Announcing: The First Quantified Self Conference, May 28-29

Another day, another exciting announcement! Today we are announcing the first Quantified Self Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2011, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

This is a hands-on, collaborative conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking. It will be a “working meeting” for the QS community, where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. We will also explore the potential effects of self-tracking on ourselves and society.

QS founders Kevin Kelly and Gary Wolf will grace the main stage, along with a series of “best of QS Show&Tell” talks. However, most of the conference will be interactive, diving into breakout sessions being defined by attendees in a wiki available to those who register. Some of the suggested topics so far:

  • Mood Tracking
  • Data Visualization
  • Tales, lessons, and tips for running great self-experiments
  • Cracking Behavior Change
  • History of Self-Reflective Technologies
  • Ethics of Self-Tracking
  • Sleep Experiments
  • I’ve got all this data… but how do I interpret it?

Last Friday, we pre-announced the conference to our QS meetup groups, and the first 136 tickets were scooped up in only 6 days! There is a fixed limit of 400 attendees, and we expect to sell out, so if you’d like to come, please make sure to register early.

Also, a huge round of applause to our conference sponsors for helping to make this possible: Autodesk, Humana, Kaiser, Fujitsu, Intel, GAIN Fitness, Genomera, Quantter, and WellnessFX. Thank you!

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3 Responses to Announcing: The First Quantified Self Conference, May 28-29

  1. Matthew Cornell says:

    Woo hoo! It’s going to be outstanding, Alex. Excellent work from all the organizers. Re: breakout sessions, I’m working with Seth Roberts on topics for our “Tales, lessons, and tips for running great self-experiments” session above, with lots of exciting ideas so far. I’d like to encourage attendees to sign up for this and other sessions they’re interested in on the wiki (you get instructions for doing this when you register). Can’t wait.

  2. I just bought my ticket and very excited for this conference, thanks Alexandra and everyone else working to put this event together, it will be great!

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