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THE REALITY CLUB: "Who and/or what was fresh and new at SciFoo '09"

Victoria Stodden, George Dyson

En route: San Francisco & Palo Alto, July 6-10

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Alison Gopnik, UC Berkeley

Andre Linde, Stanford

Robert Sapolsky, Stanford

W. Brian Arthur, SantaFe Institute

Cameron Marlow, Facebook
George Dyson, Science Historian

Dave Morin, Facebook

Larry Brilliant,
Skoll Urgent Threats Fund

Dave Morin, Facebook
John Brockman, Edge


Sci Foo '09: The Googleplex, July 10-12

Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX

Geoffrey West, SantaFe Institute
Neri Oxman, MIT Media Lab

Maria Spiropulu, Caltech
Dean Kamen, Deka Research

Lucy Odling-Smee, Nature

Danny Kahneman, Princeton

Chris DiBona, Google

George Church, Harvard Medical School

Philip Campbell, Nature

Stewart Brand, Long Now Foundation

George Smoot, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Stefan von Holtzbrinck
Chairman, Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

George Smoot, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Richard Thaler, U. Chicago Graduate School of Business

Janna Levin, Barnard

John Rennie, Scientific American

Timo Hannay Nature

Linda Stone, Consultant

Yossi Vardi, International Technologies

Victoria Stodden, Yale Law School
George Dyson, Science Historian

Victorio Bo, Genoa Science Festival

Stewart Brand, Long Now Foundation
Nathan Wolfe, GVFI
Stefan von Holtzbrinck

Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media
Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute

W. Brian Arthur, SantaFe Institute
Victoria Stodden, Yale Law School

Esther Dyson, EDVenture Holdings

Saul Griffith, Makani Power

Peter Diamandis, X-Prize

Anne Treisman, Princeton

Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media

Steven Levy, Wired

Esther Wojcicki, Chair, Board of Directors, Creative Commons
Nathan Wolfe, Global Viral Forecasting Initiative

Sarah Winge, VP, O'Reilly Radar

Marvin Minsky, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
George Church, Harvard Medical School
Esther Dyson, EDVenture Holdings
Victoria Stodden, Yale Law School

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If these authors are the future of science, then the science of the future will be one exciting ride! Find out what the best minds of the new generation are thinking before the Nobel Committee does. A fascinating chronicle of the big, new ideas that are keeping young scientists up at night. Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

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