Our Financial Forums/Timely Topics education series has been developed to foster discussions, debates and research on various business and financial issues prevailing in the San Diego economy. The program has evolved over the history of CONNECT to meet the needs of changing economic times. The forums explore trends in capital access and evolving business topics that face entrepreneurs who are building companies such as accessing federal grants, the IPO market, changing accounting rules or leasing of space.
Upcoming Timely Topics Program
Mapping the Active Brain:
Unlocking the Next Frontier – Solving the Mystery
of the Human Mind
Friday, May 17, 2013
5:00 pm Registration/Networking
5:30 pm Program Begins
7:00 pm Networking Reception
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
President Obama unveiled his plan to map the active brain with the new initiative Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN). This initiative, considered the next “Human Genome Project”, will bring together scientists from private and public institutions to investigate how the brain’s 100 billion cells interact with each other. Many researchers believe that brain mapping could unlock the secrets behind complex diseases like Alzheimer’s and autism.
CONNECT has assembled two of the key scientists involved with the planning of BRAIN, along with local leading companies in this field, Qualcomm and Brain Corporation.
Spend an evening discussing the BRAIN Initiative and what this project could mean to the future of science, innovation and patients in San Diego.
Discussion will be followed by a networking reception.
Ralph Greenspan, Associate Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at UC San Diego (KIBM)
Terrence Sejnowski, Director, Institute for Neural Computation, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and UC San Diego
Todd Hylton, Senior Vice President, Brain Corporation
Anthony Lewis, Senior Director, Qualcomm
Roger Bingham, Director, Co-founder, The Science Network
Phone: (858) 964-1337
Fax: (858) 964-1301
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037