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March 2013

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC)

Dates: March 17 – 21, 2013
Location: Anaheim, California


OFC/NFOEC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. No other week is as intense as The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC). For over 38 years people have been coming from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward for this one… read more

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America Author Ernest Freeberg in conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar

Dates: March 14, 2013
Location: Mountain View, California


The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the light bulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity.

The Age of Edison places… read more

NIH Brain Awareness Week

Dates: March 11 – 17, 2013
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

BAW 2013

Students explore the wonders of the brain – NIH Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open… read more

Augumented Human ’13: 4th International Conference in Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

Dates: March 7 – 8, 2013
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Augmented Human 2013

The 4th Augmented Human (AH) International Conference in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 7 and 8, 2013, focusing on augmenting human capabilities through technology for increased well-being and enjoyable human experience.

As in previous years, the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series with ISBN.


  • Wearable Computing and Ubiquitous

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Endgame: How to Prepare and Move a Billion Dollars in Patent Litigation

Dates: March 7, 2013
Location: Palo Alto, California


WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013 – program from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by networking until 6:30pm

Generating significant revenue from patents does not have to be a lottery system or a… read more

First NeuroGaming Meetup hosts live brain-controlled music

Dates: March 7, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California


As a warm-up for the upcoming NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo, the first NeuroGaming Meetup will be held on March 7, 2013 in San Francisco’s YetiZen Innovation Lab. By attending the Meetup you’ll benefit from a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and have fun while discussing a particular slice of the neurogaming universe:… read more

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2013

Dates: March 3 – 9, 2013
Location: Agra, India


The 20th annual international conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness” will take place March 3-9, 2013 at the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in Agra, India, home of the famed Taj Mahal. DEI is a high-level educational system, part of a spiritual community and farm housing 4000 people on an idyllic 1300 acres on the Yamuna River within the city of Agra. DEI research includes neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine, philosophy,… read more

BIL 2013

Dates: March 2 – 3, 2013
Location: Long Beach, California

BIL 2013

BIL is the ad hoc counterpart to the TED conference. Unlike TED, anyone can attend BIL, and it is cheap enough that most people can afford it. A weekend at BIL will probably cost less than a day at Disneyland.

Like TED, there are speakers spreading interesting, useful, and cutting edge ideas. But unlike TED, anyone is welcome to speak. Simply submit your talk ahead of time, or… read more

February 2013

UNESCO Future Forum: Exploring the Dynamics of Knowledge Societies: Using the Future to Shape Transformative Policies

Dates: February 27, 2013
Location: Paris, France


The aim of this Future Forum is to use the latest thinking about knowledge societies, including the frameworks that enable rigorous definitions of the changing nature of knowledge stocks, flows and processes, so as to produce up-to-date images of future of knowledge societies. By improving the quality of the images used to describe tomorrow’s knowledge societies this Future Forum will sharpen the recommendations for enabling transformative, post-industrial knowledge societies… read more

2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Dates: February 25 – 27, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.


The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. This unique event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. The Summit’s strategic combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate its global competitors.

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    RSA Conference 2013

    Dates: February 25 – Mar 1, 2013
    Location: San Francisco, California

    RSA Conference 2013

    RSA Conference is back and 2013 is powered by the potential of Big Data. Join us to explore groundbreaking strategies for using our collective resources to take on today’s toughest security challenges. Together, we have security in knowledge.

    RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world’s best and… read more

    TED 2013

    Dates: February 25 – Mar 1, 2013
    Location: Long Beach, California

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    For TED2013, we’re going to leverage TED’s expanding footprint to do something special: a worldwide talent search to bring together the most remarkable lineup in TED’s history.

    From April – June 2012, we held special TED events in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear: emerging trailblazers, under-celebrated sages, hidden geniuses.

    As with every… read more

    TEDActive 2013

    Dates: February 25 – Mar 1, 2013
    Location: Palm Springs, California

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    TEDActive is an opportunity to let your mind travel the world of ideas while watching the live-hosted TED2013 program in a comfortable, customizable space. When the talks are over, your conversations with other passionate people begin — a chance to engage in inspiring discussions and projects.

    Whatever you’ve been meaning to build, or learn to build, you can. Innovation happens when you tinker, explore and play.… read more

    NextMed / MMVR20 Conference

    Dates: February 20 – 23, 2013
    Location: San Diego, California

    NextMed / MMVR20


    The NextMed/MMVR conference brings together scientists, engineers, clinicians, educators, military, futurists, and students who utilize IT advances to improve patient diagnosis and care, medical education, procedural training, and healthcare intelligence.

    A special program will celebrate our 20th gathering. The plenary sessions, still under construction, will feature thought-provoking invited speakers. Participants may tour CalIT2 at UC San Diego and enjoy an anniversary banquet. Familiar colleagues,… read more

    Long Now Seminar – Chris Anderson presents “The Makers Revolution”

    Dates: February 19, 2013
    Location: San Francisco, California

    The Long Now Foundation’s monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking – Chris Anderson presents “The Makers Revolution”

    Chris Anderson’s book THE LONG TAIL chronicled how the Web revolutionized and democratized distribution. His new book MAKERS shows how the same thing is happening to manufacturing, with even wider consequences, and this time the leading revolutionaries are the young of the world. Anderson himself left his job as editor of… read more

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