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May 2015

Beth Shapiro: How to Clone a Mammoth

Dates: May 11, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA

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Beth Shapiro is far from a giddy enthusiast about de-extinction. She knows more than nearly anyone about the subject because she is a highly regarded biologist in the middle of the two leading efforts in the new field — to resurrect extinct woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons. She knows exactly how challenging the whole process will be and how imperfect the later stages of success might appear.

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Creating Future Tech Businesses through Exponential Thinking

Dates: May 11, 2015
Location: London, United Kingdom

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This event is organized by Future Self, with support from London Futurists. A number of speakers will set the scene for a wide ranging discussion on the questions:

  • How will future technologies shape our lives and create new business opportunities?
  • How should we adapt our lifestyles and businesses in anticipation of future technologies?
  • If technology and biology merge, what will be implications be?

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RoboUniverse Conference & Expo New York

Dates: May 11 – 13, 2015
Location: New York, NY

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RoboUniverse is an inclusive professional robotics trade show delivering engaging workshops, inspiring keynotes, interactive panels and content rich sessions that deliver meaningful and actionable information. The expo will be filled with mobile autonomous robots, collaborative robots and advanced technology solutions. Come Meet the Robots at RoboUniverse and get the inside scoop from industry innovators and trail blazers who are leading the charge. (Richard Erb, Executive Director)

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The 6th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

Dates: May 11 – 13, 2015
Location: Brussels, Belgium

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The 2015 edition of the annual Internet of Things European Summit will once again take place at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels. The 3-day summit will bring together 200+ delegates, including the key European decision makers and leading industry stakeholders. It will offer a dual policy and business opportunity for stakeholders, and will include high-level discussions on the key policy considerations and numerous commercial opportunities available to… read more

Transforming Hollywood 6: Alternative Realities, World Building and Immersive Entertainment

Dates: May 8, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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The annual conference brings together key creative and corporate decision-makers who are shaping the industry, along with academics who are placing the ongoing changes in the industry into larger historical and cultural contexts.

This year’s conference will focus on the ways in which artists, advertisers, entertainers, journalists, scientists and others are making use of new technologies such as Oculus Rift to create immersive storytelling worlds.… read more

Biochemicals & Bioplastics 2015

Dates: May 6 – 7, 2015
Location: Denver, Colorado

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ACI’s 3rd Biochemical & Bioplastics 2015 conference will make its debut in the US examining the critical elements involved in developing the industry. With insights from both biochemical & bioplastic producers and key players, we will consider what policies and incentive strategies can be put in play to ensure the critical elements are in the correct balance to implement successful business value.

Key Topics Include

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    Media in Transition 9: Mediating Audiences

    Dates: May 1 – 3, 2015
    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Audiences now include readers and viewers (of exhibits, websites, film, television), players and users (of software and libraries) and people as busy conversing, writing, and photographing as they are listening or viewing and reading. Produced, regulated, contested, surveilled, disaggregated, and of course, studied, audiences remain central to our understanding of media and culture.

    As at previous conferences, we invite proposals from teachers and scholars in… read more

    April 2015

    Interop | Las Vegas 2015

    Dates: April 27 – May 1, 2015
    Location: Las Vegas, NV

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    Attend Interop Las Vegas, the leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inspire, inform, and connect the world’s IT community. In 2015, look for all new programs, networking opportunities, and classes that will help you set your organization’s IT action plan.

    CONFERENCE

    World-class IT Education and Training on the Latest Infrastructure and Networking Innovations

    Interop Conference sessions help you find solutions to your current… read more

    IEEE | International Conference on Computational Photography 2015

    Dates: April 24 – 26, 2015
    Location: Houston, TX

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    The field of computational photography seeks to create new photographic function and experiences that go beyond what is possible with traditional cameras and image processing tools. The IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography is organized with the vision of fostering the community of researchers, from many different disciplines, working on computational photography.

    Keynotes

    M.V. Srinivasan (University of Queensland)
    Vision and Navigation in Honeybees and Applications to Robotics (Abstract)… read more

    2015 Annual Spring CubeSat Developers’ Workshop

    Dates: April 22 – 24, 2015
    Location: San Luis Obispo, California

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    Distinguished members of the CubeSat Community will gather, in company with policy makers, government agency representatives, distinguished scientists, and leading Academicians from all over the world, on Wednesday 22 April 2015, in San Luis Obispo, CA for an educative and thought-provoking forum.  In part with the gathering, attendees are encouraged to reach out to their fellow CubeSat researchers to build community collaboration.

     CONTACT:

    Cal Poly CubeSat Group

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    The Future of Robot Ethics, with Joanna Bryson

    Dates: April 18, 2015
    Location: London, UK

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    What will it mean for robots with AI (artificial intelligence) to become conscious, have emotions, and gain social responsibilities? Will they become moral subjects, with ethical obligations and rights?

    In this presentation, Dr Joanna Bryson, Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, will review a number of key questions about the present and future relationship between humans and robots:

    • Setting aside Hollywood

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    Hydrocarbon Cyber Security

    Dates: April 15 – 16, 2015
    Location: London, UK

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    Enhancing Awareness & Systems Architecture to Fight Threats and Vulnerabilities

    With the increasing threat of cyber attacks across the globe, industries are now working towards a safer cyber environment. One of the most vulnerable is the Oil & Gas industry. Oil & Gas majors must understand that cyber attacks are no longer a question of “if”, but “when”. As seen in recent months, hackers can develop… read more

    Inside 3D Printing 2015

    Dates: April 15 – 17, 2015
    Location: New York, NY

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    The Largest Professional 3D Printing Event Returns to New York

    Inside 3D Printing is returning to New York City on April 15-17! Since its inception in 2013, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide. Inside 3D Printing New York will feature a full day of workshops plus two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations… read more

    National Association of Broadcasters Show 2015

    Dates: April 11 – 16, 2015
    Location: Las Vegas, NV

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    No matter where you are in the Content Lifecycle — from creation to consumption — NAB Show is a must-attend event if you want to connect with the people and technology driving the future of media and entertainment.

    For professionals who want to create and deliver quality content, the 2015 NAB Show is the only source. Hands-on experiences with emerging technologies and the latest innovations, limitless networking and learning opportunities, and the inspiration… read more

    March 2015

    The Creator Economy

    Dates: March 31, 2015
    Location: San Francisco, CA

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    Paul Saffo will be presenting The Creator Economy on Tuesday March 31, 02015 at 7:30 pm at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center. See this page for more info and for tickets.

    According to futurist (and Long Now board member) Paul Saffo, the ‘new economy” anticipated in the late 01990s is arriving late and in utterly unexpected ways. Social media, maker culture, the… read more

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