Jul 22nd - Jul 23rd 2014
Park Plaza London Riverbank

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.


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?

  • Monday July 21
  • Tuesday July 22
  • Wednesday July 23
  • Thursday July 24
Field Trip

British Museum

The British Museum houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts dedicated to human history and culture.

We will begin our morning with two before-hours tours. The first is to Ancient Lives, New Discoveries, a blockbuster special exhibit that uses state-of-the-art imaging and visualization techniques to tell the stories of the lives and deaths of eight individuals whose bodies were preserved through mummification, one as long ago as 3500 BCE. The mummies have long been part of the Museum's permanent collection, but the findings in this exhibit are entirely new. Exhibit curators will guide us through this hour-long session.

The second before-hours exhibit is Interactive Table. Conference speaker David Hughes will share with us the interactive visualization table in the Early Egypt exhibit in Gallery 64, where we can experience a hands-on virtual autopsy of Gebelein Man A, nicknamed Ginger for his red hair.

Small-Group Tours: When the Museum opens to the public at 10:00 am we will divide into smaller groups, each with a tour guide, to visit some of the best of the Museum's permanent exhibits, such as World of Money (Gallery 68), Clocks and Watches (Galleries 38/39), and the Parthenon (Gallery 18).

A box lunch will be provided at noon along with transportation either to the Park Plaza Riverbank or to Heathrow Airport. Attendees are welcome to explore the Museum on their own following lunch, if desired, but will then be responsible for their own transportation.


Park Plaza London Riverbank

18 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TJ, UK
+44 20 7958 8000