Being Human 2013 to Offer Web Simulcast of Cutting-Edge Science & Philosophy Conference

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Preeminent scholars explore the science and mystery of human experience at September 28 event. announced today that an online simulcast will be offered of Being Human 2013, the second annual gathering of top neuroscientists and visionaries who will explore what it means to be human from a variety of scientific, evolutionary and philosophical perspectives on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco’s newly restored Nourse Theater.

Presented by the Baumann Foundation, and co-sponsored by KQED, Wikimedia Foundation, and Long Now Foundation, the day-long conference will explore four intriguing aspects of the human experience: the biological underpinnings of ethical behavior, the function and evolution of human emotions, the role of love and sex in human relations, and what lies ahead for our species.

Some of the brightest minds in neuroscience, anthropology and behavioral research, including distinguished scholars from Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Rutgers, Baylor, Yale, and the Kinsey Institute will each share their latest insights, pique curiosities, spur conversations, and provide a sense of connection, clarity and deeper understanding of our common humanity. Thought leaders in diverse fields such as contemporary information design and evolutionary philosophy will also be a part of the interdisciplinary program. The event will be highlighted by a mesmerizing dance performance by YouTube dub step sensation Marquese Scott and a riveting piano performance by the iconoclastic music pioneer ELEW.

"We feel it is important to make this fascinating and thought provoking content available to people around the world who want to participate in the Being Human experience and learn more about our collective evolution," said Jeff Klein, Executive Director of the Baumann Foundation.

The streaming video simulcast will be available at at no cost to viewers. The webcast will begin at 9 AM Pacific on September 28, and archive video will be available for viewing on the Being Human website following the event.

Tickets to attend Being Human 2013 in person and more information are available at

About Being Human & The Baumann Foundation

Being Human is an initiative of The Baumann Foundation that fosters an ongoing exploration into the nature of human experience from an evolutionary, scientific and philosophical perspective.

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