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October 10th Newsletter

  

Welcome to the SIMCAC Weekly Newsletter....
....Where each week, we'll share SIMCAC announcements, member spotlights, local/national industry news, upcoming events, and recaps of past ones! 

Less Than Three Weeks Until Our October Chapter Event!
SIMCAC at 40: Looking Towards the Future of AI, the Internet, and Data in Open Societies



October 29th at 5:30 PM - Virginia Tech Research Center Arlington
 
Register Now

About the event

By several estimates, the next 20 years will see more technological change than the last 40 years combined which will have ripple-effects on organizations, societies, and nations. Some experts are concerned about what they call “surveillance capitalism” and others are concerned that open societies cannot survive waves of misinformation and disinformation. This talk will consider “quo vadis?” — specifically, we’ll explore where open pluralistic societies might want to go in this new digital era ahead, and what each of us, as positive #ChangeAgents, might want to do to help ensure a future were IT advances are employed to uplift communities and societies around the world. We’re also planning some surprises and reminiscing about the past 40 years in the SIM Capital Area Chapter – the first chapter in SIM. Join us for an evening you won’t soon forget.
 

Guest Speaker:

David Bray

 

Dr. David Bray

Executive Director, People-Centered Internet coalition

Senior Fellow, Institute for Human-Machine Cognition

Chief Strategy Officer, MapLarge

Faculty focused on Impact & Disruption, Singularity University
 

More on Dr. Bray, the event, and registration here

In case you missed it - last week's newsletter featured a recap article and photos from our inaugural charity golf event! Check it out Here

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Attention SIMCAC members! Since our members are the lifeblood of this great chapter, the success of this newsletter depends on our ability to share the happenings within it! So we're going to ask for your help in making this newsletter the best it can be. If you or fellow SIMCAC members have announcements, articles, pictures, videos, or any other content you'd like to share (and please do!), email to jamesparks@simcac.org 

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