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July 22–23, 2014
London, England

field trip
July 24, 2014
British Museum

Library Selection

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in
the Way of True Inspiration
by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace




"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology."
— Carl Sagan

conference overview

From calculus to GSM, from wiring the Medgrid to printing 3-D stem cells in Scotland, Europe has always been,
and continues to be, a hotbed of emerging technologies and start-ups. We're happy to announce our first
European [next] meeting.

list of speakers

Gary Atkinson, Director, Emerging Technologies, ARM
Can technology save us from ourselves?

Michael Best
, Associate Professor and Director the Technologies and International Development Lab,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nigeria's Facebook Generation

Jon Callas, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Silent Circle

Naomi E. Chayen, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Elspeth Garman, Director of the Systems Biology Programme at the Doctoral Training Centre Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, and Dr. Lata Govada, Research Associate, Imperial College London
Can We Make Complexity Crystal Clear?

Beth Coleman, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature and Co-director, Critical Media Lab, University of Waterloo
Open City

Adam Fudakowski, Director of Operations, Nanoclave Technologies, and Founder, Crowd Projects Ltd.
Crowdfunding Strategies for Corporations

Oliver Harrison, Senior Vice President, Healthways International
Managing Health, Millions at a Time

Guy Hoffman, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
From Robotic Teammates to Robotic Companions

David Hughes, Managing Director, Decision Concepts Ltd, and Manager, Solution Development,
The Interactive Institute
The Virtual Autopsy: How Visualisation Can Unlock Invisible Secrets, From Ancient Mummies to Martian meteorites

Dusko Ilic, Reader in Women's Health, King's College, London and Director of Research and Development
at StemLifeLine, Inc.
Stem Cells: What They Are and What We Can Do With Them

Martin Keen, Founder/Designer/CEO, Focal Upright
Innovating from Personal Experience

Eric Kuhne, Founding Principal, CivicArts
Architecting Innovation

HÉlÈne Mialet, Visiting Professor in Science and Technology Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, UC Davis, and Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Stephen Hawking: The Mind-Machine Nexus

David Peto, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aframe
Video Crazy: Taking TV- and Movie-Making Into the Cloud

Julian Ranger, Founder and Chairman, SocialSafe
Big Data is Wrong ……. For the Individual

Andrew Wolstenholme, OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Crossrail Ltd
The Challenges of Large-Scale Engineering

Michael T. Wright, Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Imperial College, London
Antikythera: The World's Oldest Known Complex Geared Mechanism—and Oldest Computer?

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