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October 2013

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

Dates: October 25 – 26, 2013
Location: Berkeley, California


Uncharted is the Bay Area’s first ideas festival: Two days of extraordinary thinking in the heart of Berkeley.

It’s an annual gathering for “infovores”: people who are intellectually engaged, eager to share ideas and grapple with the latest thinking, happy to have their preconceptions challenged.

Participants at Uncharted will be encouraged to dig into the discussions: it’s not a passive event, where you sit and… read more

PopTech Camden 2013: Sparks of Brilliance

Dates: October 24 – 26, 2013
Location: Camden, Maine

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Creativity is the essence of our humanity, the great enricher of our lived experience, and the key to our shared resilience. It is found in every person and in every field and endeavor.

But where does our creativity come from? Necessity or daydreams? Ambition or laziness? Purpose or play? Natural genius or rigorous process? All of the above … or some other, nameless place? Can it be taught… read more

TelcoVision 2013

Dates: October 23 – 25, 2013
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Telcovision 2013

A Packed Program You Can’t Afford to Miss

This year’s conference program is officially finalized, and features 50+ expert-led conference sessions focused on the issues most critical to your business. Join us to learn how to position your company for the future and get the chance to:

  • HEAR from 75+ leading speakers as they share best practices, insights and winning strategies for achieving profitability and growth.

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The Big Data Conference

Dates: October 22 – 23, 2013
Location: Chicago, Illinois


The Big Data Conference provides two days of comprehensive content for every IT, marketing or digital professional seeking to capitalize on the boom in data volume, variety and velocity. Through the examination of large enterprise case studies bringing the practical application of big data techniques to life, the Big Data Conference fills a gap in the US market for businesses looking to capitalize on the big data… read more

ASSETS ’13: The 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Dates: October 21 – 23, 2013
Location: Bellevue, Washington

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The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. This includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  • Individuals with hearing, sight and other

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Graphene Workshop

Dates: October 21, 2013
Location: San Diego, California

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Special Workshop: Graphene/Carbon nanotubes: properties, manufacturing techniques, and applications

Time: October 21, 2013

Venue: Crowne Plaza, San Diego

Workshop leaders:
Prof. Yu Zhu, The University of Akron
Prof. Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University

Workshop topics:

  • Graphene – the basic building blocks for new carbons
    (The relationship between graphene and other carbon materials and historic evolution of carbon materials)
  • Graphene derived

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Nanomaterials for Industry 2013 — Energy, Environment, Products

Dates: October 21 – 23, 2013
Location: San Diego, California

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The conference is designed for business executives, engineers, and scientists to gain essential and wide-ranging knowledge about the science, technology, and applications of nanomaterials.

The three-day Congress includes:

  • Special Workshop: Graphene/Carbon nanotubes: properties, manufacturing techniques, and applications.
  • A series of comprehensive lectures by international leaders from industry, academia, and national laboratories. The presentations will review the state-of-the art in the rapidly

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9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Dates: October 20 – 23, 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

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Over the last two decades, many organizations and individuals have relied on electronic collaboration between distributed teams of humans, computer applications, and/or autonomous robots to achieve higher productivity and produce joint products that would have been impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Technology has evolved from standalone tools, to open systems supporting collaboration in multi-organizational settings, and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids. Future… read more

Wired 2013 Next Generation

Dates: October 17 – 18, 2013
Location: London, England


WIRED 2013 is the third annual event to bring the values of WIRED to life. Building on experience from groundbreaking previous events, WIRED 2013 will gather pioneering speakers from around the world, to stimulate debate, spread ideas and to showcase the future.

The two-day conference aims to shed light on the people disrupting the status quo. The rule breakers who… read more

GigaOM Mobilize

Dates: October 16 – 17, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California


The cultural, social and business necessities of being connected everywhere have inspired designers and technologists to build new products and create new markets. Never before have we stood at such a precipice of technological innovation with nearly endless potential at every level for new opportunity ranging from hardware, software and services.

Mobile Big Data
We give you a clear insight into what’s behind the most exciting products and… read more

NYSCF’S Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

Dates: October 16 – 17, 2013
Location: New York, New York


Panelists & Presenters Share Stem Cell Research Breakthroughs, Moving Toward Better Treatments for Major Chronic Diseases, Injuries

Leaders in translational stem cell research from around the world will present the latest advances in stem cell science that are leading to better treatments and cures to disease and injury at The New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Eighth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference, held at The Rockefeller University in… read more

The Future of Aromatics 2013

Dates: October 16 – 17, 2013
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Challenges & Opportunities in Aromatics Arena

ACI’s The Future of Aromatics 2013 event will address the key success factors of aromatics and major derivatives businesses.

The volatility in both demand and prices has inevitably affected the aromatics business in recent years. The weak downstream demand is mainly attributable to economic uncertainty around the world. Asia continued to dominate aromatics consumption driven by new derivative production… read more

Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2013

Dates: October 15 – 17, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.


The Summit is the world’s premiere gathering of women leaders in business, government, academia, philanthropy, and the arts. Each fall, a select group comes together to exchange big ideas and learn. The program — no speeches! — is diverse and designed to facilitate energetic and provocative conversation. Participation is by invitation only.

Fortune created Most Powerful Women as a cover package in 1998 with a simple idea that women… read more

Long Now seminar — Adam Steltzner presents ‘Beyond Mars, Earth’

Dates: October 15, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California


“Dare mighty things” concludes the most dramatic space video in years, “Seven Minutes of Terror.”  Narrated by Adam Steltzner, it spelled out how the “sky crane” his team designed at JPL would have to perform an elaborate, impossible-seeming sequence to lower the huge Mars rover Curiosity to the planet’s surface from a hovering rocket guided totally by artificial intelligence.  Humans wouldn’t know if it worked until it was… read more

‘UNESCO Future Lecture Series: Foresight Frontiers (Part Two)’ & ‘UNESCO Future Seminar: Exploring the Attributes, Role and Organization of Horizon Scanning’

Dates: October 14, 2013
Location: Paris, France


The UNESCO Future Lecture Series: Foresight Frontiers (Part Two) will be held from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT+2) at the UNESCO Headquarters.  The UNESCO Future Lecture Series: Foresight Frontiers serves as a platform for sharing the latest developments in the field of Future Studies from around the world. The guiding aim of the Series is to explore how Future Studies is advancing the capacity of decision makers to use the future… read more

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