[ExI] Transhumanist Track at 2012 International Space Development Conference

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Tue May 1 14:56:50 UTC 2012

(Washington, DC -- April 27, 2012)   Contact:  kmermel at yahoo.com
The National Space Society is holding, for the first time ever, track
sessions on Transhumanism and Human Space Exploration at this year's
International Space Development Conference, which will be held over Memorial
Day weekend, May 24-28, 2012.  The scheduling of this track will be on
Sunday, May 27th and you can register at ISDC 2012

Track Lead: Natasha Vita-More. 


Dr. Ben Goertzel is Chief Scientist of the financial prediction firm, Aidyia
Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics
company Biomind LLC; Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society
and the OpenCog Foundation; Vice Chairman of futurist nonprofit Humanity+;
Scientific Advisor of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.;  Advisor to the
Singularity University and Singularity Institute; Research Professor in the
Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen University,
China; and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference

David Orban is an entrepreneur and visionary. Orban is a lecturer and
advisor at Singularity University
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Humanity/a7ea81e97f/d2a2d0808f/48afca04b3> , whose
mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand
and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies that
address humanity's grand challenges.  He is a former Director on the Board
for Humanity+
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Humanity/a7ea81e97f/d2a2d0808f/3db8ed29ac>  (and a
former Chair), an organization dedicated to promoting understanding and
participation in fields of emerging innovation with a growing movement of
people willing to work to benefit the human condition through a commitment
to scientific advancement.

Dr. Paul Werbos is a Fellow of IEEE and the International Neural Network
Society (INNS), and a winner of the IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award and
INNS Hebb Award. He is a field leader in Core ECCS areas, including Adaptive
and Intelligent Systems (AIS), Quantum systems and device modeling (QMHP),
and systems-level power grids (GRID). Dr. Werbos has also led a variety of
other areas, such as fuel cell and electric vehicles, emerging technologies,
cyber systems, and the sustainability part of IDR since he started at the
National Science Foundation in 1988. Werbos is on the Board of NSS.



About The National Space Society (NSS):  NSS is an independent, educational,
grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a
spacefaring civilization.  NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent
citizen's voice on space.  To learn more about NSS visit www.nss.org
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Humanity/a7ea81e97f/d2a2d0808f/4fdc035f16> .

About ISDC: The International Space Development Conference is the annual
conference of the National Space Society.  ISDC 2012
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Humanity/a7ea81e97f/d2a2d0808f/e1cc2efd7c>  will
take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC from May 24 through
28, 2012.  (For more information: http://isdc.nss.org/2012/schedule.shtml
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?Humanity/a7ea81e97f/d2a2d0808f/92aa8621a0> )

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