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The Atlantic’s Big Science Summit: Science and Technology Experts on the Future of Innovation

The Atlantic

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

San Jose, CA

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Join us on Oct 30th for The Atlantic's Big Science Summit.

Online registration ends on Sunday, October 28th at 9:00 pm.

On-site registration will be available at the check-in desk for anyone unable to register online.

The Atlantic's Big Science Summit Invitation

The Summit will underscore the relationship of science to innovation, celebrate recent scientific coups, and look ahead to what’s next. We’ll feature many of the country’s leading scientists and innovators on stage, including:

  • Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA and Vice President of the California Institute of Technology, who oversaw the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover, and directs investigative projects on topics ranging from black holes to exploration of Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn.
  • Dr. Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer at Microsoft, who oversees worldwide operations for Microsoft Research, which involves 850 researchers and eleven labs across the globe.  His research topics include human-computer interaction, IT security, machine learning, and many others.
  • Dr. Chris Gerdes, Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), who directs research on all aspects of the future of automobiles, including dynamic designs for autonomous cars.
  • Dr. Yoky Matsuoka, Vice President of Technology at Nest Labs, who directs technology development for one of Silicon Valley’s most interesting energy start-ups, Nest Labs, which designs smart thermostats for home energy regulation.  Dr. Matsuoka received a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in robotics and neuroscience.

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Learn more: http://events.theatlantic.com/big-science-summit/2012/

View the agenda: http://atlanticlive.theatlantic.com/BigScienceSummitAgenda.pdf

For more information, contact Liz at events@theatlantic.com or 201-575-9575.


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Fourth Street Summit Center
88 South 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95172

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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Since 1857, The Atlantic magazine has helped  shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we are living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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