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10 Frequently Asked Questions about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012)

Q: Where does the SharpBrains Summit take place?

A: The full Summit takes place online; you can access it from your computer anywhere you are connected to the internet. You don’t need to travel anywhere. Watch this 3-minute video to see how it all works.

Q: Why not have a traditional conference in one place?

A: Because we want to bring you the best global speakers at the leading edge of research, market trends and best practices…in an economical way. Gathering the Summit’s extraordinary and diverse speaker roster in one place might be possible..but you’d be paying over $1,500 in combined registration fees and travel expenses. In comparison, the full cost of participating in 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit is under $450.

Q: How do you select speakers?

A:  Speaking is by invitation only. As part of our work during the whole year we identify speakers responsible for the most promising research, technology solutions, and best practices. If you are interested in speaking in future years, the best way would be to participate this year and engage with us and the Summit community.

Q: If I register, for how long will recordings be available? I cannot participate in everything. 

A: All sessions during the Summit itself, Expo and Workshops will be recorded and available for 12 months after the Summit.

Q: If I don’t register now, can I access those recordings after the Summit is over?

A: Yes, but you still will need to register, at $375, to have access to the full recordings.

Q: What is new this year vs. previous Summits?

A: We have added more practical, educational workshops, to the mix (included in registration fees). We heard a lot of feedback after previous Summits indicating that participants wanted to maintain the broad and forward-looking agenda, but also wanted to discuss more hands-on best practices and tips. So we decided to offer both. These are the five 75-minute workshops:

  • How Nation­wide Insur­ance rolled-out a Brain-based Cor­po­rate Well­ness Ini­tia­tive.
  • How to Con­nect Neu­ro­science and Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion: A School-based Exam­ple
  • How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Enhance Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion
  • How to Improve Cog­ni­tive Care and Pro­long Inde­pen­dence in Senior Liv­ing
  • How to Edu­cate Con­sumers to be their own “Brain Fit­ness Coaches”

Q: What other topics will be discussed this year?

A: You can consult the overall Summit Agenda here. We are right now working with speakers to ensure great discussions on topics like:

  • Cog­ni­tive Health Coach­ing: Home-based Approach to Cog­ni­tive Mon­i­tor­ing
  • Opti­miz­ing the Inter­ac­tion between Peo­ple and Tech­nol­ogy
  • Crowd­sourc­ing Big Brain Data: The 90% Solu­tion
  • Brain­omics: How Big Data Pro­vides Gate­way to Max­i­mize Human Cog­ni­tive Per­for­mance
  • Revamping Alzheimer’s Diag­no­sis, Pre­ven­tion and Care
  • Train­ing Con­di­tions For Video Games to Result in Real Brain-based Ben­e­fits
  • What Brain Games Con­sumers Buy and Why
  • Developing Brain Net­works and Self-control
  • Get­ting From Research to Prod­uct: Bring­ing Reli­a­bil­ity and Valid­ity to Com­mer­cial Ven­tures
  • Brain Retrain­ing for U.S. Dri­vers
  • Getting get Evidence-Based Rehab Video Games Into the Hands of Users

Q: Who should attend? How can I connect with other participants?

A: You can con­sult this Sam­ple of Par­tic­i­pants in 2010/ 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mits (opens PDF). Participants can connect with each other via multiple web chats during the Summit and via a members-only LinkedIn group.

Q: Do you offer CEUs?

A: We will pro­vide, at no addi­tional charge, a Certificate of Attendance equiv­a­lent to 24 hours of Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Units to those inter­ested. Please note that we have not pur­sued exter­nal accreditation.

Q: Where do I register? Do you offer any special registration for full-time students?

A: You can Register Here. To get 15% off, please use promotional code: sharp2012.

Given multiple requests, we have decided to offer a discounted rate for full-time graduate/ postgraduate students.

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