Global Summit

August 20 - 22, 2018 | San Francisco


August 20 - 22, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

Where the world's most innovative leaders gather to learn how emerging technologies are redefining business, society, and humanity.

SU Global Summit brings together a world-class collection of leaders. Together, we strive to better understand the future through exponential technologies, create meaningful connections among colleagues, and empower every individual to go out and build a better world. This event is the definitive annual gathering of the Singularity University community, and the most impactful moment of connection for a global network of innovators.

Who Attends


“This was the only place where the impact of converging exponential technologies are being explored so thoroughly.”

- Gary Stein, Futures & Options Trader, Paradox Traders

“An exquisitely curated experience that brings about thought-provoking and soul-searching discussions on innovative, impactful, and exponential solutions.”

- Maria Cavalcanti, CEO, Pro Mujer

“I found the content and the presenters first class, like early TED talks but with more depth and content.”

- Craig Hampel, Computer Architect & Scientist, Rambus

2018 Presenters

We've just begun announcing 2018 presenters, and will continue releasing more over the coming months. Presenters are hand-selected based on their leadership and knowledge of exponential technologies, innovation strategies, and global impact trends.

Idriss Aberkane

Author & Entrepreneur

Marco Annunziata

Former Chief Economist and Head of Business Innovation Strategy, General Electric

Gary Bolles

Partner, Charrette

David Bray

Executive Director, People-Centered Internet

Anita Schjøll Brede

Co-Founder & CEO,

Richard Browning

Founder & Chief Test Pilot, Gravity Industries

Sierra Campbell

Founder & CEO, NurtureCo

Nick Davis

Vice President, Enterprise Solutions & Corporate Innovation, Singularity University

Peter Diamandis

Executive Co-Founder, Singularity University

Kay Firth-Butterfield

Vice-Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems

Monique Giggy

Managing Director, SU Ventures, Singularity University

Alex Gladstein

Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation

Dioselin Gonzalez

Senior Director, Technical Strategy for Mixed Reality, Microsoft NEXT

Nicholas Haan

Vice President, Impact, Singularity University

Neil Jacobstein

Chair, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track, Singularity University

Naveen Jain

Founder & CEO, Viome

Mary Lou Jepsen

Founder & CEO, OpenWater

Georgia Frances King

Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz

Daniel Kraft

Chair, Medicine Track, Singularity University

Ray Kurzweil

Futurist & Co-Founder, Singularity University

Geoffrey von Maltzahn

Partner, Flagship Pioneering

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Author, Educator & Co-Founder, Foundation for Conscious Evolution

Vivienne Ming

Founder & Executive Scientist, Socos

Ramez Naam

Chair, Energy & Environmental Systems Track, Singularity University

Rob Nail

CEO & Associate Founder, Singularity University

Chipp Norcross

Vice President, Open Enrollment Solutions, Singularity University

Thomas "TR" Reardon

CEO & Co-Founder, CTRL-Labs

Danica Remy

CEO, B612 & Co-Founder, Asteroid Day

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair and Managing Director of Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Meighan Stone

Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Carin Watson

EVP Learning & Innovation, Singularity University

Will Weisman

Executive Director, Summits, Singularity University

Esther Wojcicki

Board Member, Planet 3

Join Us

Singularity University Global Summit gives world leaders an annual education on the latest exponential technologies, the societal impacts of those technologies, and how to use them for personal success and positive global impact. Join us in 2018.

General Participation

General Participation offers full access to the Global Summit with no frills. This is for anyone who prefers to focus on the presentations and make connections during breaks and over meals.


  • Access to all presentations
  • Breakfasts in the EXPO
  • Lunches
  • Coffee during breaks
  • Access to the Global Summit Celebration and Dinner


The VIP experience is for anyone who prefers to make meaningful connections with presenters, SU leaders, and fellow VIP attendees at every possible moment. VIP attendees gain access to exclusive meals and receptions, with numerous opportunities to meet face-to-face with world-renowned innovators such as Peter Diamandis.


  • Access to all presentations
  • VIP welcome dinner
  • Breakfasts in the EXPO
  • VIP lunches with presenters
  • Access to the Global Summit Celebration and Dinner
  • Ongoing access to the VIP Lounge with refreshments and coffee
  • VIP closing reception at a San Francisco tech company
  • VIP gift bag

Founders' Circle

The Founders' Circle is reserved for those who require the most seamless, impactful, and connected experience possible. Founders' Circle attendees gain recognition, unprecedented access to presenters and SU leaders, preferred seating at all presentations, a personal concierge to facilitate introductions and ensure a smooth experience, a guaranteed room at the venue, and the option to bring a companion to all meals.


  • Welcome lunch with Peter Diamandis and senior SU executive team
  • Dinner with special speaker and senior SU executive team
  • One of the two meals above will be attended by Ray Kurzweil
  • Founders' Circle speaker breakfasts, plus one non-attending guest (RSVP required)
  • VIP lunches with presenters, plus one non-attending guest (RSVP required)
  • Access to the Global Summit Celebration and Dinner, plus one non-attending guest (RSVP required)
  • Access to the Founders' Circle Cocktail Reception at the Global Summit Celebration with Peter Diamandis, presenters, and senior SU executive team
  • Ongoing access to the VIP Lounge with refreshments and coffee
  • VIP closing reception at a San Francisco tech company
  • Guaranteed hotel room at the venue
  • Concierge to facilitate introductions and ensure a smooth experience
  • Special Founders' Circle gift bag
  • Company or organization listed as a Special Partner in the program, app and website
  • Reserved general seating for FC attendees at all main stage and parallel track presentations

First Mover

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Early Adopter

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Standard Pricing

Ends August 1st

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General Participant

$1,995$2,495 $2,995 $3,495


$3,995$4,495$4,995 $5,495

Founder's Circle

 $9,995$9,995 $9,995  $9,995

*Group Rates: Groups of 10 or more who register together save 10%. Group rates are valid for General Participant and VIP registration only, and may not be combined with any other savings.


Have you attended a Singularity University event or program in the past? If so, you can bypass the application process and go straight to registration. You'll also receive 15% savings on General or VIP Participation, as well as access to pre-event programming and additional networking opportunities.


First Mover

Sold Out

Early Adopter

Sold Out

Standard Pricing

Ends August 1st

Going Going Gone

Alumni General Participant


Alumni VIP


Alumni Founder's Circle

$9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995

2017 Highlights

Event Highlights

Explore photos and session videos from the 2017 Global Summit

Event Highlights



Each year, we bring on a select handful of Global Summit partners and use the power of this transformational event to drive their strategic goals. We incorporate these partners deeply into our events to provide unique value while enhancing the Summit experience for participants.

Interested in becoming a partner? Download our partner deck and complete the form below.

Platinum Partner of Singularity University Summits


Singularity University Global Summit Partners


Singularity University Founding Corporate Partners


Interested in Becoming an SU Global Summit Partner?

How can we help you create an experience that drives your strategic goals, generates impactful visibility and builds new relationships for your company and clients? Please fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you shortly. In the meantime, learn more by downloading our partner deck.

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The Global Summit will again be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, a prestigious landmark hotel in the center of the City by the Bay. Stay at the Hilton to keep yourself on-site and take advantage of early meetups, late night mixers, and quick access to everything you need during three days of intensive programming.

The program fee does not include accommodations. Select your option below to secure a room within our exclusive block at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

General and VIP participants book here.

Founders' Circle participants book here.

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