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PRODUCER JAMES CAMERON, GOOGLE FOUNDERS SERGEY BRIN AND LARRY PAGE TO HOST X PRIZE FOUNDATION $B!G
(BS RADICAL BENEFIT FOR HUMANITY

Luminaries of Entertainment, Business, Science, Technology and Education to
Unite for Exclusive Benefit to Celebrate X PRIZE Foundation $B!G
(Bs Legacy of Innovation, Vision for Future

Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco, May 15

 

 

Saturday, May 15, the X PRIZE Foundation will host a who $B!G (Bs who of international leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and celebrities at Lucasfilm $B!G (Bs Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco for an extraordinary evening of entertainment, intelligence and vision: A Radical Benefit for Humanity: Making the Impossible Possible, One Prize at a Time. James Cameron, John Doerr, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Ratan Tata, Honorable Gavin Newsom, Anousheh Ansari and Elon Musk are among the high-profile guests who will be in attendance.

The exclusive charity event for 350 guests will celebrate X PRIZE $B!G (Bs remarkable accomplishments as the Foundation unveils its vision for the future. 
CNN $B!G (Bs Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi
will emcee the event. 

$B!H (BOur X PRIZE Radical Benefit for Humanity is a follow-on to the very successful and fun 2007 Benefit hosted at Google HQ, $B!I (B said Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Founder and Chairman, X PRIZE. $B!H (BThis year, our Benefit will be held at Lucasfilm with hosts James Cameron, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  I $B!G (Bm proud to provide our audience with an update on our $50 million of incentive prizes and our vision for the future.  Come join us on May 15th – find out which grand challenges we will be focused on during the next three years, and learn how incentive prizes can drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. $B!I (B

Guests will begin the evening with a cocktail reception overlooking the city $B!G (Bs historic Presidio, followed by a dinner and evening program during which they $B!G (Bll be inspired by the world $B!G (Bs foremost visionaries who are making radical breakthroughs across the globe.

Following dinner, a live auction led by Sotheby $B!G (Bs Chairman Jamie Niven will feature a collection of exceptional offerings that will take guests to the extremes, from space to the ocean, and from 0-60 in under four seconds. Among the unique bidding opportunities for guests:

·         Out-of-this-world space flight with Virgin Galactic, offering the chance to experience complete weightlessness onboard SpaceShipTwo, set to launch later this year

·         Exhilarating aquatic safari in one of the world $B!G (Bs first deep-ocean submersibles to experience the beauty and mystery of one of the earth $B!G (Bs most unexplored territories

·         Adrenaline-inducing electric 2010 Tesla Roadster

·         Chance to join the likes of Larry King, Michael J. Fox and be a genomic pioneer, among the first to have their genome fully sequenced helping usher in an era of personalized medicine.

Event tickets, table sponsorships and auction donations are tax deductible; proceeds from the benefit directly support activities of The Foundation. For additional information about sponsorships, table reservations or ticket purchases for A Radical Benefit for Humanity, please contact Meghan Murphy, director of alliances, X PRIZE Foundation, Meghan@xprize.org, 310 $B!> (B741 $B!> (B4966.

The benefit co-chairs are Anne Wojcicki and Sergey Brin, Suzy Amis and James Cameron, Kristen and Peter Diamandis, Lucy Southworth and Larry Page.

The Honorary Committee includes Anousheh and Hamid Ansari, Michael Boustridge, Sir Richard Branson, Eli and Edythe Broad, Bita Daryabari and Reza Malek, Ann and John Doerr, Tas and Amir Dossal, Ann and Jim Gianopulos, Scott Hassan, Jack Hidary, Michelle Yee and Reid Hoffman, Arianna Huffington, Kathy and Chad Hurley, Zem and James Joaquin, Steve Jurvetson, Dean Kamen, Neeru and Vinod Khosla, Lyn and Norman Lear, Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, Elon Musk, Honorable Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Anne and Dean Ornish, Alison and Mark Pincus, Cindy and Adeo Ressi, Wendy and Eric Schmidt, Kimberly Sweidy and Raymie Stata, Ratan N. Tata, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Heather and Craig Venter, Charles M. Vest, Nadine Weil. 

ABOUT X PRIZE:

The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational nonprofit prize institute whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. In 2004, the Foundation captured world headlines when Burt Rutan, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, built and flew the world $B!G (Bs first private vehicle to space to win the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE. The Foundation has since launched the $10 million Archon X PRIZE for Genomics, the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, and the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. The Foundation is creating and conducting competitions in four prize groups: Exploration (Space and Oceans), Life Sciences, Energy & Environment, and Education & Global Development. The Foundation is widely recognized as the leader in fostering innovation through competition. For more information, please visit www.xprize.org 

 

 
 
 

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