Seattle Pacific University
Center for Integrity in Business

Technology Conference

Technology Conference

CIB hosted a thought-provoking gathering of business people, engineers, academics, and other interested parties at The Digital Society conference on the Seattle Pacific University campus June 22-23. Participants hailed from Australia, British Columbia, Croatia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, California, and the Pacific Northwest.

Three keynote speakers and three panels addressed topics including online community, classic perspectives on technology, being a Christian engineer, religion and new media, and technology in the service of mission. Strong interest was expressed in continuing the conversations begun at the conference, and in convening similiar events. Links to audio recordings of the panel discussions are available now; video recordings of keynotes are anticipated in late July. The conference website also offers details about presenters, the conference schedule, and more.

Kiros Seattle Takes a Summer Break


June 21 was the last Kiros Seattle breakfast for the 2011-12 academic year. In his talk, "Business People and the Church: Why Bother?" Uli Chi emphasized the important role the church can play in understanding and supporting Christians in marketplace service and mission.

Dr. Chi is the founder, president, and CEO of CHI-LLC. He serves on the boards of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, Highline Medical Center, and Regent College, and chairs the executive committee for SPU's Center for Integrity in Business.

The next Kiros Seattle breakfast is scheduled for September 27 on the SPU campus.

Urbana12 Missions Conference

Registration is now open for InterVarsity's triennial missions conference. About 17,000 participants will converge in St. Louis, Missouri, for the five-day event (Dec 27-31). CIB is leading the "Business Changing the World" track in which about 1,000 students will be challenged to consider God's call to the marketplace, and will hear from leaders who understand business as a channel of hope, healing, and restoration.


Are you interested in timely interviews and features on business, technology, and ethics? Subscribe to our online journal, Ethix. The current issue features an interview with Jean Bartell Barber, vice-chairman and treasurer of Bartell Drugs, the 122-year-old drugstore chain with 58 locations around Greater Seattle.

Visit the CIB website for an interview with Dr. Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics at Seattle Pacific University.