Matt O'Connell | Feb 22, 2012
Today’s conferences are all about the future, so strap into your DeLorean and start the Flux Capacitor fluxing. Here we go!
Let’s start if off with a bang. Future of Surgery 2012 doesn’t need much more description than that. I wonder what crazy robotic options they’ll be bringing into practice this year.
They were smart enough to hold the Metering & Smart Grids conference in the Caribbean, so I’m sure there will be some pleasure mixed with business. This event explores the future of the power industry, and informs on the many ways the Grid is smarter than you.
Intelligent Content in Palm Springs is a three day, intensive seminar that educates attendees on how to attract customers with thoughtful, intelligent content. If you need an example of that, I’ll refer you to any Wag article.
Over in Oman they’re hosting the Digital Age & Society Conference, which attempts to determine the large scale, long term, and more subtle or immediate effects the information revolution is having on our social world. They’ve got their work cut out for them!
Down in Florida they’ve got the Email Evolution Conference, where they’ll discover the future of your inbox.
Because it wouldn’t be right to leave Social Media out of this, Toronto has OpenDialogue Social Media Marketing 2012, which will dive into the complex nature of the beast, how it affects our lives and how it will continue affecting them as we move towards an even more online age.
Speaking of the future, scientists have discovered a planet composed primarily of water. Maybe in the future, we’ll live there. It might be a little warm at 446 degrees, but hey, people live in Florida.
And, in keeping with today’s theme, here’s another glimpse at what’s ahead of us: A Space Elevator. In Japan. By 2050. You heard me right.
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.