Gamechangers: CRISPR, Energy Breakthroughs, A/R

Sep 14th - Sep 16th 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

A handful of technologies have the potential to change not just an industry, but our entire way of life. We’ll take an in-depth look at some the most dramatic impending disruptions—and make no mistake, though the timing is uncertain, they are all coming.

  • CRISPR and the $1 Genome
  • Nearly Free Energy (e.g., cold fusion, advanced solar, battery breakthroughs)
  • A Google Glass That Works (augmented reality)

We’ll also consider some other inevitable trends, such as global warming; the end of privacy; fully autonomous cars, drones, and airplanes; precise and accurate weather forecasting; quantum computing; and seeding the planet with a quadrillion sensors

  • Monday September 14
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

      First-Timers Reception

    • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM


    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

      Dinner (Buffet)

  • Tuesday September 15
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

      Buffet Breakfast

    • 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

      Conference Welcome

    • 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

      TTI/Vanguard Announcements

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    • 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      End of First Conference Day

    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


  • Wednesday September 16
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    • 5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

      TTI/Vanguard Announcements

    • 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      Meeting Closes


The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

United States

1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102


Reservations and Travel

Hotel Reservation Deadline

TTI/Vanguard Group Hotel Rate
TTI/Vanguard has arranged a discounted block of rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

Online Reservations 

Telephone Reservations

U.S. Government Attendees 
To receive the government rate and to guarantee your reservation, please contact Robin Lockett with your check-in and check-out dates. Robin can be reached at +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245 or


TTI/Vanguard gladly welcomes your guest/spouse to any of our reception/dinner functions. Guests/spouses may attend breakfasts but only after the conference has begun (8:30 am–9:30 am). Please note: Guests/spouses cannot be accommodated inside our conferences, workshops, on field trips, or at our working breakfasts and lunches.

Dress for TTI/Vanguard conferences is business casual.

Wireless Internet connectivity will be provided during the meeting.

For questions about reservations and logistics for this event, please contact: Robin Lockett at or +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245.


For questions about reservations and logistics for this event, please contact Robin Lockett at or +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245.