PARC Forum

Parc Forum

About PARC Forum

How to find out about future Forums

Our Forums are announced via email or on one of our social media channels. Follow us or subscribe to our newsletter to find out about the next Forum. We also include all upcoming talks on this page, so you can add individual events to your calendar.

We invite you to join us at a PARC Forum, where you can find out about the work we’re doing, interact with our experts, and learn about the latest discoveries and innovations coming out of our Silicon Valley research center.

We’ve been hosting invited speaker Forums since 1977, with some of the most prominent scientists and innovators in the world joining us to exchange ideas and insights. The Forum is a free event that’s open to anyone with an interest in what we do at PARC.

Join in person
Anyone can attend a PARC Forum event in person (minors may attend if accompanied by an adult). The program is free and registration is required. Seating in our auditorium is allocated on a first come, first served basis.

PARC Forums take place in our George E. Pake Auditorium, which is located right off the stairs from our upper parking lot. Free parking is available anywhere within our lots. Our building is located near the 280 freeway in Palo Alto, California. Forums (including Q&A) begin at 5pm, running until 6pm, with networking afterwards until 6:30pm.

Watch online
If you can’t join us in person you can enjoy a PARC Forum event online. We typically post Forums on our YouTube channel. Or you can watch live on our YouTube Live or Facebook Live. You can also browse our archive of all past PARC Forums on our website.

How we choose our speakers
From Nobel laureates and VC funders to prominent futurists and radio personalities, PARC Forum speakers are always experts in their fields. We look for credible speakers who can deliver interesting and thought-provoking talks. If you have a speaker suggestion, email us at

November 7th 2019

As new wave digital technologies are spreading into our world, the attention is often on consumer applications and lifestyle benefits. This talk will explore the impact of VR/AR and IoT ...

October 24th 2019

Open Innovation is PARC’s bread and butter. Since its origin, the concept has shifted into an incredibly practical and inclusive way of solving today’s and tomorrow’s problems. Companies have often ...

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