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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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