What is a SingularityU Copenhagen Salon?
SingularityU Copenhagen Salons are extraordinary opportunities to be inspired by the power and promises of exponential technologies. All salons feature expert speakers who deep dive into a technology and highlight how it can be used to solve the world's grandest challenges like education, energy, environment, food, global health, poverty, security, space, and water. The salons also seeks to highlight local innovation and share impact stories. It's also a great chance to meet some really cool people!
There are about 8-10 salons held every year. Typically, they run from 15:00 to 18:00 and are followed by an open bar and networking session. The events are totally free to attend and tend to fill up really fast! Be sure to check out our event calendar and sign up for the newsletter to get notified about upcoming salons and other cool events!
Here you can see recaps of the past Salon's held by the SingularityU Copenhagen Chapter:
What happens when we can manipulate and enhance our bodies and our senses to design our ideal selves?
On Monday, November 21, we will be hosting the #6 SingularityU Copenhagen Salon at DARE2mansion. Our guest will be Hannes Sjobald, the Producer for SingularityU Stockholm Salons.
By day, Hannes is the Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter, a digital innovation hub in Stockholm. By night, he is a driving force within the Swedish Biohackers Association where he explores the edge of how the human body can be modified by technology. He is an experienced biohacker and an expert on human transformation.
At this salon, Hannes will guide us as we discover the true limits and possibilities of human potential. We will discuss how technology is redefining the boundaries of what man can do. We will also celebrate Singularity University's rebranding with an open networking bar following the event!
The salon will take place on Monday, November 21, 2106 from 15:00 to 18:00 at DARE2mansion (Vermundsgade 13-15, 2100, København Ø).
On Tuesday, Oct 4 join us for the 5th SingularityU Copenhagen Salon with with one of the world's leading biotech experts straight in from Singularity University in Silicon Valley.
Raymond McCauley chairs the biotech track at Singularity University. He is the co-developer of modern DNA sequencing technologies and co-founder of the world's first biohacking lab BioCurious. His work and story have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, and Nature.
Raymond will talk about how to read, write, and hack DNA and share his lessons learned from the edges of the high-tech economy and the center of Silicon Valley. You'll also discover the four essential skills needed to survive in the exponential world of the 21st Century, and be inspired to be your own mad scientist!
The salon will be on Tuesday October 4, 2016 from 15:00 to 18:00 atDARE2mansion (Vermundsgade 13-15) based in Copenhagen Science City
Salon #4: Future of Learning
The world’s largest media has no content, the world’s largest hotel has no rooms, and the world’s largest transportation company has no vehicles. Facebook, AirBnB and Uber have clearly showed us that the digital business model beats the traditional as well as the physical one. But how will the world’s largest educational institution look in the future? Will it have classrooms? Will it have teachers?
Joining us for the 4th SingularityU Copenhagen salon with Helle Rootzen, professor in learning technology at DTU and Singularity University alumni.
You will also meet two Danish EdTech startups that are at the forefront of shaping the digital classroom. Peergrade is using machine learning to enable better feedback and increase learning through peer evaluations. CanopyLAB is an interactive platform that organizations use to engage with the global youth through conversation-based, activism-driven eLearning experiences.
Please note that the event will be held in English.
The program will be followed by networking and an open bar.
The salon will take place on Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 16:00 to 19:00 at Cphbusiness (Nansensgade 19).
Salon #3: Programming Life and The Internet of Brains
On Monday March 14th, the third SingularityU Copenhagen Salon is going down at DARE2mansion. And we warn you: there is a risk it will break your mind!
The event will run from 15:00 to 18:00 with networking to follow (until 19:00). On stage will be:
Professor Jan Madsen will talk about Programming Life. What happens when computer programming extends down to a biological level? At that point, the possibilities of what can be created are endless. Jan Madsen will discuss the opportunities provided by this technology as well as how it can be used to solve some of socities grandest challenges in relation to health, food, and energy.
Professor Lars Kai Hansen will talk about The Internet of Brains. What happens when we can connect our brains to each other, artificial intelligence, and robots. Professor Lars Kai Hansen will discuss the status of research around mind reading and brain stimulation. He will show that direct brain-to-AI and brain-to-brain communication are both feasible and useful in this intriguing talk.
Salon #2: Exponential Organizations with Kris Østergaard
Not long ago, it took 20 years to create a billion dollar company. The new communication platform Slack did it in 8 months. Airbnb and Uber have reached 20 and 50 billion dollar valuations respectively in just 5 years putting the hospitality and transportation industry into panic mode. Danish startups such as Zendesk, Trustpilot, Universal Robots, Endomondo, and BeMyEyes have also gained huge traction in a relatively short amount of time. So, what is it that they are all doing right?
The answer is that they are all exponential organizations or ExOs. ExOs have a sling of characteristics that enables them to have an output or impact that is minimum 10x that of traditional companies and now you can learn to use the same characteristics – before your competitors do – by joining us for a cutting edge session that focuses directly on enlightening and developing the exponential aspects of your business.
This salon is lead by ExO expert Kris Østergaard who translated the bestselling book into Danish. Kris is also the founder of the acclerator program thinkubator, which brings startups and corporates together to learn and implement ExO attributes as well as DARE2 - an innovation consulting and speaker agency. He is also a Singularity University alumni, speaker, researcher, and co-founder of SingularityU Copenhagen