I spent last weekend at Wake Forest University in NC at their annual TedX event. It was a great group of people, and I’m looking forward to posting links to all the talks when they are released.
The Regenerative Medicine Foundation is hosting a conference in Berkeley next week that looks fantastic. If you attend, you will see big stars in the field like Anthony Atala and William Haseltine. I will be speaking Monday night.
This was delivered in Venice Beach. Here’s a link to the full program.
Stan Evenson – Founder/CEO, Evenson Design Group
“The 3 L’s: Listen, Love, and Laugh,
A Design Recipe for the Survival of the Human Race and Traffic on the 405″
Leslie Ekker – Visual Effect Supervisor/Director
“The Future of Imaging, and the Mind’s Eye: What is “Beautiful”?”
Scott Ross – Co-Founder/Digital Domain
“Global Entertainment, Our Shrinking Planet”
Here’s the link — it should be a great discussion with lots of interesting people. Here’s a small synopsis and video promo:
“Revolving around the theme “Writing the Future”, the conference will explore the world of media and communicating Transhumanism.”
In case you didn’t make the Singularity Summit, here is the talk I delivered there. As I’ve said before, this conference was a really great production this year. Can’t wait to see what next year brings!
Last weekend’s Singularity Summit in NYC was an excellent event. I enjoyed meeting many smart folks interested in future tech issues. Here’s an article from MSNBC about the event, as well as a photo taken by my friend Steve Rosenbaum:
Having healthier people around for longer means that they can remain productive far later in life, Arrison pointed out. Many past innovators accomplished some of their greatest or most creative work relatively late in life — Leonardo da Vinci began painting the Mona Lisa at 51, and Benjamin Franklin conducted his kite experiment at 46.
“Innovation is a late-peak field,” Arrison told the audience gathered at the Singularity Summit.
I’ll be speaking at the Singularity Summit next week in NYC and (if you haven’t bought it yet) I’ve been told that you can pick up a copy of my book, 100 Plus there. Below is a description of the conference, which promises to be exhilarating.
The Singularity Summit 2011 will be a TED-style two-day event at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York City. Speakers include futurist Ray Kurzweil, visionary scientist Stephen Wolfram, IBM manager Dan Cerutti, longevity expert Sonia Arrison, author David Brin, neuroscientist Christof Koch, PayPal founder Peter Thiel, MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky, MIT polymath Alexander Wissner-Gross, DARPA challenge winner Riley Crane, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, economist Tyler Cowen, television personalities Jason Silva and Casey Pieretti, and robotics professors James McLurnkin and Robin Murphy.
There is a lot going on this week, reminding me once again of how I’d like to have more time. I’m in southern California today attending the Fortune Most Powerful Women conference and I’m also guest blogging over at the Volokh Conspiracy.
The fun doesn’t end there, though. Following this, I will be headed back to NYC to speak at the Singularity Summit with a line up of fascinating speakers including Ken Jennings (former Jeopardy! champion), Dan Cerutti (VP of Commercialization for Watson at IBM), Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, Christof Koch, Tyler Cowen, Max Tegmark, Peter Thiel, John Mauldin, David Brin and many others.
I’m moderating a panel of cool women entrepreneurs and scientists at SU tomorrow night. If you’re around and interested in attending, here’s the link: http://singularityu.org/women2010/
I’m looking forward to attending the TED2010 conference this week in Long Beach. If you’re going, I recommend hitting all the Singularity University events, one of which I’ll be leading on Friday at 12:45 in the Dome (topic is how exponential advances in technology will affect the future of social communications).
If you’re in the LA area and interested in longevity issues, I’ll be speaking at the H plus summit tomorrow.
I’ll be on Fastforward radio tonight at 7:30 PT. Topic is “Risks, Dystopias, and Unsettling Futures” and other guests include David Brin (author of Transparent Society) and the Lifeboat Foundation’s Philippe Van Nedervelde. If you listen live, you can contribute to the show by joining the live text chat.
The Foresight Institute is holding its Vision 2007 “unconference” this weekend. I was there yesterday and will be speaking today. So far, the conference has been amazing — talks I attended yesterday included the latest on nanotech and stem cell research, as well as a fascinating discussion on risk and longevity.