If any of the thirty grad schools she'd applied to had accepted her, she'd be attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings right now.
Instead, she's skimming a much stranger program of talks.
Harnessing parasitic worm enhancements
The plurality pandemic
Long-term psychological existential risks
Future geological revolutions
Using evidence for smart impact planning
From agitator to innovator
Traps, and how to avoid them
Your personal autopilot
Holy grail: a pipe dream?
Invent evil to do more good?
Celebrating failed projects
...and that's the first page.
The second page isn't any less weird.
Camilla spends fifteen minutes perched on a folding chair circling the most promising names (and a couple which she just can't restrain her curiosity about), and then heads off to room 204 for "reshaping superhumans."