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October 2014

The Immortalists

Dates: October 18, 2014
Location: London, UK

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The BFI London Film festival this year includes the UK premiere of the film “The Immortalists”. The showing on Saturday 18th October in the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, provides a good opportunity for members of London Futurists to view the film and then discuss it afterwards. During the discussion we’ll be joined by David Alvarado, co-director of the film.

To book tickets in advance, visit the BFI web page for theread more

The Pivot Conference

Dates: October 16 – 17, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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Starting now and leading up to The Pivot Conference we’ll explore the landscape of problems faced by today’s most active and adaptive Social Businesses through year-round intimate events and gatherings. The last stop of this exploration is Pivot in October, the apex of our year-round journey together.

Then join us October 16-17 at the Nasdaq in Times Square for The Pivot Conference, two days of unique and engaging discussion… read more

The Future of Robotics Forum

Dates: October 14, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Engaging with robotics in visions for the future: intelligent robotics in the home, workplace and industry.

As robots are become more intelligent, their integration into society is going to have an impact on everyone’s lives. Robots that can function independently of human command, adapt to their surroundings & make decisions will be hugely disruptive. It’s important to bring together key influencers to share cutting-edge technological developments… read more

2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

Dates: October 10 – 13, 2014
Location: Silicon Valley / San Jose, California

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Organized by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society with over 400,000 members in over 160 countries, IEEE GHTC focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This 4th annual cross-discipline conference provides the perfect venue for those interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Silicon Valley, a community famed for leading-edge technological innovations, world-class researchers, and technology investors. The conference attracts a global… read more

Hashers United: Where Miners Meet

Dates: October 10 – 11, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Covering all cryptocurrencies, Hashers United features experts, coin creators and everyone in between who have been specially selected for their commitment to mining and cryptocurrencies. The conference includes key figures from tax, legal and regulatory bodies, who will enlighten attendees on all the important updates taking place in the cryptocurrency industry. In addition, workshop leaders will cover topics including protocol scrutiny, algorithm analysis for better strategic planning… read more

Wearable Technology: Adoption and Monetization Summit

Dates: October 7 – 8, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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Wearable Technology for both enterprise and consumer applications promises to be the game changer in the world of emerging technologies. It is the fastest growing and most exciting sector of technology. Industry analysts are projecting $10 billion market size by 2016.

SSN’s “Wearable Technology Monetization Summit” is designed to show the likely paths to mainstream commercial success in both the enterprise and consumer markets.

The… read more

Global Webit Congress 2014

Dates: October 1 – 2, 2014
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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For 2 days the Global Webit Congress hosts 12 premier events, 10 000+ attendees (the world’s Digital, Tech, Telco and Media elite) from 110+ countries, 260 speakers and 300 accredited media.

Events include “Digital Marketing and Innovation” Expo & Conference, “Leaders of the Future” StartUp Village & Conference, Digital Entertainment Summit, Cloud Summit, eCommerce Summit, Metrix & Big Data Conference and Apps DevCamps.

For the 5th consecutive… read more

September 2014

Interop | New York 2014

Dates: September 29 – Oct 3, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world’s IT community. Through in-depth educational programs, real-world demos, Interop showcases the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer and provides the forum for the world’s largest celebration of IT professionals. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, and annual international… read more

London Futurists: The New Future of Old Age

Dates: September 27, 2014
Location: London, UK

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London Futurists: The New Future of Old Age | Futurists, life extension advocates, transhumanists and others have been speaking for several decades already about the possibility, desirability, and broader consequences of significantly extending the human healthy lifespan. In this vision, the deteriorating effects of infirmity and old age could be radically postponed, and perhaps abolished altogether, via improvements in regenerative biotechnology.

Forget “70 is the new 50.” We… read more

Posthuman Politics

Dates: September 25 – 28, 2014
Location: Mytilini, Greece

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What does the notion of “posthuman politics” entail? How would world politics, in global, local, environmental and personal/bodily scales, benefit from a posthumanist approach? We would like to explore the notion of relationality and connectivity among spaces and times for a new definition of posthuman politics based on non-dualistic practices that calls into question the dominant rationalistic, humanistic tradition. We would also like to explore the current state-of-things,… read more

Can technology and positive values revolutionize society?

Dates: September 23, 2014
Location: London, UK

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We live in an age of converging promise and risk. Technological development is accelerating and creating great promise for a better future, but at the same time grave risks are multiplying at an unprecedented rate. Can a combination of emerging technologies, positive values and the scientific method help us achieve radical positive change?

This meetup is a joint event between The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) UKLondon Futurists, and the … read more

Designers of Things 2014

Dates: September 23 – 24, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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Three of the hottest and most revolutionary topics in future tech will be brought together at the inaugural Designers of Things conference, giving the growing design and development community a meeting place to discuss and share insights about the state of the industry and future opportunities, build skills, network, get advice and discover investment opportunities, and see and touch live demos of the newest technologies and products in these industries.… read more

EmTech MIT 2014

Dates: September 23 – 25, 2014
Location: Cambridge, MA

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A Place of Inspiration

It’s an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and drive the new global economy. It’s where technology, business, and culture converge. It’s the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It’s an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world.

Join… read more

International Symposium on Geroprotectors: Practical Applications of Aging Research for Drug Discovery

Dates: September 23 – 24, 2014
Location: Basel, Switzerland

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Aging lies at the core of every age-related disease and affects every person on the planet. It represents an unbearable toll on the economies of the developed countries resulting in over two trillion dollars in direct medical costs, costs of caring and lost productivity in the US and EU alone. Yet, pharmaceutical companies fail to see the practical applications of aging research as many early experiments with drugs that… read more

Starmus 2014 Festival

Dates: September 22 – 27, 2014
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Since the very first Homo Sapiens looked up at a star-filled sky we have been awestruck by the vastness of the cosmos. Even today we remain humbled by the sheer immensity of space, especially as through our progress in physics and astronomy, we are now aware of the tremendous distances involved – even to our closest neighbouring stars.

Following on from the huge success of the… read more

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