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July 2012

Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals

Dates: July 7, 2012
Location: Cambridge, UK


The First Annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference, focusing on “Consciousness in Humans and Non-Human Animals”, aims to provide a purely data-driven perspective on the neural correlates of consciousness.

The most advanced quantitative techniques for measuring and monitoring consciousness will be presented, with the topics of focus ranging from exploring the properties of neurons deep in the brainstem, to assessing global cerebral function in comatose patients. Model organisms investigated… read more

AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012

Dates: July 2 – 6, 2012
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom


AISB/IACAP | For the Turing year 2012, the AISB (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) and the IACAP (The International Association for Computing and Philosophy) have merged their annual symposia/conferences to form the AISB/IACAP World Congress. The congress will take place 2-6 July 2012 in Birmingham, UK.

The Congress has been inspired by a desire to honour Alan Turing and by the broad and… read more

June 2012

Space Experience Economy (SEE) Overview Seminar

Dates: June 30, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


It’s a Transformational Time for Space Industries.

The space industry worldwide is in major transition. The recent retirement of the U.S. Space Shuttle fleet, accelerating international competition, the emerging “New Space” industry with billions of dollars in contracts/investments, and the completion of the first decade of the space tourism industry has caused many to ask what is next? Where are the opportunities and jobs?

Future space hotels are… read more

PopTech Iceland 2012

Dates: June 27 – 29, 2012
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

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PopTech goes to Reykjavik

In a world fraught with disruptions, what causes some systems, organizations, communities and people to break down and others to bounce back? For those that rebound, what do they tell us about how to build a secure future, and sturdier selves to inhabit it?

To explore these pressing questions, in June 2012 PopTech will convene a gathering of researchers, practitioners and thought leaders—working… read more

Transforming music: from guitar hero to robotic opera & beyond

Dates: June 27, 2012
Location: Mountain View, California


Join us for an evening with musician, inventor and educator Tod Machover, the Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music & Media at the MIT Media Lab, where he directs the Opera of the Future Group. An influential composer, he has been praised for creating music that breaks traditional artistic and cultural boundaries; his music has been performed and commissioned by some of the world’s most important… read more

Hypertext 2012 — 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

Dates: June 25 – 28, 2012
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications.

The ACM Hypertext and Social Media 2012 conference will focus on exploring, studying and shaping… read more


Dates: June 22 – 24, 2012
Location: Santa Clara, California


SETIcon, envisioned and organized by the SETI Institute, is a unique, entertaining and enlightening public event where science and imagination meet.  SETIcon brings together innovative scientists, science fiction authors, space and science artists, space lovers, and the curious and adventurous everywhere for a 3-day public celebration and exploration of space, real science, technology, imagination, and science education.

There is no other event in the world like SETIcon that… read more

The First Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate: Motion: ‘This House Believes that the Problems of Tomorrow are Too Big for the Entrepreneurs of Today’

Dates: June 19, 2012
Location: Santa Clara, California


Tomorrow’s critical economic, social, political, and environmental problems are crowding into today. How will they be solved? Join us for an evening of persuasion, rhetoric and wit, as Churchill Club and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School co-present an Oxford Union debate with a Silicon Valley twist on a big topic that matters to us all — with strong opinions on both sides of the argument.

Reflecting… read more

Nanotech 2012

Dates: June 18 – 21, 2012
Location: Santa Clara, California


TechConnect World | The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2012, delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government and private industry labs. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Join the global community that has been working together for over 15 years to integrate nanotechnology into industry with a focus… read more

International Supercomputing Conference 2012

Dates: June 17 – 21, 2012
Location: Hamburg, Germany


ISC | The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is an IEEE-recognized global conference and exhibition for high performance computing, networking and storage.

ISC is moving into its 27th year of providing a platform for 2,300 like-minded HPC researchers, technology leaders, scientists and IT-decision makers to get together and find solutions for HPC challenges.

International Mathematica Symposium 2012

Dates: June 11 – 13, 2012
Location: London, UK


The International Mathematica Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference for and by users of Mathematica in the physical and life sciences, mathematics, engineering, graphics and design, arts and music, education, industry, finance, and commerce.

If you use Mathematica in research or teaching, or if you have developed or are developing products based on Mathematica, then IMS is an opportunity to share your results with like-minded colleagues. IMS has built… read more

Cisco Live 2012

Dates: June 10 – 14, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California


A week to explore new possibilities and discover your potential. Cisco Live is your passport to a new world of possibilities. It offers a unique combination of in-depth technical education and training and cutting-edge insight from the experts and organizations that are setting the agenda for the future of technology and business.

4th International Conference on Cyber Conflict

Dates: June 5 – 8, 2012
Location: Tallinn, Estonia


International Conference on Cyber Conflict is NATO CCD COE’s annual conference.

For the fourth year in a row the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence invites experts from government, military, academia and the private sector to Tallinn to discuss recent trends in cyber security.

In 2012 the conference will focus on military and paramilitary activities in cyberspace. This topic will be explored from the political, legal… read more

May 2012

Maker Faire Bay Area

Dates: May 19 – 20, 2012
Location: San Mateo, California


Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative. Everyone is a maker and our world is what we make it.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about… read more

The 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering

Dates: May 17 – 20, 2012
Location: Shanghai, China


iCBBE2012 | The 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2012) will be held from May 17th to 20th, 2012 in Shanghai, China. iCBBE 2012 will bring together top researchers from Asian Pacific areas, North America, Europe and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of bioinformatics and biomedical engineering.

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