ZERO1 Biennial Closing Events

Please Join us as bring the ZERO1 Biennial to an end and celebrate the future! 

Come down to the ZERO1 Garage and be a part of an afternoon of panel discussions re-imagining the idea and the place of Silicon Valley, and then stick around as we host a closing reception for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial and have a celebratory toast to the future!

Events are free but please RSVP so we can accomodate everyone!

December 8, 2012 at the ZERO1 Garage
2:00pm-3:00pmPanel Event: The Future of Silicon Valley, co-presented with Institute for the Future
3:00-3:30pm Coffee and Networking break
3:30pm-4:45pm: Panel event: The City from the Valley, co-presented with SPUR
5:00-7:00pm: ZERO1 Biennial's Toast to the Future!

Panel Disccusions include:

The Future of Silicon Valley 
A panel discussion featuring Jake Dunagan from Institute for the Future, and ZERO1 Executive Director, Joel Slayton more! 
Renowned as a hub of entrepeneurship and innovation, Silicon Valley is notoriously difficult to experience. It lacks borders, a defining architecture, a singular culture, a central gathering point, a cohesive sense of place. To help explore this landscape of possibility, Institute for the Future designed the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial map, which gives examples of four alternative futures for the Bay Area. More details here.

The City from the Valley: What the Bay Area’s private bus network reveals about the way we work and live. 
A panel discussion featuring Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, Egon Terplan from SPUR, and more. Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Historically, workers have lived in residential suburbs while commuting to work in the city. For Silicon Valley, however, the situation is reversed: many of the largest technology companies are based in suburbs. Thus, an alternate transportation network of private buses threads daily through San Francisco, picking up workers at unmarked bus stops, and carrying them via the commuter lanes of the 101 and 280 freeways to and from their tech campuses. What does this flow tell us about Silicon Valley, and the City it feeds? Is San Francisco becoming the new bedroom community for Silicon Valley? What are the effects of this alternate transportation network, and can public mass transit remain flexible enough to fulfill changing transportation and commuting needs? More details here.

**Please Join us in toasting ZERO1's future at a reception following the panel events**