Don’t miss the third annual Around the World 2015 live-streamed conference on Big Data and its impact on research and culture this Thursday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can stream the conference on our website at http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca and join the conversation by using the hashtag #UofAWorld! All-day public screening will also be set up in 131 Old Arts Building.
The Around the World initiative by KIAS brings together scholars from across the globe to talk about digital culture without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. Institutes and researchers who present or engage in discussions will be live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event.
This year’s theme is Big Data and the conference will stream live 8:00 am – 7:00 pm on April 30th, 2015. The benefits and challenges presented by working with Big Data sets continue to push the parameters of what constitutes meaningful and ethical research. KIAS is helping bring together a conversation from universities around the world, including speakers from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, and the United States. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #UofAWorld!
The 2014 conference on privacy and surveillance in the digital age reached 350 viewers tuning in to 12 hours of presentations from 39 presenters at 14 different institutions. During the course of the conference, the hashtag #UofAWorld generated over 320 tweets.
For further information and the archived talks from previous years please see: http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/