The future of everything: a workshop in December

nercomp- ogoNext month I’m hosting a day-long workshop that takes a deep dive into the future of education.  NERCOMP is handling the logistics, while a great list of people do most of the presenting.

Participants will explore the future of the book, of cyberconflict, and of work, all in the context of educational transformation.  If you haven’t been to one of my events, know that they are very interactive, committed to involving the audience in a supportive and participatory way.

The workshop takes place at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The date is December 6.  Things start at 9 am.  Click here to learn more and to register.  Click here to learn more about the speakers, here for the venue, and here about the hotel.

Here’s the agenda:

7:30am-9:00am:  Registration and Coffee

9:00am-10:00am:  Introductions
Speaker: Bryan Alexander, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC

We quickly introduce the day and the audience, getting a sense of participants’ interests.  Then we outline this approach to the future of education, touching on methods and some leading topics.

10:00am-11:00am   The Future of the Book
Speaker: Bob Stein, Author, The Future of Everything

What is the book becoming?  Reading has already been changing under the impact of new hardware (e-readers, smartphones, tablets) and software (e-books). What will happen to the historical promise of the book, to readily bring readers information and delight?

This session looks into social or networked reading, whereby readers share their reading and reflections with others.  It also considers the networked or distributed book, new possibilities for design, new forms for annotation and multimedia inclusion, the continuing evolution of reading on mobile devices, and changes to literacy.

11:00am-12:00pm:  The Future of Cyber Conflict
Speaker:  David Hamon, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

– Who are the actors?
– What is the likely Motivation and Intent?
– Future Trends in “defense.”
– The coming use of “offense:” retaliatory attacks becoming the norm
– +Potential use of “Letters of Marque.”
– Private vs. Public, Governments and commercial response/preparedness
– Privacy issues
– Risk of the Internet of Things

12:00pm-1:00pm:  Lunch

1:00pm -1:30 pm The Future of Food (remote presentation)
Speaker:  Ben Wurgaft, Author, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:30pm – 2:30 pm The Future of Work: How Soon Will You Lose Your Job to a Robot?
Speaker: Joyce Gioia, CEO, The Herman Group

In this fun, interactive dive into your future at work, we will.  .  .

– Explore the importance of “experience” and how that will inform your role as a leader in the future
– Discover how the Corporation of the Future will evolve through the years
– Examine the changing roles of HR and Leadership and how Artificial Intelligence will have an impact on your job in the near-term, mid-term, and long-term; and of course—
– Address the critical question: How soon will your job be replaced by a robot?

2:30pm -3:00pm Taking It All Back Home

Please join us!

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