[Humanist] 27.167 events: accessibility, privacy, intellectual property; consciousness

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 167.
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  [1]   From:    The Center for Consciousness Studies                     (152)
                <center at email.arizona.edu>
        Subject: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 - April 21-26 Tucson
                - Conference Announcement

  [2]   From:    Oya Yildirim Rieger <oyr1 at cornell.edu>                    (16)
        Subject: Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law @ Cornell
                University


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        Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:32:41 -0700
        From: The Center for Consciousness Studies <center at email.arizona.edu>
        Subject: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 - April 21-26 Tucson - Conference Announcement

Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

 
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014
April 21-26, 2014, Tucson, Arizona
www.consciousness.arizona.edu
 
The 20th Anniversary Conference
 
Speakers will include
: Ned Block, David Chalmers, Karl Deisseroth, Daniel Dennett,
David
Eagleman, Rebecca Goldstein, Stuart Hameroff, Christof Koch,
Henry Markram, John Searle, Petra Stoerig, Giulio Tononi and many more.
 
This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the first
Tucson "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conference. Speakers will reflect on
progress over the last 20 years and on challenges for the next 20 years, as
well as presenting research from the leading edge of the science of
consciousness.
 
Toward a Science of Consciousness
 is an interdisciplinary conference known for rigorous and
leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of conscious experience.
These aspects include neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science,
artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, and
cosmology as well as art, technology, and experiential and contemplative
approaches. The conference is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary
gathering probing fundamental questions related to conscious experience. An
estimated 700 participants from over 60 countries are due to take part. As in
previous conferences, program sessions will include plenary and keynote talks,
concurrent talks, posters, art/science demos and exhibits, pre-conference
workshops, side trips, and social events in the Tucson tradition.   
 
Program Co-Chairs

David Chalmers, Australian National University, New York University
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona
Conference Manager
Abi Behar-Montefiore, Center for Consciousness Studies
Assistant Director

[...]
 

Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals - TSC 2014

Proposals for pre-conference workshops are invited in all areas related to
understanding conscious experience. Workshops provide in depth, detailed
treatments of various methodologies, perspectives, reviews and approaches.
Workshops may be solo presentations, or include two or more presenters. Please
submit a 500 word (or less) abstract/summary and presenter information by email
directly to center at u.arizona.edu
The 2014 pre-conference workshops will be held in three 4-
hour sessions

1) Monday April 21,   9 am to 1 pm
2) Monday April 21,   2 pm to 6 pm
3) Tuesday April 22,  9 am to 1 pm
 
Main Conference Schedule

Plenary sessions for the conference will run from 2pm on
Tuesday April 22 through 1pm on Saturday April 26. Concurrent sessions will be
held from 4:30-6:30pm on April 22, 23, and 25. Poster sessions will be held
from 7-10pm on April 23 and 25. There will be a free afternoon April 24.
Evening social events include a welcome reception April 22, the conference
dinner April 24, the poetry slam April 25, and an "End of Consciousness" party
April 26.
 
Registration/ Abstract Submission Schedule and Important
Deadlines
                                2 0 1 3

July 15    Call for Pre-conference workshop proposals
Aug 15    Abstracts / Early Registration Open
Aug  1     Marriott Special Conference Rate - Online booking
rate based on availability through Mar 21, 2014.
Sept 15   Deadline for Workshop Proposals
Sept 30   Notifications - Workshops 
Dec 10    Final Abstracts Due
 
                                2 0 1 4
Jan   5   Notifications - abstracts
Jan 15   Early Conference Registration Deadline
Mar 21   Marriott Special Conference Rate Deadline
April 21-22  Pre-Conference Workshops
April 22-26  Main Conference
 
[...]

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        Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:18:38 +0000
        From: Oya Yildirim Rieger <oyr1 at cornell.edu>
        Subject: Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law @ Cornell University


Accessibility, privacy, and intellectual property issues will be featured at this year's Cornell University Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview , which will be held on September 18-20 in Ithaca, New York. With the recent disclosures regarding privacy and government surveillance, discussions around these issues are very timely and vital.  The oldest information technology, law, and policy conference in the country, ICPL has broadened its reach to address rapidly evolving legal, policy, and social concerns related to Internet culture. This year's speakers<http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Presenters+and+Organizers> include:

*       Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, on accessibility and privacy issues
*       Lisa Sotto, Hunton & Williams, on information privacy and security on the global stage
*       Pamela Harris, John Cabot University in Rome, on Internet free speech from a cross-cultural perspective
*       Dan Goldstein, Counsel to the National Federation of the Blind, on accessibility and legal issues
*       Prue Adler, Senior Counsel for the Association of Research Libraries, on accessibility
*       Elisabetta Morani, John Cabot University in Rome, on international libraries of the future
*       Alan Fishel, Internet2 attorney for Net+ Services, on cloud services considerations
*       Pat McClary, Cornell University Associate Counsel, on contracting for cloud computing
*       Steve McDonald, General Counsel for the Rhode Island School of Design, on the latest intellectual property issues, including the Georgia State case wrap-up

ICPL is an intimate intellectual environment. There are no concurrent or breakout sessions; everyone-speakers, facilitators, organizers, and participants-stays together for all sessions and activities. Organizers limit the number of participants to 50, allowing for meaningful, in-depth exploration of topics and the dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Faculty, university administrators, academic librarians, and IT, legal, policy, and student life professionals are invited to debate, learn, and share ideas, experiences, and expertise during ICPL's three knowledge-packed days. For the full schedule, see icpl.cornell.edu/schedule<http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Schedule>.

For more information or to register for ICPL 2013, visit icpl.cornell.edu<http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview>, call 607.255.7259, or e-mail cusp at cornell.edu<mailto:cusp at cornell.edu>.

Oya Y. Rieger
Associate University Librarian
Cornell University Library




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