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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

Wearable Technology Launch Event

Dates: February 19, 2014
Location: Santa Clara, California



A cocktail reception will follow the keynote presentation.

This event will highlight the key forces and technologies needed to make wearable technology as common as smartphones.

  • Tim Bajarin to deliver keynote on the future of wearable technology
  • Jessica Lessin, Editor-in-Chief of The Information, will moderate a

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AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting

Dates: February 13 – 17, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois


This annual event is one of the most widely recognized global science gatherings, with hundreds of diverse scientific sessions and communication opportunities with broad U.S. and international media coverage.

This year’s theme—Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation—will focus on finding sustainable solutions through inclusive, international, and interdisciplinary efforts that are most useful to society and enhance economic growth.

Scientific discovery and innovation are driving solutions… read more

2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration

Dates: February 7 – 9, 2014
Location: Palo Alto, California

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To be successful, today’s groundbreaking atomic- and molecular-scale science and engineering must be integrated into more complex micro- and macro-systems. Nanoengineered devices and materials are being targeted at a wide range of uses throughout biotechnology, medicine, electronics, defense, energy conversion and storage, coatings, textiles, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food & food security.

Increasing momentum in this process will drive further progress toward advanced nanotechnologies.  Therefore, this year’s… read more

Nanotechnology for Developing Countries: the 2014 Foresight Invitational Workshop

Dates: February 7 – 9, 2014
Location: Palo Alto, California

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Nanoscale technologies have the potential to bring immense benefits to developing countries, in areas ranging from water and energy to health and environmental restoration. But the challenges are correspondingly large; required steps include:

• Identify nanotechnologies that can make a difference near-term
• Design and build products that will actually be useful
• Bring these to market at affordable price points
• Balance intellectual property interests
• Speed… read more

February 2014 Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp

Dates: February 5, 2014
Location: Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp

Learn about hot new web technologies and mingle with 150+ fellow entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers, and tech enthusiasts. Be the first to learn about new tech opportunities in Santa Cruz.

Doors open at 6:15pm with networking, friendly people, food, beverage, and LIVE MUSIC from Cruz Control.

Company presentations start at 7:00 and include:

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Future Salon with David Brin

Dates: February 5, 2014
Location: Palo Alto


David Brin is always interesting and mind expanding. In his book The Transparent Society from the late 90s he wrote about his vision of the comming surveillance state and our need to watch our watchers. The time is now to implement these checks and balances. Don’t miss this Future Salon. In 2004 David Brin was Keynoting the Accelerating Change conference. Evelyn Rodrigues did a writup. #futuresalon

From Wikipedia: … read more

2014 NIAC Symposium

Dates: February 4 – 6, 2014
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, California


The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is proud to announce its annual Symposium! All are invited to attend. It will be held at Stanford University in Stanford, California on February 4–6, 2014.

NIAC Symposia are working meetings to review NIAC progress and plans, and discuss ways to make both more successful. It is open to the public because broad participation increases awareness of our studies and significantly adds… read more

UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum

Dates: February 3 – 4, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Knowledge is created. Much of it is shared. Some of it is used. Across industries and sectors we share the ambition that more useful knowledge is generated and translated into practice, to increase the impact of research and improve the way we work.

Knowledge mobilisation is often about working in the middle, at the interface between research and practice.

It brings together different worlds with different goals… read more

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.

SPECIAL PERKS… read more

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

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