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February 2012

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

7th Annual colloquium on the law of futuristic persons

Dates: December 10, 2011
Location: Online in Second Life

WHO: Lawyers, Cognitive Scientists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neuroscientists, Civil Rights Activists, and Computer Scientists interested in the law of futuristic persons.

WHAT: The colloquium is an exchange of scholarly views regarding the legal status of people in and revived from cryonic biostasis.

“Cryonic biostasis” means the virtual halting of metabolic processes by being preserved at very low temperature upon determination of legal death, but… read more

The 20th Annual Seattle Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Technology and New Media Law

Dates: December 8 – 9, 2011
Location: Seattle, Washington

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Seattle Technology Law Conference. This compelling faculty updates you on recent events and provides clear and incisive analysis of new developments in technology, IP, and digital media law.

You will hear about new FTC regulations for Internet-based technologies and services; impacts of Privacy by Design as a matter of practice; crowdsourcing; the right to be forgotten; key developments… read more

SIM by Randal A. Koene at H+ Hong Kong

Dates: December 4, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, China


Substrate-Independent Minds

Uploading to a substrate-independent mind (SIM) is a problem of data acquisition. As a practical project, that is what distinguishes SIM from life-extension ideas that involve interventions and therapeutic protocols aimed at keeping an old engine running, despite innumerable potential breakdowns, many of which are unknown.

The most conservative approach to SIM is whole brain emulation (WBE), a method that takes as prerequisites only the… read more

Humanity+ @ Hong Kong

Dates: December 3 – 4, 2011
Location: Hong Kong, China


Humanity+ | The first Humanity+ conference held in Asia will take place in Hong Kong, on the 3rd-4th of December 2011 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre located on campus in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tickets will be on sale soon through our online ticketing section or through Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Revolving around the theme “Living Forever”, the conference will explore recent scientific breakthroughs that seem to be… read more

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