See tomorrow.
Shape today.

We're a crystal ball for Washington, D.C. -- a policy studio that forecasts the coming tech disruptions to future-proof America. We bring innovators together with policymakers so they can prepare for tomorrow, together.
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Emerging tech is upending national and economic security. See how we're shaping a more resilient future U.S.

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Think tanks are slow. The future is fast.

Introducing Policy Labs

Rapid-fire design thinking workshops with innovators and bipartisan leaders. Turn challenges into actionable outputs in weeks, not months.

Each Future US Institute deploys Policy Labs within its focus area. These multi-week policy sprints employ a rapid design thinking approach to to do three things at once: understand emerging tech trends, dig deep into the creative policy levers that can unlock that tech to solve problems, and design a campaign that can allow us to bring unique coalitions together to get things done fast.

The result? America is better prepared - faster - for tomorrow's tech disruptions.

How it works

Turning ideas into action. Not boring reports.
Step 1: Bring People Together
We connect two sets of leaders — innovators and policymakers — so they can co-create solutions to our country's biggest problems.
Step 2: Design solutions, fast
We hold action-oriented policy labs, where experts test and refine novel public policy solutions to these challenges.
Step 3: Deploy to create impact
Finally, we build coalitions to achieve rapid impact — whether it's preparing lawmakers for a major tech shift or helping agency leaders take action to prepare the country.

We break down silos and work with the best

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We create change, fast.


There are a lot of ways to drive change in D.C., and one of the worst is writing a report or white paper and expecting someone to do something about it. We don't have the time (or the patience).


That's why our Policy Labs are designed to produce concrete, actionable recommendations for decision makers.


And we use all possible pathways to help them turn those ideas into action -- from advising on legislation and executive action to shaping federal investment in bleeding-edge tech.

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AI + Election Security Policy Lab

Led by a Civic Strike Force

Xander Schultz

Founder, One for Democracy

Miles Taylor

Chief Policy Officer
FMR Chief of Staff, DHS; Best Selling Author

Lara Stein

Chief Creative Officer
Founder, Ted-X; BOMA Global

Evan Burfield

Chief Strategy Officer
Co-Founder, 1776; Author, Regulatory Hacking

+ With support from our diverse, world-class advisory

Octavia Abell
Founder, Govern For America
De Kai
Professor, Board Member, UC Berkeley & The Future Society
Billy Watterson
Executive Director, Galaxy Gives
Dhruva Rajendra
Co-Founder, Latch
Victoria Houed
Director of AI Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeff Seltzer
Managing Partner, Pierce Yates Ventures
Ronit Kanwar
Director of Partnerships, Schmidt Futures
Andrew Yang
Fmr. Presidential Candidate, Forward Party
Paul Miller
Creative Producer, DJ Spooky
Scott Santens
Founder, Income to Support All & Author, Let There Be Money
X. Eyeé
Founder, Malo Santo, Fmr. Responsible AI & Innovation at Google
Regina Kline
Founder, Managing Partner, Enable Ventures
Danielle Allen
Founder, Professor, Partners in Democracy, Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation Harvard, Fmr. Mass Gubernatorial candidate
Shomik Dutta
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Overture Climate VC
Chelsea Peters
Co-Founder, Full Impact Advisory, Fmr. Deputy Executive Director @ Walton Family Foundation
Liz O’Sullivan
CEO, Vera
Tim O’Reilly
Founder, CEO, O’Reilly Media
Ravi Gupta
Co-Founder, Arena
Tom Malinowski
Fmr. Congressman, House of Representatives
Jeff Modisett
Investment Banking, Macquerie Group
Tim Hwang
Founder, CEO, FiscalNote
Kurt Eichenwald
Senior Editor, Best-Selling Author, The Conversation US
Russell D. Grieff
Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, Jobs for the Future
Connie LaRossa
National Security Policy, Google
LaTosha Brown
Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter
Karen Minkel
Philanthropy Director, Lever for Change
Beth Turner
Managing Partner, SV Angel
Ty Montague
Founder, Co:Collective
Layla Zaidane
President, CEO, Future Caucus
Danny Crichton
Head of Editorial, LUX Capital