A panel of world-renowned web technologists, futurists, and culturists discusses the future of the web and the world. Where is technology leading us and how can we harness its energy for the greatest impact? While it’s possible to address these questions in a number of ways, our fearless moderator will focus the discussion to our speakers strengths. How is technology impacting our education systems? How can the increasing demands on our charitable natures be assisted by solution-based technology development? What about our food systems? How can we use technology to create more sustainable development and distribution? The big question is: How is 21st Century communication changing our society and how it is helping us address some of the world’s toughest problems in new ways. Featuring: Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director, Masters of Digital Media Program at Vancouver’s Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way Campus. John Thackara, Author of In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World and Director and Founder of Doors of Peception. Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Founder and President of Blueprint Research & Design, Inc and author of the blog, Philanthropy2173. This panel will be moderated by Jesse Brown, a humorist working in print, radio, television and film.

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