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Creating Resilient Futures Conference


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
UNTIL OCTOBER 2020
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Without question, the world is changing and changing fast. We are on the cusp of bewildering new possibilities.

Due to technological advances, a new normal is emerging where past experiences are becoming less dependable guides. While this is a time of tremendous opportunity, it is also a time that many can and will be left behind. No profession will be left untouched by these changes. 

This age of acceleration will impact how we live, work, and interact and our ability to lead purpose-driven lives. Join us for a morning of thought-provoking ideas and new technologies to expand your thinking about what is possible.

Tickets: $10 Chapman Affiliation, $20 General Public


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Conference Program

Program is tentative and subject to change.

8:00 am
Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

8:30 am
Welcome

8:30 am
Are You Future Ready?

Amy Griffiths, Ph.D.
Diane Flannery, Ph.D.

We are on the cusp of bewildering new possibilities. Drs. Griffiths and Flannery kick off the morning with a challenge to understand and read signals in the present that give us a glimpse of what is to come and proactively prepare for future changes. While they believe this is a time of tremendous opportunity, it is also a time that many can and will be left behind. Due to technological advances, a new normal is emerging where past experiences are becoming less dependable guides. No profession will be left untouched by these changes. Hear their point of view on how to position yourself for a resilient future.

9:45 am
Break

10:00 am
Experience the Future Lab

Engaging, hands-on demonstrations of new technologies. Jump in and experiment with virtual reality, embedded sensors, robots, gaming, and many more. Experience and understand how these technologies will shape many areas of our future. Also, check out research poster presentations. 

11:30 am
Topic Discussions

Join us as we discuss next steps... and be prepared to realize future opportunities.

The Future of Health and Wellness
Amy Griffiths, Ph.D.
How do new technologies impact health, mental health, addiction, well-being, and treatment, interventions?

The Future of Learning and Education: Leading the Way
Angel Miles Nash, Ph.D
How do educators teach critical future skills when it is hard to foresee what skills will be needed? What is the future of learning?

The Future of the Workplace & Leisure Time
Diane Flannery, Ph.D.
Industries and workplaces will change over the next decade. Futurist Martin Ford maintains 75% of occupations we know today will disappear by the end of the century. What can we do about this?

12:45 pm
Closing

Program is tentative and subject to change.