Just Announced! The 2016 Future is Here Festival: Science Meets Science Fiction!

Presented with the participation of NASA, The Smithsonian magazine's 2016 "Future Is Here" festival features a series of visionary talks on what's on the horizon in an array of fields before an avid crowd of researchers, industry experts and tech and science enthusiasts.

Come and see:

  • William Shatner, star of STAR TREK, celebrating its 50th anniversary year
  • Chris Carter, creator of the X-FILES, now enjoying its return season
  • Tim Miller, the director of the new smash hit movie DEADPOOL
  • Andy Weir, author of THE MARTIAN
  • The stars of 12 Monkeys, the Syfy network’s hit series
  • Explorers Celine and Alexandra COUSTEAU
  • NASA scientists Dava Newman and Jim Green
  • Anthony Fauci, America’s point man on the Zika virus, Ebola and pandemics
  • Bruce Sterling, Hugo Award-winning science fiction author


Smithsonian magazine’s Future Is Here Festival is an annual exploration of science, technology, culture and the arts, all gathered around the exciting and elastic theme of “the future.” The 2014 event took place in Washington, D.C. on May 16-18th. Take a look at what some of our speakers had to say.

Day 1: Scheduled Speakers

DAY 2, Nerd Nite’s Global Fest 2014