The 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit gathered close to 200 scientists and innovators worldwide to …
- explore the latest science and market developments that can transform brain health,
- discuss applications of neuroscience in consumer, health, workplace and educational settings,
- meet with colleagues who face similar priorities and challenges, and
- interact with a cross-sector group of sharp brains who are changing the way things are done.
How to Watch 2012 SharpBrains Summit Recordings:
- If you already have login information, you can simply visit the Summit Agenda and click on the session you want to watch
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
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.