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May 2013

Solar 2013 Conference & Expo

Dates: May 23 – 24, 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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In 2013 the Australian Solar Council together with international partner Australian PV Solar Energy Exhibition (AUPVSEE) will present the annual Solar Conference & Exhibition at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 23 – 24 May 2013.

The event is set to deliver expert industry leaders and showcase the latest in solar technologies.

With over 1700 delegates in 2012, this free event is set to attract more than… read more

Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government

Dates: May 22 – 24, 2013
Location: Krems, Austria

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The international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age.

The CeDEM represents a continuation and development of the E-democracy conference initiated in 2007. The Centre for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems has been organising conferences on… read more

Ethernet Innovation Summit

Dates: May 22 – 23, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California

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Inspired by 40 years of Ethernet Innovation

This is one of the most important gatherings of press and analysts from around the world ‘Inspired by 40 years of Ethernet Innovation’ and looking for-ward to the next 40 years of networking. Meet key press and analysts in a series of scheduled sessions to discuss the latest hot topics concerning Ethernet innovation, enterprise networking, cloud computing, virtualisation and telecoms, paving… read more

MakerBot Webinar: Learn how Desktop 3D Printing Makes Better Products, Faster

Dates: May 22, 2013
Location: Online

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Date: Wed., May 22, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Duration: 45 minutes
Where: Online!

Speaker
Anthony Moschella
Director of Product
MakerBot

Moderator
Jennifer Campbell
Executive Editor
Design News

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A step-by-step walk through of the 3D printing process, from CAD file to printed part
  • An intro to PLA filament, a high-detail, durable bioplastic
  • The impressive array of

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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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