Advancing Humanity Symposium @ Stanford University, Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Stanford Transhumanist Association is thrilled to host the second-annual Advancing Humanity Symposium. Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies and disruptive innovation may sculpt the near future of humanity.

Saturday, March 23, 2013         10:00am until 5:00pm


Defining Human – 10AM

Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Foundation) “I Listen to Color” –
Gregory Stock (Author of Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future) “To Upgrade is Human” –
Natasha Vita-More (Humanity+) “How to Build a Better Being” –

Lunch Break – 12PM

Pioneering Ventures – 1PM

Stuart Armstrong (Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute) “Space Exploration and Colonization” –
Alex Lightman (Author of Brave New Unwired World) “Why Every Stanford Student Should be a Transhumanist” –
Dickson Despommier (Columbia’s Environmental Health Sciences Department) “Vertical Farming and the Future of Urbanization” –

Representing the Future – 3PM

Giuseppe Vatinno (Italian Parliament) “One Giant Leap for Transhumanist Politics” –
Maria Konovalenko (Russian Longevity Party) “Catalyze or Die Trying” –
Micah Daigle (Collective Agency) “Resilient Individuals and Syntropic Systems” –

This event is free and open to the public — invite your friends! Details subject to change.


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