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Innovation Discourse

  • Arts and Design Building, GMU 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA, 22030 United States (map)

Exponential technology is reshaping the world and changing our communities faster than we imagine.


Self-driving cars, synthetic biology, 3D printing, AI. How will the technology of tomorrow affect our economy, our communities, our families?

Learn more about the crucial issues affecting our future and discuss their impact with technologists, futurists, legislators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, scholars.

Autonomous systems, AI and self-driving cars

Tesla recently announced that all new Tesla cars come with self-driving capabilities. Singapore has a fleet of self-driving taxis. Northern Virginia is a testing ground for autonomous vehicles. What impact will the advent of autonomous vehicles have on our communities, our cities, our day-to-day, our economy, our safety? 

About the Innovation Coalition 

The DMV as a region is poised to flourish as megatrends converge to change the way we live and work. The Innovation Coalition is a group of thought leaders who work collaboratively to support innovation in the region and its positive, long-term impact on our economy and communities.