TransVision2006, a gathering of transhumanist-minded folk from around the world, will be held in August in Helskinki, Finland. "This year the theme of the conference will be Emerging Technologies of Human Enhancement. We'll be looking at recent and ongoing technological developments and discussing associated ethical and philosophical questions." The event tends to reflect the biases of the World Transhumanist Association, so your milage may vary. Personally, I prefer a greater focus on the hard work of creating technological progress rather than inventing ways to slow and hinder advancement under the banner of "ethics" - how is it in any way ethical to attempt to slow down development and adoption of life-saving technologies, such as working anti-aging medicine? Early registration ends on May 31st, so you still have some time to read up on the early edition program and list of speakers.