Free to attend: 2nd Advancing Humanity Symposium at Stanford University, March 23, 2013

Advancing Humanity Symposium by the Stanford Transhumanist AssociationFor those of you who are interested in transhumanism and are located near Stanford University, you may want to check out the upcoming second-annual Advancing Humanity Symposium. The event is hosted by the Stanford Transhumanist Association and is free and open to the public.

Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may shape the near future of humanity.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm in PDT

Where: Cubberley Auditorium, 485 LASUEN MALL, Stanford, California 94305

 

Schedule:

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+) “How to Build a Better Being”
- 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

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338219042964586/

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