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January 2012

Science Online 2012

Dates: January 19 – 21, 2012
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


Science Online 2012 is the sixth annual international meeting on science and the Web.

Every January since 2007, the Research Triangle area of North Carolina has hosted scientists, students, educators, physicians, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers and others interested in the way the World Wide Web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and done.

ScienceOnline2012 — #scio12 across social media — will take place January 19-21, 2012… read more

Future Salon LA

Dates: January 15, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Future Salons are monthly educational, activist, and social events, focused on existing or emerging scientific, technological, entrepreneurial, or social change topics and projects worthy of your help and attention. We also cover critical-thinking, management, and personal change topics, and occasionally longer-term scientific and philosophical topics.

Our goal is to make our rapidly changing world more fascinating,… read more

December 2011

SIGGRAPH Asia 2011

Dates: December 12 – 15, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, China


SIGGRAPH | The 4th SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, from 12 to 15 December 2011. The conference will include opportunities to see, meet, and interact with the international computer graphics community in Asia, and learn from those in the fields of research, animation, art, software, visualization, hardware, games, visual effects, and… read more

Turing Church online workshop 2

Dates: December 11, 2011
Location: Online in teleXLR8

Turing Church online workshop 2

Update: the videos are available online.

The convergence of religion with highly imaginative future science and technologies will be explored in the Turing Church online workshop 2 on Sunday, December 11 in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

The Turing Church is a working group on science and religion.

Speakers, morning session, 9am PST… read more

7th Annual colloquium on the law of futuristic persons

Dates: December 10, 2011
Location: Online in Second Life

WHO: Lawyers, Cognitive Scientists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neuroscientists, Civil Rights Activists, and Computer Scientists interested in the law of futuristic persons.

WHAT: The colloquium is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the legal status of people in and revived from cryonic biostasis.

“Cryonic biostasis” means the virtual halting of metabolic processes by being preserved at very low temperature upon determination of legal death, but… read more

The 20th Annual Seattle Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Technology and New Media Law

Dates: December 8 – 9, 2011
Location: Seattle, Washington

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Seattle Technology Law Conference. This compelling faculty updates you on recent events and provides clear and incisive analysis of new developments in technology, IP, and digital media law.

You will hear about new FTC regulations for Internet-based technologies and services; impacts of Privacy by Design as a matter of practice; crowdsourcing; the right to be forgotten; key developments… read more

SIM by Randal A. Koene at H+ Hong Kong

Dates: December 4, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, China


Substrate-Independent Minds

Uploading to a substrate-independent mind (SIM) is a problem of data acquisition. As a practical project, that is what distinguishes SIM from life-extension ideas that involve interventions and therapeutic protocols aimed at keeping an old engine running, despite innumerable potential breakdowns, many of which are unknown.

The most conservative approach to SIM is whole brain emulation (WBE), a method that takes as prerequisites only the… read more

Humanity+ @ Hong Kong

Dates: December 3 – 4, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, China


Humanity+ | The first Humanity+ conference held in Asia will take place in Hong Kong, on the 3rd-4th of December 2011 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre located on campus in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tickets will be on sale soon through our online ticketing section or through Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Revolving around the theme “Living Forever”, the conference will explore recent scientific breakthroughs that seem to be… read more

The World in 2012

Dates: December 1 – 3, 2011
Location: New York, New York

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The Economist | Every year for twenty-five years, The Economist has published The World in…, a collection of trends and predictions about the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist and leaders in business, government and a wide variety of fields — from Bill Gates to Angelina Jolie, from Nicolas Sarkozy to the Dalai Lama, from Michael Bloomberg to Eric Schmidt — step out on a limb and make bold predictions about their… read more

November 2011

Quantified Self Conference 2011 Europe

Dates: November 26 – 27, 2011
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


QS | Our first conference this past May in Mountain View was a success by however you’d like to measure it — people said it was transformative (“best conference ever!”), new collaborations were launched, it sold out and paid for itself, and we had a great time putting it on. So we’re doing it again, in Europe, to allow QS enthusiasts from different parts of the world to… read more

Society for Neuroscience — Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2011

Dates: November 14, 2011
Location: Washington DC


Neuroscience 2011 is the premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system.

tech+ forum 2011

Dates: November 9 – 10, 2011
Location: Seoul, Korea

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tech+ forum | The tech+ forum was created to bring together recognized international and domestic innovation and inspiration leaders in the fields of technology, economy, culture and humanity. The name tech+ literally stands for these four contrasting but closely correlated fields.

is not just an event, but rather an intricate, strategic initiative of knowledge sharing and solution finding which will ultimately result in actions that… read more

S.NET 2011

Dates: November 7 – 10, 2011
Location: Tempe , Arizona


S.NET | The S.Net Conference will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona on November 7-10, 2011. The conference, co-hosted by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB), will offer a poster session and plenary sessions featuring:

Nicholas Pidgeon, Professor of Environmental Psychology at… read more

BICA 2011

Dates: November 4 – 6, 2011
Location: Arlington, Virginia

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BICA Society | The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind calls for our joint efforts to better understand at a computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning functions. In recent years, BICA conference grew up from a AAAI Fall symposium to a mid-size international conference  that focuses on the emergent hot topics in computer, brain and cognitive sciences unified by… read more

The Future of the Future

Dates: November 3, 2011
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.”  — Paul Valery, French poet

The Future of the Future is an examination of the various future vision as portrayed by futurists, academics and scenario thinkers.

Many futurists who try to earn a living telling stories about the future quickly learn that a happy end sells much better than a tale of… read more

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