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December 2012

Humanity+ @ San Francisco ‘Writing the Future’ (CORRECTED)

Dates: December 1 – 2, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

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“Writing the Future” focuses on how emerging and converging sciences and technologies are the tools for designing our future, based on the advances in robotics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, human enhancement, brain-computer integration, regenerative medicine, and radical life extension.

Of special significance this year is the theme “Writing the Future.” The conference will explore the world of media and communicating transhumanism. The aim is to encourage refined… read more

November 2012

God, Science, and the Evolution of Consciousness

Dates: November 29, 2012
Location: New York, New York

God, Science Event

Meta center 214 w 29th st-16th floor (between 7th & 8th) Howard Bloom in dialog with Kurt Johnson, coauthor of Nabokov’s Blues and of The Coming Interspiritual Age  and Richard Grossinger, author of Dark Pool of Light

Howard Bloom is author of The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates. A stone-cold non-spiritualist, a scientific thinker devoted to scientific explanation.  Yet in his bookstore appearances, Bloom has delivered… read more

TEDMED The Caregiver Crisis

Dates: November 29, 2012
Location: TEDMED.com,


Share your ideas and join thought leaders as they discuss complex and pressing issues around The Caregiver Crisis.

When: Today! Thursday, November 29th, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm ET

What: A Great Challenge Program live event focusing on The Caregiver Crisis. Join us for an informal, moderated discussion with multi-disciplinary thought leaders who will share their views and respond to your questions on… read more

CloudBeat 2012

Dates: November 28 – 29, 2012
Location: Redwood City , California

CB 2012

Now in its second year, CloudBeat is again assembling the biggest names in the cloud’s evolving story and asking them the questions that you need answered.

Unlike nearly all other cloud events, the customers themselves are front and center. Their discussions with vendors and other experts unearth rare lessons on cloud adoption, providing insights and actionable data on what really works, who’s buying what, and where the industry… read more

SIGGRAPH Asia 2012

Dates: November 28 – Dec 1, 2012
Location: Singapore, Singapore

siggraph 2012

5th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

The 4th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012: Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

Dates: November 28 – Dec 1, 2012
Location: Hong Kong, China

SIGGraph Asia 2012

After successful runs in Singapore, Japan and South Korea, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) brings digital innovations from around the globe to Hong Kong, in Asia’s biggest gathering of artists, designers, researchers, scientists, manufacturers and developers.

Over four days, the computer graphics and interactive techniques communities in Hong Kong and the world over will have the opportunity to interact and discover the best innovations, ideas and… read more

Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference 2012

Dates: November 16 – 18, 2012
Location: Perth, Austrailia

Asia Pacific foresight conference

Join other foresight colleagues from around the world to imagine, inspire each other and innovate ways to make better futures happen.

The Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference, to be held in November, 2012, in Perth in Western Australia, is a third conference of its kind.  The earlier two were held in Sydney and in Melbourne.

These events have been enormously energising for our global community of professional… read more

2012 Robotics Alley Conference and Expo

Dates: November 15, 2012
Location: Edina, Minnesota


The leading companies, organizations, universities, and individuals working together through Robotics Alley are involved in some of the world’s most innovative and promising robotics projects. Together, we are transforming industries from medicine and agriculture, to security and industrial manufacturing.

Robotics Alley™ is an initiative founded by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association meant to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research and development of world-leading robotics… read more

Book tour for Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind

Dates: November 15 – Dec 6, 2012
Location: multicity U.S. tour

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Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities.

Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step:  reverse-engineering the brain to… read more

Liverpool Symposium on “Legal, Ethical, and Social Autonomous Systems”

Dates: November 14, 2012
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool Symposium

Autonomous systems are on the increase. Not only in obvious forms such as robots, but also in the guise of driverless cars, unmanned air vehicles, surveillance and monitoring intelligent software etc.

The core aspect of an “autonomous system” is that it makes decisions for itself, about what to do, when to do it, where to do it, etc. But since these decisions are now taken away from humans, how… read more

IHS Forum

Dates: November 13 – 14, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

IHS Forum

An increasingly interconnected world of business and politics demands a broader understanding of adjacent sectors and the forces at work in the global economy. The IHS Forum is a new event that connects an unmatched concentration of insight and expertise with a community of practitioners from policy and industry communities.

Together we will explore the risks and opportunities for the broader economy, energy policy, markets for electric power,… read more

Ray Kurzweil at Techonomy Conference 2012

Dates: November 11 – 13, 2012
Location: Tuscon, Arizona


At Techonomy 2012, we gather near Tucson to try to make sense of the explosion of data, the empowerment of the planet by mobile devices, how companies and governments must reorganize themselves, the insurgent influence of robots, and the growing global power of a few key American Internet companies. And that’s just all I could fit into the first sentence.

Our conference, now in its third year,… read more

Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks

Dates: November 9, 2012
Location: New York City, New York

Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks

The World Science Festival will be hosting an evening in New York City with famed neurologist Oliver Sacks and award-winning journalist John Hockenberry as they discuss Sacks’ latest book, which explores the bewitching and surreal world of hallucinations.

Much of Sacks’ past work has focused on his interactions with his patients or his studies of neurology, but his latest effort is a bit more personal: Hallucinations focuses in part on Sacks’ own experiences with mind… read more

GraphConnect 2012: Graphs are Everywhere

Dates: November 5 – 6, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

Inaugural Graph Database Conference

The NOSQL movement has taken the world by storm, bringing a new coherency and meaning to connected data, and giving developers and technical leads the power to manage modern data at a new speed and size.

GraphConnect 2012 is a conference focused entirely on one of the hottest emerging NOSQL topics: graph databases. Thought leaders from a wide variety of disciplines will expose… read more

ISMAR 2012

Dates: November 5 – 8, 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia


ISMAR 2012, the premier international conference on research into the science, technology, applications and uses of Mixed and Augmented Reality, invites you to join us from November 5-8th 2012 in Atlanta, GA, USA!

The conference will take place at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are… read more

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