A really exciting event is slated to hit Park City Oct. 6-9. During this time, the 13th annual FiRE (Future in Review) Conference will take place at the Stein Erickson Lodge. Previously, this event had been held in Laguna Beach, California, and this year marks the first time it happens in Park City.

Mark Anderson and Sharon Anderson Morris, program directors, have assembled a group of business leaders and scientists to discuss complex issues that cover health care, technology, energy resources and many others.

Sharon Anderson Morris is the director of programming for the conference and says that they invite the “200 smartest people in the world” to come together and think outside of the norm. She says that recently The Economist magazine named the event, “The best technology conference in the world”.

Park City residents who have attended the Park City Institute’s speakers series may have an understanding of what this conference will bring. Both Morris and Anderson have selected past speakers, some of whom will be participating in the FiRE Conference.

Speakers slated to participate include Larry Smarr who is an expert in supercomputers and a physicist. He has given speeches about how individuals can take better control of their health care decisions via better data collection.

The conference will present daily sessions that will cover several trending scientific topics. For instance, on Tuesday, the CEO of Hyperloop, will lead a session. Hyperloop is a new transportation solution that is being developed by Elon Musk. Wednesday’s sessions will focus on such topics as patter recognition software, 3D technology advances, artificial intelligence applications, and developments in voice recognition software, such as SoundHound’s new Next Generation Internet Assistant.

Thursday will bring a round of sessions that will include breakthroughs in medicine, new wireless technology developments, and the role of technology in helping preserve the environment.

Friday will bring the participants together to discuss and understand how the new information that was presented will change the relationship between people and technology.

Morris says that the with the conference being held in Park City, it will help advance Utah’s reputation as a technology center.

At Park City Rental Properties, we understand how important technology is to our day to day activities. We are very excited to see such a prestigious conference being held in our backyard!