22.9.09

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18.9.09

Singularity Summit 2009 - highlights and learnings.

Speakers include Aubrey de Grey and Anders Sandberg

Saturday, October 10, 2009: 2pm-4pm

Room 415, 4th floor (via main lift), Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX

** About the meeting:

The 2009 Singularity Summit is taking place in New York on the 3rd-4th October.

That Summit is described as "a conference devoted to the better understanding of increasing intelligence and accelerating change... bringing together a visionary community to further dialogue and action on complex, long-term issues that are transforming the world. Participants will hear talks from cutting-edge researchers and network with strategic business leaders. The world's most eminent experts on forecasting, venture capital, emerging technologies, consciousness and life extension will present their unique perspectives on the future and how to get there."

One week later, several of the UK-based speakers and delegates from the Singularity Summit will be gathering in London, to review what they found to be the highlights from the New York meeting - breakthrough ideas, successes, failures, good surprises, bad surprises...

The panel of speakers in London will include:

*) Dr Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, the SENS Foundation for human regenerative engineering.

*) Dr Anders Sandberg, Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University.

** There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.

Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are able to stay.

** Why not join some of the Extrobritannia regulars for a drink and/or light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of the book "The Singularity is near" displayed.

** About the venue:

Room 415 is on the fourth floor (via the lift near reception) in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.