Can Google's new conference really save the world?

Google already most likely controls your email, your personal calendar and your web searches, but can the internet giant also create a conference that comes up with real solutions to the world's problems? Google just launched a new conference, Solve for X, which will bring together experts to discuss "radical… » 2/06/12 11:06am 2/06/12 11:06am

Time-Travel Your Way to the Emerging Technology Conference

Are you an expert in an area of technology or science that's changing the future? Are you a futurist with bold ideas that can be applied in today's world? Are you an entrepreneur or inventor with a crazy new nanomaterial everybody should know about? Then submit your proposals to O'Reilly's annual Emerging Technology… » 8/13/08 11:00am 8/13/08 11:00am

Hang Out with io9 at South By Southwest Festival

If you're going to be in Austin for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, please come by to see io9's Annalee Newitz (that's me!) talk about the future of social revolution with Lifehacker's Gina Trapani, MetaFilter's Jessamyn West, and Linden Labs' Jeska Dzwigalski. The panel is Saturday from 5-6 PM, and it's… » 3/07/08 2:00pm 3/07/08 2:00pm