STVP Future Fest Sponsored by DFJ

October 7, 2015


How will technology and scientific breakthroughs shape the future of our world? Join us for STVP Future Fest on Wednesday, October 7, as we explore this question in a series of engaging and fun events across the Stanford campus. See event details below to learn about availability.

STVP Future Fest is presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center in the School of Engineering, and is sponsored by the venture capital firm, DFJ.


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bing Concert Hall

A Conversation with Elon Musk and Steve Jurvetson

Introduced by John Hennessy, President of Stanford University

An epic one-on-one conversation exploring the boundaries of technology and the power of big ideas.

8:00 am — VIP breakfast
VIP guests must arrive by 8:45 am to claim tickets and ensure seating at the venue.

Availability: Limited seats will be made available to members of the Stanford community, on a first-come, first-served basis. Stanford ID required for access.

Starting at
11:30 am and Noon

Arrillaga Alumni Center

Panel Lunch Events & Reception

Five panel lunches going deep on the futures of robotics, biology, energy, precision health, and arts organizations

Availability: By invitation only.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, featuring Prof. Christina Smolke (Stanford Bioengineering), Astro Teller (GoogleX), and Steve Jurvetson (DFJ)

Moderated by Dean Persis Drell, School of Engineering

Engineering Dean Persis Drell moderates an engaging discussion on what innovation will look like in the future, and how engineers and students can prepare to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Availability: Open to the public. Very limited seating.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Future Fair

See displays of future tech from Stanford and beyond, and enjoy appetizers, drinks and special surprises.

Availability: Open to invited guests and attendees of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar.


Parking for the events is available at the Galvez Lot, located at 270 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA.

Parking for the late afternoon and evening events is located at Parking Structure 2, next to the Engineering Quad. The address is 285 Panama Street, Stanford, CA.

Additional overflow parking locations may be found on the Stanford Parking & Transportation website.

Media Contact

Members of the media interested in STVP Future Fest may contact Mike Peña, STVP’s communications manager.