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September 2012

Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills

Dates: September 5, 2012
Location: Santa Monica, California


Featured Speaker

V. Darleen Opfer
Director, RAND Education; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy, RAND Corporation

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A recording of the program will be available following the event as part of the Events @ RAND podcast series.

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Tim O’Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind

Dates: September 5, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

“Birth of the Global Mind,” Tim O’Reilly, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 7pm, Wednesday, September 5. The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

To be sure of a seat:
 Long Now Members can use the discount code on the O’Reilly Seminar page to reserve 2 free seats.
 You can purchase tickets for $10 each.
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August 2012

Chicon 7 (Worldcon)

Dates: August 30 – Sep 3, 2012
Location: Chicago, Illinois


Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” is the premier gathering of authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more in the world science fiction community. Worldcon covers all the genres of written speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and alternate history, as well as science, media (movies, television, anime, and online), fanzines, gaming, costuming, filking, and more. More than 5,000 attendeesread more

2012 NoSQL Now! Conference

Dates: August 21 – 23, 2012
Location: San Jose, California


NoSQL Now! is a conference covering the dynamic field of NoSQL technologies (Not Only SQL).  The goal of the educational conference is to describe the diversity of NoSQL technologies available to all organizations to address their business needs, and to offer objective evaluation processes to match the right NoSQL solutions with the right business challenge.

At the inaugural NoSQL Now! event in 2011,… read more

Mindshare LA: Urban Homesteading — Power to the Maker!

Dates: August 21, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


Tuesday, August 21st 8:30pm at Salvage Bar
717 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

TICKETS: http://mindshare.eventbrite.com

MC Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA

Getting back to the pleasures of a DIY lifestyle, without having to flee the city limits, is what urban homesteading is all about. This Mindshare salon will hook attendees back up to the natural world. Baking your… read more

IEEE NANO 2012: 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology

Dates: August 20 – 23, 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK


IEEE NANO is the top IEEE annual conference in nanotechnology, and one of the biggest nanotechnology conferences in the world.

The conference brings together leading scientists and engineers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress.

IEEE NANO 2012 features in invited speeches from the world renowned scientists and engineering in nanotechnology, including a Nobel Prize Laureate.

The conference provides a perfect forum for… read more

American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Dates: August 19 – 23, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Materials for Health & Medicine

A conference that the news media has termed the “World Series of Science,” featuring topics ranging from chemistry’s role in establishing the innocence of people wrongly convicted of murder to a spray-on coating to keep America’s favorite fresh fruit (that’s the banana) from ripening so quickly.

That’s the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest… read more

Quark Matter 2012 International Conference

Dates: August 13 – 18, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.


The Quark Matter series of conferences aims to reunite international specialists in the field of experimental and theoretical heavy ion physics.

This fundamental research consists of studying excited matter at the subatomic level to understand how the constituents dynamically arrange themselves to form ordinary matter, and to understand how this organization emerged from the primordial matter created by the Big Bang at the beginning of the… read more

Future Salon LA – The Future of Video Games

Dates: August 12, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends. Mini potluck & meet-and-greet starts at 4:00 PM – please bring snacks and drinks to share!

The presentation will start PROMPTLY at 5:00 PM, since… read more

SPIE Optics + Photonics

Dates: August 12 – 16, 2012
Location: San Diego, California


Attend SPIE Optics + Photonics, the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America—and see the technologies of our future.  SPIE Optics + Photonics - Advancing nanoscience, optical engineering, organic photonics, and solar energy research.


Third International Conference on Nanotechnology Fundamentals and Applications

Dates: August 7 – 9, 2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada


International ASET Inc. | As globalization leads to increasing interaction among regions and peoples of the world, it is important to encourage multi-disciplinarity in emerging scientific topics such as nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, even though rapidly growing, is still in its infancy and has given rise to numerous novel applications for the solution of many current problems.

ICNFA is a series of international conferences held yearly. These… read more

Google+ Hangout — Curiosity landing coverage

Dates: August 5, 2012
Location: Online (Google+)


To celebrate the landing of NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars Universe Today is running a special live hangout today (Sunday) Aug 5, 8:00 PM PT- Tomorrow, Aug 6, 12:00 AM PT.

“In conjunction with CosmoQuest. We’ll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens.

“Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on… read more


Dates: August 5 – 9, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research.

In addition to SIGGRAPH’s leading-edge technical program, the conference’s installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration.… read more

Digital Production Symposium 2012

Dates: August 4, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


Computer graphics research and technology have made immense progress in the last few decades. At the same time, industries have developed to incorporate these results into the production of breathtaking digital imagery. The quality of today’s digital effects in live action movies, computer animated movies and video games has reached a new level of realism and expressiveness. This is the result not only of more powerful

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Web3D 2012 Conference

Dates: August 4 – 5, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


The ACM International Web3D 2012 Conference with a history of over 16 years is a major annual event that unites researchers, developers, experimenters, and content creators in a dynamic learning environment to address a wide range of topics related to 3D multimedia on the Web. This event will be a unique opportunity to see the “state of play” of the emerging 3D Web industry. Attendees will share and… read more

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