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June 2014

Evolution 2014

Dates: June 20 – 24, 2014
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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Evolution 2014 is the joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN). This year, the meeting will be held on June 20–24, 2014, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.

This meeting is the premier annual opportunity for sharing scientific research related to

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The Immortality Project Conference

Dates: June 20 – 21, 2014
Location: Riverside, California

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What can science tell us about increasing human longevity, or the nature and impact of near-death experiences? A June 20–21 conference at the University of California, Riverside, presented by The Immortality Project, may provide some answers.

The conference will be the first of two such events at UCR and will highlight the findings of 10 research teams who were collectively awarded $2.4 million in the science component of a… read more

Astrobiology & Theology: A Discussion

Dates: June 18, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

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Discoveries of new, potentially habitable worlds beyond our solar system raise challenging questions for humanity in relation to faith, human nature, reality and religion. The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will address the complex intersection of astrobiology and theology in a discussion on June 18.

The program will feature the Kluge Center’s current Astrobiology Chair Steven J. Dick in conversation with prominent theologian Robin Lovin.… read more

CPSI 2014

Dates: June 18 – 22, 2014
Location: Buffalo, NY

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CPSI is an annual international conference hosted by the Creative Education Foundation focused on three main areas – creativity, innovation and leading change.

CPSI – “Sip-see” (n.)  An extraordinary learning experience of deliberate creativity.

Whether you are a novice or experienced practitioner, you’ll learn cutting edge techniques. World-class facilitators create an active learning environment, teaching you how to maximize creative thinking and innovation skills to move you to… read more

Digital Health Summer Summit

Dates: June 18 – 20, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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Hands-on Bootcamps, New Research and How to Strategies from Industry Experts Make Living in Digital Times’ Digital Health Summer Summit the Place to Grow the Digital Health Sector

Registration Open for Bootcamps & Conference Sessions, June 18–20 in San Francisco

Robotics, accelerators, startups, apps and regulations…the roadmap for the future of healthcare is turning into a crowded highway. How can businesses take advantage of the burgeoning digital health sector… read more

TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo

Dates: June 15 – 18, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

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The world’s top Vetted Innovations matched with the world’s top Corporate & Investment Partners

The TechConnect World is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators and technology business developers and funders. The TechConnect World houses four world-class technical events focused on advancements in Nanotech, Microtech, Biotech, Cleantech and the technology overlap between these converging domains. As technologies commercially mature from the purely research… read more

Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures

Dates: June 14, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures will be held on June 14, 2014 at Piedmont Veteran’s Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, in Piedmont, CA.

The event will take place from 9 am to 9 pm. Producers are Hank Pellissier of Brighter Brains Institute and Alexey Turchin, cofounder of The Longevity Party and founder of Stop Existential Risks.

Tickets for the event will cost between $25… read more

Exponential Conference Series by Singularity University and CNBC with Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis keynotes | Exponential Finance

Dates: June 10 – 11, 2014
Location: New York, New York

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Exponential Finance | CNBC and Singularity University have partnered to present Exponential Finance. The conference will address upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for the financial world.

Part of the Exponential Conference Series, this event will take place at New York’s Lincoln Center from June 10-11, 2014.

Exponential Finance is a two day conference that brings together top experts, such as Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Peter Diamandis,… read more

Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality 2014

Dates: June 10 – 17, 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany

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Simple Solutions for a Complex World

The annual Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, from June 10–17 2014.

Talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to attend the Summer Institute hosted by Gerd Gigerenzer (Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition) and Ralph Hertwig (Center for Adaptive Rationality). The Summer Institute will gather distinguished… read more

MIT Technology Review Digital Summit

Dates: June 9 – 10, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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MIT Technology Review Digital Summit | We are only at the beginning of the most radical technological transformation that we have ever seen.

New digital technologies and services are increasingly pervasive as mobile devices are adopted at a staggering pace around the world.

Everything from our cars and thermostats to our medical records and kitchen appliances is connected to the internet.

The MIT Technology Review Digital Summit examines… read more

M-Enabling Summit — Conference and Showcase 2014

Dates: June 9 – 10, 2014
Location: Washington

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The M-Enabling Global Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities, a market of more than one billion users worldwide, with considerable untapped potential.

Opening a new Window of Market Opportunities

The rapid expansion of smart phones and tablets opens unprecedented opportunities, profiting from global economies of scale. Solutions that… read more

The State of the Future, with Millennium Project CEO Jerome Glenn

Dates: June 5, 2014

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In this event, Millennium Project CEO Jerome C Glenn will

  • Highlight key findings from the recently published 2013-14 State of the Future report
  • Introduce the ground-breaking online Global Futures Intelligence System
  • Re-launch the UK node of The Millennium Project
  • Explain ways in which attendees can become more directly involved in the work of The Millennium Project
  • Provide updates on what The Millennium Project lists as ”The 15 global challenges facing humanity” - describing

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The Engineer Conference 2014: space-planes, lifeboats, HS2, the factory of the future, and much, much more

Dates: June 3 – 5, 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK

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Alongside keynote addresses on the future of innovation, manufacturing and infrastructure, this year’s conference will feature a number of “show and tell” sessions, where delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the most fascinating engineering projects being undertaken in the UK today.

One such project is the development of a Mars rover for the 2018 ExoMars mission. And on day one of the conference, Airbus… read more

Conscious Business Meetup

Dates: June 2, 2014
Location: London, UK

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This event is organised by Conscious Business UK with support from London Futurists.

For more details of the event, to complete registration, and to pre-pay the attendance fee of £10 per person, please visit the Conscious Business Meetup event page.

Speakers will include:

  • David Wood, Chair of London Futurists and co-founder of Symbian: “Technology convergence and exponential disruption: why business needs to change”
  • Tom Nixon - Co-Founder of NixonMcInnes

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May 2014

ICRA 2014 Workshop: General Intelligence for Humanoid Robots

Dates: May 31 – Jun 5, 2014
Location: Hong Kong, China

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The intersection of humanoid robotics and Artificial General Intelligence research is both obvious and extensive. To create mobile robots, active in everyday human environments, able to carry out a variety of goals in a flexible way, requires one to make a fair degree of headway toward the broader problem of Artificial General Intelligence. The intersection between robotics and AGI is particularly important where humanoid robotics are concerned, as… read more

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