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February 2014

Transhuman Visions

Dates: February 1, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

An All-Day Conference featuring Biohackers, Neuro-Optimists, Extreme Futurists, Philosophers, Immortalist Artists, Steal-the-Singularitarians, etc.

The event will be presented on from 9:30am-9:30pm at the Firehouse, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., in San Francisco. The Firehouse is a beautiful historic building on the bay waterfront in the Fort Mason complex, adjacent to restaurants, museums, parking. The event is sponsored by Brighter Brains Institute with assistance from Easy Bay Futurists.

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January 2014

Club of Amsterdam — The Future of Urban Mobility

Dates: January 30, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Efficient transportation and mobility are essential to make a city competitive and appealing. Current business models offer alternative and new mobility solutions, such as car or bicycle sharing and new leasing mobility offerings, electric vehicles, autonomous driving, talking cars, micro mobility or integrated mobility.

What future impact have key global mega trends on urban mobility?
What are the major challenges in balancing economic needs and environmental policies?
What… read more

M2M Evolution Conference & Expo

Dates: January 28 – 31, 2014
Location: Miami, Florida


Hear How M2M and The Internet of Things is Driving the Big Data Opportunity

M2M — machine to machine — is driving huge amounts of data. From temperature of cargo contents to GPS coordinates of critical freight; M2M is responsible for the global trend in Big Data. But how do companies go beyond the mere collection of data and to the more impactful benefit of changing business practices… read more

Washington BioLeaders Forum

Dates: January 27 – 29, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

BioLeaders Forum

Whether you and your organization are active in one or more of these technology areas (Cell & Gene Therapy,VaccinesImmunotherapy), you will benefit from a unique knowledge exchange and networking experience at Phacilitate’s Washington BioLeaders 2014.

  • All attendees gain access to all conference programmes and documentation
  • All networking breaks and functions are shared and located in the central exhibition area
  • All

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The Future of Human Enhancement 2014

Dates: January 23, 2014
Location: New York, NY



Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel is a futurist and catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes ahead in life science.  He is a Distinguished Researcher with Autodesk’s Bio/Nano Programmable Matter group, based out of San Francisco.  He is also the co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative, the world’s first cooperative biotechnology company, which is aiming to make open source viral therapies for… read more

The burning question: climate change in context, with Duncan Clark

Dates: January 18, 2014
Location: London, U.K.

London futurists

Tackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil, coal and gas reserves worth many trillions of dollars — at least until we have the means to put carbon back in the ground. The burning question is whether that can be done. What mix of technology, politics, psychology, and economics might be required? Why aren’t clean energy sources slowing the rate of fossil fuel extraction? Are the energy companies massively… read more

Fifth Annual Student Robotics Challenge

Dates: January 17, 2014
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts


NASA will participate in the fifth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 17 at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST.

The agency will join in the event with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, MIT, the European Space Agency, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, IT consulting firm Appirio,… read more

Penrose, Bandyopadhyay & Hameroff: Microtubules and the Great debate About Consciousness

Dates: January 17 – 18, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Sir Roger Penrose is one of the most influential scientists investigating the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Together with Stuart Hameroff, an American anaesthetist and brain researcher, he developed a new theory of consciousness. A theory that remained controversial, as no one could prove it. Until now. Having spent five years carrying out research on brain cells using an… read more

Hangout on Air Jan. 12: Ramez Naam, futurists discuss Nexus, Crux, and The Infinite Resource [UPDATE]

Dates: January 12, 2014
Location: Google+

London futurists

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between Ramez Naam and an international panel of leading futurists: Randal Koene, Michell Zappa, and Giulio Prisco.

The discussion aims to cover:

• The science behind the fiction: which elements are strongly grounded in current research, and which elements are more speculative?

• The philosophy behind the fiction: how should people be responding… read more

2014 International CES

Dates: January 7 – 10, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

International CES

From driverless cars and 3D printing to Ultra HD TV, health technologies and beyond, the 2014 International CES® is the place to see inspiring innovations across the consumer technology ecosystem. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“From wearable tech to the… read more

December 2013

The Atlantic’s Silicon Valley Summit

Dates: December 16, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California

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The Atlantic invites you to join us for our inaugural Silicon Valley Summit on Monday, December 16. Taking place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, this half-day forum will focus on the business models, legislative policies, and cutting-edge creations that are forming a new digital world through a mix of panel discussions, headline interviews, and case studies.

As innovators build out the infrastructure of a new digital world and… read more

Hangout on Air: The Naked Future — A World That Anticipates Your Every Move

Dates: December 15 – Feb 15, 2013
Location: Google+


What kind of privacy will be left for people, in a near-future world of ubiquitous computing, with sensors everywhere, and with “big data” algorithms that draw alarmingly reliable inferences about our intentions and plans?

How will human psychology cope, with the “always-on” scrutiny of our every action?

Can legislation keep pace with the challenges posed by ubiquitous computing and big data, to prevent the erosion of humanread more

State of the Arts 2013

Dates: December 12, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California, 12/12/2013


The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and The Millennium Project with IMERSA: Immersive Media Entertainment Arts & Sciences presents STATE OF THE ARTS 2013: The Future of Fulldome

The Vortex Dome at Los Angeles Studios

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Discover the latest trends emerging in the planetarium and fulldome space. Hear from a panel of experts, experience samples of 360 content, including… read more

LeWeb’13 Paris: ‘The Next 10 Years’

Dates: December 10 – 12, 2013
Location: Paris, France

LeWeb 2013

LeWeb is the most talked-about international conference for startups and web entrepreneurs. Looking to kickstart your business, attract the global media or discover the next Big Idea? In just three days, you might meet the most valuable contacts of the year.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of LeWeb Paris, we invite you to fast forward to the future and imagine “The Next 10 Years”. Gathering today’s brightest technological innovators… read more

When linearity met exponential — a summer at Singularity University

Dates: December 7, 2013
Location: London, England


Predicting the future is a hard task, even when trends are linear. When the quantities involved are changing exponentially it becomes even more challenging. That’s where Singularity University comes in.

Founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis with the objective of exposing brilliant minds to shifting paradigms, Singularity University has been a fascinating experiment in looking at the possibilities of exploring uses of exponential technology to impact huge numbers of people. Each summer around 80 folks… read more

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