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.