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Keynote presenters
Steve Mann Stelarc
Steve Mann: Considered by many the inventor of the wearable computer; Faculty member at the University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; PhD from MIT in 1997; Author of more than 130 publications including two books, the textbook Intelligent Image Processing and the popular autobiographical book Cyborg.

Mann's presentation, "Glogging: Sousveillance, Cyborglogs, and the Right to Self-modification," will be held on Friday, August 6 at 8:00 PM and is open to the public.
Stelarc: Australian artist who uses medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, virtual reality systems and the Internet to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body; Principal Research Fellow in the Performance Arts Digital Research Unit at The Nottingham Trent University, UK. Honorary Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Honorary Degree of Laws from Monash University.

Stelarc's presentation, "Alternate Anatomical Architectures: Empty, Involuntary and Avatar Bodies," will be held on Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 PM and is open to the public.
Plenary presenters
Aubrey de Grey Ronald Bailey
Aubrey de Grey: Biogerontologist, University of Cambridge; Cofounder and chief scientist, Methuselah Foundation; Editor-in-chief, Rejuvenation Research; Spearhead of the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) project to reverse human aging; Chair, Cambridge SENS conferences, 2003 and 2005. Ronald Bailey: Science Correspondent, Reason magazine; Editor, Earth Report 2000: Revisiting The True State of The Planet (McGraw Hill, 1999); Editor, The True State of the Planet (The Free Press, 1995). Author, ECOSCAM: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse (St. Martins Press, 1993); 1993 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Nick Bostrom Max More
Nick Bostrom: British Academy Research Fellow, Oxford University; Chair, World Transhumanist Association. Max More: Strategic futurist; Cofounder and chairman, Extropy Institute; Author, Beyond Caution (in progress); Consultant, ManyWorlds.

Other distinguished presenters
Jose Cordeiro Ramez Naam Natasha Vita-More Robin Hanson
Jose Cordeiro: President, World Future Society Venezuela; Cofounder, Venezuelan Transhumanist Association. Ramez Naam: Computer scientist; Author, More Than Human (Doubleday/Random House, March 2005). Natasha Vita-More: Artist; Author, Transhumanist Arts Statement; President, Extropy Institute; Director, Transhumanist Arts and Culture. Robin Hanson: Assistant professor of economics, George Mason University. Published in economics, computer science, physics and philosophy, and studies information aggregation mechanisms and the economic consequences of future technologies.
James Hughes Linda Wallace Rafal Smigrodzki Mike LaTorra
James Hughes: Public Policy Studies, Trinity College, Hartford; Producer, Changesurfer Radio; Secretary, World Transhumanist Association. Linda Wallace: Feminist and visual artist; Uses bioethics, new technology, reproduction
and women's health as the base for work created primarily in woven tapestry.
Rafal Smigrodzki: Neurologist and molecular biologist, University of Virginia; Chief Clinical Officer, Gencia Corporation. Mike LaTorra: Board member, World
Transhumanist Association. Author, A
Warrior Blends with Life: A Modern Tao
(North Atlantic Books, 1993); English Instructor, New Mexico State University.
Simon Smith Dale Carrico Robin Zebrowski George Dvorsky
Simon Smith: Editor-in-chief, Betterhumans; Vice-president, Toronto Transhumanist Association. Dale Carrico: PhD Candidate, Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley; Betterhumans columnist. Robin Zebrowski: Philosopher and cognitive scientist; Researcher
in AI; PhD candidate, University of Oregon.
George Dvorsky: President, Toronto Transhumanist Association; Deputy Editor, Betterhumans; Chair, TransVision 2004.
Tihamer Toth-Fejel Jende Huang Daniel Wallace Monica Bock
Tihamer Toth-Fejel: Research Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems; Completed design study on self-replicating nanomachines for for the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts; Nanomedical ethicist. Jende Huang: Field organizer, American Humanist Association.
Daniel Wallace: MFA visual artist; Digital and industrial designer specializing in two-dimensional art, mechanical design and steel work. Monica Bock: Sculpture and installation artist whose work currently
focuses on issues of maternal identity and experience; Associate
Professor and Sculpture Area Co-Head, Department of Art & Art History, Univseristy of Connecticut, Storrs.
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes Mike Treder Richard Maxwell Mark Walker
Joao Pedro de Magalhães: Biogerontologist, Harvard Medical School; Working on
the genetics of human aging.
Mike Treder: Executive Director, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology; Board member, World Transhumanist Association. Richard Maxwell: Psychologist and utility theorist who studied at MIT, Stanford, Pomona College, University of Chicago and the William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanalysis. Mark Walker: Research associate in philosophy, Trinity College, University of Toronto; Teacher, philosophy and bioethics, McMaster
Ben Hyink Anders Sandberg Patrick Hopkins Oliver Hockenhull
Ben Hyink: Leader of transhumanist student movement at
the international and local level.
Anders Sandberg: Bio coming soon. Patrick Hopkins: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Millsaps College; Editor of Sex/Machine: Readings in Culture, Gender, and Technology (Indiana University Press, 1999); Author of articles on bioethics, technology studies, gender studies and religious studies. Oliver Hockenhull:Visiting artist, Northwestern University School of Communication.
Simon Levy Allan Randall Michael Anissimov Jerry Paffendorf
Simon Levy: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Washington and
Lee University; Research and teaching focus on
artificial intelligence, including natural language, neural networks,
genetic algorithms, and robotics. PhD, computer science, Brandeis University; MA, linguistics, University.
Allan Randall: Teacher, graduate student in philosophy, mathematics and quantum mechanics, York University; BSc Mathematics (St. F.X.U.) , MSc Computing (University of Alberta); Worked on AI research at NTT Systems
for the Canadian Department of National Defence.
Michael Anissimov: Member of the Board of Directors, Immortality Institute; Advocacy Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Writer and speaker on futurism, humanism, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Jerry Paffendorf: MS candidate, Studies of the Future, University of Houston-Clear Lake;
Accelerating Change Conference 2004 Director, Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change.
Spot AKA Scott Draves Mark Hopkins Peter Addy Daniel Tarr
Spot AKA Scott Draves: San
Francisco visualist and programmer; PhD, computer science; Uses complex systems and evolutionary algorithms to create "hypnotic retinal bliss."
Mark Hopkins: Bio coming soon. Peter Addy: PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Amateur psychonaut and transhumanist. Daniel Tarr: Cyberguru, Post Logic Studio, Hungary; "Cyberspiritual
weaver of the Web and an illuminated upholder of reality"; Speaker for
digital cryonics, lobbying for the creation of the first cyber cemetery of
personal Web pages, a database and Web museum for researchers of the past of cyberspace and humanism.
Philippe Van Nedervelde Robert K. Logan E. Shaun Russell Kip Werking
Philippe Van Nedervelde: Emerging technologies advocate; Award-winning Parallel Entrepreneur of
Transvergent For-profit & Non-profit Ventures; Executive director, Foresight
Institute (Europe); Member of Council of Advisors and Executive Advisory Board, Extropy
Robert K. Logan: Associate Professor of Physics, University of Toronto. E. Shaun Russell: Vancouver independent music producer; Member, Executive Advisory Team, Extropy Institute.
Kip Werking: Law student and computer engineer.
Jeff Medina Michael Vassar Michael Deering Jordan Paul Amadio
Jeff Medina: Information technology consultant, Spherion; External
student member, Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College London.
Michael Vassar: BS in biochemistry and Drexel MBA; Consultant for future-oriented Websites and firms. Michael Deering: Director, ; Author of several articles on the Singularity, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and molecular biotechnology. Jordan Paul Amadio: Biophysics candidate, Princeton University; U.S. Goldwater Scholar; National Student Liaison, Foresight Institute; Sci-tech journalist for Associated Press, Natural History, and others; Leader of global development initiatives for emerging technologies.
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Phil Goetz: Bio coming soon. Sean Kearney: Bio coming soon.    
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