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Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

1 University Park Dr

Nashville, TN 37204

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Science is increasingly challenging our understanding of what it means to be human. Brain Implants, Artificial Intelligence, Radical Life Extension, Space Exploration, and Genetic Engineering — billions are being poured into these efforts, shaped by ongoing conversations about humanity's future.

Another war between faith & science?

Or an opportunity for Science, Faith & Technology to work together to create a better future?

Keynote Speaker

Aubrey de Grey is a life extension advocate and radical longevity researcher, working to end aging and create biological immortality through science. How will biological immortality impact our understanding of Humanity? How will it impact Faith? Is the pursuit of immortality a moral necessity—or a sin? Will it fulfill the age-old dreams of religion?

Other Speakers

Ted Peters is a Lutheran theologian and Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is author of GOD—The World’s Future (Fortress 2000) and Science, Theology, and Ethics (Ashgate 2003). He serves as editor of Theology and Science, by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley.

J. Jeanine Thweatt holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Science from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Flagler College. She is the author of Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman.

Scott Hawley is Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University, and a computational physicist and machine learning app developer. He spent the summer in Oxford on a Templeton-funded grant for the project "Christian Responses to the Ascendancy of Artificial Intelligence".

Derek Webb is a folk musician from Nashville, TN, who will be perfoming selections from CTRL, an A.I.-based concept album.

Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on the best-selling 'Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation,' founder of Wisdom Camp, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike curates contemplative and community experiences via Relational Yoga, the ManKind Project, and Authentic North Carolina, taking joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance. Mike lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina. You can read Mike’s ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture at MikeMorrell.org.

Ryan Hogan is a futurist and a business analyst for Emerging Technologies at Mozilla. He has worked with Lyft, and Deep Space Ecology, and has an MBA in Strategic Foresight from California College of the Arts.

Newton Lee is an author, educator, and futurist. He was the founder of Disney Online Technology Forum, creator of AT&T Bell Labs' first-ever commercial artificial intelligence tool, and inventor of the world's first annotated multimedia OPAC for the U.S. National Agricultural Library. He is chairman of the California Transhumanist Party, education and media advisor to the United States Transhumanist Party, and president of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships.

Dr. Fallon Wilson is Director of Research at Black Tech Mecca, and the CEO and co-founder of Black in Tech Nashville. She has over 10 years of experience in developing, launching, and growing programs, partnerships, departments, and organizations in K thru 12th, Higher Education, and non-profit educational sectors.

Emily Sue Laird is a Nashville-based commercial artist, educator, and civil servant specializing in visual arts and 3D printing. She earned a BFA in Fine Art from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film—and currently serves at one of Nashville's high-tech maker spaces for teenagers, where she teaches visual arts and technology programs.

Micah Redding is Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association, and a software developer who has worked with numerous startups to lay the groundwork for a future of open-ended improvement.

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For more information on Christian Transhumanism, and our mission to work against illness, hunger, oppression, injustice, and death, visit our webpage at www.christiantranshumanism.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville in August!

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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

1 University Park Dr

Nashville, TN 37204

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