Designed by famed technology futurist, George Gilder, COSM will feature many of the great minds of our day. Our nationally recognized speakers include Peter Thiel, Steve Forbes, Andy Kessler, Ray Kurzweil, Carver Mead, and other luminaries. The conference is targeted toward anyone seeking to peer into the future of technology, including corporate senior executives (CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs), investors, researchers, and technologists.

Tom Alberg

Founder, Madrona Venture Group

Susie M. Armstrong

Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc.

Daniel Berninger

Independent Communication Architect

Dr. Bill Dembski

Mathematician and Philosopher

Lindy Fishburne

Managing Partner of Breakout Ventures and the Founder of Breakout Labs

George Gilder

Author, Technology Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Co-founder of Discovery Institute

Peter Thiel

Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Dr. Oren Etzioni

CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Gilad Garon


Eben Frankenberg

Co-founder & CEO, Echodyne

Andre Fuetsch

 President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bob Kelly

Managing Partner, Ignition Partners

Ray Kurzweil

Director of Engineering at Google

Wendy Liu

Managing Director – Head of China Strategy, UBS Investment Research

Ed Moy

Former Director of U.S. Mint

Dr. Carver Mead

Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Dr. Giuseppe Gori

CEO, Gorbyte Inc.

Michael Kratsios

Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Andy Kessler

Inside View, Wall Street Journal

Matt McIlwain

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Dr. Robert J. Marks

Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Baylor University; Director, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Bryan Mistele

Co-founder, President & CEO of INRIX

Dr. George Montañez

Iris and Howard Critchell Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College

Craig Mundie


Dr. Babak Parviz

Vice President, Amazon

Dr. Gale Pooley

Professor of Economics, BYU-Hawaii

Gary Rieschel

Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Spencer Reiss

Contributing Editor, Wired

Yorke Rhodes III

Cofounder of Blockchain at Microsoft and Principal Program Manager Azure Blockchain Engineering

Matt Scholz

Founder and CEO, Oisín Biotechnologies

Dr. Jay Richards

Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Dr. Nick Tredennick

Electrical Engineer, Author, Inventor

Jules Urbach

Founder and CEO, OTOY

Dr. John West

Vice President, Discovery Institute