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February 2015

Algorithms and Accountability Conference

Dates: February 28, 2015
Location: New York, NY

Scholars, stakeholders, and policymakers question the adequacy of existing mechanisms governing algorithmic decision-making and grapple with new challenges presented by the rise of algorithmic power in terms of transparency, fairness, and equal treatment. Algorithms increasingly shape our news, economic options, and educational trajectories.

The centrality and concerns about algorithmic decision making have only increased since we hosted the Governing Algorithms conference in May 2013. This event will build upon… read more

Connected Things 2015

Dates: February 26, 2015
Location: Cambridge, MA

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The goal of this conference is simple. Let’s bring some clarity where—despite all the hype—there is still a lot of uncertainty.

IoT, M2M, IoE, it’s a virtual alphabet soup when it comes to talking about making dumb things smart. No doubt it’s a hot topic, but there’s still a lot of confusion. This half-day conference, brought to you by The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge—Internet of Thingsread more

Meta Augmented Reality Hackathon

Dates: February 20 – 21, 2015
Location: San Francisco, California

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Join the biggest AR Hackathon in San Francisco!

We’re excited to present, along with our partners at Wix, Unity, Shapeways and AWE, the first ever Meta Augmented Reality Hackathon at the gorgeous Wix lounge in San Francisco’s SOMA district.

This is a great opportunity to build augmented reality applications using the Meta SDK (on Unity 3D) and to network with Unity developers, AR enthusiasts and Meta’s team. You’ll… read more

ScienceOnline Together 2015

Dates: February 18 – 21, 2015
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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ScienceOnline Together 2015 will be an exciting opportunity for researchers, science journalists, videographers, developers, artists, science communicators, educators, and anyone with an interest in conducting, sharing, and communicating science on the web.

ScienceOnline Together 2015 registration includes:

  • 3 days of stimulating conversations with science-minded people in a user-generated program
  • Opportunities for pre-conference field trips and workshops on Wed afternoon (some may

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Biophysical Society 59th Meeting

Dates: February 7 – 11, 2015
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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Meeting Updates

  • The deadline to reserve discounted housing in the BPS Room Block is January 28, reserve your spot today.
  • View the full list of Career Center workshops that will take place during the meeting.
  • Employers and Job Seekers! Post and find jobs on the BPS Job Board.  
  • Register for the 

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DeveloperWeek 2015

Dates: February 6 – 13, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA

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DeveloperWeek 2015 is San Francisco’s largest tech event series with over 60 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference & Expo, DevOps Summit, WebRTC Summit, LearnToCode Camp, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco!

DeveloperWeek puts the spotlight on new technologies. Companies that participated in last year’s DeveloperWeek include Google,… read more

Cosmologist to give ‘state of the universe address’ in live webcast

Dates: February 4, 2015

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The past several decades have seen transformative progress in cosmology – the study of the origins, evolution, and fate of the universe. Powerful experiments, made possible by recent advances in technology, have sharpened our understanding of the universe, and unveiled vexing new puzzles to be solved.

On February 4, leading cosmologist Kendrick Smith will deliver a kind of “State of the Universe Address,” sharing how far cosmology has… read more

January 2015

Blue Skies — the future of regenerative medicine, with Stephen Minger

Dates: January 31, 2015
Location: London, UK

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Dr. Stephen Minger is one of the world’s leading experts on stem cells. In this talk, he will review the state of play with stem cell research, regenerative medicine, and cell-based therapies, before covering some “Blue Skies” technologies that will revolutionise the future of medicine even further.

About the speaker:

Dr. Stephen Minger is Chief Scientist, GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

Stephen received his PhD in Pathology (Neurosciences) in 1992 from the Albert… read more

nano tech 2015

Dates: January 28 – 30, 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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The nano tech Executive Committee (Chairman: Tomoji Kawai, Professor, Osaka University ) will hold “nano tech 2015 — The 14th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference” at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from January 28 to 30, 2015. Over 500 companies and organizations from 25 countries and regions will be exhibiting at 750 booths (as of December 15, 2014) to showcase products and technologies that contribute to cutting-edge industries.… read more

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

AAAI-15 – The First Winter AAAI

Dates: January 25 – 29, 2015
Location: Austin, Texas

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The Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15) will be held January 25–29, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, USA. The purpose of this conference is to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. AAAI-15 will have a diverse technical track, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, tutorials, workshops, and exhibit/competition programs, all selected according to… read more

What is a fair distribution of brains? with Anders Sandberg

Dates: January 17, 2015
Location: London, UK

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How might different groups of people benefit or lose out from various forms of brain enhancement? How does justice intersect with designer neuroscience?

In this talk, renowned neuroscience researcher and futurist philosopher Anders Sandberg reprises and extends the ideas he explored in his talk at Transvision 2014 in Paris.

There will be plenty of opportunity for audience members to ask questions and to comment on the ideas raised.… read more

2015 International CES

Dates: January 6 – 9, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Lifestyle-focused conferences and exhibits produced by Living in Digital Times to highlight technology advancements in education, family connectivity, the aging population, wearable tech and fashion, fitness and health

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the full lineup of lifestyle-focused conference programming and exhibits produced in partnership with Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the International CES is the world’s gathering place… read more

December 2014

Big Data Science in Medicine — The Second 2014 Symposium

Dates: December 8, 2014
Location: Oxford, UK

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When cutting edge biomedical research meets state-of-the-art big data technologies, the extraordinary seems possible. At the forefront of scientific innovation is the recognition that the diseases of ageing are not inevitable facts of life; instead they are biological challenges with real solutions. It is widely recognised that prevention is better than a cure – this event is an endorsement of that idea.

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Transvision review: the social angle to transhumanism

Dates: December 6, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Many of the world’s leading transhumanist and technoprogressive thinkers and critics are gathering in Paris for the “Transvision 2014″ conference from 20–22 November.

Two weeks later, London Futurists are holding this review meetup, in London, to highlight some of the most interesting and important presentations and discussions from Transvision 2014.

London Futurists chair David Wood, who will be attending and speaking at Transvision 2014, will lead this London Futurists review.… read more

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