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NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

Edward Snowden to Speak at The 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards on Friday November 14th

Join us at the 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards. Meet the Future Now!

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NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Technology Network (WTN) announces Edward Snowden (live from Russia), John Perry Barlow and Matthew Atwood discussing open loop in close loop systems of information, wealth, power and freedom at the World Technology Network's Annual Summit and Awards Ceremony and Gala. This will be a live webcast on Friday, November 14th from 2:30 to 3:30pm EST.

Later that evening, the winners will be announced for the prestigious 2014 World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in association with Fortune and TIME at the World Technology Awards gala, November 14th at the TIME Conference Center in New York City. The Finalists and Winners will join the WTN membership – Individual "Fellows" and Corporate Members from over 40 countries. Many of the members, finalists, and winners will participate in the World Technology Summit during the day on November 13 and 14.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance."

Past individual winners have included Elon Musk, Daan Roosegaarde, Doris Sung, Perry Hoberman, Ron Nabarro, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Mark Zuckerberg, Craig Venter, Jonathan Ive, Esther Dyson, Gordon Moore, Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Al Gore, and Angela Belcher, with corporate Winners including Space-X, Apple, Tesla Motors, Thin Film Electronics, Betaworks, and many others... often well before they are on the public radar.

Finalists for the 2014 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global nomination and vetting process lasting many months.

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - those creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

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For more information or questions about the World Technology Summit or Awards Gala, please contact K. Strantz at kstrantz@wtn.net or (646) 599.0331 or go to www.wtn.net.

2014 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – MEET THE FUTURE NOW

Presented by the World Technology Network, in association with TIME and Fortune.

About The World Technology Network:

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - visionaries creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" - to catalyze the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and organizations.

The World Technology Awards exist as a way to honor outstanding innovators, and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members - each year's Award Winners and Award Finalists.

Through our events and programs, we give our Members, Award Nominees and Sponsors the rare opportunity to reach and connect with many of the world's most influential innovators in order to extend and amplify their message and work.

This year's Finalist include:

THE ARTS
Ai Weiwei
Amy Alexander
Carsten Nicolai
Joanie Lemercier
Julia Kaganskiy
Marta de Menezes
Nova Jiang
Yael Kanarek
BIOTECHNOLOGY (i)
George Church
David Weitz
Eric Topol
Feng Zhang
Sunney Xie
Xiaowei Zhung

BIOTECHNOLOGY (c)
QIAGEN
BGI
Celgene
Gen9
Moderna Therapeutics

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (i)
Robin Li
Cory Ondrejka
Holger Claussen
Marleen Stikker
Steve Mollenkopf
Valerie Wagoner

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (c)
LinkedIn
Hilton Worldwide
Qualcomm Incorporated
Snapchat
Uber
Waze

DESIGN
Tim Brown
Andy Zimmerman
Christian von Koenigsegg
Julian Walker
Nick Woodman
Philippe Starck

EDUCATION
Jimmy Wales
Christopher Pruijsen
Daphne Koller
Dennis Bartels
LeVar Burton

ENERGY (i)
Jayan Thomas
Elon Musk
Guangyuan/Seok Woo/Zheng Liang, Hyun-Wook /Kai/Hongbin/Haotian/Weiyang/Steven /Yi Zheng/Lee/Lee/Yan/Yao/Wang/Li/Chu/Cui
Hadi Ghasemi
Marin Soljacic
Takashi Yabe
Tod Hynes

ENERGY (c)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF)
ABENGOA BIOENERGY
BrightSource Energy
GE
Hanwha Q-Cells
NewCO2Fuels

ENTERTAINMENT
Markus Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porser, Minecraft
Jack Hattingh
Joe Letteri
Palmer Luckey
Thor Fridriksson
Yoshikazu Tanaka

ENVIRONMENT (i)
Jim Matheson
Bertrand Piccard
Callum Roberts
David Lobell
Lisa Jackson
Michael Biddle

ENVIRONMENT (c)
Enertiv
Liquid Robotics
Skipping Rocks Lab
SolarCity
ZenRobotics

ETHICS
Julian Savulescu
Nick Bostrum
Patricia Churchland
Sheldon Krimsky
Wendell Wallach

FINANCE (i)
Khaled Ismaeil
Dmitry Grishin
Jim Goetz
Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell
Perry Chen

FINANCE (c)
Founders Fund
500 Startups
Greylock Partners
New Enterprise Associates
ZhenFund

HEALTH & MEDICINE (i)
David Frakes
Anmol Madan and Karan Singh
Barbara Sahakian
Dean Kamen
Henry Markram
Jonathan Reeder
Robin Farmanfarmaian
Yukiyasu Kamitani

HEALTH & MEDICINE (c)
Proteus Digital Health
Grindhouse Wetwear
Nyxoah
Pixium Vision
TransEnterix

IT-HARDWARE (i)
Cynthia Brazeal
Danielle Applestone, Saul Griffith & Mike Estee
Junhao Lin
Kwabena Boahen
Rodney Brooks

IT-HARDWARE (c)
DARPA
Aldebaran Robotics
Google (Google Glass)
Made In Space
Prox Dynamics

IT-SOFTWARE (i)
Mark Zuckerberg
Christian Lanng
Jack/Laura Dangermond
Kira Radinsky
Vitalik Buterin

IT-SOFTWARE (c)
Red Hat
ekin Technology
Leap Motion
Nginx
Symantec

LAW
Jonathan Zittrain
Barbara van Schewick
Derek Khana
Paul Goldstein
Victor Mayer-Schonberger

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Margit Wennmachers
Caryn Marooney
Krista Canfield
Leonard Tan
Rachel Whetstone
Scott Goodstein

MATERIALS (i)
Steven Chu
Andre Geim
Harry Atwater
Sharon Glotzer
Zhong Lin Wang

MATERIALS (c)
3M
Sigma-Aldrich
Ecovative
Graphene Frontiers
Parxplastics

MEDIA & JOURNALISM
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Kalle Lasn
Kara Swisher
Nate Silver
Shane Smith
Walter Isaacson

POLICY
Fred Krupp
Bill McKibben
Jane Goodall
Lester Brown
Stewart Brand
Vandana Shiva

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Andrew Youn
Benzi Ronen
Blair Glencorse
Isaac Mao
Scott Harrison
Stephen Friend

SPACE (i)
Elon Musk
Bob Richards
John Grotzinger & James Erickson
Robert Bigelow
William Whittaker

SPACE (c)
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Bigelow Aerospace
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
NASA - Advanced Exploration Systems Division
Orbital Sciences

 

SOURCE The World Technology Network

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