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September 2011

Quantum Africa 2011

Dates: September 25 – 29, 2011
Location: Sohag University, Egypt


Quantum Africa 2011: Quantum Technology will be hosted by Sohag University in South Egypt, 25-29 September 2011, and will feature advances in quantum science and technology presented by African and international researchers. The conference will provide the opportunity to see African research in quantum science and technology, and to engender dialogue and collaboration between researchers, scientists and engineers.

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Mechanicrawl 02011

Dates: September 24, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California


The Long Now Foundation | Spend a delightful day exploring the mechanical marvels along San Francisco’s North Shore. See giant running steam engines, turn-of-the-century automata, mechanical computers, a wave organ, an 8 foot high mechanical planetarium, vintage steam boats and more…

You’ll be able to map your own route for the event and spend as much time at each location as you’d like. We encourage you… read more

The Counterculture & Physics

Dates: September 18, 2011


Quantum based encryption, computing, and teleportation are among the hottest topics in physics and engineering today. Yet many of these core ideas once found their home amid an anything-goes counterculture frenzy — a mishmash of spoon-bending psychics, Eastern mysticism, LSD trips, and CIA spooks chasing mind-reading dreams. In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomes Dr. David Kaiser, along with Dr. Jack Sarfatti and Dr.read more

Maker Faire New York

Dates: September 17 – 18, 2011
Location: New York, New York

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Maker Faire | Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone — a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.

H+ community event in Second Life

Dates: September 15, 2011
Humanity+ event @Terasem Island in Second Life

Humanity+ is hosting a virtual event in Second Life on September 15 to discuss transhumanist ideas and organizational leadership issues. Guest speakers will cover some of the recent innovations in technology and design in addressing the question: What can humanity do now to develop a more innovative future?

The main organizer, Humanity+ Chair Natasha Vita-More, says: “Join us in Second… read more

State of the Arts: Producing Change

Dates: September 15, 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California


c3SO | Join us for a very special event that explores the world of E-lanthropy — a place where art, storytelling, philanthropy, technology, science, social networking and more come together in new and exciting ways to make the world a better place. Learn from some of the most influential people in the industry.


  • Richard Cummings Jr. — Actor, Producer, Director and VP of Acquisitions for

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The Economist presents The Ideas Economy: Human Potential

Dates: September 14 – 15, 2011
Location: New York, New York

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The Economist | Our second annual Ideas Economy: Human Potential event will expose you to expert opinions and challenge your current thinking on what organisations of the future will look like.

What’s in it for you? Get a visionof the world your business will be competing in 5, 10 and 15 years from now. Meet the smartest minds from education, talent management, policy, technology, design and beyond. Understand how… read more

Accelerated learning in accelerated times

Dates: September 14, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California
Long Now Foundation

Timothy Ferriss will give a talk on “Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times,” at Marines’ Memorial Theater, Union Square, San Francisco, 7pm, Wednesday September 14. The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation.

As the times accelerate and we face ever more kaleidoscopic careers, a crucial meta-skill… read more

Robot as a Legal Individual Talk

Dates: September 12, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Prof. Marco Aurelio De Castro Junior, of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) will give a talk on Robot as a Legal Individual on September 12 at the University of Hong Kong.

The talk will present research artificial intelligence from a legal perspective. Can a robot become a legal individual for all effects? Should a robot be entitled to demand rights and to be demanded against?… read more

August 2011

SENS5 2011

Dates: August 31 – Sep 4, 2011
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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SENS Foundation | You are cordially invited to participate in the fifth Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Conference, which will be held from 31st August – 4th September, 2011 at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

The purpose of the SENS conference series, like all the SENS initiatives (such as the journal Rejuvenation Research), is to expedite the development of truly effective therapies to postpone and treat human… read more

33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Dates: August 30 – Sep 3, 2011
Location: Boston, Massachuetts


EMBC 2011 | The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of… read more

The Future of Story

Dates: August 27, 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California

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The Future of Story | This could be the greatest gathering of screenwriting coaches/mentors ever assembled. Led by some of the best-selling screenwriting authors/teachers in the industry, this dynamic conference will help you take an objective look at both yourself and your professional skill sets as you polish and target your stories for film, television, and print. With over 30 MWP authors attending this conference, you’ll have… read more

Media Evolution: The Conference 2011

Dates: August 24 – 25, 2011
Location: Malmo, Sweden

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Media Evolution | For the seventh year we invite you to come to Malmö, Sweden, to explore the future of media and discover new business opportunities. The Conference (formerly known as Moving Images) attracts people from film, games, web, publishing, learning, tech and music.

During two days we will discuss who our future audiences are, the technology we communicate with, and how we create and consume media.… read more

Singularity Summit Australia 2011

Dates: August 20 – 21, 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Singularity Summit AU | The Singularity Summit Australia represents a great opportunity, because Singularity-related ideas, being once a vague and strange to most, are growing into an increasingly powerful force of possibilities in the minds of anyone who is technologically literate. For those who are already familiar with the accelerating pace of technological change, the Summit will help broaden peoples awareness of the widening vista of possibilities resulting from… read more


Dates: August 17, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California


NASA | MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — The TEDxNASA@SiliconValley event, which will feature presentations on “extreme green ideas,” will be streamed live online on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. PDT.

NASA’s four research centers — Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.; Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace, both in… read more

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