Beyond 60: A Special University of Waterloo 60th Anniversary LectureExport this event to calendar

Monday, January 9, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST

Join us as we look 60 years into the future

Beyond 60

In 2017, the University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of innovation — an exciting milestone for all of us. Whether you are a student, alumnus, faculty, staff, donor, supporter or friend, you are an important part of our growing story.

In only 60 years, we have redefined higher education as experience-rich, deeply connected, societally relevant and globally impactful — a place where ideas become reality, ignited by an unmatched spirit of innovation. Over the next 60 years, the pace of innovation and change will increase exponentially. What will our world look like by 2077, and how will we continue to influence solutions and respond to global challenges?

As we approach this milestone year with a keen eye to the future, Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, invites you to join us for Beyond 60, a kick-off event featuring leaders who challenge the status quo and connect us with the potential of tomorrow. Their thought-provoking questions and conversations will take us beyond disciplines, beyond the present day and beyond borders.

About the main event

To change the future, we must first understand the great challenges and opportunities ahead. The intersection of the human condition with new technologies — from quantum computing to artificial intelligence — has the world teetering on the brink of a wild new frontier, where the private can become public at the click of a button, and lines between person and machine are increasingly blurred.

Join Waterloo at the vanguard of the coming information and intelligence revolution, with keynotes and panelists including:

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden (via video-conference), who sparked a global debate over mass surveillance, government secrecy and the balance between national security and information privacy.

 

Kate Darling

Kate Darling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab research specialist and fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center, whose research examines the intersection of technology and society.

 

And a University of Waterloo panel, including;

Heather Douglas

Heather Douglas, associate professor, Waterloo chair in Science and Society, Faculty of Arts

Dana Kulic

Dana Kulic, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Michele Mosca

Michele Mosca, quantum expert, University of Waterloo 

 

Welcome remarks by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo.

The School of Pharmacy will be hosting a live-screening version of this event.

Join us January 9, 2017, as we launch this milestone year, and look 60 years into the future.

Cost 
Free
Location 
PHR - School of Pharmacy

10 Victoria Street South

Kitchener, ON N2G 2B2
Canada

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