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xTech + Impact 2019 Summit

May 31 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

How will the rise in exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain, help us to build a healthy and ethical society? The aim at the xTech + Impact is to discuss advances in these technologies, learn about the ways in which they are impacting societies, and explore the potential to accelerate social transformation.

The xTech + Impact Summit will be an interactive gathering with plenary sessions and breakout conversations. The Summit will gather an interdisciplinary community of practitioners (corporate and nonprofit), academics, policy makers and students and seed a new community that is focused on understanding and effectively utilizing exponential technologies to accelerate social transformation.

Agenda Overview:

  • Breakfast and Registration
  • Welcome and Opening Plenary
  • Social Justice and Equity – Plenary Panel
    • Anat Caspi, Colleen Echohawk, Patrick Foran, Stephanie Cherrington, and Tony Mestres
  • Morning Concurrent Sessions
    • Exponential Technologies and Innovation
    • Data, Mapping, and Open Democracy
    • Unlocking Learning
    • Health and Societal Transformation
  • Lunch Plenary – Fireside Chat
    • Justin Spelhaug, Luis Salazar, Katrina Zamets, and Lauren Woodman
  • Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
    • Urban Transformation and Civic Engagement
    • xTech and Entrepreneurship
    • xTech and Financial Services
  • Afternoon Plenary – Insights from Scaling Technology
    • Brain Taliesin, Eric Stowe, and Neal Myrick
  • Concurrent Sessions – Report Back
  • Closing Keynote
    • Shwetak Patel
  • TiE Seattle Reception, Gallery Walk for GIX Students and TiE Seattle Youth Entrepreneurship Projects

Registration: Please email Akhtar Badshah at akhtarb@uw.edu for an invitation


May 31
8:30 am - 6:30 pm


University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance


Global Innovation Exchange
12280 NE District Way
Bellevue, WA 98005-4046 United States
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