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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Meet Us In the Futures: A Journey Beyond the Gender Binary

“So moving beyond the gender binary is just about moving towards an acknowledgement  of multiplicity when it comes to journey, and recognizing that trying to filter people into one of two categories doesn’t actually work.” ― Alok V. Menon, Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and activist. Western culture often refers to sex and gender as two distinct groups: male or female, man or […]

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Fridays @ FUTURES: Art of the FUTURES

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

Make FUTURES your favorite Friday fun destination.   Start your weekend off right with a generous helping of fun and surprising brain snacks. Explore the entire exhibition until 7 PM and keep coming back each week for a new and interesting take on FUTURES through special tours, pop-up experiences, guest speakers, and more.   This week: As we move from where […]

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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WIYRSP: The Future of Food

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

“Since the challenge to feed the world is to meet future demand, we must influence demand to become sustainable. Then, it will be easier to make food production sustainable, too.” ― Christophe Pelletier, The Food Futurist  According to Microbes: Food for the Future by the National Institutes of Health, “current projections estimate that in 2050 about 10 billion people will […]

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Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC

12 PM | FUTURES Flash A 15-minute glimpse of the future through a single object. 2 PM | Highlights Tour A 45-minute themed exploration of possible futures.

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Past Events

2017/2018

The Long Conversation is an epic creative marathon between artists, scientists and other big thinkers that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling better about the future. Once a year, NASA astronauts, Grammy-winning musicians, tech CEOs, poets, inventors and more converge in AIB for a lively 8-hour relay race of surprising conversations. No moderators. No slides. All chemistry.

The Long Conversation

2018/2019

AIB was the first headquarters for the By The People festival, an international arts and dialogue festival launched by social incubator Halcyon in 2017. This week-long arts takeover features performances by DC-based and international dancers and musicians, original installations, and important talks on issues that matter.

By The People