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September 2012

TEDxSantaCruz 2012

Dates: September 15, 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California






TEDxSantaCruz 2012: Open
September 15, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College
Tickets are now on sale for our second annual TEDxSantaCruz conference! We will be featuring speakers and performers whose experiences, projects, work, or creativity speak of the open world-from the global to the local to the personal.

Some of the… read more

The Quantified Self Conference 2012

Dates: September 15 – 16, 2012
Location: Palo Alto, California


Quantified Self 2012 is a conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems. It will be a “working meeting” for the QS community (50 groups worldwide), where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. We will also explore the potential effects of self-tracking on ourselves and society.

100 Year Starship 2012 Public Symposium

Dates: September 13 – 16, 2012
Location: Houston, Texas



This year, 2012, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  gave its stamp of approval to and seed funded — 100 Year Starship (100YSS) — a private organization to achieve perhaps the most daring initiative ever in space exploration:  human travel beyond our solar system to another star!

The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence was selected by DARPA to receive seed funding to form 100 Year Starship… read more

100 Year Starship 2012 Public Symposium

Dates: September 13 – 16, 2012
Location: Houston, Texas


“Transition to Transformation … The Journey Begins”

100 Year Starship invites you to participate in the journey of a lifetime! On this mission, everyone has a seat – Thought leaders, experts, trendsetters, space advocates and space enthusiasts, international space agencies, established businesses and start-ups, financiers and entrepreneurs, governmental and non-governmental agencies, universities and private industries, including entertainment, medicine, education, the arts and athletics – and, of course,… read more

VOX: The 4D Summit — Augmented Reality for Creatives

Dates: September 13 – 14, 2012
Location: Long Beach, California


The VOX 4D Summit brings together thought leaders from across industries to explore the future of visual communication and the creative evolution of augmented reality. V

ox means voice in Latin, and it’s also a reference to voxels, or volumetric pixels. Our goal is to develop a new conversation about AR where design is center stage, and technology is in a strong supporting role.

We… read more


Dates: September 9 – 12, 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia


2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)

Taking place in Sydney from the 9th to the 12th of September at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel, the PIMRC’12 is a key international industry event for all telecommunications executives with an interest in global wireless research.

PIMRC’12, jointly hosted by CSIRO ICT Centre and Sydney University, aims to assist all

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Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills

Dates: September 5, 2012
Location: Santa Monica, California


Featured Speaker

V. Darleen Opfer
Director, RAND Education; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy, RAND Corporation

This event is not yet open for registration. Join our events email list to learn about other upcoming RAND programs in the Los Angeles area.

A recording of the program will be available following the event as part of the Events @ RAND podcast series.

About RAND… read more

Tim O’Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind

Dates: September 5, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California

“Birth of the Global Mind,” Tim O’Reilly, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 7pm, Wednesday, September 5. The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

To be sure of a seat:
 Long Now Members can use the discount code on the O’Reilly Seminar page to reserve 2 free seats.
 You can purchase tickets for $10 each.
Tune into the… read more

August 2012

Chicon 7 (Worldcon)

Dates: August 30 – Sep 3, 2012
Location: Chicago, Illinois


Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” is the premier gathering of authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more in the world science fiction community. Worldcon covers all the genres of written speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and alternate history, as well as science, media (movies, television, anime, and online), fanzines, gaming, costuming, filking, and more. More than 5,000 attendeesread more

2012 NoSQL Now! Conference

Dates: August 21 – 23, 2012
Location: San Jose, California


NoSQL Now! is a conference covering the dynamic field of NoSQL technologies (Not Only SQL).  The goal of the educational conference is to describe the diversity of NoSQL technologies available to all organizations to address their business needs, and to offer objective evaluation processes to match the right NoSQL solutions with the right business challenge.

At the inaugural NoSQL Now! event in 2011,… read more

Mindshare LA: Urban Homesteading — Power to the Maker!

Dates: August 21, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


Tuesday, August 21st 8:30pm at Salvage Bar
717 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

TICKETS: http://mindshare.eventbrite.com

MC Douglas Campbell / Co-Founder & Curator, Mindshare LA

Getting back to the pleasures of a DIY lifestyle, without having to flee the city limits, is what urban homesteading is all about. This Mindshare salon will hook attendees back up to the natural world. Baking your… read more

IEEE NANO 2012: 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology

Dates: August 20 – 23, 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK


IEEE NANO is the top IEEE annual conference in nanotechnology, and one of the biggest nanotechnology conferences in the world.

The conference brings together leading scientists and engineers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress.

IEEE NANO 2012 features in invited speeches from the world renowned scientists and engineering in nanotechnology, including a Nobel Prize Laureate.

The conference provides a perfect forum for… read more

American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Dates: August 19 – 23, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Materials for Health & Medicine

A conference that the news media has termed the “World Series of Science,” featuring topics ranging from chemistry’s role in establishing the innocence of people wrongly convicted of murder to a spray-on coating to keep America’s favorite fresh fruit (that’s the banana) from ripening so quickly.

That’s the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest… read more

Quark Matter 2012 International Conference

Dates: August 13 – 18, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.


The Quark Matter series of conferences aims to reunite international specialists in the field of experimental and theoretical heavy ion physics.

This fundamental research consists of studying excited matter at the subatomic level to understand how the constituents dynamically arrange themselves to form ordinary matter, and to understand how this organization emerged from the primordial matter created by the Big Bang at the beginning of the… read more

Future Salon LA – The Future of Video Games

Dates: August 12, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California


Come join our fun and useful discussions on key trends, innovations, problems, sustainability, and social responsibility. Work with and on new tools, practices, ideas and projects. See the future and seize the present. Grow your network of supportive, future-oriented friends. Mini potluck & meet-and-greet starts at 4:00 PM – please bring snacks and drinks to share!

The presentation will start PROMPTLY at 5:00 PM, since… read more

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