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December 2013

State of the Arts 2013

Dates: December 12, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California, 12/12/2013

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The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and The Millennium Project with IMERSA: Immersive Media Entertainment Arts & Sciences presents STATE OF THE ARTS 2013: The Future of Fulldome

The Vortex Dome at Los Angeles Studios

Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:30–10:30pm

Discover the latest trends emerging in the planetarium and fulldome space. Hear from a panel of experts, experience samples of 360 content, including… read more

LeWeb’13 Paris: ‘The Next 10 Years’

Dates: December 10 – 12, 2013
Location: Paris, France

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LeWeb is the most talked-about international conference for startups and web entrepreneurs. Looking to kickstart your business, attract the global media or discover the next Big Idea? In just three days, you might meet the most valuable contacts of the year.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of LeWeb Paris, we invite you to fast forward to the future and imagine “The Next 10 Years”. Gathering today’s brightest technological innovators… read more

When linearity met exponential — a summer at Singularity University

Dates: December 7, 2013
Location: London, England

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Predicting the future is a hard task, even when trends are linear. When the quantities involved are changing exponentially it becomes even more challenging. That’s where Singularity University comes in.

Founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis with the objective of exposing brilliant minds to shifting paradigms, Singularity University has been a fascinating experiment in looking at the possibilities of exploring uses of exponential technology to impact huge numbers of people. Each summer around 80 folks… read more

Dupont Summit 2013 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Issues

Dates: December 6, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.

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The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concerns.

2013 Speakers and Topics
 As in 2012, Infragard National’s EMP SIG will hold a meeting at the Dupont Summit on Mitigating High Impact-Threats to Critical Infrastructure. Panel discussions will focus… read more

Personhood Beyond the Human Conference

Dates: December 6 – 8, 2013
Location: New Haven, Connecticut

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A conference on “Personhood Beyond the Human” will be held at Yale University, December 6-8, 2013. The event will focus on personhood for nonhuman animals, including great apes, cetaceans, and elephants, and will explore the evolving notions of personhood by analyzing them through the frameworks of neuroscience, behavioral science, philosophy, ethics, and law.

The conference will be co-sponsored by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and the… read more

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2013

Dates: December 5 – 10, 2013
Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Neural information processing is a field which benefits from a combined view of biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences.

The primary focus of the NIPS Foundation is the presentation of a continuing series of professional meetings known… read more

TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here

Dates: December 5, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California

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In San Francisco for the first time, TEDWomen 2013 will channel the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms. More than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme “Invented Here.” The result: A truly global conversation — from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul — celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers;… read more

DataBeat 2013

Dates: December 4 – 5, 2013
Location: Redwood City, California

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Interest in data science has exploded in 2013. And with the speed at which data science is evolving, they are working hard to not only understand the potential and inspire their teams—but to make smart bets on people, technology and vision.

VentureBeat’s DataBeat 2013 event is moving past the current obsession with “Big Data” and making its own bet on data science by presenting the… read more

The 2013 World Stem Cell Summit

Dates: December 4 – 6, 2013
Location: San Diego, California

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Don’t miss this opportunity to share knowledge and advance collaborations. The Summit is an engine for discovery, funding and commercialization. Planned by and for the stem cell and regenerative medicine community, the Summit brings global stakeholders together to solve global challenges. The goal of the Summit is to accelerate the discovery and development of lifesaving cures and therapies. The Summit builds a foundation to advance cell therapies… read more

World Elastomer Summit 2013

Dates: December 4 – 5, 2013
Location: Lyon, France

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ACI`s World Elastomer Summit 2013 will provide in depth analysis of today fundamental shift of global C4 olefins and elastomers markets. Globally, trade patterns for butadiene and related products will continue to shift as production of end-use products relocate to developing countries, mainly to China.

The emergence of China and the rest of the developing world as significant players in the automotive markets is causing much of

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3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo

Dates: December 2 – 4, 2013
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo during December 02-04, 2013 Hampton Inn Tropicana Las Vegas, USA.

The previous two Conferences on Nanotek which were held at Omaha, USA and Philadelphia, USA brings together large and medium pharmaceutical, health care, food technology, biotech & diagnostic companies, few of the research institutes to most of the leading universities making it largest and most successful international… read more

Hangout on Air: The Future of Cryonics

Dates: December 1, 2013
Location: Google+

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What lies in the future for cryonics — the practice of low-temperature suspended animation of people who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure?

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between an international panel of people with practical experience of the world of cryonics [panelists to be announced].

The discussion aims to cover:

• Recent developments in the… read more

November 2013

Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

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The first ever Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon in London

Bringing together platforms like Google Glass and wearables — Smart Watches, Headbands, Wristbands and all kinds of wearables to create interesting possibilities and applications.

One of the best opportunities in London to come, play and hack applications for Google Glass and other wearables!

Agenda

9.00 am – Arrive, Team Grouping and Breakfast
10.00 am  -… read more

Science, Technology & the Future

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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What will the future be like?

Right now, the technologies that we use to understand the world are in the process of a major transformation. Almost every field of knowledge is generating vast quantities of data, requiring unprecedented computing power and intelligent algorithms to interpret.

There will be sessions on Biomed, Engineering, Tools for Thinking about the Future, and Intelligent Technology.

With the immense… read more

Transhumanism and Religion Group (American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore)

Dates: November 23 – 26, 2013
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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This Group welcomes papers on any aspect of transhumanism and religion and seeks perspectives from a variety of religious traditions. We encourage feminist analyses and more overtly philosophical critiques of posthuman discourse and we encourage original research. Papers may identify and critically evaluate any implicit religious beliefs, practices, and values that might underlie key transhumanist claims, goals, values, and assumptions. For example, are there operative notions of anthropology, soteriology,… read more

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