In 2014, Richard MacKinnon, approached Thwacke! with a vision for a conference to celebrate Human Augmentation. With that vision, he founded and began the organization of Borgfest, a cultural, entertainment, education, and pride event for those who have been augmented as a result of injury and/or personal choice. Thwacke! saw a unique opportunity to step away from the fiction and offer a series of lectures from which a general audience of Borgfest attendees could benefit. Our offer will bring a symposium of speakers responsible for the basic research in fields that intersect with human augmentation such as neuroscience, physiology, and robotics. With our involvement, we expect to publicly advocate the research our group is responsible for and the ways it can directly benefit humankind.