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March 2014

The Futurability Initiatives International Symposium 2014: Humanity in Nature: What ought to be?

Dates: March 24, 2014
Location: Tokyo, Japan


Established in 2010, the RIHN Futurability Initiatives emerge from our conviction of the need for design-oriented science. Whereas conventional science has traditionally been employed to describe “what is,” design science asks “what ought to be” the character of interactions between humanity and nature. In that sense, the Initiatives seek consilience, the unity of knowledge, and are intended to enhance design-oriented, problem-solving approaches to contemporary environmental problems.

To date, three… read more

Anticipating 2025

Dates: March 22 – 23, 2014
Location: London , England


Two events in one conference

  • “Paths to 2025: visions, nightmares, roadblocks, and plans”
  • “Transhumanism for 2025: health, spirituality, politics, and transcendence”

Subject to ticket availability, people can choose to attend either, or both, of these two events, depending on their interests and their other commitments.

The schedule for each day

Each day will be structured along the following lines:

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    Boosting Longevity (informal pub meeting)

    Dates: March 22, 2014
    Location: London, UK


    Saturday, March 22, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    The Marlborough Arms
    36 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HJ (map)

    Tables on the right side of the main room are being reserved for London Futurists

    Would you like to live to experience, not only the year 2025, but also 2075, 2125, and beyond?

    This informal meetup is being organised by Didier Coeurnelle, taking advantage of the fact that many London… read more

    Contact 2014

    Dates: March 21 – 23, 2014
    Location: Mountain View and Sunnyvale, California


    Contact is a unique interdisciplinary conference which brings together some of the foremost international social and space scientists, science fiction writers and artists to exchange ideas, stimulate new perspectives and encourage serious, creative speculation about humanity’s future, onworld and offworld.

    Each year we meet to promote the integration of human factors into space age research and policy, emphasize the interaction of the Arts and Sciences and their technologies, and… read more

    Game Developers Conference 2014

    Dates: March 19 – 21, 2014
    Location: San Francisco, California


    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

    The GDC attracts over 23,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM Tech Game Network.

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    GigaOm | Structure Data 2014

    Dates: March 19 – 20, 2014
    Location: New York, NY


    The world’s biggest and most innovative companies are using data to make better products, build bigger profits and even change the world. Join 900+ big data practitioners, technologists and executives as they examine how big data can drive business success. From grand new uses to the nuts and bolts of capturing, storing, analyzing and serving it, get the bottom line on big data now.

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    UCI Forum

    Dates: March 19, 2014
    Location: Orlando, Florida

    UCI Forum

    There’s no single migration path to the next generation of enterprise communications and collaboration systems and services. At Enterprise Connect you will get the information needed to plan and build your enterprise’s next communications and collaboration evolution

    Today many enterprises worldwide are retooling their voice environments to Unified Communication (UC) as it provides many end-user productivity advantages over traditional TDM voice or VoIP. However, there is much anecdotal evidence… read more

    Emerging technologies and the future of humanity

    Dates: March 17, 2014
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden


    A number of emerging and future technologies have the potential to transform — for better or for worse -+– society and the conditions for humanity. In order to avoid a situation where in effect we run blindfolded at full speed into unknown and dangerous territories, we need to understand what the possible and probable future scenarios are. The purpose of the meeting is to shed light on these issues… read more

    The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignature & Instruments

    Dates: March 16 – 21, 2014
    Location: Tucson, Arizona

    Search for Life Byond the Solar System 2014 logo

    What: “The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System. Exoplanets, Biosignature & Instruments,” a conference that brings together experts to discuss how to find life in the universe. Jill Tarter, inspiration for the movie Contact, will give public talk.

    When: March 16-21, 2014

    Where: University of Arizona campus, Tucson, Arizona

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    Connect 2014

    Dates: March 13 – 14, 2014
    Location: Melbourne, Australia


    Australia’s #1 Event for emerging digital technologies

    Connect 2014 is a new style event bringing together suppliers of emerging digital technologies, with a full multi-track conference, free on-floor seminar programme, dedicated technology zones and a packed expo floor.

    The Expo (March 13-14)

    • Over 65 solution providers offering best-of-breed technology, applications, and solutions to help your business benefit from emerging digital technologies
    • 3 learning theatres offering 50+

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    The American Visionary Art Museum | Human, Soul & Machine: The Singularity Conference

    Dates: March 9, 2014
    Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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    The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is hosting a one day conference in conjunction with our current exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity, to be held on the 3rd floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center. The conference will explore, among other themes, the realization of body and soul within art, and the role technology may play in our fast-approaching future.

    Featured speakers include visionary… read more

    Book talk for German edition of How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil titled Das Geheimnis des Menschlichen Denkens

    Dates: March 1, 2014
    Location: Berlin, Germany

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    The presentation event of Das Geheimnis des Menschlichen Denkens, the German version of How to Create a Mind, will be held on February 22nd, 2014.

    There will be intellectual debates about the book’s ideas and the artist Hans-Joachim Bauer is going to present three pieces of art inspired by the literary works of Ray Kurzweil.

    The German book title translates to “The Secret of Human Thought.”… read more

    IEEE Aerospace Conference 2014

    Dates: March 1 – 8, 2014
    Location: Big Sky, Montana

    IEEE Aerospace Conference 2014 logo

    The International Conference for Aerospace experts, academics, military personnel, and industry leaders

    The international IEEE Aerospace Conference, with AIAA and PHM Society as technical cosponsors, is organized to promote interdisciplinary understanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavors.

    The annual, weeklong conference, is set in a stimulating and thought provoking environment. The 2014 conference will be… read more

    February 2014

    ScienceOnline Together 2014

    Dates: February 27 – Mar 1, 2014
    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina






    In February, 2014 the Research Triangle area of North Carolina will once again host scientists, students, educators, physicians, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers and others interested in the way the World Wide Web is changing the way science is conducted, shared, and communicated.

    As in all the previous years, the meeting will be held in… read more

    NextMed/MMVR21 Conference

    Dates: February 19 – 22, 2014
    Location: Manhattan Beach, California


    About the Conference
    “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the expanding Internet. Each specialty brought its own skills and experience. By identifying and nurturing collaborative objectives, they understood that… read more

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