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October 1–2, 2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey

Monday, September 30
6:00 PM
First Timers Pre-Reception Welcome
6:30 PM
Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, October 1
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Conference Welcome
8:40 AM
Conference Overview
Nicholas Negroponte, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 AM
Deep Thinking
William Byers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University
9:45 AM
The Second Machine Age
Andrew McAfee, Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Reinventing Education
Anant Agarwal, President, edX
11:45 AM
Asking New Questions and Getting New Answers
David Rothschild, Economist, Microsoft Research
12:30 PM
Members' Working Lunch
1:40 PM
Why Work Isn't Working
Pooja Warier, Co-Founder and Director, UnLtd India
2:20 PM
The New Tech University
Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell Tech
3:00 PM
The New Don't Know
Doug Lenat, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
What Should a Well-Informed Person Know about Computers?
Brian Kernighan, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
4:40 PM
Mike Hawley, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
6:30 PM
Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, October 2
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 AM
Learn Fast
Nolan Bushnell, Chief Executive Officer, BrainRush
9:30 AM
The Evolving Reading Brain: Implications for Global Literacy
Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University
10:10 AM
10:40 AM
Maximizing Human Potential
Vivienne Ming, Chief Scientist, Gild
11:20 AM
Knowing and the Social Brain
Matthew Lieberman, Director, Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles
12:00 PM
What Is True?
Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
12:50 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM
In Art We Trust
Mira Calix, Composer, Producer, and Performer
2:40 PM
Inventing the Impossible
Marco Tempest, Virtual Magician, Newmagic Communications
3:30 PM
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 PM
Close of Conference

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