Honors Institute 2014- Symposium on Visions of the Future

Event Date: 
March 20, 2014 - 8:30am
Location: 
Wright State University

The Honors Institute Symposium is free and open to the public, but you must REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend the symposium and luncheon. The last day to register online will be on Friday, March 14, 2014. Please call the Student Union Administrative Office at Wright State University at 937-775-5512 if you have any questions.

This year, State of the World 2013 and 2014 Co-Director Tom Prugh will be participating.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:30 –10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions I 

  • A Conversation with Sam Sifton 
  • Big Data and Smart Healthcare 
  • Envisioning Flight in the Wright Brothers Era

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions II 

  • The Future of Higher Education 
  • Is Sustainability Possible? 
  • Literary Visions of the Future

12:30 –1:45 p.m. Luncheon Address: “The Future of Journalism” by Sam Sifton (Registration required)
We once got our news from newspapers thrown onto our front lawns. Increasingly, though, news arrives via text message, airport televisions, laptops or tablets, and phones. Sam Sifton, a senior editor at The New York Times, talks about the future of journalism in a digital world and how The Times is responding to it.

Click here to register.