September 28, 2016
High registration numbers prompt Dawn or Doom ’16 changes
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It’s a problem every event wants to have—due to the popularity of many of the upcoming presentations, and because C-SPAN is taping some of the presentations for later broadcast, the Dawn or Doom ’16 conference at Purdue University is revising its schedule to move several speakers into larger venues.
Dawn or Doom ’16: Future Technology Risks and Rewards is being held Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 3–4) in Purdue’s Stewart Center. The event features national thought leaders discussing the societal effects of emerging technologies.
Gerry McCartney, Director of the Dawn or Doom ’16 conference, and also Purdue’s System CIO, vice president for Information Technology, and Oesterle Professor of Technology, said the larger halls will seat hundreds more people.
“We’re excited that so many people have pre-registered for Dawn or Doom ’16, and also that C-SPAN will be on campus to tape some of the sessions for broadcast over the holidays,” McCartney said.
Three of the Dawn or Doom ’16 events have new times as well as location changes:
• The presentation by Jennifer Neville, associate professor and Miller Family Chair of Computer Science and Statistics, titled “AI-easy versus AI-hard” will now be held at 10:45 a.m., Monday (Oct. 3), in Fowler Hall.
• The presentation by Marcus Rogers, professor and head of computer and information technology, titled “Cyber security and social media: How big is your digital footprint and why should you care?” will now be held at noon on Monday (Oct. 3), in Fowler Hall.
“Please be aware that the event registration is to help us to match appropriately sized rooms with the expected attendance as much as possible, and is not a guarantee of a seat,” McCartney said. “To make sure you are admitted, we recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the speaker begins.”
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NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Press registration for Dawn or Doom ’16 is available at http://www.purdue.edu/dawnordoom/Press. A press room will be available in Room B10 of Stewart Center during the event.