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February 2012

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

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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

AAAS Annual Meeting

Dates: February 16 – 20, 2012
Location: Vancouver, Canada


The Annual Meeting is one of the most widely recognized global science events, with hundreds of networking opportunities and broad global media coverage. An exceptional array of speakers will gather at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting from 16-20 February in Vancouver, B.C.

The theme of “Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society” is intended to focus the program on the complex, interconnected challenges of the 21st century… read more

Inaugural Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Dates: February 16 – 17, 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida


The current special issue of “Technology and Innovation-Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors” (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ti/2012/00000014/f0020003;jsessionid=1t6cqwj25extf.alice), is devoted to presentations from the Inaugural Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which was hosted by the University of South Florida, Feb. 16-17, 2012.

“This conference brought together inventors, researchers and leaders from universities, nonprofit research institutions, national laboratories and government institutions to discuss issues pertaining the technological… read more

The Economist presents The Ideas Economy: Intelligent Infrastructure

Dates: February 15 – 16, 2012
Location: Portand , Oregon

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The Economist | On February 16-17 2011 The Economist convened our first annual Intelligent Infrastructure event bringing together nearly five hundred top industry leaders, academics, government officials, architects, journalists, engineers, systems thinkers and global innovators to discuss the massive infrastructure challenges the world has ahead of it.

Over one and a half days, 68 of the world’s leading thinkers led captivating discussions on energy, architecture, information, transportation, finance,… read more

Campus Party Brazil 2012

Dates: February 6 – 12, 2012
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Campus Party Brazil

Campus Party | The biggest event of Internet technology and the world opens in 2012 ready to celebrate its fifth year in Brazil and occupy all the 76 000 m² Anhembi Park, the new home of the Campus Party in Sao Paulo.

And if there is more space, more places to campuseiros too. Therefore, in this edition, a record number of 7,000  are expected to monitor all… read more

Semantic Tech & Business Conference

Dates: February 6 – 7, 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany


Whether your most pressing issues are strategic, tactical, or, more likely, a complex combination of both, you’ll benefit from this unique opportunity to explore how semantic solutions and linked data are being embraced throughout companies across a diverse range of disciplines and business categories.

The Berlin Semantic Tech & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting… read more

January 2012

NASA Joins MIT and DARPA for Out-of-This-World Student Robotic Challenge

Dates: January 23, 2012
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts


NASA will join DARPA, MIT and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.

For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position… read more

The third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge

Dates: January 23, 2012
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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NASA Joins MIT and DARPA for Out-of-This-World Student Robotic Challenge

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA… read more

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

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