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August 2016

Singularity University Global Summit 2016

Dates: August 28 – 30, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


SU Global Summit is coming to San Francisco, August 28-30. This is the culmination of SU’s Exponential Conference Series and will be the definitive place each year to discover breakthrough technologies and to understand how they’re going to impact the world.

You’ll hear world-renowned leaders and thinkers share their insights on the changes that will replace entire industries, including:

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Think Big Festival

Dates: August 25 – 27, 2016
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


The Think Big Festival is an annual event that educates and empowers entrepreneurs by focusing on the speed at which technology is moving and our role in its progression. August 26th, 27th, and 28th 2016 will highlight the field of robotics and host brilliant minds from Microsoft, Boeing, Johns Hopkins APL, and more in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Mixing together a beautiful lake town, thought provoking speakers, live… read more

2016 Space Elevator Conference

Dates: August 19 – 21, 2016
Location: Seattle, Washington


Come experience learning, brainstorming, and international collaboration in an atmosphere of history, invention, and discovery!  A Family Science Fest day will be held in conjunction with the conference.
This year at the Museum of Flight, as part of Boeing’s centennial, the travelling “Above and Beyond” exhibition will be at the museum (which includes a simulated space elevator ride).

Registration for the Technical Program is open… read more

Rise of AI — Human Coexistence with Machines

Dates: August 18, 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany


Anish Mohammed - Path to Singularity: How Authentic Are Thoughts?

This talk will examine medium term challenges of ethics, authenticity, and privacy leading towards the Singularity. It will cover design of ethical of algorithms, which might help create more generalised AGIs. It will take a peek at the possible path of brain computer interfaces. It will discuss questions about authenticity of thoughts, and privacy of thoughts, that arise even before… read more

RAAD Festival

Dates: August 4 – 7, 2016
Location: San Diego, California

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The largest gathering of radical life extensionists. The revolution against aging and death starts with you.

RAAD Fest combines the energy and fun of a festival, the empowerment and interaction of personal development, with cutting edge science presented for a lay audience to create the first and best holistic radical life extension event ever. 

Hear from top scientists, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders addressing every aspect of radical… read more

Human By Design Conference in NYC

Dates: August 3, 2016
Location: New York, New York


Square Enix aligns with first-of-its-kind event to explore the intersection of technology and humanity at the Paley Center for Media in August 2016

This summer, CNN’s brand studio Courageous is partnering with Square Enix®, publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, to host a first-of-its-kind conference on human augmentation. Human by Design will be held at the Paley Center* for Media in New… read more

New York Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit

Dates: August 2 – 3, 2016
Location: New York, New York


The data stolen during a breach is used for many purposes, but especially for fraud. Security and fraud teams are working ever more closely together, both pre- and post-breach, to ensure that they are in the best possible position to defend, detect and respond. In this dual track day, intended for senior InfoSec and Fraud professionals, we’ll focus on the latest fraud techniques and technologies, as well… read more

July 2016

Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016

Dates: July 26 – 27, 2016
Location: Santa Clara, California


Innovation in mobile chip and system design is accelerating. Heterogeneous processors and advances in LTE are driving changes in smartphone design. Wearable devices create new, even smaller form factors and add new functions for communications, entertainment, fitness, and health. To deliver these new capabilities, mobile processors must integrate a plethora of IP cores, including big and little CPUs, DSPs, GPUs, video, security, and NoCs to connect them all. Mobile systems… read more


Dates: July 24 – 28, 2016
Location: Anaheim, California


SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services.

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WorldFuture 2016

Dates: July 22 – 24, 2016
Location: Washington DC

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WorldFuture 2016 will take place in Washington DC, July 22–24, with a diverse range of themes, including:

•    Economics, Business & Work
•    Science, Tech, Space, and Beyond
•    Global Thinking and Connectivity
•    The Futurist Mindset
•    Health, Disease, and Lifespans
•    The Environment and Resources
•    Evolution and Human Nature
•    Infrastructure and Government

Among the plethora of interesting topics:… read more

11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Dates: July 20, 2016
Location: Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life

11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Theme: The Geoethics of Nanotechnology in Biological or Mechanical Cell Repair

WHO: Interested biologists, physical Scientists, nanotechnologists, computing scientists, professionals and ethicists. Terasem defines geoethics as the study of technology risk/benefit management across geographic spaces. Analogously, bioethics is the study of technology risk/benefit management across corporeal spaces.

WHAT: This workshop is an exchange of scholarly views on geoethical nanotechnology and its uses in biological, mechanical, or biomechanical cell… read more

Our geopolitical futures

Dates: July 16, 2016
Location: London, UK


Our geopolitical futures – Sat. 16th July

Which scenarios for the future of geopolitics deserve most attention?

That question is always one of the most important ones to think about. It deserves even more attention in the turmoil of renewed political debate in the wake of the EU referendum discussion in the UK.

In the London Futurists meetup on Saturday 16th July, Alun Rhydderch, co-founder of the School of International Futures (SOIF),… read more

The Ninth Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence: AGI-16

Dates: July 16 – 19, 2016
Location: New York City, New York

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Continuing the mission of the past AGI conferences, AGI-16 gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

AGI-16 @ New York will be held from July 16-19 of 2016, on the campus of the New School in Lower Manhattan.

As a special event for 2016, the AGI-16 conference will be co-located with… read more

IoT Evolution Expo

Dates: July 11 – 14, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Through informative conference tracks, an IoT Exhibition floor, case studies, special events, networking and more, the IoT Evolution Expo is the ultimate venue for attendees to gain an understanding on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the driving force behind improving efficiencies, driving revenue opportunities and solving business problems across multiple industries and all business functional areas.

The IoT is driving productivity, asset optimization, cost savings and… read more

Bay Area Futurists Annual Intelligence Explosion

Dates: July 8, 2016
Location: Stanford, California


Join us for a talk on smart agents, a tour of select Stanford labs, a meet-and-greet with other futurists, and an after party at a nearby futurist-friendly intentional community.

Come for as much or as little as you’d like. State in the comments if you want to attend the tour or after party. Space is limited.

Invite your futurist friends! Let’s make this *the* annual event for the… read more

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