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Thank you, Sponsors @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, for helping shape Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age!

Thank you very much, great Sum­mit Spon­sors, for sup­port­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit tak­ing place next week (Dec. 5–7th) and gath­er­ing 50+ Speak­ers and 200+ par­tic­i­pants work­ing on ways to enhance brain health and per­for­mance in the dig­i­tal age!

Gold Sponsors

AARP is a non­prof­it, non­par­ti­san, social wel­fare orga­ni­za­tion with a mem­ber­ship of near­ly 38 mil­lion that helps peo­ple turn their goals and dreams into real pos­si­bil­i­ties, strength­ens com­mu­ni­ties and fights for the issues that mat­ter most to fam­i­lies. Its Glob­al Coun­cil on Brain Health (GCBH), found­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Age UK, is an inde­pen­dent col­lab­o­ra­tive cre­at­ed to pro­vide trust­ed infor­ma­tion on how to main­tain and improve brain health.brain

VieLight has a mis­sion to engi­neer and com­mer­cial­ize non-inva­sive devices based on pho­to­bio­mod­u­la­tion that are safe and effec­tive, easy to use and afford­able – all to tru­ly help improve one’s qual­i­ty of life. It focus­es on devel­op­ing new-gen­er­a­tion home-use brain stim­u­la­tion devices that are enjoy­ing a grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion to be help­ful for men­tal acu­ity in var­i­ous pre­sen­ta­tions. Its prod­ucts are used by both prac­ti­tion­ers and con­sumers all over the world.

Silver Sponsors

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The Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion(ARPF) has a mis­sion to empow­er peo­ple to build healthy brains and reduce the inci­dence of Alzheimer’s Dis­ease by con­duct­ing clin­i­cal research and pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment out­reach. For 20 years, the ARPF has been on the lead­ing edge by research­ing, advo­cat­ing, and edu­cat­ing for an inte­gra­tive approach to pre­vent­ing mem­o­ry loss and Alzheimer’s.

Arrowsmith Program

The Arrow­smith Pro­gram, avail­able in 80+ schools in the US, Cana­da, Aus­tralia and New Zealand, is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties to train key brain func­tions involved in learn­ing.

Ban­ner Health, based in Phoenix, Ari­zona, is one of the largest non­prof­it health sys­tems in the USA, employ­ing more than 50,000 staff mem­bers in 29 hos­pi­tals and oth­er set­tings rang­ing from home care and long-term care, to lab­o­ra­to­ries and reha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices.

EMOTIV is a bioin­for­mat­ics com­pa­ny advanc­ing under­stand­ing of the human brain using elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (EEG) with a mis­sion to empow­er indi­vid­u­als and accel­er­ate brain research glob­al­ly.

Lumosity

Lumos­i­ty was found­ed to help peo­ple keep their brains chal­lenged thanks to a sim­ple online tool allow­ing any­one to train core cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties. From neu­ro­science to visu­al art, they com­bine diverse dis­ci­plines to cre­ate engag­ing brain train­ing pro­grams and, through the Human Cog­ni­tion Project, they col­lab­o­rate with over 100 lead­ing researchers, clin­i­cians and teach­ers from insti­tu­tions around the world.

Mind­Maze has devel­oped a break­through plat­form to build intu­itive human machine inter­faces com­bin­ing vir­tu­al real­i­ty (VR), com­put­er graph­ics, brain imag­ing & neu­ro­science, enabling excit­ing new appli­ca­tions in gam­ing, brain machine con­trol, and health­care.

Dur­ing Expo Day–Thursday, Decem­ber 7th–selected Sum­mit Spon­sors and Part­ners will show­case their most promis­ing brain health & enhance­ment ini­tia­tives and solu­tions. All times below reflect US Pacif­ic Time.

8.30–9am. Adam Gaz­za­ley, UCSF Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy, will present Neu­roscape.

9–9.30am. Dr. Wal­ter Green­leaf, Med­ical VR/ AR Expert at Stan­ford Vir­tu­al Human Inter­ac­tion Lab, will pro­vide an overview of health appli­ca­tions of vir­tu­al & aug­ment­ed real­i­ty (VR/AR).

9.30–10am. Dr. Lew Lim, Founder & CEO of Vielight, will dis­cuss pho­to­bio­mod­u­la­tion as a new way to enhance brain func­tion.

10.30–11am. Dr. Bob Schafer, Direc­tor of Research at Lumos Labs, will present their expand­ing vision for brain train­ing, includ­ing mind­ful­ness.

11am-Noon. Lunch break

Noon-12.30pm. Dr. Chris Walling, Chair­man of the Edu­ca­tion­al Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee at
The Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), will present the new Brain Longevi­ty Ther­a­py Train­ing.

12.30–1pm. Dr. Leanne Young, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Brain Per­for­mance Insti­tute at UT-Dal­las Cen­ter for Brain­Health will present the new 62,000-square-foot Brain Per­for­mance Insti­tute.

1–1.30pm. Deb­bie Gilmore, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of The Arrow­smith Pro­gram, will present plans to bet­ter equip 100+ schools help­ing stu­dents with spe­cial needs.

1.30–2pm. Dr. Ran­dal Koene, Lead Sci­en­tist at Ker­nel, will dis­cuss future direc­tions of neu­ro­engin­ner­ing and human com­put­er inter­faces.

 

Look­ing for­ward to a great vir­tu­al sum­mit!

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Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age…exactly 2 months from today

2016summit_calendarExact­ly two months from today, these lead­ing sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and experts will dis­cuss eight pri­or­i­ties to Rein­vent Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age. Please take a look at the Pre­lim­i­nary Agen­da, and at the list of gen­er­ous Sum­mit Spon­sors mak­ing the gath­er­ing pos­si­ble.

Also, we have answered some Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions, and pre­pared the brief video above (1 minute 30 sec­onds) to explain how it all works.
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Final weeks for discounted rates @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6–8th): Reinventing Brain Health

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Just a quick heads-up: Ear­ly-bird rates end on Sep­tem­ber 15th. Please con­sid­er reg­is­ter­ing ear­ly to ben­e­fit from these dis­count­ed rates and help us shape the Sum­mit Agen­da!

–> To Learn More and Reg­is­ter, click HERE.

10 complimentary passes for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6–8th) — Names Announced

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Dear Sharp­Brains read­ers,

Thank you every­one who com­plet­ed the sur­vey we sent out a few weeks ago; it’s a plea­sure to go through so many excel­lent insights!

We promised to dis­trib­ute 5 com­pli­men­ta­ry pass­es to our upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence among respon­dents whose feed­back we found par­tic­u­lar­ly illu­mi­nat­ing and valu­able– here are the lucky win­ners Read the rest of this entry »

Save the Date: Reinventing Brain Health at 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit — December 6–8th, 2016

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain HealthDear col­league,

The 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit will take place on Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016, and fea­ture over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and experts work­ing on ways to rein­vent brain health in light of emerg­ing sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, soci­etal needs and mar­ket demand.

A dis­tin­guished Steer­ing Com­mit­tee will shape the Sum­mit Agen­da and Speak­er Ros­ter over the next few months. Con­firmed mem­bers include:

  • Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer of Ban­ner Health
  • Álvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez, CEO of Sharp­Brains
  • Anu Acharya, CEO of Map­MyGenome
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA
  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tucci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Joshua Stein­er­man, Chief Neu­ro­sci­en­tist at Click Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder of The Soor Cen­ter for Pro­fes­sion­al Ther­a­py and Assess­ment
  • Brig. Gen (Ret.) Pete Palmer, Direc­tor of the EDGE Inno­va­tion Net­work
  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emo­tiv 

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(10%-off pro­mo­tion­al code: sharp2016)

We hope you can join the con­fer­ence and con­ver­sa­tion!

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