Exploring Emergent Futures

We curate a program of events, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, residencies and innovation exchanges that examine the forces shaping the emergent future in five focus areas.
SF Design Week Open Studio at swissnex SF. Photo by Myleen Hollero

Focus Areas


Exploring Emergent Futures

swissnex San Francisco curates a program of events, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, residencies and innovation exchanges that examine the forces shaping the emergent future in five focus areas.


Energy & Environment

Rethinking energy & our environment.
climate change / energy sources / sustainability

Intelligent Machines

The synthesis of mind, nature, and machine.
artificial intelligence / brain-computer interfaces / NeuroTech

Storytelling & Interaction

How we share our stories and experiences.
science communication / art-science / art-tech / interaction design / journalism / new media

Structures of Society

The shifting relationships between institutions and those they serve.
Future of work / finance / humanitarian action / digital human rights / tech diplomacy / institutions

Next Horizons

Challenges and opportunities on the peripheries.
We get in front of new ideas to get a sense of impact.