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June 2014

The Engineer Conference 2014: space-planes, lifeboats, HS2, the factory of the future, and much, much more

Dates: June 3 – 5, 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK

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Alongside keynote addresses on the future of innovation, manufacturing and infrastructure, this year’s conference will feature a number of “show and tell” sessions, where delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the most fascinating engineering projects being undertaken in the UK today.

One such project is the development of a Mars rover for the 2018 ExoMars mission. And on day one of the conference, Airbus… read more

Conscious Business Meetup

Dates: June 2, 2014
Location: London, UK

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This event is organised by Conscious Business UK with support from London Futurists.

For more details of the event, to complete registration, and to pre-pay the attendance fee of £10 per person, please visit the Conscious Business Meetup event page.

Speakers will include:

  • David Wood, Chair of London Futurists and co-founder of Symbian: “Technology convergence and exponential disruption: why business needs to change”
  • Tom Nixon - Co-Founder of NixonMcInnes

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May 2014

ICRA 2014 Workshop: General Intelligence for Humanoid Robots

Dates: May 31 – Jun 5, 2014
Location: Hong Kong, China

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The intersection of humanoid robotics and Artificial General Intelligence research is both obvious and extensive. To create mobile robots, active in everyday human environments, able to carry out a variety of goals in a flexible way, requires one to make a fair degree of headway toward the broader problem of Artificial General Intelligence. The intersection between robotics and AGI is particularly important where humanoid robotics are concerned, as… read more

World Science Festival

Dates: May 28 – Jun 1, 2014
Location: New York City, NY

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The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, non-profit organization headquartered in New York City, NY. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

The World Science Festival’s signature event is an annual celebration and exploration of science that launched in… read more

Augmented World Expo 2014

Dates: May 27 – 29, 2014
Location: Santa Clara, California

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Now in its 5th year, AWE is assembling the top innovators — from the hottest startups to Fortune 500 — to showcase the best solutions to make the world more interactive.

Featuring Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing, Digital Eyewear, Gesture and Sensors devices, and The Internet of Things.

Join 2000 CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and high-level press.

The AWE 2014 agenda is shaping… read more

Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Dates: May 27 – 29, 2014
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

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The second annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the scenic Talking Stick Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 27-29, 2014.

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem… read more

RoboBusiness Europe

Dates: May 26 – 28, 2014
Location: Billund, Denmark

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RoboBusiness Europe is a first-of-its-kind robotics event for the Continent. The purpose of RoboBusiness Europe is to provide a platform for robotic developers and end-users to meet and bridge the development within robotics with the end-users’s needs. It is the 2014’s must-attend industry event for bringing robotics to market: how-to tactics, financing, building partnerships, marketplace strategies and commercializations. It’s all about how to create successful competitive advantages.

The event is directed specifically at the… read more

IBM Watson Cognitive Computing Deep Dive

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: Foster City, California

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley

1001 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 400, Foster City, CA

Agenda:

- Quick high level overview of the IBM Watson Eco System and tips for integrating Watson into applications by Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO of the IBM Watson Ecosystem.
- Deep dive into the IBM Watson Eco System by… read more

IBM Watson Cognitive Computing Innovation Day

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: Foster City, California

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IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley

1001 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 400, Foster City, CA

8:30am – Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am - An overview of Watson, Cognitive Computing, and the Watson Ecosystem, with a view of strategic direction and what is coming next — Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group

9:30am – Getting Ready for Watson
We’ll share the keys… read more

The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty 2014

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The prize, a cash award of $250,000, will be presented at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty’s Biennial Dinner on May 21, 2014, in New York City at the… read more

FiRe 2014

Dates: May 20 – 23, 2014
Location: Laguna Beach, California

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The leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy. New partnerships, projects, and plans you can’t afford to miss. If your success depends on having an accurate view of the future, or you’d like to meet others who are able and motivated to forge action-based alliances, this is the most important conference you will attend.

2014 THEME: “LEAVING BORDERS BEHIND”

“The best technology conference in the world.” —… read more

Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge 2014

Dates: May 20, 2014
Location: Mountain View, California

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SVForum has announced Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge. Modeled after the global soccer tournament, startups from all over the world are invited to apply to qualify for five spots in each of six different tech groups: FinTech, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, EduTech, Next Generation Technology, and HealthTech. The winners of each category will go home with “the World Cup” for their category, among other… read more

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions

Dates: May 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Laguna Niguel, California

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You’ve changed the light bulbs, installed solar on the roof, and improved the efficiency of your factories and data centers. Now what? At Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions, we will bring together the smartest people we know—CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders—and challenge one another to take the corporate sustainability movement to the next level.

As the premier conference on business, sustainability, and green investing,… read more

Back to the Future in the Metaverse

Dates: May 15, 2014
Location: Online (Second Life)

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On Thursday, May 15, at 2pm EDT (8pm CEST) there will be a meeting in Second Life to discuss the VR renaissance outlined in Back to the future in the Metaverse.

Location: Soleri City, Terasem Island, Second Life. Click here to teleport to Soleri City (requires a Second Life viewer)

 Speakers:

Philip Rosedale is a visionary technology entrepreneur and… read more

International Space Development Conference (ISDC)

Dates: May 14 – 18, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Space development and innovation are flourishing at an ever-increasing rate. New technologies are redefining our paradigm of how humans interact with space: new ideas and approaches will bring us closer to space than ever before. A Space Renaissance in the making.

Join ISDC 2014 in May for an immersive look into current space development programs, cutting-edge aerospace technology, and innovative new projects to inspire the next… read more

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