Dawn or Doom '17 is a free technology conference and event that asks: is technology moving faster than our ability to understand?
Dr. Michael Bess
The Chancellor’s Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of Our Grandchildren Redesigned, Dr. Bess will discuss emerging biotechnologies and the powerful impact they will have on our bodies and minds.
Dr. Robb Fraley
The Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto, a Ph.D. in microbiology and biochemistry, and a World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Fraley will discuss the valuable role of innovation for farmers as well as innovation’s role in supporting food security and agriculture sustainability around the globe.
Bioengineering and human design
Smart cities, homes, and autonomous vehicles
Plant engineering and gene editing
Fake news and virtual reality
DESIGNING THE WORKFORCE
Artificial intelligence & Robotics
DAWN OR DOOM ’17 includes these concurrent events:
Art exhibit from the Dublin Institute of Technology featuring innovative art and design informed by vision and sensibility to help individuals and society see the world in new and different ways. (Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries)
Student design exhibit, Design Good Now Worldwide Challenge, redesigns objects, products, and environments for people with disabilities to make them more accessible and approachable for everyday use in life. (Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries)
Student research symposium: Cross-campus poster session (Krannert Drawing Room)
Virtual reality interactive exhibits: Interactive displays of the newest virtual reality technologies and associated hardware (The Envision Center for Data Perceptualization — Stewart Center)
A student writing contest featuring journalistic nonfiction or pieces related to a Dawn or Doom presentation.
Register now to receive event updates: purdue.edu/dawnordoom/register