Schedule

Venue : Muntpunt, Brussels | website of the Library.

Provisional schedule :


First day. Thursday November 9.

Assessment: an account of the situation and the evolution of the movement and transhumanist thought in various countries of Europe and the World

9.00 AM – 9.35 AM Registration

9.35 AM (precise!) – 9.45 AM Welcome speech

9.45 AM – 1 PM  Speakers from many organizations and countries (part 1)

  • David Pearce : Humanity+ (co-founder of what was originally called the World Transhumanist Association)
  • Natasha Vita-More (video) : chair of Humanity+
  • Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute)
  • Sven Bulterijs: (HEALES)

Questions and break (coffee)

  • Valeriya Udalova (Pride) : Russia (RTM, CEO KrioRus)
  • Ilia Stambler (video) : Israel (Israel Longevity Alliance)
  • Jose Cordeiro : Venezuela (Humanity+)
  • Armand Ngaketcha : Cameroon (AFT)

Questions

1 PM – 2 .15 PM Meal

2.15 PM (precise!) – 6.00 PM Speakers from many organizations and countries (part 2)

  • David Wood : Great-Britain (London Futurists)
  • Chris Monteiro : Great-Britain
  • Marc Roux : France (AFT)
  • Riccardo Campa : Italy (AIT)

Questions and break (coffee)

  • Stefano Vaj : Italy (AIT)
  • Sergio Tarrero : Spain (Allianza Futurista)
  • Tomasz Romanowski : Poland
  • Anton Kulaga, Romania

Questions and break (coffee)

  • Angel Marchev, Bulgaria
  • Netherland (speaker to be precised)
  • Waldemar Ingdahl : Sweden (Människa+)
  • Gennady Stolyarov II (United States Transhumanist Party)(video)
  • James Hughes : US (IEET)

Questions

6.30 – 8 PM    Meeting of the Association Française Transhumaniste (in French)
or
6.30 – 8 PM    General discussions about the future of transhumanism (in English)

8.30 – 10.30   Festive meeting in the Café “A la mort Subite” (Sudden Death). Informal discussions, group picture,…

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Second day. Friday November 10.

Prospects: time to work on what we think we can do, together or separately

9.00 AM – 9.30 AM  Registration – Welcome

9.30 AM (precise!) – 9.45 AM  Presentation of the Working Groups

9.45 AM – 10.45 AM   First part working groups Morning

  1. Abolition of aging (leader : Didier Coeurnelle)
  2. Cognitive enhancements (leader : James Hughes)

11.00 AM – 12.00 AM   Second part working groups Morning

  1. Bioethics issues (human increase, grinders, ectogenesis, legal issues…) (leader: Marc Roux)
  2. Technoprogressive questions (Society without work and with abundance and A.I.) (leader : David Wood)

12 AM – 1.45 PM    Meal

1.45  PM (precise!) – 2.45 PM First part working groups Afternoon

  1. How do we relate to the political world? Do we create a political party? Public Armaments Policy Issues. Risks. (leader : Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle)
  2. What are the relationships with the business world (e. g. Singularity University)(leader : David Wood)

1.45  PM – 2.45 PM Second part working groups Afternoon

  1. What kind of actions towards laboratories, universities (leader : François Vialatte, to be confirmed)
  2. How do we organize ourselves (Practical actions). Do we have an annual festival? (leader : Alexandre Maurer)

4.30 to 6.30

Bringing discussions to a conclusion

7 – 10 PM

Festive meal in downtown Brussels. La Lunette (to be confirmed)

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Third day. Saturday November 11.

Syntheses, External analysis of the movement. Activities also for non-transhumanists (press, people interested…).

9.00 AM – 9.30 AM  Registration – Welcome

9.30 (precise!) – 12 AM   Final talks. The Future is Now, beautiful, dangerous, fascinating.

  • Gabriel Dorthe (25 mn)
  • Steve Fuller (25 mn)
  • Questions and break (coffee)
  • Paul Jorion (25 mn)
  • Anders Sandberg (25 mn)

Questions

12 AM – 2 PM    Technoprogressist meal, discussions, press conference

2 PM – 4.30 PM         Synthesis and perspectives. Eight complementary ways to change the future in positive ways!

  • James Hughes
  • David Wood
  • David Pearce

Questions, short comments and break (coffee)

  • Jose Cordeiro
  • Marc Roux
  • Didier Coeurnelle

5.00 PM (precise!) Transhumanist Manneken Pis. We will go together to offer “technoprogressist” clothes to this very young and very old -but rejuvenated- citizen of Brussels

6.30 – 11.30 PM Festive final meeting in the Café “A la mort Subite” (Sudden Death). Informal meetings, preparation of next events…