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April 2014

Collaborative Robots Workshop

Dates: April 16, 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts


Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, are the hottest topic in robotics right now.

To learn about the technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts of this major advancement in the field, attend the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Collaborative Robots Workshop on April 16, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

This one day event brings together the leaders in the field including representatives from companies such as Rethink Robotics,… read more

3rd International Conference on Genetics of Aging and Longevity

Dates: April 6 – 10, 2014
Location: Sochi, Russia

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The third international conference “Genetics of aging and longevity” will take place in Sochi, Russia from 6th till 10th of April, 2014. The event is held by “Science for Life Extension” foundation and Institute of Biology of Ural department of Russian Academy of Science.

With this conference being held once in two years, it is the fourth time for it to happen and the third time… read more

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

2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Dates: April 4, 2014
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


The first 80 registrants or the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will receive a free t-shirt featuring a quote from Brigham Young, who led the Mormon pioneers to Utah: “My religion is natural philosophy.” See the t-shirt and learn more at the registration website.

The 2014 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held on April 4, 2014 from 9:00am to 6:00pm… read more

Robots and New Media

Dates: April 4, 2014
Location: Berkeley, California


For decades robots have diligently been tasked to perform a range of duties largely scoped within industrial manufacturing. More recently, we have seen the emergence of a new landscape of more social, personal, expressive, nurturing, and emotional robotic platforms. Increasingly, robots play a critical new role as extensions of ourselves, enabling our creativity, creating new objects, serving as companions, expressing emotions, empowering communities, and challenging our civil… read more

The 11th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation

Dates: April 2 – 4, 2014
Location: Seattle, Washington


NSDI focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems. It provides a highquality venue to researchers and practitioners for publishing and discussing work that furthers the knowledge and understanding of the networking and systems communities.


NSDI takes a broad view of networked systems, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Internet, access, enterprise, and other large-scale networks

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Printed Electronics Europe 2014

Dates: April 1 – 2, 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany


The only event focused on the commercialisation of printed, organic and flexible electronics.

What to expect

  1. You will meet and learn from more end users here than anywhere else;
  2. You will be presented with the full, diverse range of technologies – pushing your knowledge depth in key fundamentals and expanding it in new related technologies;
  3. As well as comprehensive presentations

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March 2014

Interop | Las Vegas 2014

Dates: March 31 – Apr 4, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Interop | The leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inspire and inform the world’s IT community. Discover the most important innovations and strategies to drive your organization’s success: SDN, the internet of things, cloud, mobility & more.

What you’ll experience

Attend Interop to experience the latest technologies, learn the most valuable strategies and meet the top minds in IT.

Independent content: Pick from 200+ expert-led sessions… read more

Embedded Vision Summit West

Dates: March 29, 2014
Location: Santa Clara, California


The Embedded Vision Summit West 2014 is a full day of “how-to” presentations, product and technology demos, and inspiring and insightful talks by industry leaders in one of the hottest areas of innovation today—embedded vision—“machines that see and understand.” Organized by leaders in embedded vision technology, the Summit serves as a technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software.

The Embedded Vision… read more

The Economist Innovation Forum 2014

Dates: March 27, 2014
Location: Berkeley, California


The Economist’s fifth annual Innovation Forum will explore truly transformative innovations that have the potential of changing how we live and work—and ask how more companies can think bigger and solve today’s most important challenges. This conference aims to answer the ultimate questions for technologists, futurists, and C-suite executives: Are we thinking big enough and how do we get there?

What will the next ‘big’ be? That’s what investors are asking… read more

An ARPA-E View of Innovation: If it Works Will It Matter?

Dates: March 25, 2014
Location: Palo Alto, California

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5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30)
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC
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Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), will discuss the energy innovation ecosystem and ARPA-E’s role in advancing high-potential, high-impact energy technologies to create a more secure and affordable American future.  Dr. Martin will highlight the Agency’s existing portfolio of… read more

Augmented Reality Expo: NY 2014

Dates: March 25, 2014
Location: New York, NY


The Global Stage for Innovation

…in AUGMENTED REALITY, WEARABLE TECH, and the INTERNET OF THINGS is coming to New York City. AWE:NY is for developers, technologists and professionals eager to learn about emerging technologies that are making the physical world more interactive. The event will tap into the strong community of Augmented reality enthusiasts in NY and beyond, as well as top level press such as ABC, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek,… read more

AAAI 2014 Spring Symposium Series

Dates: March 24 – 26, 2014
Location: Palo Alto, California

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The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University’s Department of Computer Science, is pleased to present the AAAI 2014 Spring Symposium Series, to be held Monday through Wednesday, March 24–26. AAAI’s Spring Symposium Series affords participants a smaller, more intimate setting where they can share ideas and learn from each other’s artificial intelligence research. The titles of the eight symposia are as follows:… read more

The Additive Disruption Summit: Strategic Impacts, Business Models, IP, Finance

Dates: March 24 – 26, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California


Big business and big investors take on the real world implications of today’s most disruptive technology 

  • Understand How Corporate America Views the Challenges and Potential of Additive Manufacturing
  • Tap into the Creative Thinking of the Most Far-Sighted Business Strategists, Investors & Innovators
  • Get the Latest Reports from the Field: Applications, Early Returns, Near vs. Long-Term Impacts, IP Threats … all the “Known Unknowns”

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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

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