During the pandemic, the Austin Forum on Technology & Society has embraced online presentation events to continue sharing expertise from leaders safely while sustaining the strong community we've built and expanding it to include some regulars from around the world. We've also hosted a small number of smaller, more informal online discussion events to enable everyone in our community to speak, share, contribute, and connect.
We are excited to announce that these online discussion events will become regular monthly events, too! The monthly online discussion events will complement our presentation events (which will resume in-person as well as online, soon) as consistent content you can count on--and a regular opportunity for you to share your thoughts and to meet and hear from many others!
Please join us in these monthly online discussion events, starting on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30pm CST for a discussion on "How Can Tech Companies Support Social Good?" led by Chelsea Collier and Jessica Sager. And come back on February 17 when Hugh Forrest talks about SXSW 2022 and answers all your questions, then on March 24 when Julie Tomlin kicks off the Austin Forum 'sci fi book club' with a discussion on technology and society inspired by Neal Stephenson's classic "Snow Crash" (and more like this, every three months). We will have an AI & ethics discussion event in April (date TBD) and will announce more monthly discussions soon!
Jay Boisseau, Executive Director
Heather Bishop, Managing Director