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April 2016

Constructing a roadmap to immortality? With Alexey Turchin

Dates: April 30, 2016
Location: London, UK


Accelerating technology seems to offer humanity a variety of options to radically extend healthy lifespans – potentially even enabling indefinite lifespans (commonly called “immortality”). The technological possibilities include stem cell therapies, genomic medicine, nanobots, cloned organs, synthetic bodies, artificial intelligence, brain scanning, and many more. However, significant obstacles stand in the way of translating these possibilities into social realities. For this reason, a number of researchers and activists are working… read more

EMERGE 2016: The Future of Sport 2040

Exploring the future of sport in a hands-­on festival at Arizona State University's Wells Fargo Arena
Dates: April 29, 2016
Location: Tempe, Arizona


What will sport look like in 2040? What would you like it to be? How can we steer the development of “sport” to answer our cravings for fun, adrenalin, competition and collaboration so common in our species?

Explore these questions and more in an interactive event that dares to challenge preconceptions of what sport is and should be — Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040. Join Arizona State… read more

Intelligent Assistants Conference

Dates: April 26 – 27, 2016
Location: London, UK


Co-Located with Intelligent Authentication Conference 2016.

Helping humans harness the power of intelligent assistants is the crux of Intelligent Assistants Conference 2016 London.

IAC London 2016 is the third in a series of gatherings that showcase how business enterprises support self-service through a conversational user interface that leverages investment in interactive voice response, natural language processing, knowledge management, speech analytics, machine learning and, ultimately artificial intelligence.… read more

TSC 2016 The Science of Consciousness

Dates: April 25 – 30, 2016
Location: Tucson, Arizona


The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2016 Conference is jointly sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan. Some 700 people are expected for a week-long program of plenary and concurrent talk sessions, posters, art/tech demos, pre-conference workshops, recreation and social events including a welcome reception, conference barbecue and square dance, the traditional Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues/talent… read more

Posthuman Futures

Dates: April 22 – 23, 2016
Location: New York, New York


Welcome to  the Second Edition of our “Glocal Symposium” Series on the topic of the Posthuman. This event has been generously supported by NYU -Liberal Studies, Office of Student Affairs.

It features more than 30 international speakers and performers. Our keynote this year is: Dr. Natasha Vita-More.

The specific focus of this Symposium is dedicated to the significance of the posthuman in relation to near and far futures. We… read more

Space Apps NYC

Dates: April 22 – 24, 2016
Location: New York City, New York

Space Apps NYC

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is a worldwide NASA Incubator Innovation program. Grassroots organizers from all across the planet stage a weekend-long hackathon at their local site where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, students, and anyone else interested in space exploration can collaborate with their fellow global citizens and utilize publicly available data to design innovative solutions for challenges posed by NASA, other governmental agencies, NGOs,… read more

The Internet of and for Things

Dates: April 21, 2016
Location: London, UK



The World Economic Forum forecasts that one trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022 and more than 50% of internet traffic will be delivered to homes for appliances and devices by 2024. Literally anything could be connected to the internet which will enable greater communication and new data-driven services based on increased analytics capabilities. This will have huge impacts on business models as products will… read more


Dates: April 16 – 21, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


The media and entertainment industry has become unleashed. Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. NAB Show® is the only place to break free from conventional thinking and open your mind.

Attendees representing every sector of the industry including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events,… read more

The future of cryopreservation: research and applications

Dates: April 16, 2016
Location: London, UK


This London Futurists talk by João Pedro de Magalhães covers the latest developments in both the theory and practice of cryopreservation – the low temperature preservation of biological material.

Important potential applications of cryopreservation include:

  • in biobanking (and therefore in regenerative medicine)
  • in cryonics - the low-temperature preservation of deceased human bodies, with the view to eventual reanimation when science has progressed sufficiently to cure whatever condition was the cause of death.

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Solving Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Dates: April 11, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


No one thinks longer, or bigger, than astrophysicists.

“This is the golden age of cosmology,” says Priya Natarajan, one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, because data keeps pouring in to vet even the most radical theories. And the dominant mysteries are profound. She observes that “The vast majority of stuff in the universe—both dark matter and dark energy, which dominate the content and fate of the universe—is unknown.“… read more

Virtual Reality Summit 2016

Dates: April 11 – 12, 2016
Location: New York City, New York


The Virtual Reality Summit is heading to New York for the first time April 11–12. After it’s debut along Inside 3D Printing in Santa Clara, VR Summit has broken out to its own show for 2016. Virtual Reality Summit New York will feature two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest virtual reality and augmented reality services.

Co-located with Rising Media’s industry leading… read more

Inside 3D Printing 2016 New York

Dates: April 10 – 12, 2016
Location: New York City, New York


Inside 3D Printing is returning to New York on April 10-12! Since its inception in 2013, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide. Inside 3D Printing New York will feature a full day of workshops plus two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services. Whatever your role, Inside… read more

Global Innovator Conference VR SUMMIT

Dates: April 9, 2016
Location: Beijing, China


China’s most engaging platform for innovators

An unprecedented gathering of some of the world’s most adventurous thinkers, pioneers who are working on the edge of imagination. GIC 2015 has brought together over 100 innovative leaders from across 17 countries to share ideas on science and technology, business, health, education, design, entertainment, art and culture. GIC 2015 also attracted more than 2000 registered delegates globally and covered by over 100… read more

Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit 2016

Dates: April 7 – 8, 2016
Location: London, UK


Discover the deep learning tools & techniques set to revolutionise healthcare applications, medicine & diagnostics.

Why attend

Extraordinary speakers

Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the healthcare sector. Learn from the experts in speech & text recognition, neural networks, image classification and machine learning.

Discover emerging trends & best practices

The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing methods… read more

NextMed/MMVR22 Conference

Dates: April 7 – 9, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, California


Medicine Meets Virtual Reality was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the newly emerging Internet. Each specialty brought its own skills and experience. By identifying and nurturing collaborative objectives, they understood that revolutionary tools could… read more

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