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May 2013

The Starship Century Symposium

Dates: May 21 – 22, 2013
Location: San Diego, California

Starship Century

Is this the century we begin to build starships?
Why go to the Stars?
Can we?
Should We?

Starship Century is a symposium coordinated by the new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration with Gregory and James Benford, presenting ideas from their anthology of science and science fiction.

Gregory Benford: Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of… read more

First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics

Dates: May 20 – 21, 2013
Location: Chandler, Arizona

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Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics
Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21, 2013
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
Chandler, Ariz.

The first annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics will be held at the scenic Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Arizona, on May 20-21, 2013.  Twelve organizations are currently co-sponsoring this event.

The conference will… read more

Governing Algorithms: A conference on computation, automation, and control

Dates: May 16 – 17, 2013
Location: New York, New York

Governing algorithms

Algorithms are increasingly invoked as powerful entities that control, govern, sort, regulate, and shape everything from financial trades to news media. Nevertheless, the nature and implications of such orderings are far from clear. What exactly is it that algorithms “do”? What is the role attributed to “algorithms” in these arguments? How can we turn the “problem of algorithms” into an object of productive inquiry?

This conference… read more

Certificate in Strategic Foresight

Dates: May 13 – 31, 2013
Location: Houston, Texas / Brussels, Belgium

5-Day, Project-Based, Face-to-Face Workshop

The Certificate in Strategic Foresight is being offered by Dr. Peter Bishop at the University of Houston Masters Program for Futures Studies. It’s again being presented in Houston, but this May it will also be offered in Brussels, Belgium, in partnership with The Destree Institute.

Peter has been a long-term partner of the World Future Society and has been offering the Introduction… read more

“Love Machine” premieres at the Incubator Arts Project

Dates: May 10 – 19, 2013
Location: New York, New York

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Premiering at Incubator Arts Project May 10-19, 2013 at 8pm (no shows 5/13 or 5/15)

Tickets $18 General, $14 Students / Purchase in advance at incubatorarts.org , or call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101.

Incubator Arts Project inside St. Mark’s Church • 131 East 10th Street, at Second Avenue L to First or Third Avenue; R, W to Broadway/8th Street; 6 to Astor Place; N, Q, 4, 5 to… read more

Eric Drexler on Radical Abundance – Los Angeles, CA

Dates: May 9, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

Radical Abundance

For the publication of Radical Abundance - Live Talks Los Angeles Breakfast, Gensler Downtown LA (an architecture firm), 500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Interview/conversation followed by audience Q&A. Venue holds 150-175.

K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology—the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon… read more

Eric Drexler on Radical Abundance – Seattle, WA

Dates: May 9, 2013
Location: Seattle, Washington

Radical Abundance

For the publication of Radical Abundance - Town Hall with University Bookstore, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. 40-50 minute talk, audience Q&A, and book signing.

K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology—the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to… read more

The 3rd AISB Workshop: “The Emergence of Consciousness”

Dates: May 9, 2013
Location: Twickenham, London

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Co-organised by

  • The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET)
  • Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

As part of the AISB Members workshop series.

Symposium Overview

Consciousness is sometimes thought to be a special attribute of humans, but what exactly do we mean by it? If we know what it is, how did it emerge (if indeed… read more

Eric Drexler on Radical Abundance author presentation | Albany, New York

Dates: May 6, 2013
Location: Albany, New York

Radical Abundance

For the publication of Radical Abundance — Reading and Q&A with the general public, Assembly Hall, Campus Center, University at Albany uptown campus.

K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology — the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically… read more

Humans 2 Mars Summit

Dates: May 6 – 8, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

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Manned Missions to Mars: Scientists Discuss Red Planet Exploration This Week

What will it take to get humans to Mars? That’s the question on tap for hundreds of scientists, entrepreneurs, astronauts and government officials descending on Washington, D.C. this week for a summit on manned travel to the Red Planet.

Speakers at the second annual “Humans 2 Mars Summit,” running May 6-8 at George Washington University, include NASA chief… read more

DC book launch of The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

Dates: May 2, 2013 – May 2, 2103
Location: Washington, DC

The New Digital Age

The New America Foundation is pleased to invite you to the DC book launch of The New Digital Age. Join authors Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen for a conversation on their transformative vision of the connected future. A reception will follow.

Book sales will be provided by Politics and Prose.

Special thanks to McDermott Will & Emery for use of the firm’s conference facilities.

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NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo

Dates: May 1 – 2, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo: game industry meets consumer BCI’s at biggest event to date“There has never been a more exciting time for the gaming industry”, says Zack Lynch, founder of the NeuroGaming 3013 Conference and Expo, to be held in San Francisco, May 1-2, 2013. In his recent guest post written for VentureBeat, Mr Lynch talks about neurogaming, a new and rapidly growing segmentread more

April 2013

Life Long Fitness and Aging

Dates: April 24 – 26, 2013
Location: Hasselt, Netherlands

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The FTNLS workshop entitled ‘Life Long Fitness and Aging: Can we monitor? Can we treat?’ will address the current exciting progress in ageing research. The three day program will illustrate concepts, models and technologies in ageing research which are still heavily under debate. Critical discussions on key terms such as ageing, health, life-long fitness and regeneration will be combined with interactive sessions on ethical and economic aspects of increasing… read more

DESIGN West: The Center of the Engineering Universe

Dates: April 22 – 25, 2013
Location: San Jose, California

The Embedded Systems Conference: Learn Today, Design Tomorrow.

ESC (The Embedded Systems Conference) is the global electronics industry’s leading event.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation… read more

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

Dates: April 22 – 23, 2013
Location: New York City, New York

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The 3D printing revolution has arrived and Inside 3D Printing is the first business to business conference and expo to delve into the present and future impact of 3D printing. Join us on April 22-23 in New York City, and immerse yourself in two full days of tutorials and seminars that will give you a blueprint for how to invest and utilize 3D printing in coming years. And, you… read more

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