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March 2013

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.

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    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

    21st Ain Shams International Medical Students’ Congress (AIMSC)

    Dates: February 16 – 19, 2013
    Location: Cairo, Egypt


    The past 20 years, AIMSC Scientific Program is always been the unique experience that anyone can witness it at AIMSC, it is considered one of the strongest program ever by gathering our very famous and masterful Doctors in their fields conducting the sessions, giving their inputs and advising the Young Doctors for the better. The Scientific Jury consists of internationally renowned faculty members from Ain Shams University; this is… read more

    NEIBC Growth Series Event – “Founder-CEO Succession: A Make-or-Break Inflection Point”

    Dates: February 15, 2013
    Location: Waltham, Massachusetts


    Following the successful Growth Series events organized by NEIBC in 2012, we are excited to announce the first event of the series for 2013.  The event will take place on Friday, February 15, from 8-10am at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham.

    The first session will focus on one of the most critical decisions in the life-cycle of startups: Has the company reached an… read more

    Cultural Studies Colloquium Series with David J. Gunkel

    Dates: February 14, 2013
    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Columbia events

    “Citizen Robot: A Vindication of the Rights of Machines”

    Columbia College Chicago
    Thursday, February 14 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Collins Hall, Room 602 624 S. Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

    Whether we recognize it or not, we are in the midst of a robot invasion. Machines are now everywhere and doing everything. They manufacture our automobiles and other consumer products. They make decisions concerning finances and manage… read more

    Faculty Perspectives — Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: A Look at the Greenhouse Effect

    Dates: February 13, 2013


    Introducing Faculty Perspectives, an award-winning online lecture series sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations that brings Rochester’s most distinguished scientists, artists, teachers, and thinkers directly into your home or office. As a participant you will have the opportunity to listen, raise questions, and engage in thoughtful exchange of ideas with the University’s leading experts.

    Upcoming Winter 2013 Webinars:

    • Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: A Look

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    Pacific Design & Manufacturing — Advanced Manufacturing Seminars 2013

    Dates: February 12 – 14, 2013
    Location: Anaheim, California


    New to the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show for 2013, the Advanced Manufacturing Seminars are a series of practical educational seminars focused on the latest technologies and process improvement techniques to help you get the most out of your design and manufacturing operations. The Advanced Manufacturing Seminars are designed in a bite-sized, modular format to maximize your tradeshow experience. Pick and choose from 8 expert-led seminars:

    1. Security:

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    5D at the 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus

    Dates: February 9 – 14, 2013
    Location: Berlin, Germany


    For the past 3 years, the 5D Institute has joined forces with the Berlinale Talent Campus to deliver a series of events that present the future of immersive design and Worldbuilding at the BTC and within the Berlin International Film Festival.

    In 2011 “Play as Process” and in 2012 “Building Worlds for Narrative Media” opened a new design space for filmmakers from around the world to… read more

    Exponential Medicine Special Event February 9, 2013

    Dates: February 9, 2013
    Location: Santa Clara, California


    Exponential Medicine: Exploring the Future of Health, Technology & Medicine
    Exponential Medicine is helping catalyze a better future for health, wellness, as well as diagnostics, and medical therapy by bringing together thought leaders, innovators and fast moving convergent technologies, ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Health, Regenerative Medicine, to ‘Omics’ and 3D printing.

    While the primary Exponential Medicine program held at NASA Research Park (Feb 4–9th) is sold out and… read more

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