“Virtual reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of the imagination.” 

                                  — FRANK BIOCCA, TAEYONG KIM, & MARK R. LEVY, Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality


Spend a day with us as a VIP Delegate and experience cutting edge VR, interact with robots, tryout exciting demos and more. To learn more about each session, click  through the schedule below.

Interested in attending but outside of London? Join us for the day in our BRINK Virtual Summit and watch the streaming version of our VIP Summit as it happens.

To register for the Virtual Summit and take part on the VR Livestream from the Aquarius Habitat,

30 Pavilion Rd | Knightsbridge
30 Pavilion Rd | Knightsbridge
08:00 - 09:00
New Frontiers Registration Opens
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome & Opening Remarks

New Frontiers: The Technology Driving Extreme Exploration

Join Brink Institute on Friday, June 16th for a full day summit, New Frontiers: The Technology Driving Extreme Exploration where we will meet the mavericks of innovation who are inventing the technology that enables them to venture into unknown realms at the extreme edge of our physical, augmented and virtual worlds including the first-ever VR Livestream from the Aquarius Undersea Habitat, 10 fathoms below the ocean’s surface.

In this full day summit, we will explore technological innovations impacting us on a personal, planetary and universal scale:

  • Exploring Intelligence: Human, Augmented, Machine, and Artificial
  • Exploring Human Potential: Hacking Biology and Future Humans
  • Exploring Evolutionary Environments: Aquarius Undersea Habitat VR Livestream
  • Exploring Other Realms: VR/AR, Space and Beyond


09:30 - 10:30
Session One: Exploring Intelligence: Human, Augmented, Machine, and Artificial

Join as we probe the nature of intelligence together with the pioneers who are exploring, researching, creating, building and merging with: human intelligence, intelligence amplification or cognitive augmentation, machine intelligence, and artificial intelligence. In this session, we will explore our understanding of intelligence and how we’re using this knowledge to:

  • Develop technologies to repair, augment, and enhance human intelligence
  • Design and build artificial intelligence
  • Create robotic humanoid genius machines

Meet visionary roboticists and their genius machines, state-of-the-art humanoid robots, designed for applications in research, education, health and medicine, business and entertainment.



10:30 - 10:40
Morning Break
10:40 - 12:00
Session Two: Exploring Human Potential: Hacking Biology and Future Humans

We can only begin to imagine the potential that new technologies hold to correct, enhance and augment our physiology. We will join experts in human-machine augmentation, biomedicine, medical devices, longevity, anti-aging, and cryonics to showcase the latest science, technology, research, invention, and innovation that will allow us to reach new heights of human achievement in the not-too-distant future. In this session we will explore:

  • Exoskeletons and applications for corrective and enhanced human mobility
  • Telomeres, and their role in determining human lifespan
  • Longevity sciences and the plan to reach the escape velocity of human mortality
  • Hacking our biology, the promise of personal data and the quantified self
  • Cryonics, from theory to application, the hope of regeneration and reanimation



12:00 - 14:00
Private Track Lunches
14:00 - 15:30
Session Three: Exploring Evolutionary Environments: Aquarius Undersea Habitat VR Livestream

Enhanced brains and augmented bodies will enable future humans to explore the far reaches of our planet, our galaxy, and virtual realms. Today, bold pioneers are training for travel to extreme environments ranging from asteroids to the moons and surface of Mars. Join Dr. Marc O’Griofa as he takes us on a rare immersive journey in real-time Livestream VR to the Aquarius Reef Base undersea habitat, located 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Aquarius is the training facility for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO). During 16-day simulated space missions, aquanauts perform rigorous tasks and extensive scientific research both inside and outside the habitat including simulated spacewalks carried out underwater as well as, evaluation of tools and mission operation techniques that can be used in future space missions. The NEEMO 21 Crew (pictured left) carried out objectives including testing a DNA sequencer, a medical telemetry device, and HoloLens operational performance for human spaceflight cargo transfer.

The scientific study and research conducted on Aquarius have a direct impact not just on space travel, but on human health and longevity and on the health of our oceans and environment. Join Dr. O’Groeifa as we explore this extraordinary habitat and its role in creating a positive evolutionary impact on our collective future.

Marc O’Griofa, M.D., Ph.D. | Cofounder Pyxis Institute, NASA NEEMO 21 Aquanaut
Additional speakers TBA

VR Headsets will be provided for the Livestream Experience


Dr. Marc O’Griofa, MD PhD
Mission Specialist, NASA NEEMO | Director, Pyxis Institute
15:30 - 15:45
Afternoon Break
15:45 - 16:45
Session Four: Exploring Other Realms: VR/AR, Space & Beyond 

Meet the leaders in innovative tech that bring us closer to new virtual, augmented and off planet realities. As we incorporate virtual and augmented reality applications into our daily lives our ability to create new environments customised to individual taste and needs is becoming available to the public, while at the same time, the opportunity to experience new, extreme real worlds is closer than ever.

Sharing in the first steps onto a new planet, experiencing first hand the deepest depths of the ocean floor, accessing knowledge in real time as we move through models of human physiology or explore DNA at a cellular level, we now have the ability to live within the worlds imagined by visionaries like Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov while creating our own new worlds to conquer.

During the session we will explore:

  • Applications and technologies democratising the realization of creativity
  • New technologies making the exploration and commercialization of space a reality
  • Synergies between the application of VR/AR and the development of technologies that will extend our reach into the solar system
  • Explore the global impact of multiple real time realities interacting in multi-dimensional space and real time

PANELISTS: Paul Hynek |  Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University; Partner, Avatron Smart Park; Formerly of Giant Studios
Additional Speakers TBA


Paul Hynek
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University | Formerly of Giant Studios
16:45 - 17:00
Closing Remarks
17:00 - 18:00
VIP Cocktail Reception
19:00 - 22:00
VIP & Speakers Dinner

A very special private dinner for our speakers and VIP Badge holders to celebrate a great day of innovation, experience and expanded horizons. Rub elbows with the leaders you’ve heard speak and get to know them, network with other BRINK community members and attendees of the day, and enjoy the best of Britain’s food and drink as we close out Tech Week with a flourish!

Included in VIP Badges for the New Frontiers Event.

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