BOLDtalks 2014

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Date

22nd March 2014

Location

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC)

From Nelson Mandela's prison guard, to the kid who invented the paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard - for the 5th year now, BOLDtalks continues to bring diverse talks by some of the world’s most fascinating people.

A message from the Producer:

BOLDtalks events are entirely dedicated to engaging you, the community members, in various intellectual and forward-thinking discussions. For us to succeed in doing this, we need you to contribute to our project with your participation. We put a lot of time and effort in creating these talks and bringing you some of the world's most remarkable people to your cities, but we ask you to invest your time and the minimal ticket cost while participating in our events - so we can celebrate their success together.

Tickets are priced 200dhs, and you can get them at DUCTAC's Box Office (in the Mall of the Emirates - box office number is 04 3414 777) or online by clicking the below button:

Speakers

  • BOLDtalks 2014

    Why the Disruptive, Connected World is a Myth

    Paul Godfrey

    Paul takes the view that the world is far from the connected, international matrix that is so often talked about. Social media and AI have made only very token inroads into our society, which acts, behaves and repeats the same patterns it has always done.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    Humans, Robots, Social Nets, and Collective Intelligence

    Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis

    This talk looks into the brief history of embodied intelligence in our planet, natural vs. artificial and individual vs. collective intelligence, before showcasing number of examples of human-machine interaction, and further examine systems that aim to increase participation and harness the collective ...

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    Detecting Pancreatic, Ovarian, and Lung Cancer in 5 minutes for 3 cents

    Jack Andraka

    Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    Li-Fi, the new Wi-Fi

    Harald Haas

    The new breakthrough technology in transmitting data through light, opposed to radio frequency. This talk is by the man behind this invention that will soon replace Wi Fi as we know it.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    The Evolution of Flute Compositions

    Emma Minchin

    A glance into the world of solo flute repertoire; innovative artists, composers and the development of styles and techniques over the last century.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    Entrepreneurial Innovation: How to Unleash a Key source of Growth and Jobs

    James Arnott

    Entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic growth, productivity, innovation and employment—particularly in today’s environment of economic instability and structural changes. However, as any entrepreneur will acknowledge, success is neither easy nor guaranteed.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    The Story of Qasr Al Husn

    Dr. Reem El Mutwalli

    Not many people can say they held the keys to Qasr Al Husn, but Dr. Reem Tariq El Mutwalli had them for two decades. Dr. El Mutwalli will speak on the basic architectural elements of the old fort, highlight various historic and architectural stages of the building and narrate certain aspects of ...

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    When Christo Met Madiba

    Christo Brand

    An incredible talk by Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela's prison guard, on their unlikely relationship that turned into a lifetime friendship.

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  • BOLDtalks 2014

    BOLDtalks Through Artist's Eyes

    Farah Nasrawi

    Farah Nasrawi, joins BOLDtalks Woman 2016 to paint some of the talks live on stage as they are being presented. The completed painting will be donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

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