About the Symposium
Digital technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship have brought changes to human interaction and experience that, while improving lives, may also challenge fundamental notions of what it means to be human.
This symposium explores ways that technological innovation might improve or damage lives and asks us to consider: What role does higher education have in not just preparing students to live and work in digital environments, but also critically understand and align those environments with a commitment to human dignity and equity?
Leaders in medical technology, religion, law, social science, and product development will share perspectives on the ways that technology aids or threatens our health, dignity, and privacy, as well as ways that technological innovation has prompted new ways of collaborating and learning. After a panel discussion and keynote talk on these challenging issues, audience members will be asked to consider the various perspectives shared during the symposium and explore strategies for becoming informed and ethical creators and consumers in digital environments.