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Nextopic is a quarterly series of curated, highly interactive conference sessions, which bring together thought leaders and decision-makers focused on different specialized fields to discuss the “future of” a particular higher level topic.
You are invited to the quarterly gathering of the dreamers of tomorrow, and the most impactful moment of connection for a global network of Nexters. So, would you like to join us?
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Date: May 2nd, 2020
Platform: Virtual Conference on Crowdcast
There is no doubt that 2020 is off to a bad start. We are facing the biggest pandemic that has hit humanity in the past 100 years. COVID-19 continues and will continue to impact all aspects of our lives from our own personal wellbeing and finances to global economic and geostrategic relationships for the foreseeable future.
Join us in this Nextopic, as we explore the novel coronavirus through the multiple lenses of medicine, psychology, business, history, technology, and social media. For 1 full day, we will highlight numerous thought leaders and heroes fighting on the frontlines as they discuss critical information, innovations, implications and important trends to be aware of in such a state of global crisis. Whether it is analyzing the disruption of healthcare systems and economies, understanding the psychology behind toilet paper hoarding, discussing how Fitbits can be used to predict an outbreak or going on a mission to create a universal vaccine, we will provide you with the most comprehensive outlook on how together we will overcome this and potentially all future pandemics.
PREDICTING AN OUTBREAK
How wearables data, contact-tracing, ample testing, and epidemiological modeling can help us predict when and where the next outbreak will start, and what steps we can take to prevent its spread.
ANALYZING AN EPIDEMIC
How does an epidemic affect society from the micro to the macro? How does such a global crisis affect society from a psychological and business perspective and what can we learn from historical examples?
CONTAINING A PANDEMIC
What does it take to contain a pandemic? How to spread information effectively during a time of heightened misconceptions and panic. The daily life of an ER doctor fighting against COVID-19. Public policy and global health, are nations prepared?
ERADICATING A DISEASE
The quest to create a universal broad-spectrum vaccine. How do you translate success in animal vaccinations to humans? What does it take to immunize the whole world? Can we truly eradicate a disease?
Date: August, 2020
Venue: Academy LA
City: Los Angeles, CA
How innovations in AI, VR/AR, and IoT are bringing about concepts such as Virtual Humans, Synthetic Reality, and Immersive Worlds, and how these will in turn redefine the content we experience around us in the near future and the opportunities and challenges that arise from it.
How digital influencers like Lil Miquela and AI agents like Magic Leap’s Mica will affect the future of entertainment and the way we connect with stories.
Going further beyond augmented reality to explore how synthetic environments will be constructed through a variety of inputs, synthesized by the combination of human and artificial intelligence (AI).
How worlds created in virtual/augmented reality will redefine techniques in fields such as cinematography and architecture, and how humanity may be moving forward towards a Ready Player One type of future.
How innovations such as lab-grown meats, 3D printing, and robotic kitchens affect access to healthy food, change our perceptions of taste, and upend the 15.3 million person workforce in the service industry.
How innovations such as the Hyperloop, passenger drones, and autonomous cars affect how we spend time in transit, how work shifts are structured, where we live, and ultimately how our future cities look.
How innovations such as VR/AR, AI, and robotics redefine the way we learn, what information we store in memory, and how we custom tailor education to every student.
Date: TBA, 2020