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April 2012

VentureBeat Mobile Summit

Dates: April 2 – 3, 2012
Location: Sausalito, California


In April, VentureBeat editors are again convening the top 180 mobile executives, investors and policymakers for an exclusive discussion designed to shape the future of the mobile industry. Key to the event will be five working groups:

  • Platform Wars
  • Mobile Shopping
  • Disruption of the Enterprise
  • The Media Revolution
  • User Acquisition in 2012

Through these boardroom-style working sessions, guided by subject… read more

March 2012

Personalized Life Extension Conference 2012

Dates: March 31 – Apr 1, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

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The 2012 Personalized Life Extension Conference: Extend Your Personal Healthspan will take place  from March 31 – April 1, 2012 at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

A $100 discount on registration is now available for Kurzweil readers! Please visit this link and use code: KURZWEILAI.

Impressive results in anti-aging research mean that one day we may greatly extend human lifespan… read more

Contact 2012: Cultures of the Imagination

Dates: March 30 – Apr 1, 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, California

Contact 2012

Announcing CONTACT 2012:  A premier forum for the future.

Astronomers have given us a new bucketful of worlds to consider for habitable planets and inhabitable star systems. At CONTACT 2012 we will explore this new galaxy of possibilities with NASA and SETI scientists, noted science fiction authors, artists, composers, and others.

CONTACT 2012 will be held on March 30-April 1, 2012 at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale, CA. Friday… read more

Music, Mind, and Invention Workshop

Dates: March 30 – 31, 2012
Location: Ewing, New Jersey


The College of New Jersey | The Music, Mind, and Invention Workshop will take place March 30 and 31, 2012 at The College of New Jersey. Its purpose is to explore the rich interconnections between music, cognition, computation, and creativity, addressing themes such as: creativity across disciplines, ways of thinking about music, and music as a medium for improvement.

The activities of the workshop will address and support these themes with a… read more

24th Annual Embedded Systems Conference

Dates: March 26 – 29, 2012
Location: San Jose, California


 Design West | ESC (The Embedded Systems Conference) is the global electronics industry’s leading event.  With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and significant contributions to the global technology industry.… read more

Being Human 2012

Dates: March 24, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California


Pioneers in the exploration of human nature will come together for the first-ever multidisciplinary event to explore exciting new discoveries that challenge outdated assumptions about the human condition. “Being Human 2012″ will be hosted on March 24, 2012 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

“Everyday, fresh insights from science and philosophy shed new light on the processes of human experience – the how of feeling, thinking, and… read more

Infopoverty World Conference 2012

Dates: March 22 – 23, 2012
Location: New York, New York

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Infopoverty | Established in 2001 under the auspices of the United Nations, the Infopoverty World Conference has become an event of critical importance held annually at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event is devoted to the role the digital revolution can play in development strategies. The Conference over the years has benefitted from the participation of leaders in their fields of analysis, strategic evaluation and applied practice.… read more

Innovation: Combinatorics

Dates: March 22, 2012
Location: Palo Alto, California


  • Series: The Power of 10, 5:00-6:30pm (5:00-6:00 presentation and Q&A, followed by networking until 6:30), George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC (map/ directions)

Hal R. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google. He started as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, finance, corporate strategy, and public policy.

Hal is also an emeritus professor at the University of California,… read more

The Economist presents The Ideas Economy: Innovation

Dates: March 21 – 22, 2012
Location: Berkeley , California


The Economist | Registration for next year’s Ideas Economy: Innovation event is now open. Secure your place today for our third annual Innovation event, taking place March 21-22, 2012 in Berkeley, California.

Why attend Ideas Economy: Innovation?

GET A VISION of how entrepreneurship in a disruptive, changing world leads to progress.

EXPLORE ways to better nourish entrepreneurial activity inside organisations big and small.

UNDERSTAND the… read more

Law Seminars International: Employment & Technology Law

Dates: March 14, 2012
Location: Seattle, Washington


New opportunities, sources of conflict, and changes in employer vs. employee rights

At this comprehensive one-day seminar on The Intersection of Employment and Technology Law, you will hear from some of the region’s leading practitioners on the important issues that permeate these overlapping fields of law. Employer strategies for protecting their intellectual property will be a primary focus, with in-depth discussion of the effective litigation strategies and preparation tips… read more

The Singularity Convention

Dates: March 14, 2012
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel


This is a 1-day convention, a series of TED-like talks covering exponential technologies, potential implications in different aspects, and a panel discussion. Ray Kurzweil’s talk is scheduled as the final talk before the panel discussion, about 20 minutes: 15:10 – 15:30. Following the panel discussion, we will have the finals phase of the Ramon Breakthrough SU project contest, 5 finalists presenting and a panel selects the 2 winners.… read more

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

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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

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