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October 2012

PopTech Camden 2012: Toward Resilence

Dates: October 17 – 20, 2012
Location: Camden, Maine


After a decade defined by disruption and volatility of every kind, a new critical conversation is emerging, focused on resilience.

How do we create economic, social, educational, economic, technological, political and ecological systems that ‘bounce back’ from disruption, that retain their integrity and purpose under the widest variety of conditions? How do we build better shock absorbers for our communities, our planet and ourselves? What are the… read more

Wolfram Technology Conference 2012

Dates: October 17 – 19, 2012
Location: Champaign, Illinois


Held just yards from Wolfram’s headquarters, the conference provides three days of pure productivity, featuring dozens of talks by Wolfram publishing experts and developers, users presenting real-world solutions, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow Mathematica enthusiasts.

Wolfram Technology Conference 2012

Dates: October 17 – 19, 2012
Location: Champaign, Illinois


What can you expect?

New Technologies

Hear directly from Wolfram’s developers about the latest technologies for mobile devices, cloud computing, interactive deployment, and more, and how colleagues in your industry are putting those technologies to use.

Training + Learning

Sharpen your skills, discover and explore new capabilities, connect with colleagues and peers, and get help with your toughest computing challenges in our pre- and post-conference trainings and… read more

Future Salon LA – Transformers and Transforming

Dates: October 14, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California

Future Salon LA

Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends.

Mini potluck & meet-and-greet starts at 5:00 PM – please bring snacks and drinks to share!

The presentation will start PROMPTLY at 6:00 PM.

Presentation: Transformers andread more

Singularity Summit 2012

Dates: October 13 – 14, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

Slide: Singularity Summit 2012

The Singularity Summit, open to the public, is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and more. The event this October 13-14 will draw over 800 thought leaders to San Francisco for discussions on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.

The annual conference was founded in 2006 by Ray Kurzweil, Peter Thiel, and the Singularity Institute as the first… read more


Dates: October 8 – 12, 2012
Location: Stanford, California


AAAI invites you to attend and participate in the Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-12) will be held October 8–12, 2012 at Stanford University, Stanford, California.

AIIDE-12 is intended to be the definitive point of interaction between entertainment software developers interested in AI and academic and industrial AI researchers. AIIDE-12 will include invited speakers, research and industry presentations, project demonstrations, interactive… read more

SALT: Steven Pinker, “The Decline of Violence”

Dates: October 8, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California


It’s pretty rare for a psychologist to permanently change how we think about history, but Harvard’s Steven Pinker has done that with his book, The Better Angels of Our Nature.

First, he presents exhaustive evidence that the tragic view of history is wrong and always has been. A close examination of the data shows that in every millennium, century, and decade, humans have been drastically reducing violence, cruelty,… read more

Human Language Technology Conference 2012

Dates: October 4, 2012
Location: Chantilly, Virginia


Revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Civil war in Syria. Political unrest in Russia and China. Rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. The Iranian nuclear threat. The past twelve months have presented the intelligence community with a constant stream of new challenges requiring immediate responses.

Where will the next flash point be? How will upcoming elections in Egypt and Greece influence us? How are popular sentiments… read more

Super Wi-Fi Summit

Dates: October 3 – 5, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas

Get to Super Wi-Fi Summit and understand the opportunity

Get to the Super Wi-Fi Summit and hear how the use of White Space’s can lead to spectrum sharing, increased broadband efficiencies and an end to the current spectrum crisis.
Sounds exciting? Register today and hear what this means to your business.
Hear from every major player in the White Spaces sector and understand how the utilization of White… read more

Video World Conference & Expo

Dates: October 3 – 5, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas


Think Visual to Expand Your Brand

Whether it’s a field sales program on your iPad, a TV app on your iPhone, movies delivered through your home TV or gaming console, or a telepresence meeting at work, video is driving ever deeper into our business and personal lives. This reality lays the groundwork for a fast-lengthening list of new revenue opportunities for enterprises and services providers.… read more

DEMO Fall 2012

Dates: October 1 – 3, 2012
Location: Santa Clara, California



You are invited to come and experience the future of innovation, find quality dealflow and network with people from around the world who are likely to change the face of technology in the years to come.

DEMO Fall 2012 conference returns to the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley, October 1-3 and will feature new technology launches ranging from… read more


Dates: October 1 – 5, 2012
Location: Nice, France

MICCAI 2012, the 15th the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, will be held from 1st to 5th October 2012 in Nice, France, organised by Inria (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics). MICCAI attracts annually world leading scientists, engineers and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted surgery.

The venue for

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September 2012

Ideas Economy: Human Potential 2012

Dates: September 27, 2012
Location: New York City, New York


The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Human Potential event will explore the fundamental issues affecting personal and professional life, including creativity, management, social purpose, and the future of jobs.

Disruptive innovation and technological change is reshaping the world of work. This includes the spread of flexible working, the feminsation of the workforce, and growing life expectancies. A global labour market is allowing companies to access talent from anywhere.… read more

Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo 2012

Dates: September 25 – 27, 2012
Location: Irvine, California

ELCE 2012

Featuring keynote address by Bina 48, a humanoid robot

Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) is singularly focused on helping executives build smarter organizations by leveraging learning and workplace technologies to IMAGINE. INSPIRE. INNOVATE. ELCE programs support employees, partners and customer performance across domestic and global enterprises.

ELCE zeros in on your objectives and offers actionable steps you can use to bring drive results. As host of… read more

The new Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, launching Fall 2012

Dates: September 24, 2012
Location: Tempe, Arizona


Join us at the recently completed ISTB4 building for the launch of the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, an institutional platform for ambitious thinking and creative collaboration between the humanities, arts and sciences.

President Michael Crow and Intel futurist Brian David Johnson will join Center Director Ed Finn to discuss upcoming projects and events, including the announcement of an exciting new partnership with Intel.

Following… read more

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