersive, and representational social platforms. Currently, the most popular virtual worlds are massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs), such as Everquest and Star Wars Galaxies. However, there are many other old and new varieties of virtual worlds. provides users the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet. With thousands of news sources continually releasing stories twenty-four hours a day, finding relevant news can often be a time consuming task. creates thousands of topically driven, specific news web pages and populating each of those pages with only news about that particular topic. Whether you are interested in finding all the news about your community, your company, your industry or even your favorite team or celebrity, provides an intuitive, easy solution. features the big thoughts of today's big thinkers examining the confluence of accelerating revolutions that are shaping our future world, and the inside story on new technological and social realities from the pioneers actively working in these arenas.

Nanotechnology Now (NN) covers future sciences such as Nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT), MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), NanoElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS), Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanofabrication, Computational Nanotechnology, Quantum Computers, and Artificial Intelligence. NN was created to serve the information needs of business, government, academic, and public communities.

The newsletter INTELLIGENCE has been published monthly since May, 1984. INTELLIGENCE was the third newsletter to appear covering AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics, and was the first publication to report on commercial and research trends and developments in neural networks. Current topics covered in INTELLIGENCE include: acceleration, chips, code, convergence, design, display, DNA & RNA computing, hardware, interface, invisibility, molecular computing, nanotechnology, nets & grids, neural nets, pattern recognition, power, privacy, property/IP, quantum computing, robots, simulation, software, standards, storage, telephony, and wireless communications. INTELLIGENCE, PO Box 20008, NY, NY 10025-1510; (212) 222-1123;

Our mission at NanoApex Corp. is to support the development of nanotechnology and become the leading resource for comprehensive nanotechnology information online. We are a media and market research company specializing in providing aggregated information, current news, and custom market research.

Conference Sponsors

  Washington, D.C.
  Oct 18-19, 2004

Serious Games are applications of interactive technology that extend far beyond the traditional videogame market, including: training, policy exploration, analytics, visualization, simulation, education and health and therapy. The number of non-entertainment games under development is rapidly increasing and demand for ideas, skills and techniques are at an all time high. An entirely new market has emerged. The Serious Games Summit D.C. gives professionals from the public and private sectors, policymakers, contractors, military personnel, government administrators, educators and experts in the game development arena an opportunity to meet and learn from successful serious games applications, as well as forge links between the traditional videogame industry and program managers for homeland security, state and local governments, military agencies, and educational institutions.

RoboNexus is the largest and most comprehensive robotics event ever produced in the U.S. Focused on the fast growing intelligent mobile robotics marketplace, RoboNexus has something for everyone!

• RoboNexus Consumer & Entertainment Program features 100's of robots, robot competitions, educational programs, and more!
• RoboNexus Exposition & Special Events features over 60 robotics exhibits, over 50,000 square feet of the hottest robotics business and consumer products, new robotics technologies and applications and robot competitions.
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• RoboNexus Professional Development Program features 4 full day conferences for business professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, hardware and software engineers, developers, researchers and hobbyists.

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