Ethics & Technology
EBCT 2019
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2019
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 Speakers
Resource Fair
Tech Expo
Art
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Tech, Ethics, Professional & Societal Responsibility
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Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

1300 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68588

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

What is the EBCT Conference?

Technology is no longer just a developer’s matter; it is a social issue that we must all become and stay informed about. The Ethics and Broader Considerations of Technology (EBCT) Conference is a regional conference aimed at fostering thoughtful and truly interdisciplinary conversations about the ethical considerations of emerging technologies. Through EBCT 2019, we seek to develop the ethical technology advocate community in the heart of Silicon Prairie and prepare the Midwest to be a leader in guiding the responsible developments of technology for the future. 

Through intentional dialogue we will be able to paint a more nuanced and accurate picture of technology and how it impacts our lives by including voices from regional academics, students from a broad range of education levels and areas of study, industry members, and the general public.  Together we can begin taking steps towards addressing the challenges we are facing and will continue to face as new disruptive technologies continue to emerge. 

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Program

This conference runs for 3 days, from October 31 - November 2, 2019.
Day 1
31 Oct 2019
Day 2
01 Nov 2019
Day 3
02 Nov 2019

Attendee Check-In

Ethics and Broader Considerations of Technology Bazaar

Attendee Check-In

Ethics and Broader Considerations of Technology Bazaar

9:00 - 9:20

Coffee & Tea

Marcus Schultz-Bergin

Session: “IN DEFENSE OF KILLING PEDESTRIANS: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ADOPTION & INEVITABLE COLLISIONS”

Erica Neely

Session: “DIGITALLY DISABLED: ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION IN VIDEO GAMES AND VIRTUAL WORLDS”

12:35 - 14:30

Lunch Break

Poster Session

Ignite: Ethics in Industry Talk

Bryan Choi

Session: Software as a Profession

Ryan Jenkins

Session: “TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTION AND THE BACKFIRE OBJECTION TO PREDICTIVE POLICING”

First Friday Tech & Society Art Showcase

Disperse for Dinner

9:00 - 10:50

Free Time – Coffee & Tea Available – University Suites

Attendee Check-In

Jacob Sparks

Session: “Model Justice”

Ariela Tubert

Session: “CAN AI BE A BETTER VERSION OF OURSELVES?”

Alexis Elder

Keynote Session: “NOT ‘KIDS THESE DAYS…’, IT’S ‘SENIORS THESE DAYS…’: ETHICAL ISSUES WITH OLDER TECHNOLOGY USERS”

Social Hours (Continue Conversations, Check out Posters, Etc.)

Dinner @ Blue Orchid

4 Featured Speakers

4 featured speakers from across the nation will present their research on the emerging ethics of technology.

Poster Session

Posters and research presentations will be presented on the topic of ethics and technology by early career, graduates, & undergraduates.

Call for Art

Art Gallery (2D. 3D, & Spoken Word) and Evening Entertainment at a Local Coffe Bar and Venue. Showcasing the present-day perceptions of tech through art.

AAPT Workshop

The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) will host a seminar on how to design meaningful educational experiences in the philosophy classroom. Learn more on the AAPT website: https://philosophyteachers.org/teaching-learning-seminars-workshops/

Game Jam

Engage graduates, undergraduates, and high school students in developing games that help teach about ethics and technology. The game jam will center on the creation of games that help teach ethics generally or ethical issues related to the responsible design, use, etc. of technology.

Resource Fair

EBCT 2019 will host a technology resource fair featuring local and national for-profit and non-profit technology firms and start-ups. This presents a great opportunity for these groups to (a) showcase their expertise, services, and products as well as (b) network with each other and those in attendance.

Location

Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1300 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68588
colton.harper@huskers.unl.edu

Sponsors

We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for helping us make all this happen!

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!!

To sponsor this event or events like this in the future, please contact Colton Harper: colton.harper@huskers.unl.edu .