Upcoming talks: ESCoNS2, Harvard, WEF, Neurogaming, mesh13

speakerHeads up: these are some of the talks I’ll be giv­ing over the next few months. If you’re a Sharp­Brains friend and speak­ing at/ attend­ing any, please let me know so we can connect.

> 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: 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 


esconsMarch 15–17, Los Ange­les: ESCoNS2 (Enter­tain­ment Soft­ware and Cog­ni­tive Neu­rother­a­peu­tics Society)

Fri­day 2–3.30pm. Mar­riage of Sci­ence & Indus­try Part 1: How to cre­ate a sus­tain­able busi­ness mod­el that proves end-user value

  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez (Chair), SharpBrains.com: Five lessons learned from lead­ing suc­cess­es and fail­ures to com­mer­cial­ize neu­ro­science-based inno­va­tion since 2005
  • Joe Hardy, Lumos­i­ty: Cus­tomer Dri­ven Inno­va­tion in Cog­ni­tive Training
  • Rich Keefe, Duke Uni­ver­si­ty: Seek­ing FDA Device Approval for Cog­ni­tive Reme­di­a­tion in Schiz­o­phre­nia: the e‑Caesar Trial
  • Adam Haim, NIMH, The NIMH, IT Enhanced Inter­ven­tions, and Indus­try – Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Synergy
  • Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs: Beyond the Con­sumer: Video Games as Main­stream Med­ical Tools
  • Thomas Klein, Esq., Share­hold­er, Green­bergTrau­rig (Sil­i­con Val­ley): Cap­i­tal­iza­tion and Busi­ness Struc­tures of New Ventures

April 1st, Boston: Guest lec­ture at Har­vard exten­sion course Mind, Brain, Health, and Edu­ca­tion (MBHE): The Sci­ences of Devel­op­ment, Learn­ing, and Well-being

  • Health from the Neck Up. His­tor­i­cal­ly, brain health has been large­ly ignored, giv­en  lim­it­ed aware­ness of CNS health impor­tance across the lifes­pan. Now that this is rapid­ly chang­ing, what lifestyles and evi­dence-based inter­ven­tions sup­port the health of the brain across the lifes­pan? Guest lec­tur­er Alvaro Fer­nan­dez will pro­vide a broad sur­vey of the land and facil­i­tate a book club dis­cus­sion with 2nd e edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fitness.

WEFApril 23–25 in Lima, Peru: World Eco­nom­ic Forum on Latin Amer­i­ca 2013

  • Deliv­er­ing Growth, Strength­en­ing Societies

May 1–2 in San Fran­cis­co: Neu­rogam­ing

Think, Think, Think: Cog­ni­tive Gam­ing Plat­forms. This amaz­ing pan­el will dis­cuss how break­through tech­nolo­gies like tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, ultra­son­ic brain stim­u­la­tion, eye track­ing, and brain sim­u­la­tion are being used to to track, under­stand, and boost atten­tion and cog­ni­tive per­for­mance of NeuroGamingplay­ers, open­ing up new avenues for expe­ri­ence development.

  • Mike Oxley, CEO and Founder, Foc.us
  • Amy Kruse, Vice Pres­i­dent, Real­World Neu­ro­Bridge, Intific
  • Bar­bara Han­na, CEO, NeuroMatters
  • Joe Hardy, VP Research and Devel­op­ment, Lumos Labs
  • Chris Berka, CEO and Co-founder, Advanced Brain Monitoring
  • Mod­er­a­tor: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO and Founder, SharpBrains

logoMay 15–16 in Toron­to: mesh13

  • The Web as a Gym for the Brain

(Pic of speak­er cour­tesy of Big­Stock­Pho­to)

About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.
SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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