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December 2013

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2013

Dates: December 5 – 10, 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada


The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Neural information processing is a field which benefits from a combined view of biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences.

The primary focus of the NIPS Foundation is the presentation of a continuing series of professional meetings known… read more

TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here

Dates: December 5, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

TEDwomen 2013

In San Francisco for the first time, TEDWomen 2013 will channel the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms. More than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme “Invented Here.” The result: A truly global conversation — from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul — celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers;… read more

DataBeat 2013

Dates: December 4 – 5, 2013
Location: Redwood City, California



Interest in data science has exploded in 2013. And with the speed at which data science is evolving, they are working hard to not only understand the potential and inspire their teams—but to make smart bets on people, technology and vision.

VentureBeat’s DataBeat 2013 event is moving past the current obsession with “Big Data” and making its own bet on data science by presenting the… read more

The 2013 World Stem Cell Summit

Dates: December 4 – 6, 2013
Location: San Diego, California


Don’t miss this opportunity to share knowledge and advance collaborations. The Summit is an engine for discovery, funding and commercialization. Planned by and for the stem cell and regenerative medicine community, the Summit brings global stakeholders together to solve global challenges. The goal of the Summit is to accelerate the discovery and development of lifesaving cures and therapies. The Summit builds a foundation to advance cell therapies… read more

World Elastomer Summit 2013

Dates: December 4 – 5, 2013
Location: Lyon, France

World Elastomer Summit

ACI`s World Elastomer Summit 2013 will provide in depth analysis of today fundamental shift of global C4 olefins and elastomers markets. Globally, trade patterns for butadiene and related products will continue to shift as production of end-use products relocate to developing countries, mainly to China.

The emergence of China and the rest of the developing world as significant players in the automotive markets is causing much of

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3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo

Dates: December 2 – 4, 2013
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

3rd International Conference logo

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo during December 02-04, 2013 Hampton Inn Tropicana Las Vegas, USA.

The previous two Conferences on Nanotek which were held at Omaha, USA and Philadelphia, USA brings together large and medium pharmaceutical, health care, food technology, biotech & diagnostic companies, few of the research institutes to most of the leading universities making it largest and most successful international… read more

Hangout on Air: The Future of Cryonics

Dates: December 1, 2013
Location: Google+

London futurists

What lies in the future for cryonics — the practice of low-temperature suspended animation of people who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure?

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between an international panel of people with practical experience of the world of cryonics [panelists to be announced].

The discussion aims to cover:

• Recent developments in the… read more

November 2013

Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

Nonlinear labs

The first ever Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon in London

Bringing together platforms like Google Glass and wearables — Smart Watches, Headbands, Wristbands and all kinds of wearables to create interesting possibilities and applications.

One of the best opportunities in London to come, play and hack applications for Google Glass and other wearables!


9.00 am – Arrive, Team Grouping and Breakfast
10.00 am  -… read more

Science, Technology & the Future

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia


What will the future be like?

Right now, the technologies that we use to understand the world are in the process of a major transformation. Almost every field of knowledge is generating vast quantities of data, requiring unprecedented computing power and intelligent algorithms to interpret.

There will be sessions on Biomed, Engineering, Tools for Thinking about the Future, and Intelligent Technology.

With the immense… read more

Transhumanism and Religion Group (American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore)

Dates: November 23 – 26, 2013
Location: Baltimore, Maryland


This Group welcomes papers on any aspect of transhumanism and religion and seeks perspectives from a variety of religious traditions. We encourage feminist analyses and more overtly philosophical critiques of posthuman discourse and we encourage original research. Papers may identify and critically evaluate any implicit religious beliefs, practices, and values that might underlie key transhumanist claims, goals, values, and assumptions. For example, are there operative notions of anthropology, soteriology,… read more

Cell Symposia: Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease

Dates: November 21 – 23, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California


The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2012 was awarded to Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon for their discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. Their work has now galvanized the stem cell field into generating patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and using these to model and treat human disease. While these efforts are still in their infancy, other types of stem cells… read more

Self-Driving Vehicles: Startups (Already) on the Road

Dates: November 21, 2013
Location: Stanford, California


Stanford University
Cemex Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298

Parking Information
Parking Structure VII, 655 Knight Way off Campus Drive (located under Faculty Building West @ Knight Management Center)

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Printed Electronics USA 2013

Dates: November 20 – 21, 2013
Location: Santa Clara, California

Printed Electronics

The tenth annual IDTechEx event focuses on the commercialization of the technology, helping companies understand end-user requirements, latest technology capability across a diverse range of related technologies and end user case studies.

Key highlights:

  • End-user perspectives and sector requirements: Commercial successes, case studies, viability, opportunities
  • Technology and product development and roadmaps: Technical capabilities, costs, product development plans
  • Market insight and sector appraisal: Profitability, market

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2013

Dates: November 19 – 22, 2013
Location: Hong Kong, China

Siggraph Asia 2013

The 6th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 will be chaired by Professor Wenping Wang from The University of Hong Kong. Professor Wang is associate editor of the journals, Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). He has also… read more

2013 Bitcoin Conference in Singapore

Dates: November 15, 2013
Location: Downtown Core, Singapore


The inaugural Bitcoin Conference in Singapore will be held on November 15th at the Fullerton Hotel.

Discover the cryptocurrency that is challenging the financial economy, the way we transfer funds, make payments, and our whole relation to money.

Meet experts of the digital currency economy, entrepreneurs, security experts, compliance lawyers, bitcoin investors, digital currency exchange founders, cryptocurrency fund managers from Asia and beyond.

Topics Addressed during… read more

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