Future of Money & Technology Summit: FAQ
Q. Why should I attend the Future of Money & Technology Summit?
A. Are you a thought leader at the convergence of currency and technology? Are you interested in meeting and interacting with other thought leaders? Do you develop applications related to the trade, transfer, management, or making of money? Do you feel it’s important to mix and find business opportunities with the folks who will be leading the way to a better tomorrow monetarily? Do you want to come together with these thought leaders, in an informative, conducive to doing business atmosphere? If so, the Future of Money and Technology is an event just for you.
Q. Say we take pictures, and want to post them to Flickr. Are there any specific tags we should use?
A. Photos from the Future of Money & Technology Summit should be tagged “futureofmoney”
Q. Will there be Wifi at the event?
Q: Why the Hotel Kabuki?
A: The Hotel Kabuki is a centrally located Rock & Roll Hotel recently bought and renovated by Chip Conley and Joie De Vivre Hotels. It is a favorite hotel for performers at the nearby legendary Fillmore Auditorium, the new classic Yoshi’s San Francisco, and more. Joie De Vivre lives by their corporate mission statement, “Creating Opprotunities to Celebrate the Joy of Life”. Plus, it was at the first Joie De Vivre Hotel The Phoenix that my wife and I met. Then we stayed at the Kabuki (at the time, the Miyako) for months when transitioning out of a flooded apartment. So when we heard that “Joie De Vivre” bought and fixed the place up, it seemed a natural for the conference to be held at such a comfortable yet reasonably priced hotel.
Q. Can you tell me a little about the Japantown area where the conference and the Hotel Kabuki are located?
A. You can find much information by following this link to Japantown Information. But suffice it to say that it is one of the 3 remaining Japantowns in the United States, located about a mile west of Union Square, and home to many Japanese restaurants, bars, stores, and a vibrant Pacific culture rarely found on this side of the Pacific.
Q. The Summit is on Monday, when should out-of-towners arrive in SF?
A. No later than your 3:00 hotel check-in on Sunday. Our first official event is a pre-show schmooze (location TBA) on Sunday night at 5pm, and folks tend to really enjoy meeting and reconnecting.
Q. Why the Future of Money & Technology Summit? Is it related to the SF MusicTech Summit? The Future of Music Policy Summit? Any other projects with Future of Money in the title?
A. The Future of Money Summit is produced by Brian Zisk and Shoshana Zisk who produce the SF MusicTech Summit. Brian is also a co-founder of the leading Streaming Real-time Search Company Collecta,, as well as The Future of Music Coalition, a Washington D.C. based non-profit which helps musicians better navigate the digital environment, and which throws the annual Future of Music Policy Summit. We are taking all that we learned from putting on the world’s best music/technology conferences, and are aiming to build what we hope to be the best conference on the Future of Money, with a San Francisco Bay Area focus, welcoming all of the great money technology developers who are active here. Brian earned his degree in Economics and International Business from NYU, and has since spent his life building companies, non-profits, and other projects. In 1996, Brian started building Transaction Net, which at the time was the leading resource on transactions on the Internet. Soon after, Brian started helping Bernard Lietaer build interest in his then forthcoming book “The Future of Money: Creating New Wealth, Work and a Wiser World”. From that point on, Brian hoped to throw a conference on the Future of Money and Technology, but got distracted by life, with his Money Conference dream only coming together over a decade later.