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Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future

Dates: September 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Science fiction is the most visible and influential form of futurist thinking in contemporary popular culture.

Why is science fiction so popular? Science Fiction, in narrative form, speaks to the whole person: Intellect, imagination, emotion, and the senses. For many people, science fiction has become a way of life: a way of creating and experiencing reality and the future. Science fiction is the evolutionary mythology of the future.… read more

Science of Fiction 2014

Dates: October 24 – 26, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California

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5D Science of Fiction is the cutting-edge world building conference: an annual international collaboration with global thought leader for the future of storytelling.

This October we present and co-create a fictional city named Rilao. We will explore Rilao’s history, systems, cultures, tribes and stories. And through Rilao we will creatively and critically re-envision the near-future horizons of our own real-life cities and world.

The Rilao Project is a… read more

ScienceOnline Together 2015

Dates: February 18 – 21, 2015
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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ScienceOnline Together 2015 will be an exciting opportunity for researchers, science journalists, videographers, developers, artists, science communicators, educators, and anyone with an interest in conducting, sharing, and communicating science on the web.

ScienceOnline Together 2015 registration includes:

  • 3 days of stimulating conversations with science-minded people in a user-generated program
  • Opportunities for pre-conference field trips and workshops on Wed afternoon (some may

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Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood

Dates: November 11 – 13, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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This multidisciplinary conference will bring together experts in the fundamental stages of early brain development, and will focus on the connection between research and improved outcomes for children. Speakers will present the latest discoveries from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology, social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.

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Keynote Speaker

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SIMposium 2014

Dates: November 2 – 4, 2014
Location: Denver, CO

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SIMposium 2014 | The theme is innovation in business, in our careers, and in our lives. Innovation peaks in the Rockies.

Innovation is no longer the luxury of risk taking people and organizations.  Innovation is a requirement to survive.

The Colorado SIMposium team has an impressive list of speakers  to help us navigate today’s business environment.  This conference is not about specific technologies — it’s about remaining nimble in… read more

Singularity University Summit Europe 2014

Dates: November 19 – 20, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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On November 19–20, 2014, Singularity University Summit Europe will take place for the first time in Amsterdam. It is one of the largest two-day events in Europe aimed at bringing awareness about exponential technologies and their impact on business and policy to thought leaders and executives from breakthrough companies. Theme of this unique event will be “Ignition: Embrace tomorrow by launching today.”

What can you expect at SU Summit… read more

Society for Neuroscience 2014

Dates: November 15 – 19, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

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Emerging Science: At the Center of Neuroscience 2014

SfN is an unmatched venue for sharing great science. Attendees can take advantage of countless opportunities to share and learn about emerging and unpublished findings, explore career paths and professional development opportunities, and discuss hot topics in scientific publishing, academia, advocacy, public education, and more.

Neuroscience 2014 events will include:
  • Major featured and special lectures by world-renowned scientists from around

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Starmus 2014 Festival

Dates: September 22 – 27, 2014
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Since the very first Homo Sapiens looked up at a star-filled sky we have been awestruck by the vastness of the cosmos. Even today we remain humbled by the sheer immensity of space, especially as through our progress in physics and astronomy, we are now aware of the tremendous distances involved – even to our closest neighbouring stars.

Following on from the huge success of the… read more

TEDMED 2014

Dates: September 10 – 12, 2014
Location: Washington DC, San Francisco, CA

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TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

We are best known for our annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, powerful Delegates and innovative start-ups.

TEDMED curates an unusual and provocative program featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that reframe our… read more

The Future of Robotics Forum

Dates: October 14, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Engaging with robotics in visions for the future: intelligent robotics in the home, workplace and industry.

As robots are become more intelligent, their integration into society is going to have an impact on everyone’s lives. Robots that can function independently of human command, adapt to their surroundings & make decisions will be hugely disruptive. It’s important to bring together key influencers to share cutting-edge technological developments… read more

The New Future of Old Age

Dates: September 27, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Futurists, life extension advocates, transhumanists and others have been speaking for several decades already about the possibility, desirability, and broader consequences of significantly extending the human healthy lifespan. In this vision, the deteriorating effects of infirmity and old age could be radically postponed, and perhaps abolished altogether, via improvements in regenerative biotechnology.

Forget “70 is the new 50.” We might have the possibility of “150 is the new… read more

The NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo

Dates: December 4 – 5, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA

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Industry experts predict that all channel businesses must adapt to the cloud by 2017. Have you determined your path? The NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo is the only partner-focused cloud event that will prepare you for the future. Are you ready for 2017? If your solution provider organization is all-in for cloud or just now making the shift you must attend.

Don’t hesitate! NexGen Cloud will help you grow,… read more

The Pivot Conference

Dates: October 16 – 17, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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Starting now and leading up to The Pivot Conference we’ll explore the landscape of problems faced by today’s most active and adaptive Social Businesses through year-round intimate events and gatherings. The last stop of this exploration is Pivot in October, the apex of our year-round journey together.

Then join us October 16-17 at the Nasdaq in Times Square for The Pivot Conference, two days of unique and engaging discussion… read more

The proactionary imperative, with Steve Fuller and Veronika Lipinska

Dates: September 13, 2014
Location: London, UK

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How should we approach the broad set of sweeping risks posed by fast-changing technologies with radically unpredictable consequences? Is the “precautionary principle“the most sensible response? Should we abstain from all actions which lack full scientific consensus as to their safety?

The “proactionary principle” was introduced by transhumanist philosopher Max More as an alternative to the precautionary principle. It is now the subject of an important new book… read more

TransVisions 2014

Dates: November 21 – 24, 2014
Location: Paris, France

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Sponsored by the French Transhumanist Association: Technoprog in partnership with FiXience and ESPCI

The first international symposium on transhumanism in France

Space Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Paris, France

The conference will aim to reflect the multiple ways in which “human augmentation” can be put to the service of social justice. In almost all international conferences held so far about transhumanism, this question has never been the central… read more

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