About the 2012 SharpBrains Summit

The 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit gath­ered close to 200 sci­en­tists and inno­va­tors world­wide to …

  1. explore the lat­est sci­ence and mar­ket devel­op­ments that can trans­form brain health,
  2. dis­cuss appli­ca­tions of neu­ro­science in con­sumer, health, work­place and edu­ca­tion­al settings,
  3. meet with col­leagues who face sim­i­lar pri­or­i­ties and chal­lenges, and
  4. inter­act with a cross-sec­tor group of sharp brains who are chang­ing the way things are done.

How to Watch 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit Recordings:

  1. If you already have login infor­ma­tion, you can sim­ply vis­it the Sum­mit Agen­da and click on the ses­sion you want to watch

Speak­ers and Moderators


Fre­quent­ly Asked Questions

What: The 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, con­ducted vir­tu­ally, is designed to high­light and dis­cuss emerg­ing neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty research, data-dri­ven tools and inno­v­a­tive best prac­tices to opti­mize health and per­for­mance across the lifespan.

Who should attend: researchers, inno­va­tors, deci­sion-mak­ers 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, for­ward-look­ing con­fer­ence. You can con­sult this Sam­ple of Par­tic­i­pants in 2010/ 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mits (opens PDF).

What does the Sum­mit Agen­da look like: The 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit includes three sep­a­rate and com­ple­men­tary sections.

  • June 7–8th: Sum­mit, for lead­ing inno­va­tors to address core for­ward-look­ing questions
  • June 13th: Expo, for spon­sors and exhibitors to show­case their emerg­ing toolk­its and solutions
  • June 14th: Edu­ca­tional Work­shops, for pio­neer­ing prac­ti­tion­ers to share tips on what to do/ what not to do in spe­cific settings
You can view the Sum­mit Agen­da Here. Please note that all times reflect US Pacif­ic Time.

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. You only need to have a com­puter with an Inter­net con­nec­tion and audio.

For how long will record­ings be avail­able? I can­not par­tic­i­pate in every­thing: All ses­sions dur­ing the Sum­mit itself, Expo and Work­shops were record­ed and will remain avail­able for two months start­ing on March 11th, 2013.

What was new this year vs. pre­vi­ous Sum­mits? We 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”

About Sharp­Brains: Sharp­Brains is an inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm and inno­va­tion think tank devot­ed to help­ing orga­ni­za­tions, pro­fes­sion­als and con­sumers nav­i­gate the brain fit­ness and cog­ni­tive health field. In 2010, the firm released its flag­ship report The State of the Brain Fit­ness Mar­ket 2010, for deci­sion-mak­ers, and the con­sumer guide The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, named a Best Book by AARP.

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