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April 2013

How will Synthetic Biology and Conservation Shape the Future of Nature?

Dates: April 9 – 11, 2013
Location: Cambridge, England

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Synthetic biology promises to change the world in significant ways, yet it is largely unrecognized within the field of conservation. This conference will bring together the synthetic biology and the conservation practitioner communities to discuss the implications that synthetic biology may have on the natural world and conservation and develop new thinking and new strategies to cope with the potential challenges and opportunities.

Scheduled speakers include: Dick Kitney,… read more

The Higgs Boson and Other Recent Results from ATLAS

Dates: April 9, 2013
Location: Stanford, California

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Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Senior Research Physicist at CERN and spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment, will give the Apr. 9, 2013 colloquium entitled, “The Higgs Boson and other Recent Results from ATLAS.”  Recent results from the ATLAS experimenta at the CERN Lrge Hadron Collider (LHC) will be presented, with an emphasis on Higgs physics.  Measurement of the Higgs boson properties and the present understanding of this recently discovered, very special… read more

Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture: “The Higgs Boson and Our Life”

Dates: April 8, 2013
Location: Stanford, California

The Higgs Boson and Our Life

Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Senior Research Scientist at CERN and spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment, will give a lecture entitled “The Higgs Boson and Our Life.”  Abstract:  On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments operating at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle compatible with the Higgs boson (hunted for almost 50 years), which is a crucial piece for our understanding of… read more

ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS: Finding Flow & Resilience through Creativity & the Arts

Dates: April 7, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Sunday April 7, 10 am-5 pm
UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Conference details:
Focusing on enhancing strengths, rather than reducing deficits, creativity and the arts are uniquely able to facilitate flow, mind-body wellness, and transformation. With the growing cost of healthcare and increasing demand for preventative, patient-centered, and chronic care, it is important for future healthcare professionals and artists to be aware of effective and creative positive psychological approaches… read more

2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Dates: April 5, 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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The 2013 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held on 5 April 2013 from 9:00am to 5:45pm in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the level four conference room of the Salt Lake City Public Library. Speakers will address the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Previous conferences sponsored by the Mormon Transhumanist Association include… read more

March 2013

Health Extension Salon #7: Aging as the Root Cause of Major Diseases

Dates: March 28, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California


Dr. Gordon Lithgow from the Buck Institute, will present surprising research results showing that aging actually *causes* cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc.  He changed aging genes in animals.  Not only were they strong at an age while the control animals were frail, as would be expected, but the control animals were getting diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, while the changed ones were not.  Can this beread more

Game Developers Conference 2013

Dates: March 25 – 29, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 19,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced… read more

Game Developers Conference | San Francisco 2013

Dates: March 25 – 29, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 19,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM TechWeb Game Network.

This… read more

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

The God Problem

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

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