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U.S. President Obama backs entrepreneurs at global tech summit

Palo Alto - U.S. President Barack Obama told the best and brightest in the technology industry on Friday that the government would partner with private industry to keep the Internet free and open to innovation.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Immunomedics removed from annual ASCO conference, shares plummet

Shares of Immunomedics (NASDAQ: IMMU) took a nosedive yesterday after the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced that it had prohibited the cancer drug developing company from presenting at the prestigious and highly publicized conference.

Microbiological safety of medicines discussed in Oxford Special

Oxford - The safety of medicines is of great importance, needing to be of the required formulation and contamination free. This week, in Oxford, U.K., pharmacists and microbiologists came together to review best practice.

France to revive plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace conference

Paris - France is looking to quickly revive plans for an international conference to "bring about the two-state solution" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday. "In the coming weeks, France will take...

Review: Microbiologists from Europe discuss keeping medicines safe Special

Nottingham - This week the U.K.'s biggest conference dedicated to pharmaceutical microbiology took place in Nottingham. The key themes were risk assessment, coping with aging facilities, and addressing contamination issues.

UK Muslims seek own path in countering jihadism

London - Feeling unfairly targeted by the government's anti-radicalisation drive, Britain's Muslim community is rallying to find its own response to extremism and take a greater role in the fight against terrorism.

Scientists point to narrowing gap for averting climate disaster

Paris - Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris Tuesday, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.

Facebook plans to allow third-party apps onto Messenger

Facebook is planning to open up the Facebook Messenger app to third-party apps and services that will run on top of the service, continuing the large-scale expansion of Messenger that the company has started in the past year.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

Twitter Offers brings virtual coupons to your stream

Just in time for the holiday season, Twitter is bringing virtual coupons that you can link to your debit or credit card straight from your stream.

Tropical disease experts banned from tropical disease conference

In an ironic twist, Louisiana state health officials are prohibiting scientists who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days from attending a meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music Special

Vancouver - The Safar Conference of Middle Eastern Dance and Music is coming to Vancouver from September 26-28. An exciting weekend of Middle Eastern Dance and Music for dancers to hone their craft and participate in competitions.

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

UEFA president still undecided on future

The eyes of the football world will be on Dubrovnik, Croatia this month as Michael Platini will attend a UEFA conference and decide his future.

Inside a conference on astrochemistry of dust, ice and gas

Leiden - What is the cyclic role of dust in the chemical evolution of the Universe? If you have a professional interest, this conference is for you.

Star power abounds at 2013 Toronto Film Festival Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its first round of highly-anticipated galas and special presentations.

ShesConnected.com holds third conference in Toronto Special

Toronto - In 2009 a new social network launched at the National Women's Show in Toronto called ShesConnect.com. In just a few years that Social Media network has become a powerful force.

Op-Ed: Bilderbergers breaking the Logan Act?

Chantilly - Theories are now being spread around that the Bilderberg Conference is actually illegal. All attendees could literally be arrested for breaking a certain law.

Op-Ed: MSM journalists don't know what the Bilderberg Group is?

Luke Rudkowski, citizen journalist, is not shy. In the videos, he interviews journalists from CNN, Fox and MSNBC about the Bilderberg Group.

Mesh conference kicks off May 23-24, focusing on media & tech

Toronto - On May 23 and 24, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as IBM and NPR, and offering a variety of talks and discussion on new ideas reshaping how we use the Internet.

BRICS Summit 2012 — Dropping US dollar, IMF & aid to Syria

New Delhi - At a meeting of the world's 5 leading emerging economies, many issues were raised including stepping away from the Dollar as a reserve currency and reform of the IMF. Humanitarian aid to Syria was also discussed.

Gujarat Tourism treated bird watchers to cultural performances Special

Gandhinagar - Birders, travel writers, ornithologists, researchers from the world over were invited by Gujarat Tourism for the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The cultural performance was the highlight at the inauguration.

Margaret Atwood: Internet is a great literacy driver

Toronto - At the nextMEDIA conference in Toronto on Monday, famed author, poet, and essayist Margaret Atwood talked about the Internet, technology and its connection with literacy.

Conference on the national census

London - The National Archives at Kew is hosting a one day conference on the census in October; book early to avoid disappointment.

Free science fiction conference at the British Library

London - On September 16, the British Library is running a conference for science fiction buffs and admission is free, but book early to avoid disappointment.

'Mesh' digital media conference begins next week in Toronto

Toronto - On May 25 and 26, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as Mozilla, the Citizen Lab, Topix, and more. Media outlets with reps at mesh include the Guardian, Al Jazeera and HuffPost Media Group.

Op-Ed: Surviving the blues freshens your gene pool

Toronto - You never would guess, the blues is designed to keep your gene pool freshly alive. According to Dr. Benoit Mulsant it's all about survival.

British PM speaks of new beginning for Libya at London Conference

British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at a conference about Libya on Tuesday. Foreign Ministers and representatives from more than 40 countries were in attendance.

Atlanta web conference on youth marketing shows old school charm Special

At the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association Youth Market via Digital Media event on Wednesday night, traditional media's old school charms and sentiments dominated the strategies detailed for the assembly.
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The lecture hall at the 2014 Pharmig microbiology conference (Nottingham  U.K.)
The lecture hall at the 2014 Pharmig microbiology conference (Nottingham, U.K.)
A conference delegate peruses Pharmig literature  during a mid-session break.
A conference delegate peruses Pharmig literature, during a mid-session break.
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day  with a  focus on best medicinal practices.
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day, with a focus on best medicinal practices.
Conference delegates discussing new technologies with exhibitors  at the Pharmig event.
Conference delegates discussing new technologies with exhibitors, at the Pharmig event.
Conference delegates assemble in-between presentations  at The Oxfordshire Hotel  Oxford.
Conference delegates assemble in-between presentations, at The Oxfordshire Hotel, Oxford.
Delegates on day two of the meeting learn best disinfection practices at a workshop session.
Delegates on day two of the meeting learn best disinfection practices at a workshop session.
Global audit specialist Julie Roberts discusses best practices for microbiological identification at...
Global audit specialist Julie Roberts discusses best practices for microbiological identification at the conference.
The logo screen  welcoming delegates to the Pharmig microbiology conference.
The logo screen, welcoming delegates to the Pharmig microbiology conference.
Myanmar performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeti...
Myanmar performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) in Naypyidaw on August 8, 2014
Soe Than Win, AFP
Michael C. Hall entertains the guests in between speakers
Michael C. Hall entertains the guests in between speakers
Joe Crimmings Photography
ShesConnected.com is holding their third conference in Toronto this weekend
ShesConnected.com is holding their third conference in Toronto this weekend
The ninth World Trade Organization  (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua  on the Indonesian reso...
The ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali
With permission by Reuters / Edgar Su
Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association conference on youth marketing
Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association conference on youth marketing
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day  with a focus on best medicinal practices.
Delegates preparing for the first lecture of the day, with a focus on best medicinal practices.
Ben Dyson: Positive Money conference in Central London
Ben Dyson: Positive Money conference in Central London
An audience member at Toronto s mesh conference asking a question of panelists. Organizer/moderator ...
An audience member at Toronto's mesh conference asking a question of panelists. Organizer/moderator Matthew Ingram looks on
Conference delegates at the Pharmig microbiology conference discuss a  hot topic  during an open dis...
Conference delegates at the Pharmig microbiology conference discuss a 'hot topic' during an open discussion session.
The panel at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban  South Africa
The panel at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa
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Professor Andrew Gewirtz addresses the PDA 10th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiol...
Professor Andrew Gewirtz addresses the PDA 10th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology, October 2015.
Hans Noordergraaf – Microbiology Expert  Abbott Biologicals BV - speaking at the 2015 Pharmig micr...
Hans Noordergraaf – Microbiology Expert, Abbott Biologicals BV - speaking at the 2015 Pharmig microbiology conference.