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About the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

The 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit fea­tured over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists and inno­va­tors work­ing on ways to enhance behav­ioral and brain health via neu­ro­science-based inno­va­tion. All ses­sions were chaired by some of the world’s most inspir­ing and accom­plished trail­blaz­ers, rec­og­nized as Young Glob­al Lead­ers (YGLs) by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum.

Here are a few exam­ples of the rich dis­cus­sions that took place (see full Sum­mit Agen­da and Speak­er bios):

  • Peter Chiarel­li, CEO of One Mind for Research and US Army Gen­er­al (Ret), on how brain data exchange por­tals can trans­form brain health research and prac­tice
  • Patrick Aebis­cher, Pres­i­dent of the Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy-Lau­sanne (EPFL), on the bil­lion-euro Human Brain Project
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains, on the dig­i­tal brain health mar­ket­place
  • Hyong Un, Head of Employ­ee Assis­tance Pro­grams at Aet­na, on new brain-based cor­po­rate well­ness ini­tia­tives
  • Alexan­dra More­house, VP Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente, on the future of per­son­al brain health
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emo­tiv Life­sciences, on their suc­cess­ful Kick­starter crowd­fund­ing cam­paign for a con­sumer-fac­ing EEG-head­set
  • Daniel Stern­berg, Data Sci­en­tist at Lumos­i­ty, on the Human Cog­ni­tion Project
  • Misha Pavel, Pro­gram Direc­tor at the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, on their Smart and Con­nected Health port­fo­lio
  • Bruce Wexler, NIH Director’s Award Win­ner, on how to inte­grate cog­ni­tive train­ing with phys­i­cal ther­a­py
  • Dan Fox, Senior VP Cor­po­rate Devel­op­ment at Dis­cov­ery Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, on why Dis­cov­ery invest­ed in Lumos­i­ty

Frequently Asked Questions

I could­n’t reg­is­ter in time to par­tic­i­pate in the Sum­mit. Can I watch the ses­sion record­ings now? Yes. All ses­sions were record­ed, and they are avail­able for pur­chase here.

When exact­ly will the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit take place? We will announce the dates by Jan­u­ary 2nd, 2014. You can sub­scribe to our free e‑Newsletter to stay tuned.

Where does the Sum­mit take place? Over the Inter­net. You can par­tic­i­pate from any loca­tion — you just need a com­put­er with Inter­net con­nec­tion. All live ses­sions will take place between 8am and 5pm US Pacif­ic Time.

Who should attend? Inno­va­tors, deci­sion-mak­ers, researchers, 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, inno­va­tion-ori­ent­ed con­fer­ence.

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.

I can­not par­tic­i­pate live in all ses­sions. Will they be record­ed? All ses­sions will be record­ed and avail­able at no extra cost to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for a full year after the Sum­mit.

Do you offer CEUs/ CMEs? We don’t. We do offer a Cer­tifi­cate of Atten­dance to those who request it.

Organizations represented in previous Summits include

    Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center
    Allstate Insurance
    Alzheimer's Association
    Bon Secours New York Health System
    Brain Injury Association of America
    Campbell Soup Company
    Clinton Global Initiative
    Greenville Hospital System
    Harvard Business Review
    HealthComm Inc.
    Human Dimension Taskforce, US Army
    Institute For The Future
    Johnson & Johnson
    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health
    McGovern Institute of Neurotechnology, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
    Nutrition Science Solutions
    One Laptop Per Child
    OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    Piedmont Gardens
    Procter & Gamble
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Stanford University
    Sun Microsystems
    UC Berkeley
    UnitedHealth Group
    Winter Park Health Foundation
    Workers' Compensation Regulatory Authority

Previous participants include

Biomedical Engineers
Digital Media professionals
Game publishers
Healthcare technologists
Marketing Executives
Medical Students
Non profit board members
Occupational Therapists
Pharmaceutical Executives
Post doctorate researchers
Professors and Researchers
Scientific Publishers
Social Workers
Speech Pathologists
Talent management/HR
Wellness professionals

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