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Singularity University - Link

Preparing global leaders and organizations for the future.

Mission Blue - The Sylvia Earle Alliance - Link

Uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.

Schmidt Family Foundation - Schmidt Marine - Link

Supporting the development of ocean technologies with compelling conservation and research applications, as well as strong commercialization potential.

Marine Conservation Institute - Link

Dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places – for us and future generations.

NASA Frontier Development Lab (AI Research) - Link

Applying Artificial Intelligence to challenges in Space Resources, Space Weather, Orbital Debris, Earth Observation, and Astrobiology.

The SETI Institute - Link

Research to understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations.

E/V (Exploration Vessel) Discovery

Inspiring and fostering exploration and discovery through innovative marine science programs.

MARS - Link

MARS brings together thought leaders from around the world in Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space Exploration.

eg - Link

EG is the best creative conference in the world.

TED - Link

Ideas worth spreading.

XPrize - Link

Entrepreneurial citizens of the world, with the right incentives, activated to solve the challenges facing humanity. Individuals. Empowered. Innovative. Motivated.

Made In Space - Link

Leveraging the unique properties of the space environment to develop solutions to commercial, industrial, research and defense challenges.

OpenROV - Link

Creating powerful new tools for underwater exploration.

National Geographic Open Explorer- Link

OCTO23 Technologies - Link

Developing the technology infrastructure necessary for underwater digital communication.

HP Mars Home Planet - Link

Using virtual reality to simulate what a human population of one million could look like on Mars.

Parks & Tech - Link

Bringing together technologists, designers, sustainability specialists, entrepreneurs, businesses, outdoors enthusiasts, and park experts to develop creative solutions that leverage technology to address National Park Service challenges.

Equality Lab - Link

Working with neuroscientists, social psychologists and technologists using virtual and augmented reality to accelerate the reduction of implicit bias.

The Turkana Basin Institute - AfricanFossils.org - - Link

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation - Link

Residents, business owners, and local government coming together to sustain the safety of our community.

Jazz on the Plazz by Los Gatos Music & Arts - Link

Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of inspiration through creative arts.

The National Police Foundation - Link

Conducting scientific research, providing technical assistance and critical incident reviews that help police become more effective in their communities.

Zero South - Drive Around the World - Link

Inspiring the excitement of adventure and scientific discovery that humanity experienced during the heroic age of exploration. Zero South is zero fossil fuels to the South Pole.

The Royal Geographical Society - Link

Supporting geographical research, training, and grants to support field research and scientific expeditions around the world.

Explorers Institute - Link

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville

The Explorers Club - Link

Dedicated to the advancement of science field research and the human instinct to explore.
Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, Immediacy

In order to realize a positive preferred future, we must maintain a positive vision.

Explorer - Scientist - Futurist

Jonathan explores the dynamics of large-scale, long term change with a focus on beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of applied innovation. Jonathan currently serves as the Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue—The Sylvia Earle Alliance; Advisor to Schmidt Marine Technology Partners—a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation; Exploration and Ideation Director at the NASA Frontier Development Lab; Exploration Officer for the California Coastal Exploration Academy vessel E/V Discovery; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He sits on the boards of, and as an advisor to, several ocean, space, technology, learning, and exploration start up and nonprofit organizations. With over 20 years in Silicon Valley in leadership positions at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk, Jonathan is a creative thinker and respected thought leader on future trends, long-range vision, and creating a preferred future. He advises start-ups, business leaders, government officials, and academics around the world.

Speaking engagements:

A popular speaker and moderator in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes to executive roundtables and workshops, Jonathan is focused on helping others understand, make sense of, and put to good use rapidly advancing technologies and the mindset necessary to apply them for the benefit of everyone. Jonathan covers topics from technology trends, entrepreneurship and open innovation, to creating a preferred future. Audiences will explore predictions and possibilities that will prepare them to emerge from the present. Jonathan's dynamic and fun speaking style cuts through the noise, synthesizes the essentials, and connects the dots to assist with in this journey into the future.

For more information contact: speaker @ jonathanknowles. com

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