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May 2014

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

Containing the Intelligence explosion: the Role of Transparency

Dates: May 13, 2014

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This is a joint event with the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. This lecture will also be streamed live at Noon EDT (5 PM London time).

Joanna Bryson, PhD, Reader, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, will ask: Is artificial intelligence an existential threat to humanity? If so when?

In this talk she… read more

Investing in a Transformational World

Dates: May 13 – 16, 2014
Location: San Diego, California

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This exclusive gathering of the world’s leading economic, investment, financial, political, and technology experts will be your opportunity to join the dialogue about the future of the markets and the economy. Step away from your daily routine to focus for three uninterrupted days on the risks and opportunities in today’s crisis-ridden economy.

Fellow Investor,

Quite possibly the most important Strategic Investment Conference ever has been… read more

Religion and Transhumanism — the future of faith, ethics, and philosophy

Dates: May 10, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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TRANSHUMAN VISIONS will present its 4th conference in four months on May 10, from 9am – 9pm. The event will be held in Piedmont Veteran’s Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, California.

The topic will be “RELIGION AND TRANSHUMANISM — THE FUTURE OF FAITH, ETHICS, AND PHILOSOPHY.”

The conference is Lead-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. IEET.org is a nonprofit think tank which promotes ideas… read more

NeuroGaming 2014 Conference and Expo

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

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We are at the dawn of the neurogaming age, on the cusp of making the impossible possible. What will happen at NeuroGaming 2014 in San Francisco on May 7–8 at City View at the Metreon will be on the very cutting edge, and you are invited to come and play an important role.

You’ll experience everything from brain-controlled games to true augmented virtual reality experiences to concentration enhancing… read more

EG Presents: Nina, Theo, Doug, Arthur, Peter & Faith

Dates: May 1 – 3, 2014
Location: Monterey, California

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EG explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people — from rising stars to living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.

Scott Cook says: “The best conference I go to.”
Steve Wozniak raves: “I thought it was so great I want to attend every one.”
Dick Cavett recalls: “Hardly a day has… read more

April 2014

CHI14 Workshop: Biological Rhythms and Technology

Dates: April 27, 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada

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Biological rhythms are multiple and overlapping. They control the rise and fall of a range of physiological factors over the short, medium and long-term.

We are constantly changing. Every week. Every day. Every minute. Our bodies coordinate many physiological and mental changes to help us adapt to our environment. As a consequence of these fluctuations, we can be more suited to certain types of activities at specific times… read more

CHI 2014

Dates: April 26 – May 1, 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada

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The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.

CHI 2014 is a celebration of the conference’s one of a kind diversity; from the broad range of backgrounds of its attendees, to the diverse spectrum of communities and fields which the conference and its research have an impact on. CHI 2014 will take place at the Metro Torontoread more

Moogfest 2014

Dates: April 23 – 27, 2014
Location: Asheville, North Carolina

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Moogfest is a five day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances, we honor the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and pay tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.

This is no ordinary festival. Moogfest welcomes futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians, and Moog devotees to participate… read more

The Internet of Things: Making it Happen in Your Business

Dates: April 22, 2014

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Smart homes, connected cars, and personal healthcare devices may grab the bulk of the headlines, but every business can benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT). Whether you want to add intelligence to factories, increase the efficiency of your shipping, advertise to new demographics, or simply deliver enterprise applications to the personal devices of your employees and/or customers, the IoT should be central to your IT strategy.

The sky is the limit,… read more

Translational Bodies: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

Dates: April 22 – 24, 2014
Location: Prato, Italy

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The Wellcome Strategic Programme in the Human Body, its Scope, Limits and Future is a 5-year programme that is supported by a prestigious Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Strategic Award. The programme, with a value of more than £800,000, is led by Professor John Harris and colleagues in iSEI and enables an exciting new collaboration with Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Professor of Medical and Family Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Building on established… read more

Clinical Translation of Stem Cells

Dates: April 21 – 22, 2014
Location: Palm Springs, California

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SELECTBIO Clinical Translation of Stem Cells 2014 brings together basic scientists, clinician-scientists, as well as medical practitioners/surgeons focusing on studying, characterizing, and deploying various classes of stem cells for therapeutic utility.

In addition to top-tier presentations during this conference, SELECTBIO has also partnered with surgeons and surgery centers in the Palm Springs area to offer conference delegates a “hands-on” Clinical Practicum providing conference delegates… read more

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014

Dates: April 21 – 26, 2014
Location: Tucson, Arizona

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This conference marks the 20 th anniversary of the first Tucson “Toward a Science of Consciousness” conference. Speakers will reflect on progress over the last 20 years and on challenges for the next 20 years, as well as presenting research from the leading edge of the science of consciousness.

Toward a Science of Consciousness is an interdisciplinary conference known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to… read more

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