EROS EVOLVING - The Future of Love, Sex, Marriage & Beauty

"Eros Evolving - the future of love, sex, marriage, and beauty"

featuring local atheist-activist-authors David Fitzgerald, Riva-Melissa Tez, and Zoltan Istvan

Can emerging science & technology obliterate loneliness? When we understand sexual attraction neurologically, will we mutate and manipulate it for “Transhuman” advantages? Is marriage in crises? Can it be chemically revived? Will cosmetic surgery enable everyone to be beautiful in any gender they choose? Are sexbots a threat in the bedroom? Is pornography a gift or a plague? Are artificial wombs a feminist necessity? Do we all want to be hermaphrodites? Is the internet enhancing or annihilating intimacy? Is the potential of “sex education” still unexplored? All these and more topics are coming at EROS EVOLVING!

This 12-hour conference will offer an extremely varied set of presenters, ranging from sex educators to neurologists, from polyamorists to atheist authors, from reproductive rights activists to an historian of prostitution. The speakers are: Grace Walcott, Carol Queen, Jay Bookhouse, Bill Softky, Nicole Sallak Anderson, David Fitzgerald, Adam Safron, Andrea Kuszewski, Valerie Tarico, Zoltan Istvan, Ginger Murray, Riva-Melissa Tez, Kevin Russell, Susan Bratton, Hank Pellissier. Speaker information can be found here.

The event will be on April 5 (Saturday) from 9:30am - 9pm at Piedmont Veteran’s Hall (401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont). The producer is Hank Pellissier of the Brighter Brains Institute, and the sponsors are the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, the Center for Sex and Culture, and Good Vibrations. Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite. Cost is only $20-$30. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

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  • Summer R.

    Thank you, it was all very stimulating. Great presenters! The hall was really cold but I think that is not in your control. Otherwise, it is a nice facility.

    April 5

  • G-Max

    Did this HAVE to be scheduled on International Tabletop Gaming Day? I don't want to be forced to choose between my D&D friends and my Transhumanist brothers and sisters.

    April 3

  • Summer R.

    Hi. I'm assuming I can purchase tickets at the door. Can you please confirm? Thanks!

    1 · March 30

    • Dave F.

      Hi Summer!
      Yes, tickets will be available at the door! And if you would like to reserve a ticket, please e-mail your name to Hank at: [masked]

      April 3

    • Summer R.

      Thanks!

      April 3

  • G-Max

    I can theoretically come but my chances would be MUCH better if I could get a ride with anyone to/from San Jose. Any volunteers?

    April 2

  • Lynn S.

    I'd like to come to this event. I had already signed up for the Humanist meeting in SF at 3 in the afternoon. I wish we could somehow merge the two but it's probably too late for that.

    March 31

  • Jon A.

    Yes, this looks very interesting. I have considered myself a transhumanist since my teens, philosophically if not by that exact term. I would have preferred a shorter conference, though. Have to get my clones and avatars up and running!

    1 · March 15

    • Dave F.

      Damn! You two would love this!

      1 · March 27

    • Alexey N.

      OMG i feel like i found my extended family, i always dreamed of cyborg like "neosapien" replacing mitochondria with nanites, so on and so forth being ble to think as one supper being. sorry getting over exited, im stuck in a rapper home boy infested pit of idiocy i cant wait to talk to some intellectuals , if my brain hasn't atrophied :p see u there

      1 · March 30

  • Jane R.

    So wish we could go, but we have tickets to a concert purchased months ago. Darn!

    1 · March 14

    • Dave F.

      Damn! You two would love this!

      1 · March 27

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