Advancing Humanity Symposium 2013

Dates: March 23, 2013
Location: Stanford, California

Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.

Defining Human – 10AM

Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Foundation) “I Listen to Color”
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Gregory Stock (Author of Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future) “To Upgrade is Human”
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Natasha Vita-More (Humanity+) “How to Build a Better Being”
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Lunch Break – 12PM

Pioneering Ventures – 1PM

Stuart Armstrong (Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute) “Space Exploration and Colonization”
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Alex Lightman (Author of Brave New Unwired World) “Why Every Stanford Student Should be a Transhumanist”
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Dickson Despommier (Columbia’s Environmental Health Sciences Department) “Vertical Farming and the Future of Urbanization”
www.goo.gl/Y43FS

Representing the Future – 3PM

Giuseppe Vatinno (Italian Parliament) “One Giant Leap for Transhumanist Politics”
www.goo.gl/YL5Au
Maria Konolaneko (Russian Longevity Party) “Catalyze or Die Trying”
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Micah Daigle (Collective Agency) “Resilient Individuals and Syntropic Systems”
www.goo.gl/flxYE

This event is free and open to the public — invite your friends! Details subject to change.