Since 1998, the TransVision conference series has been advocating the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities and transcend limitations.
19 years since TransVision was last held in London, Humanity+ and London Futurists are bringing TransVision 2019 to London, with the headline title "Humanity+ @ London".
The core purpose of this event is to review the relevance of transhumanism to key issues of the present and near-term future.
Over two days, 21 speakers will be addressing the following themes, via short presentations and interactive dialogues:
*) Transhumanism and the future of health
*) Transhumanism and the future of education
*) Transhumanism around the world
*) Transhumanism and the future of AI
*) Transhumanism and the future of politics
*) Open questions about transhumanism
There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A and discussion.
== Speakers ==
*) Natasha Vita-More, Executive Director, Humanity+
*) Ben Goertzel, Founder and CEO, SingularityNET
*) Max More, CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation
*) José Cordeiro, Miel candidate for election to European Parliament
*) David Pearce, Co-Founder Humanity+ (as WTA)
*) Amy Li, Founder at Dance4Healing
*) Steve Fuller, Professor in Social Epistemology, Warwick Univ
*) Rohit Talwar, CEO Fast Future
*) Kate Levchuk, Kate Goes Tech
*) Calum Chace, author of five books on Artificial Intelligence
*) Marc Roux, President of the French Transhumanist Association
*) Didier Coeurnelle, Co-chair of Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society)
*) Micah Redding, Executive Director, Christian Transhumanist Association
*) Nell Watson, Tech Philosopher
*) David Orban, Managing Partner, Network Society Ventures
*) Robert Frodeman, Professor in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
*) Denisa Rensen, CEO, blissDesigned
*) Hugh Shields, Thought leader in capital market reform
*) Paul Spiegel, Principal Counsel, Eclectic Law
*) Giulio Prisco, Founder and senior editor, Turing Church
*) Hannes Sjoblad, Biohacker, co-founder of DSruptive
== Meeting logistics ==
On each of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, the schedule will be as follows:
09:30-10:00: Registration[masked]: Morning talks
12:00-13:00: Lunch break (lunch not provided)
13:00-13:30: Refreshments provided, to aid networking
13:30-15:00: Early afternoon talks
15:00-15:30: Refreshment/networking break
15:30-17:30: Late afternoon talks and day wrap-up
18:00 onwards: optional off-site networking continues
Venue: Room B34, Birkbeck College (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps), Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.
Room B34 is on the ground floor in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.
== Ticket price ==
The ticket cost for the event (£35) is designed to cover room hire costs and light refreshments. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.
(NB you don't need a PayPal account to use the PayPal interface.)
Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment of £40 in that case can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)
Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organisers in advance.
== Early bird discounts ==
Until the 5th of June, tickets are available at the reduced cost of £30 (down from £35; prior to 6th May, tickets cost just £25 each).
== Further info ==
The (placeholder) image includes elements by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay, https://pixabay.com/photos/tower-bridge-bridge-night-city-1069216/
For information about the conference and the speakers, see https://londonfuturists.com/forthcoming-meetings/humanity-london-transvision-2019/