“Alvaro Fernandez synthesizes and translates the latest neuroscience into provocative, compelling, and entertaining stories of mental fitness and the future of the brain.” –David Pescovitz, Research Director, Institute for the Future.
Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains’ CEO & Co-Founder, speaks regularly to a wide range of audiences in both small, informal groups and large, formal ones. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Alvaro has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AP, CNN, and more. He co-authored the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages), and is the Chief Analyst for the market report The Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020. His LinkedIn profile, including dozens of endorsements as an innovator and public speaker: Alvaro Fernandez.
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Recent and Upcoming Talks
> March 15–17, Los Angeles: Marriage of Science & Industry — How to create a sustainable business model that proves end-user value, at ESCoNS2 (Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society)
> April 1st, Boston: Health from the Neck Up, a guest lecture at Harvard extension course Mind, Brain, Health, and Education (MBHE): The Sciences of Development, Learning, and Well-being
> April 23–25, Lima, Peru: Upgrading education and health with the brain in mind, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2013
> May 1–2, San Francisco: Think, Think, Think: Cognitive Gaming Platforms, at Neurogaming
> May 15–16, Toronto: The Web as a Gym for the Brain, at mesh13
> May 20, Washington, DC: Innovating for the 50+, at Aging 2.0
> June 12, Victoria, BC, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board’s Council of Human Resource Executives
> June 14, San Diego: I’ll Take Brain Health for $6 Billion, at the Digital Health Summer Summit
> September 19th, online: What roles can individuals play to enhance personal brain health in the 21st century?, at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
> September 24th, New York: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, at New York Public Library
> October 28th, Toronto, ON, Canada: How Can We Invest In Our Brains To Boost Innovation and Resilience, at the Conference Board’s Council of Human Resource Executives
> December 3–4, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the Brain Forum
Selected Past Talks
> November 8th, San Francisco, CA: Brain Fitness for Adaptive Organizations, at the NeuroLeadership Summit.
> October 29th, Los Angeles: Brain Fitness Today and Tomorrow, at the UCLA Technology & Aging Conference.
> October 17th, San Francisco, CA: The Consumer Market for Neurotechnology, at 2011 Neurotech Leaders Forum.
> September 19-20th, San Francisco, CA: Translating Neuroscience Into Marketable Therapeutic Interventions, at ESCoNS.
> September 14th, Barcelona: How and Why Digital Technology Will Transform Education, Training and Brain Health, during the “Evenings with…” series at Esade.
> June 22nd, Barcelona: La salud en el siglo XXI — Como combatir el envejecimiento cerebral, at Fundacion Edad y Vida.
> April 28th, San Francisco: Harness Your Brain Plasticity for Lifelong Brain Fitness, during the series “The Amazing Brain: Anatomy & Function organized by California Pacific Medical Center.
> March 10th, San Diego: Brain Fitness Offerings to Attract and Retain Baby Boomers, during the Convention of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
> February 17-18th, San Francisco: Teaching Brain Fitness in Your Schools and Community for Lifelong Learning and “Research-Based Evidence of Emerging Technologies to Assist and Train Cognitive and Emotional Function”, during the Learning & the Brain Conference.
> December 1-2nd, Ontario: Maintaining Autonomy — the Brain Fitness Movement, during the Ontario Innovation Summit.
> November 20-22nd, Dubai: proceedings of the Council on the Aging Society during the Summit of the Global Agenda run by the World Economic Forum.
> November 11-12th, Princeton, New Jersey: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Forum on the Future Impact of Neuroscience and Behavior Change.
> November, San Francisco, California: three book talks in Spanish sponsored by AARP at Jones Memorial Church, Mission Neighborhood Center, and Bethany Center Senior Housing.
> November 3rd, San Francisco: Brain Fitness For Peak Performance, at the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Speaker Series.
> October 14th, Berkeley, CA: Do’s and Don’ts of Brain Fitness for Life, at UC-Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
> October 6th, Palo Alto, CA: Brain Fitness — Fad or Revolution?, SmartSilvers MIT Northern California event.
> September 25rd, New York Public Library, Stephen Schwarzman Building: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness.
> July 23th, Seattle: Wellness Gaming: Games that are Good for You panel, at Casual Connect.
> July 17th, Stevens Point, Wisconsin: Brain Fitness in Senior Housing, at WAHSA’s 2009 Senior Housing Conference.
> June 11th, Boston: Bird’s Eye View of Cognitive Health Innovation, at the Games for Health Conference.
> June 1-2nd, Washington, DC: The Role of Cognitive Assessments and Brain Fitness in Care Management, at the National Medicare Readmissions Summit.
> April 8th, University of North Carolina Greensboro: Cognitive Fitness and the Aging Workforce: Opportunities and Challenges, at the Silvering Workforce Summit.
> April 6th, Stanford University: How Neuroscience Will Impact Education and Healthcare: A 5–10 Year View, at the Stanford SELA Summit.
> March 9-12th, San Jose: Emerging Research and Technologies for Life Hacking, at ETech 2009.
> March 5th, New York Academy of Medicine: Brain Fitness Software — Consumers Guide to distinguishing hope from hype, at the Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Symposium sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center.
> January 8-9th, Arizona State University: Cognitive Fitness — Emerging Trends and Challenges, at the Co-Adaptive Learning: Adaptive Technology for the Aged Symposium
How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age
Just like the rest of our body, the brain requires care, attention and proper exercise. Yet, we often ignore this most vital organ because few know where to begin. Based on the new and expanded second edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness –named a Best Book by AARP in 2011– co-author Alvaro Fernandez will discuss exactly how to “use it or lose it,” offering a groundbreaking new approach to improving brain health and performance at any age, from children to younger and older adults. With practical and personalized tips for preserving and enhancing brain function throughout life, the new book combines a user-friendly tutorial on how the brain works with advice on how to choose and integrate lifestyle changes and brain training exercises to improve mental focus, build emotional resilience, enhance memory and ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Featuring a captivating and engaging independent analysis of hundreds of scientific studies published in the last 10 years, the book also includes in-depth interviews with 20 leading scientists who often challenge conventional wisdom and prevailing brain health thinking and care.
How Can We Invest in Our Brains to Boost Innovation and Resilience?
Hear from a leading expert about the importance of brain health on innovation, resilience and productivity. Our keynote speaker will share the latest research on brain functioning and applied neuroplasticity. What is the link between brain health, the capacity to innovate and to thrive in today’s workplace? What are the limits of the human brain? Can we train our brain to be more creative? What can we do in organizations to invest in our most precious human resource –our amazing brain– and boost innovation and resilience?
When Digital Health Meets Applied Neuroscience
Brain health is a rapidly evolving field and all health and insurance providers should be aware of the far-reaching impact this transformation will have in the near future. Alvaro Fernandez, the CEO of the leading independent market research firm tracking health and wellness applications of brain science, will discuss a brand new market study and forecast on how digital platforms will revolutionize brain health by 2020. Discover how the growing mainstream demand for “brain fitness” is creating a significant demand and opportunity for web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning.
> The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, at New York Public Library. 1 hour 27 min.
> The Emerging Brain Fitness Market. 90-minute-long talk and panel discussion. Alvaro Fernandez starts at minute 8.
If you are interesting in securing Mr. Fernandez for your upcoming event please Contact Us indicating the details of your Speaking Inquiry.