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September 2013

Being Human 2013

Dates: September 28, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

being human

The Science & Mystery of Human Experience 

Being Human 2013: a daylong exploration of human nature in the light of cutting edge science, philosophy, and evolution. At this event we will look at:

The Biology and Psychology of Ethical Behavior

Is morality culturally determined and relative, an evolved social contract that is absolute, or something else? In this session, we examine the biology… read more

Our Interstellar Future in the eyes of Science and Science-Fiction

Dates: September 26, 2013
Location: Google+ Hangout


Geoff Landis, Physicist and Science Fiction Author and Allen Steele, Award Winning Science Fiction Author,  will hangout with SETI Institute scientists Cynthia Phillips and Franck Marchis (host & moderator) to discuss on the Starship Century book and symposiums dedicated to the exploration of our galaxy using a starship. When will we be ready to go there?

Quantum-Safe-Crypto Workshop

Dates: September 26 – 27, 2013
Location: Sophia Antipolis, France


This workshop will bring together the diverse communities that will need to co-operate to standardize and deploy the next-generation cryptographic infrastructure, in particular, one that will be secure against emerging quantum computing technologies.

Goals of This Workshop

The aim of this workshop will be to set out some short and medium term objectives towards the long-term goal of a quantum-safe cryptographic infrastructure. Such goals could include, for… read more

TheGrill 2013: The Convergence

Dates: September 23 – 24, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

The Grill

TheWrap’s Fourth Annual Media Leadership Conference

At a time of unprecedented change and shifting business models, TheGrill is the only high level forum for discussing the transformational forces in our changing entertainment industry under the auspices of knowledgeable journalists who care a whole lot – that’s TheWrap.com.

The entertainment industry is hungry for thought leadership. The conversation about where and how entertainment will meet the challenge of… read more

Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith

Dates: September 21, 2013
Location: London, U.K.

London Futurists v20

How should rationalist futurists regard movements promoting religion, spirituality, and faith?

Rationalist futurists share a profound respect for the potential of science, engineering, and critical thinking to improve the human condition. New technology places power in our hands which formerly would be regarded as miraculous, divine, or the preserve of gods.

But rationalist futurists differ markedly among themselves in their attitudes towards movements that promote religion, spirituality, and… read more


Dates: September 20, 2013
Location: New York, New York


Dream me. Build me. Make me real.

TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders – with live speakers, global conversations and activities.

On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City from 9am-5pm EST. Hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary & Courtney Martin, the event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the… read more

100 Year Starship 2013 Public Symposium

Dates: September 19 – 22, 2013
Location: Houston, Texas

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, the general public. You are all invited to join… read more

RE.WORK Technology Summit

Dates: September 19, 2013
Location: London, England


The RE.WORK Technology Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of breakthrough technologies and their potential for a positive impact on business and society. By 2050 there will be around 9 billion people on the planet, so understanding, knowledge and collaboration is vital to help steer the way to a better… read more

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: Ray Kurzweil talk How to Create a Mind

Dates: September 17, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Ray Kurzweil talk

Futurist Ray Kurzweil — author, The Singularity Is Near — a pioneering theorist and inventor, now Director of Engineering at Google, has spent decades exploring how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Among his innovations is a device that helps the blind read print, which Stevie Wonder says changed his life.

Kurzweil’s new book, How to Create a Mind, takes this exploration further: reverse-engineering… read more

3 documentaries from filmmaker Doug Wolens

Dates: September 16, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California


Following a special screening at NASA and kicking-off the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ fall film series, Doug Wolens’s new documentary THE SINGULARITY will premiere on the giant silver screen at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre, along with his earlier Bay Area favorites BUTTERFLY (2000) and Weed (1996).


Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bioengineer… read more

7th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2013)

Dates: September 15, 2013
Location: Corunna, Spain

WoMO 2013

MODULARITY, studied for years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. In formal and applied ontology, modularity is central to reducing the complexity of designing and understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification, reasoning, development, maintenance and integration.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed… read more

NanoS-E3 2013

Dates: September 15 – 20, 2013
Location: Queensland, Australia


International Workshop and School on Nanotechnology

The 4th NanoS-E3 International Workshop and School will bring together nanotechnology specialists to advance knowledge and research, focusing on sensors, electronics, energy and the environment. The three-dayworkshop will be preceded by a two-day school for PhD and masters students. The event will take place at the Coral Sea Resort, located at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays.

The rapidly growing field of… read more

Philosophy of Language and Mind

Dates: September 13 – 15, 2013
Location: Budapest, Hungary


Every two years PLM organises a conference in the philosophy of language and philosophy mind area. The first PLM conference took place in Stockholm, September 2011, organised by CLLAM. The second PLM conference will take place in Budapest, 13-15 September 2013, organised by the Department of PhilosophyCEU. A special issue of Synthese with papers from the first conference, by Craig French, Peter Fritz, Marie Guillot, Nat Hansen, Elisabeth Pacherie and Francois… read more

Workshop “Synthetic Modeling of Life and Cognition: Open Questions” (SMLC 2013)

Dates: September 12 – 14, 2013
Location: Bergamo, Italy

SMLC 2013

In recent decades researchers in various scientific domains have been working intensely on procedures directed to exploring life and cognition in a “synthetic” way, i.e. through modeling in artificial systems. Research on biological and cognitive processes is thus been increasingly based on implementations in “software” (simulations), “hardware” (robots) and “wetware” (chemical systems) used as scientific models of the processes in question. This scientific development is often seen… read more

“The Longevity of Human Civilization” Symposium

Dates: September 12, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.


Will the longevity of human civilization on Earth be imperiled, or enhanced, by our world-changing technologies? Scientists, humanists, journalists and science-fiction authors will convene to answer this question in a daylong symposium at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center on Sept. 12.

David H. Grinspoon, the first Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at the Kluge Center, will lead the discussions.

The… read more

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