Ethereal will take place in Brooklyn’s industrial neighborhood of Gowanus. The refurbished historic venues, 501 Union and Green Building, which once served during New York’s industrial past as a car restoration shop and bass foundry, provide a fitting platform for rethinking humanity’s technological future and how we can come together to form local, global villages that leverage community building technologies to best serve the interests of their members. The mixed indoor-outdoor event space features rooms for intimate conversations, as well as large lectures, breakout discussions, art installations, physical experiences, and stages for live musical performances. Amid this festival of art and ideas, vendors and sponsors will be uniquely positioned to engage participants with local and sustainable offerings including food and cocktails.