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September 2014

TEDMED 2014

Dates: September 10 – 12, 2014
Location: Washington DC, San Francisco, CA

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TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

We are best known for our annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, powerful Delegates and innovative start-ups.

TEDMED curates an unusual and provocative program featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that reframe our… read more

The proactionary imperative, with Steve Fuller and Veronika Lipinska

Dates: September 13, 2014
Location: London, UK

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How should we approach the broad set of sweeping risks posed by fast-changing technologies with radically unpredictable consequences? Is the “precautionary principle“the most sensible response? Should we abstain from all actions which lack full scientific consensus as to their safety?

The “proactionary principle” was introduced by transhumanist philosopher Max More as an alternative to the precautionary principle. It is now the subject of an important new book… read more

Big Data Science in Medicine 2014

Dates: September 15, 2014
Location: Oxford, UK

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Big Data Science in Medicine 2014 | The Oxford University Scientific Society (OUSS) welcomes Deep Knowledge Ventures and the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) to jointly host Big Data Science in Medicine. This event brings together leading lights from artificial intelligence, biomedical science and regenerative medicine for an evening of talks and discussion in Oxford with the ambition of accelerating research on ageing.

The event is… 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

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

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

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

October 2014

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

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

How Human Will Posthumans Be?

Dates: October 25, 2014
Location: London, UK

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It is common to imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our sense of our own humanity. Whoever is right, it is generally assumed that our technological successor will be an upgraded or degraded version of us: Human… read more

3rd World Humanities Forum

Dates: October 30 – Nov 1, 2014
Location: Daejeon City, Korea

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The 3rdWorld Humanities Forum, “Humanities in the Era of Transformative Science and Technology,” co-hosted by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), and Daejeon Metropolitan City, will be held at the Daejeon Convention Center from Thursday, October 30 to Saturday, November 1, 2014.
It consists of three components: Keynote Lectures, Plenary Speeches, and Parallel Sessions.

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November 2014

International Conference on Aging and Disease 2014

Dates: November 1 – 2, 2014
Location: Beijing, China

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The 2014 International Conference on Aging and Disease (ICAD 2014) will be held in Beijing International Convention Center, China, on November 1–2, 2014.

ICAD 2014 is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Aging and Aged-related disease. The purpose of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, and students from the universities and the research institutes all around the world… read more

Singularity University Summit Europe 2014

Dates: November 19 – 20, 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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On November 19–20, 2014, Singularity University Summit Europe will take place for the first time in Amsterdam. It is one of the largest two-day events in Europe aimed at bringing awareness about exponential technologies and their impact on business and policy to thought leaders and executives from breakthrough companies. Theme of this unique event will be “Ignition: Embrace tomorrow by launching today.”

What can you expect at SU Summit… read more

TransVisions 2014

Dates: November 21 – 24, 2014
Location: Paris, France

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Sponsored by the French Transhumanist Association: Technoprog in partnership with FiXience and ESPCI

The first international symposium on transhumanism in France

Space Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Paris, France

The conference will aim to reflect the multiple ways in which “human augmentation” can be put to the service of social justice. In almost all international conferences held so far about transhumanism, this question has never been the central… read more

January 2015

EmTech Singapore 2015

Dates: January 26 – 27, 2015
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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EmTech Singapore is 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. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration—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… read more

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