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March 2013

Advancing Humanity Symposium 2013

Dates: March 23, 2013
Location: Stanford, California

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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… read more

Howard Bloom’s God Problem Tour

Dates: March 23 – Apr 4, 2013
Location: United States

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What the hell is Howard Bloom up to now?  Nothing.  One of the most important nothings confronting science today, he says.

Bloom is a scientific thinker who has been called “next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein, [and] Freud,” by Britain’s Channel4 TV, “the next Stephen Hawking” by Gear Magazine, and “The Buckminster Fuller and Arthur C. Clarke of the new millennium” by Buckminster… read more

BollyDoll: A Live Cinema Experience

Dates: March 22, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Back by popular demand – A live 360 degree performance at the Vortex Dome LA this Friday. Don’t miss it!

Time: Friday, March 22, 2013
Two shows: 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Location: Vortex Dome at Los Angeles Center Studios
Organized By: Kate McCallum and Ed Lantz

Event Description:
BollyDoll, a Live Cinema Experience, is a live music and dance show based on an old Indian epic dating back to 1000 BC created… read more

George Dyson: “No Time Is There— The Digital Universe and Why Things Appear To Be Speeding Up”

Dates: March 19, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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George Dyson will be presenting “No Time Is There”— The Digital Universe and Why Things Appear To Be Speeding Up” on Tuesday March 19, 02013 at 7:30 pm at the Herbst Theater at Civic Center.

When thinking about the future, it is easy to forget to look behind you. Enter George Dyson, “an historian among futurists”, who does deep research into the history of computing to… read more

60th Anniversary of the Double Helix: a Conversation with James Watson

Dates: March 18, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

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IMED Seminar Series

Featured Speaker: James Watson, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Chancellor Emeritus, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Host: Lee Goodglick, Ph.D., MBA
Monday, March 18, 2013 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC)

Dates: March 17 – 21, 2013
Location: Anaheim, California

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OFC/NFOEC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. No other week is as intense as The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC). For over 38 years people have been coming from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward for this one… read more

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America Author Ernest Freeberg in conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar

Dates: March 14, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California

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The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the light bulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity.

The Age of Edison places… read more

NIH Brain Awareness Week

Dates: March 11 – 17, 2013
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

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Students explore the wonders of the brain – NIH Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open… read more

Augumented Human ’13: 4th International Conference in Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

Dates: March 7 – 8, 2013
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Augmented Human 2013

The 4th Augmented Human (AH) International Conference in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 7 and 8, 2013, focusing on augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased well-being and enjoyable human experience.

As in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series with ISBN.

Topics

  • Wearable Computing and Ubiquitous

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Endgame: How to Prepare and Move a Billion Dollars in Patent Litigation

Dates: March 7, 2013
Location: Palo Alto, California

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WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013 – program from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by networking until 6:30pm

Generating significant revenue from patents does not have to be a lottery system or a… read more

First NeuroGaming Meetup hosts live brain-controlled music

Dates: March 7, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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As a warm-up for the upcoming NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo, the first NeuroGaming Meetup will be held on March 7, 2013 in San Francisco’s YetiZen Innovation Lab. By attending the Meetup you’ll benefit from a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and have fun while discussing a particular slice of the neurogaming universe:… read more

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2013

Dates: March 3 – 9, 2013
Location: Agra, India

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The 20th annual international conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness” will take place March 3-9, 2013 at the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in Agra, India, home of the famed Taj Mahal. DEI is a high-level educational system, part of a spiritual community and farm housing 4000 people on an idyllic 1300 acres on the Yamuna River within the city of Agra. DEI research includes neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine, philosophy,… read more

BIL 2013

Dates: March 2 – 3, 2013
Location: Long Beach, California

BIL 2013

BIL is the ad hoc counterpart to the TED conference. Unlike TED, anyone can attend BIL, and it is cheap enough that most people can afford it. A weekend at BIL will probably cost less than a day at Disneyland.

Like TED, there are speakers spreading interesting, useful, and cutting edge ideas. But unlike TED, anyone is welcome to speak. Simply submit your talk ahead of time, or… read more

February 2013

UNESCO Future Forum: Exploring the Dynamics of Knowledge Societies: Using the Future to Shape Transformative Policies

Dates: February 27, 2013
Location: Paris, France

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The aim of this Future Forum is to use the latest thinking about knowledge societies, including the frameworks that enable rigorous definitions of the changing nature of knowledge stocks, flows and processes, so as to produce up-to-date images of future of knowledge societies. By improving the quality of the images used to describe tomorrow’s knowledge societies this Future Forum will sharpen the recommendations for enabling transformative, post-industrial knowledge societies… read more

2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Dates: February 25 – 27, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.

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The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. This unique event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. The Summit’s strategic combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate its global competitors.

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