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About the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

The 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit fea­tured over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists and inno­va­tors work­ing on ways to enhance behav­ioral and brain health via neuroscience-based inno­va­tion. All ses­sions were chaired by some of the world’s most inspir­ing and accom­plished trail­blaz­ers, rec­og­nized as Young Global Lead­ers (YGLs) by the World Eco­nomic Forum.

Here are a few exam­ples of the rich dis­cus­sions that took place (see full Sum­mit Agenda and Speaker bios):

  • Peter Chiarelli, CEO of One Mind for Research and US Army Gen­eral (Ret), on how brain data exchange por­tals can trans­form brain health research and practice
  • Patrick Aebis­cher, Pres­i­dent of the Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL), on the billion-euro Human Brain Project
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains, on the dig­i­tal brain health marketplace
  • Hyong Un, Head of Employee Assis­tance Pro­grams at Aetna, on new brain-based cor­po­rate well­ness initiatives
  • Alexan­dra More­house, VP Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente, on the future of per­sonal brain health
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emo­tiv Life­sciences, on their suc­cess­ful Kick­starter crowd­fund­ing cam­paign for a consumer-facing EEG-headset
  • Daniel Stern­berg, Data Sci­en­tist at Lumos­ity, on the Human Cog­ni­tion Project
  • Misha Pavel, Pro­gram Direc­tor at the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, on their Smart and Con­nected Health portfolio
  • Bruce Wexler, NIH Director’s Award Win­ner, on how to inte­grate cog­ni­tive train­ing with phys­i­cal therapy
  • Dan Fox, Senior VP Cor­po­rate Devel­op­ment at Dis­cov­ery Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, on why Dis­cov­ery invested in Lumosity

Fre­quently Asked Questions

I couldn’t reg­is­ter in time to par­tic­i­pate in the Sum­mit. Can I watch the ses­sion record­ings now? Yes. All ses­sions were recorded, and they are avail­able for pur­chase here.

When exactly will the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit take place? We will announce the dates by Jan­u­ary 2nd, 2014. You can sub­scribe to our free e-Newsletter to stay tuned.

Where does the Sum­mit take place? Over the Inter­net. You can par­tic­i­pate from any loca­tion — you just need a com­puter with Inter­net con­nec­tion. All live ses­sions will take place between 8am and 5pm US Pacific Time.

Who should attend? Inno­va­tors, decision-makers, researchers, and prac­ti­tion­ers in tech­nol­ogy, consumer/ behavioral/ occupational/ men­tal health, gam­ing, life/ health insur­ance, human resources, dig­i­tal health­care, senior ser­vices, cog­ni­tive and affec­tive neu­ro­science. This is by design a cross-sector, innovation-oriented conference.

What is a “vir­tual con­fer­ence”? The Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit is just like a phys­i­cal con­fer­ence — we gather in a forum to hear dozens of speak­ers present and dis­cuss lat­est infor­ma­tion, to con­nect with each other, to explore oppor­tu­ni­ties and part­ner­ships, to dis­cover new tools pre­sented by spon­sors and exhibitors. How­ever, rather than hav­ing hun­dreds of peo­ple spend sig­nif­i­cant time and money trav­el­ling to a con­fer­ence, the Sharp­Brains Sum­mit trav­els to you. Thanks to a participant-only web­site, you access each pre­sen­ta­tion either by join­ing the live web­cast or by access­ing a record­ing after the pre­sen­ta­tion. Par­tic­i­pants are able to dis­cuss and con­nect with speak­ers and par­tic­i­pants, before, dur­ing, and after, the conference.

I can­not par­tic­i­pate live in all ses­sions. Will they be recorded? All ses­sions will be recorded and avail­able at no extra cost to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for a full year after the Summit.

Do you offer CEUs/ CMEs? We don’t. We do offer a Cer­tifi­cate of Atten­dance to those who request it.

Organizations represented in previous Summits include

    Ale­gent Health Immanuel Med­ical Cen­ter
    All­state Insur­ance
    Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion
    Bon Sec­ours New York Health Sys­tem
    Brain Injury Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica
    Camp­bell Soup Com­pany
    Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive
    Greenville Hos­pi­tal Sys­tem
    Har­vard Busi­ness Review
    Health­Comm Inc.
    Human Dimen­sion Task­force, US Army
    Insti­tute For The Future
    John­son & John­son
    Los Ange­les County Dept of Pub­lic Health
    McGov­ern Insti­tute of Neu­rotech­nol­ogy, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tutes
    Nutri­tion Sci­ence Solu­tions
    One Lap­top Per Child
    OptumHealth Behav­ioral Solu­tions
    Pied­mont Gar­dens
    Proc­ter & Gam­ble
    Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion
    Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity
    Sun Microsys­tems
    UC Berke­ley
    Unit­ed­Health Group
    Win­ter Park Health Foun­da­tion
    Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity

Previous participants include

Bio­med­ical Engi­neers
Dig­i­tal Media pro­fes­sion­als
Game pub­lish­ers
Health­care tech­nol­o­gists
Mar­ket­ing Exec­u­tives
Med­ical Stu­dents
Non profit board mem­bers
Occu­pa­tional Ther­a­pists
Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Exec­u­tives
Post doc­tor­ate researchers
Pro­fes­sors and Researchers
Sci­en­tific Pub­lish­ers
Social Work­ers
Speech Pathol­o­gists
Tal­ent management/HR
Well­ness professionals

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