The Westminster Symposium is a premier Midwest annual lecture series that encourages study of topics which have a profound global significance.
In September 2011, the entire Westminster College community of faculty, staff and students as well as the general public will gathered to learn about the Westminster Symposium global topic “My Digital Life @ the Speed of Light” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20-21, from lectures, panel discussion, and presentations from noted experts on the subject from all over the world.
Tuesday, September 20 began with a Keynote Plenary Session at 9 a.m. by Dr. David Eagleman (pictured right), neuroscientist from Baylor College of Medicine, in Champ Auditorium on the topic “How the Internet Will Save the World: Six Easy Steps To Avert the Collapse of Civilizations.”
Later that afternoon, Plenary Speaker Amber Case, a cyborg anthropologist from Oregon, spoke on how humans interact with technology and how technology changes humans. Wednesday morning, September 21, at 9:30 a.m. Professor Yuko Oda from the New York Institute of Technology gave a lectureon “Digital Art.”
Bill Roedy, former CEO of MTV Networks Internationa, joined a long list of luminaries that have delivered Green Lectures at Westminster, including Sir Winston Churchill and his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. Roedy gave an inspiring lecture on global leadership.
To see the full schedule, access speaker lists, and see lecture videos, visit the Symposium Web site.