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March 2012

STAIF II — Space Technology and Applications International Forum

Dates: March 13 – 15, 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team)

STAIF II will continue the traditions of the Space Technology and Applications International Forum, an international technical forum that hosted six conferences in cooperation with the University of New Mexico’s Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies (UNM-ISNPS).

STAIF II papers will cover advanced propulsion, energy conversion, fluid dynamics, luminal or superluminal events, plasma physics, communications, and gravitational waves.

Call for Papers: the deadline for abstracts is October… read more

SXSW Conferences & Festivals 2012

Dates: March 9 – 18, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas


The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences.

Conference panel discussions… read more

FIRST Robotics Competition Orlando Regional

Dates: March 8 – 10, 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida


An expected 64 area high schools will bring hundreds of students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) at the Orlando Regional Competition March 8-10, 2012. This high-tech sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more.

International teams from Australia and the… read more

Acclaimed documentary The Business of Being Born screens sequel at UCLA

Dates: March 5, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California

The Business of Being Born poster

The Business of Being Born | Acclaimed 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born, by Ricki Lake, explores modern American childbirth. The film documents shocking statistics about current birthing techniques and infant mortality, and challenges doctors. Experts divulge dismal U.S. statistics, citing controversies including the overuse of medical procedures in the interest of saving time.

This eye-opening film (available here) shows the slippery slope of modern,… read more

Game Developers Conference | San Francisco 2012

Dates: March 5 – 9, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California


The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 19,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM TechWeb Game Network.

This… read more

Advancing Humanity Symposium 2012

Dates: March 3, 2012
Location: Stanford, California

Advancing Humanity

Saturday, March 3, 2012. 10:00 AM.
Approximate duration of 7 hour(s).
Mudd Chemistry Building, Braun Auditorium, 333 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA

The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to invite you to an incredible day of three thought-provoking panels. We have nine eminent speakers coming to campus to deliver jaw-dropping talks on the cutting-edge of human knowledge. Each will present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive… read more

BIL 2012

Dates: March 3 – 4, 2012
Location: Long Beach, California


BIL is an ad-hoc conference for people changing the world in big ways. It’s a place for passionate people to come together to energize, brainstorm, and take action.

Digital Media and Learning Conference 2012

Dates: March 1 – 3, 2012
Location: San Francisco , California


DML | The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the UC Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking… read more

Inaugural Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits

Dates: March 1, 2012
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Inaugural Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits

Dr. Okihide Hikosaka of the National Institutes of Health will deliver the inaugural Phillip A. Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits.
Title: “Choosing good objects — a basal ganglia mechanism”
Speaker: Dr. Okihide Hikosaka
Affiliation: Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, National Eye Institute, NIH

Many objects around us have values which have been acquired through our life-long history. This suggests that the values of individual objects are… read more

February 2012

DEMO Asia 2012

Dates: February 29 – Mar 2, 2012
Location: Singapore, Singapore


The inaugural DEMO Asia is the launchpad for emerging technology and trends. This is a premier platform for the best and brightest companies throughout the continent seeking to launch their products in front of a global audience. It is also an excellent launchpad for companies throughout the world hoping to launch in the Asian marketplace.

At DEMO Asia, a hand-selected group of new products will make its public debut to global press, savvy investors, corporate… read more

Peter Sims on “Little Bets and Black Sheep: The Revolution Will Be Improvised”

Dates: February 28, 2012
Location: Palo Alto, California


Little Bets and Black Sheep: The Revolution Will Be Improvised

The world is being disrupted by globalization and technology.  What will fill the gaps — in government, business, and culture?  It all begins with little bets: small, affordable risks taken to discover problems, needs, and opportunities in order to find big bets.  What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry,… read more

27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

Dates: February 27 – Mar 3, 2012
Location: San Diego, California


For 26 years the Center on Disabilities, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology.

In 2011, the conference drew more than 4,800 people to San Diego. Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical… read more

TED 2012: Full Spectrum

Dates: February 27 – Mar 2, 2012
Location: Long Beach, California

TED2012 Full Spectrum

TED | TED 2012: We’re in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that. At TED 2012 we plan to celebrate this phenomenon and nudge it a further step forward. Full Spectrum is a term we’ve adapted to mean the rich use of… read more

TEDActive 2012

Dates: February 27 – Mar 2, 2012
Location: Palm Springs, California

TEDActive 2012 logo

TEDActive 2012 | In the spring of 2012, a unique group of people will convene in Palm Springs, California, to exchange ideas, inspire one another and experience a live simulcast of TED2012: Full Spectrum. TEDActive brings together global innovators — the doers of the world making a difference in their communities and their professions — to interact and learn from one another while absorbing TED2012.

TEDActive 2012 takes place at the Riviera Resort… read more

The third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Dates: February 27 – 29, 2012
Location: Washington DC


The event is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials — to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of energy technologies. The Summit’s unique combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate our global competitors.

About ARPA-E

The Advanced Research Projects Agency —… read more

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