AC2005: Last Day for June Registration!
On Saturday, July 2nd, the conference registration price goes up another $50. Join us now if you can! AC2005 will feature 40+ world-class speakers and 350+ distinguished attendees discussing the increasing intelligence of machines (artificial intelligence or AI), the evolving effectiveness of technology-aided humans (intelligence amplification or IA), and how these twin trends are shaping our future.
Come meet Vernor Vinge, Ray Kurzweil, Daniel Amen, Esther Dyson, Harold Morowitz, Marcos Guillen, Beth Noveck, Colin Angle, Philip Rosedale, Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, Blake Ross, David Fogel, Robert Hecht-Nielsen, Ruzena Bajcsy, T. Colin Campbell, Steve Jurvetson, Peter Thiel, Scott Rafer, Cecily Sommers, and special host Moira Gunn of TechNation. See the speakers confirmed to date.
Sign up now with your Accelerating Times discount code (AC2005-ATIMES, entered in all capital letters) and get $50 off! This special $350 post-discount conference rate is available to ATimes readers until July 1st. Coming to AC2005? Tell your friends! Get and post a "meet me at" button (see right) at your site.
Accelerating Times Articles Posted at Our FutureSalon.org Weblog!
Beginning this month, Accelerating Times articles will be posted at FutureSalon.org, courtesy of ASF Board Member Mark Finnern. Have any feedback to share on these articles? Post it there for everyone in our community! RSS-savvy? You can RSS-subscribe to posts and comments as separate feeds. The leaders of all four of our physical world salons (Palo Alto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego) have posting privileges to this weblog. Link to it and visit us regularly to stay in touch.
Ready for 3D Online Community? Last night ASF held our third Second Life Future Salon (picture right, speaker line-up here). For more, see our Second Life Future Salon Blog, run by ASF Director Jerry Paffendorf. Download Second Life and join in! More
Visit the Future Salons Start Page to see where our Salons are presently located and the Upcoming Calendar for each. Don't see your city there yet? Email us and let us help you create a Salon in your area.
ASF is Hiring!
Our Executive Director Iveta Brigis starts her UC Irvine MBA program this fall, so ASF is hiring a new ED to start with us in August. We are starting interviews next week. See ASF positions for more. Know anyone who would be a great fit for our service mission? Interested yourself? Please inquire with ivetabrigis(at)accelerating(dot)org.
New AC2004 Audio
See Google Director of Search Quality and Research Peter Norvig's informative talk "Web Search as a Force for Good" now available as a podcast (streaming or download) courtesy of Doug Kaye at our media partner, IT Conversations. You can regularly check the free AC2004 audio archive at IT Conversations, or register for email notification of new postings.
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