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2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17–19th, 2015)

The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit is unique in its impres­sive abil­i­ty to unite a diverse col­lec­tion of cut­ting-edge thinkers in a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence that is shared glob­al­ly with­out a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at UCSF

–> How to Reg­is­ter and Watch all Sum­mit Record­ings (15+ Hours; 30+ Speak­ers includ­ing all talks and Q&A ses­sions)

The 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit fea­tured over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and experts work­ing on bet­ter ways to mon­i­tor and enhance brain health, har­ness­ing a range of emerg­ing non-inva­sive neu­rotech­nolo­gies. The Sum­mit, now in its sixth year, pro­vides a vibrant and con­ve­nient forum to dis­cov­er emerg­ing trends and to dis­cuss most press­ing top­ics.

25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution

Optimized-2015SummitSessionsThese are 25 of the key ref­er­ence mate­ri­als that Sum­mit Par­tic­i­pants found most intrigu­ing, in order of dis­cus­sion dur­ing the Sum­mit.

What participants said about past SharpBrains Virtual Summits

Kudos for such a fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence. The dis­cus­sion about human vs. arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and ethics was espe­cial­ly excit­ing.” — Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

A per­fect way to keep the pulse of 3 key inno­va­tion themes: mobile apps and wear­ables, con­sumer health, and applied neu­ro­science.” — Jack Young, Head of Qual­comm Life Fund

2015SharpBrainsVirtualSummit_webI was impressed by the for­ward-look­ing yet prac­ti­cal dis­cus­sion about enhanc­ing human per­for­mance, involv­ing such a range of cross-sec­tor pio­neers. A plea­sure to be involved!” — Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Con­sor­tium

I believe that cog­ni­tive func­tion and brain sci­ence are the new fron­tiers in health pro­mo­tion, and I know of no bet­ter resource than Sharp­Brains to explore the lat­est and what’s next. Excel­lent dis­cus­sions and over­all event.” — Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell,  Edi­tor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion

Con­grat­u­la­tions on con­ven­ing such a com­pelling group of speak­ers and par­tic­i­pants.  The imple­men­ta­tion was super high-qual­i­ty and seam­less.  Nice­ly done!” — Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs

Anoth­er impres­sive edi­tion of the Sharp­Brains Sum­mit. Unique com­bi­na­tion of vision and lessons learned, of shared enthu­si­asm to engage and empow­er con­sumers thanks to emerg­ing knowl­edge about the brain, of a strong zeal to achieve social impact with­out mak­ing mis­lead­ing claims. Look­ing for­ward to next year!” — Kei­th Epstein, Senior Strat­e­gy Advi­sor at AARP

A great way to gath­er cur­rent infor­ma­tion on brain health from a vari­ety of sources and to make new con­nec­tions” — Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dol­by Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacif­ic Med­ical Cen­ter

It is incred­i­bly hard to get such a diverse array of experts togeth­er in one “room” — Con­grats on a great Sum­mit” — Aki Niko­laidis,  NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana

An impres­sive vir­tu­al con­vo­ca­tion of lead­ing sci­en­tists and devel­op­ers and adopters of cog­ni­tive enhance­ment tech­nol­o­gy.” — Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy, UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science

The Sharp­Brains team has done anoth­er fan­tas­tic job, pro­duc­ing the best brain con­fer­ence avail­able today.” — Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa, MD, Pres­i­dent, Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion

Great com­bi­na­tion of emerg­ing research with real life case stud­ies. It puts us sev­er­al years ahead of what appears in more pop­u­lar pub­li­ca­tion sources and con­fer­ences.” — Steve Zanon, Founder, Proac­tive Age­ing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence? The Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit is just like a phys­i­cal con­fer­ence — reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants can access all pre­sen­ta­tions, ask press­ing ques­tions, and con­nect with speak­ers and fel­low par­tic­i­pants. The main dif­fer­ence is, no one needs to trav­el. Your learn and inter­act with oth­ers via your com­put­er.

I wasn’t able to par­tic­i­pate live in all ses­sions. Were they record­ed? Yes, all ses­sions were record­ed and avail­able at no extra cost to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants. Access to the record­ings (30+ Speak­ers, 15+ Hours) is also avail­able for pur­chase Here.

What is “per­va­sive neu­rotech­nol­o­gy”? Non-inva­sive approach­es that, giv­en their cost and safe­ty pro­files, are eas­i­ly scal­able and can become ubiq­ui­tous. Check out this info­graph­ic for more.

Do you offer press pass­es? Yes, please con­tact us with details on your pub­li­ca­tion and idea.

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

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