Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data

Now here’s something that, if it wasn’t quite so pricey, I’d sign up for – the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit:
Because it’s a virtual summit – i.e. held online – top rank speakers can participate without wrecking their schedule.  And this summit seems to have some topflight speakers including:

  • Tracy Pack­iam Alloway, PhD, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­sity of North Florida
  • Sharon Beg­ley, Senior Health & Sci­ence Cor­re­spon­dent, Reuters
  • Dr. Shlomo Breznitz, Pres­i­dent, CogniFit
  • Nolan Bush­nell, Founder, Atari
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO, SharpBrains
  • Lindsay Gask­ins, CEO, Mar­ble: the Brain Store
  • Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco
  • Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg, author, sci­en­tist, neuropsychologist
  • Dr. C. Shawn Green, Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Madison

This is a who’s who of brain health and cognitive skills improvement.  The idea of sitting in front of your computer at home and listening to these guys (a term that I use in the non-gender, Midwestern form) is pretty attractive. I also find the nice mix of private company speakers and purely academic speakers intriguing – are the private company CEO’s going to transform themselves into salesmen?  Are they going to take a statesman-like stance?  Or are they going to argue for their own technique or research?  Who knows?  I suspect, though, that if you had the time, and $$$, I’d be fascinating.  If you attend, please let me know.

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