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Advancing Humanity Symposium at Stanford

We're thinking of a possible road-trip, or we can just fly and meet there. In any case, who from San Diego would like to go?

http://www.facebook.com/events/338219042964586/

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The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to host the second-annual Advancing Humanity Symposium. Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.

Defining Human - 10AM

Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Foundation) "I Listen to Color"
- www.goo.gl/NWVT8
Gregory Stock (Author of Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future) "To Upgrade is Human"
- www.goo.gl/kYLNU
Natasha Vita-More (Humanity+) "Why Build a Better Body?"
- www.goo.gl/Yh8Q1

Lunch Break - 12PM

Pioneering Ventures - 1PM

Stuart Armstrong (Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute) "Space Exploration and Colonization"
- www.goo.gl/Ibxa9
Alex Lightman (Author of Brave New Unwired World) "Why Every Stanford Student Should be a Transhumanist"
- www.goo.gl/DwtDB
Dickson Despommier (Columbia's Environmental Health Sciences Department) "Vertical Farming and the Future of Urbanization"
- www.goo.gl/Y43FS

Representing the Future - 3PM

Giuseppe Vatinno (Italian Parliament) "One Giant Leap for Transhumanist Politics"
- www.goo.gl/YL5Au
Maria Konovalenko (Russian Longevity Party) "Catalyze or Die Trying"
- http://goo.gl/xi89d
Micah Daigle (Collective Agency) "Resilient Individuals and Syntropic Systems"
- www.goo.gl/flxYE

This event is free and open to the public -- invite your friends! Details subject to change.

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  • Derek

    Dang, sounds like a lot of fun but have another event that day. Would definitely be up for it another time.

    March 18, 2013

  • Christina W

    Is it possible to participate remotely?

    March 17, 2013

    • Jamie D.

      I don't think so, but I expect it to be on youtube eventually.

      March 17, 2013

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