Partial Lecture Schedule for 2014 


Jan 23, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Rice University Lawyers Alumni
Jan 30, 2014 - Stanford, CA - Speaker, "The Neuroscience of Engagement," Stanford University
Feb 1, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, American Medical Writers Association
Feb 25, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker,"A Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for the Deaf and Profoundly Hearing Impaired," IEEE Haptics Symposium
Feb 27, 2014- Key Biscayne, FL - Speaker, Best Practices Conference
Mar 13 - 15, 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - Speaker, Dialog 2014 Retreat
Mar 16, 2014 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker, American Dental Education Assocation
Mar 19, 2014 - Berlin, Germany - Keynote lecture, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Apr 21 - 24, 2014 - Tucscon, AZ - Plenary Speaker, Tuscon Consciousness Conference
May 15, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, PBS Annual Meeting
May 31 - Jun 1, 2014 - New York, NY - Speaker - World Science Festival

1:30pm Saturday 5/31 - Panel: "Science & Story Café"
1:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Talk: "The Deceptive Watchman: Mind, Brain and Time"
4:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Panel: "What is Color?" 

Sep 6, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, "Creating Creative Classrooms," 2014 Houston Arts Partners Conference
Sep 16, 2014 - Basel, Switzerland - Speaker, Roche (PRIVATE EVENT)
Sep 30, 2014 - Houston, TX - Guest, An Evening with NPR Marketplace, Cullen Theatre
Oct 15, 2014 - Seattle, WA
- Speaker, "Time and the Brain," Allen Institute for Brain Science (PRIVATE EVENT) 
Oct 16, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, "Time and the Brain," Rice University - Mellon Graduate Seminar
Oct 29, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, "Incognito:The Secret Lives of the Brain," Friends of Houston Library, Clayton Library
Nov 4, 2014 - Houston, TX
- Speaker, "UP Your Odds Seminar," The UP Experience (PRIVATE EVENT)
Nov 6 - 8, 2014 - Puebla, Mexico
- Speaker, Ciudad de las Ideas 
Nov 12, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Friends of Fondren Library
Nov 14, 2014 - Pasadena, TX
- Talk: "Livewired: How the brain learns and remembers," San Jacinto College Central
Nov 15 - 19, 2014 - Washington, DC - Presenter, Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
Feb 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Neuhaus Education Center Benefit Luncheon
Feb 25, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Speaker, University of Pennsylvania 

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