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