We believe that emerging technologies such as drones pose potentially radical changes to society. The ability to see, transport, surveil, and even kill remotely extend human abilities in ways we've never seen before. These new abilities come with both exciting new opportunities for human activity as well as potential hazards and risks. Either way, we believe that any innovation that poses radical change requires serious, critical discussion and understanding of how our world may be impacted.
The inaugural symposium will take place at PLU in Tacoma, Washington, September 18-19, 2019. The symposium will take an expansive approach to research into drone technology and its implications.
Potential topics may include but are by no means limited to:
We anticipate the following types of programming to be featured in the symposium:
Included among these sessions, we hope to feature PLU faculty and student work.
WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN PROVIDE FUNDING FOR AMAZING THOUGHT LEADERS IN DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO SPEAK AT PLU.
Our team is made up of of PLU faculty, staff, and students who are working hard to implement a successful campaign that will bring discourse, technology, and innovation to PLU's campus.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM:
OUR STUDENT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Our student team consists of Communication students who emphasize in Strategic Communication, Film and Media Studies, and Civic Engagement. These students plan events and promotions, create advertising materials, communicate with guests, and help with the programming and schedule.
● We are considering the possibility of making this symposium the first in a series of SOAC-sponsored creative/scholarly research symposia
● Symposium planners plan to follow up with an article or edited
volume/special issue on the symposium.