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The Digital Society

The Digital Society: Rethinking the Christian Commentary on Technology for the 21st Century, June 22–23, 2012


Friday, June 22 Eaton Hall, Lecture Hall (Room 112)
2-2:30 p.m.Arrival, Registration, Light Refreshments
2:30-3 p.m.

Opening Remarks
David Stearns, SPU Lecturer, History Department; and
Al Erisman, SPU Executive in Residence

3-4:30 p.m.Panel: "Re-examining the Classic Perspectives"
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Heidi Campbell
"When Religion Meets New Media: Reflections on the Religious-Social Shaping of Technology"

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner (provided)
7-8:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: John Dyer
"Toward a Redemptive View of Technology Creation"

Saturday, June 23Upper Gwinn
8:30-9 a.m.Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
9-10:30 a.m. Panel: "Community and Human Development in Online Spaces"
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Scott Griffin
"Technology in Service of Mission: A Practitioner's View"

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Conversation and Lunch (provided)
1-2:30 p.m.Panel: "What Is a Christian Engineer?"
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Breakout Groups
Attendees will gather into small groups to discuss the ideas and perspectives presented during the conference, raise any questions, and seek common understandings to share in the concluding discussion.

3:30-4 p.m.Break, Light Refreshments, Conversation
4-5:30 p.m.

Concluding Conversation
Led by Al Erisman and David Stearns