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Eros Evolving: The Future of Love, Sex, Marriage, and Beauty

Dates: April 5, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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Will romance be revolutionized in the future? When we understand sexual attraction neurologically, will we mutate and manipulate it for transhuman advantages?

Can emerging science & technology obliterate loneliness? Is marriage in crises? Can it be chemically revived? Will cosmetic surgery enable everyone to be beautiful in any gender they choose? Are sexbots a threat in the bedroom?

Are artificial wombs a feminist necessity? Is the internet enhancing… read more

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions

Dates: May 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Laguna Niguel, California

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

You’ve changed the light bulbs, installed solar on the roof, and improved the efficiency of your factories and data centers. Now what? At Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions, we will bring together the smartest people we know—CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders—and challenge one another to take the corporate sustainability movement to the next level.

As the premier conference on business, sustainability, and green investing,… 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

Global Webit Congress 2014

Dates: October 1 – 2, 2014
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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For 2 days the Global Webit Congress hosts 12 premier events, 10 000+ attendees (the world’s Digital, Tech, Telco and Media elite) from 110+ countries, 260 speakers and 300 accredited media.

Events include “Digital Marketing and Innovation” Expo & Conference, “Leaders of the Future” StartUp Village & Conference, Digital Entertainment Summit, Cloud Summit, eCommerce Summit, Metrix & Big Data Conference and Apps DevCamps.

For the 5th consecutive… read more

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

IEEE 3rd. International Conference and Workshop on Bioinspired Intelligence: IWOBI 2014

Dates: July 16 – 18, 2014
Location: Liberia, Costa Rica

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A lot of specifics of the bioinspired intelligence are not well addressed by the conventional models which are currently used in the field of artificial intelligence. Recently, the studies based on complex systems are opening new opportunities in the research field of bioinspired intelligence, in particular, improving the quality of the results of diverse applications.

The Bioinspired Intelligence has done this task a more manageable one, and thus… read more

International Conference on Aging and Disease 2014

Dates: November 1 – 2, 2014
Location: Beijing, China

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The 2014 International Conference on Aging and Disease (ICAD 2014) will be held in Beijing International Convention Center, China, on November 1–2, 2014.

ICAD 2014 is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Aging and Aged-related disease. The purpose of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, and students from the universities and the research institutes all around the world… read more

Investing in a Transformational World

Dates: May 13 – 16, 2014
Location: San Diego, California

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This exclusive gathering of the world’s leading economic, investment, financial, political, and technology experts will be your opportunity to join the dialogue about the future of the markets and the economy. Step away from your daily routine to focus for three uninterrupted days on the risks and opportunities in today’s crisis-ridden economy.

Fellow Investor,

Quite possibly the most important Strategic Investment Conference ever has been… read more

Juniata Transhumanism Conference

Dates: July 26 – 31, 2015
Location: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

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The Institute for Religion in the Age of Science presents Our Transhuman Futures.

Conference Themes:

  1. Wearable Technologies and the Quantified Self
  2. Human-Robot Interaction and the Future of Human Labor
  3. Morphological and Cognitive Enhancements to the Human Base Model
  4. Political and Religious Reactions to the Emergent Transhuman

Program Statement and Daily Schedule

To be human is to evolve. Our species’ evolutionary niche is… read more

Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge 2014

Dates: May 20, 2014
Location: Mountain View, California

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SVForum has announced Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge. Modeled after the global soccer tournament, startups from all over the world are invited to apply to qualify for five spots in each of six different tech groups: FinTech, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, EduTech, Next Generation Technology, and HealthTech. The winners of each category will go home with “the World Cup” for their category, among other… read more

Moogfest 2014

Dates: April 23 – 27, 2014
Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Moogfest 2014

Moogfest is a five day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances, we honor the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and pay tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.

This is no ordinary festival. Moogfest welcomes futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians, and Moog devotees to participate… read more

NAKFI 2014: Collective Behavior: From Cells to Societies

Dates: November 13 – 15, 2014
Location: Irvine, California

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November 13 — 15, 2014

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

Of the National Academies of Science and Engineering

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Irvine, CA 92617

http://keckfutures.org/conferences/collective-behaviors/index.html

NAKFI will pay all conference-related travel expenses for selected applicants!

NAKFI 2014 Call for Applications!The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academy of Sciences, the… read more

NeuroGaming 2014 Conference and Expo

Dates: May 7 – 8, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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We are at the dawn of the neurogaming age, on the cusp of making the impossible possible. What will happen at NeuroGaming 2014 in San Francisco on May 7–8 at City View at the Metreon will be on the very cutting edge, and you are invited to come and play an important role.

You’ll experience everything from brain-controlled games to true augmented virtual reality experiences to concentration enhancing… read more

Norbert Wiener Conference

Dates: June 24 – 26, 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Norbert Wiener made contributions across several disciplines during his lifetime. Many of these were immediately relevant, and influenced theories and production during his day. Others were long-term, and only in recent years has it been possible to test their relevance. Separately, Wiener predicted the social impact of robotic, cybernetic and other technologies on the future of society, and after several decades his writing retain their relevance.

In recent… read more

Posthuman Politics

Dates: September 25 – 28, 2014
Location: Mytilini, Greece

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What does the notion of “posthuman politics” entail? How would world politics, in global, local, environmental and personal/bodily scales, benefit from a posthumanist approach? We would like to explore the notion of relationality and connectivity among spaces and times for a new definition of posthuman politics based on non-dualistic practices that calls into question the dominant rationalistic, humanistic tradition. We would also like to explore the current state-of-things,… read more

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