The Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics and Broader Considerations of Technology are pleased to announce the inaugural Ethics and Broader Considerations of Philosophy Bizarre taking place Thursday, October 31, 2019 thru Saturday, November 2, 2019.
The bizarre will feature the following:
- Resource Fair: We will host a technology resource fair featuring local and national for-profit and non-profit technology firms and start-ups. This presents a great opportunity for these groups to (a) showcase their expertise, services, and products as well as (b) network with each other and those in attendance.
- Game Jam: Philosophy graduate student, Zach Garrett will host a game jam. The game jam will center on the creation of games that help teach ethics generally or ethical issues related to the responsible design, use, etc. of technology.
- Outreach Programs: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) strives to offer educational programs to those who live and work in Nebraska. Some programs involve developing an understanding of technology and entrepreneurship for high school students. Other programs focus specifically on raising awareness about engineering technologies like those developed for transportation. These programs will showcase their work and offer opportunities for audience participation.
- Teaching Seminar: The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) will host a seminar on how to design meaningful educational experiences in the philosophy classroom. Learn more on the AAPT website.
The conference will consist of two main events. First, the conference will feature 8 formal research presentations from ethicist specializing in the ethics of technology broadly construed. Second, there will be a two poster sessions featuring research in ethics and technology from undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.
Once the full schedule is set, we’ll post it here. Generally, the plan is to limit the conference to the Friday and Saturday of the three-day bazaar with two of our featured speakers presenting each day, keynote Saturday evening. Currently, we’re planning on the entire conference being free and open to the public. We will let you know if that changes and post the cost of registration here. Fall is a beautiful time to visit Lincoln, we hope you’ll join us.