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Announcing the 2011 SharpBrains Summit: 23 Confirmed Speakers

In Jan­u­ary 2010 Sharp­Brains suc­cess­ful­ly orga­nized the inau­gur­al vir­tu­al, glob­al Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, which fea­tured a dream team of over 40 speak­ers and gath­ered over 250 pro­fes­sion­als in 16 coun­tries. Right after the Sum­mit, 92% of par­tic­i­pants sur­veyed rat­ed their over­all expe­ri­ence as “Very High” or “High”.

We are pleased to announce the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, our sec­ond vir­tu­al annu­al con­fer­ence, which already fea­tures 23 con­firmed speak­ers. You can now Reg­is­ter to attend the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit at dis­count­ed ear­ly-bird rates AND obtain an addi­tion­al 15% dis­count when you enter dis­count code: sharp2011

To Learn More and Reg­is­ter: click Here

Fea­tured 2011 Sum­mit Speak­ers

Jonas Jen­di is the CEO of Cogmed. In mid-2010, Cogmed was acquired by Pear­son Clin­i­cal Assess­ments, in a land­mark oper­a­tion for edu­ca­tion and clin­i­cal mar­ket­places. —–  Bev­er­ly San­born is the Vice Pres­i­dent of Activ­i­ties and Mem­o­ry Pro­grams for Bel­mont Vil­lage Senior Liv­ing, where she has led inno­v­a­tive pro­grams to help res­i­dents along the con­tin­u­um of care.

Robin Klaus is the Chair­man and CEO of Club One, a fit­ness club oper­a­tor with grow­ing tech­nol­o­gy offer­ings to sup­port behav­ior change —– Peter Rein­er is the Co-Founder of the Nation­al Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia, where he is, among oth­er projects, research­ing con­sumer’s per­cep­tions and beliefs about cog­ni­tive enhance­ment.

Alvaro Pas­cual-Leone is the Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Non-Inva­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion at Har­vard Med­ical School, and a lead­ing sci­en­tist at the fore­front of R&D to har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty accross the lifes­pan. ——Daphne Bave­li­er is the Direc­tor of the Brain & Vision Lab at Uni­ver­si­ty of Rochester, and a pio­neer on the study of how com­mer­cial videogames impact brain-based and real-world out­comes.

Yaakov Stern heads the Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science Divi­sion of the Sergievsky Cen­ter at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, with a major research focus on how to define, assess, and build Cog­ni­tive and Brain Reserve to enhance func­tion­al­i­ty for inde­pen­dent liv­ing.

To learn more…

  • About Sum­mit: click Here
  • About Speak­ers and Agen­da: click Here
  • About Spon­sor­ship Oppor­tu­ni­ties: click Here
  • About Part­ner­ship Oppor­tu­ni­ties: click Here
  • About How to Reg­is­ter: click Here

Ongoing SharpBrains Council Discussions

(Members-only links below. To Learn More and Join SharpBrains Council, click Here)

Now let’s take a look at some of the con­ver­sa­tions going on with the Sharp­Brains Coun­cil for Brain Fit­ness Inno­va­tion, which will hep shape the agen­da of the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit to ensure max­i­mum rel­e­vance and val­ue.



Coun­cil Updates

  • 10 tips to get start­ed on Coun­cil Plat­form
  • We have intro­duced a new Con­nect­ing Ser­vice for Coun­cil Mem­bers; the Sharp­Brains team has start­ed to intro­duce each new Coun­cil Mem­ber to 2 exist­ing Mem­bers based on shared inter­ests and pri­or­i­ties

Hap­py Hol­i­days and have a very stim­u­lat­ing and pro­duc­tive 2011!

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