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Nextgens technologies - draft Agenda
December 8–9, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah


Monday, December 7
6:30 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner (dinner at 7:00 PM)

Tuesday, December 8
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
Conference Welcome
8:40 am
Conference Overview
Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 am

HPC Clouds: Raining Multicore Services
Daniel Reed, Corporate Vice President, Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research

9:45 am

From the Humble Parking Space, the Seeds of Political Change
Tod Dykstra, Chief Executive Officer, Streetline Networks

10:15 am
Break
10:45 am

Unblocking the Drains: Data Centers and Cloud Networks
Fred Homewood, Chief Executive Officer, Gnodal

11:15 am

Email Grows Up: Private, Compliant, and Database Driven
George Sidman, Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Architect, WebLOQ

11:45 am

An Integrated Media Server
Tacis Gavoyannis, Vice President, TVMOBiLi

12:15 am

Reflections: Networks and the Cloud
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

12:30 pm
Members' Working Lunch
1:45 pm
Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything
Jim Gemmell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
2:15 pm
Future Remembrance
Sunil Vemuri, Co-Founder, reQall
2:45 pm

When the Light Goes On: New Strategies to Learn about Memory
Andres Maricq, Professor of Biology and of Neurology, University of Utah

3:15 pm
Break
3:45 pm

Context, Layers, and Paths
Alex Abreu, Founder, WikiPaths

4:15 pm

Computational Interfaces for Mobile Environments
Thad Starner, Thad Starner, Director, Contextual Computing Group, Georgia Institute of Technology

4:45 pm

Reflections: Memory
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, December 9
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 am
Ten New Developments in Science and Technology
David Talbot, Chief Correspondent, Technology Review
9:30 am

Artificial General Intelligence and Its Implications for Science, Business, and the Future of Humanity
Ben Goerztel, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientist, Novamente

10:00 am

Building Microscopic Microscopes
Changhuei Yang, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, Caltech

10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Oceans of Promise
Feargal Brennan, Professor, Offshore Engineering, Cranfield University
11:35 am

Microbial Fuel Cells: The Facts, the Fiction, and the Future of “Electron Harvesting”
Peter Girguis, Assistant Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

12:10 am

The Robot that Sharing Built
Bre Pettis, Founder, Makerbot

12:45 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 pm

“Organic” Electronics: What We Can Learn from Nature
John Lupton, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Utah

2:45 pm

Engineering the Brain
Ed Boyden, Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT Media Lab

3:30 pm
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference
6:30 pm
Dinner

Thursday, December 10

7:30 am

Breakfast

8:15 am
Field Trip to University of Utah
1:00 pm
Depart for airport and return to hotel

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