The Austin Forum on Technology & Society team is deeply grateful to all of you--attendees, speakers/presenters, advisory board members, sponsors, and promoters--for contributing to our community and supporting our success! The Covid-19 pandemic has been stressful to all and destructive to many. However, we have also found ways to remain productive, sustain relationships, learn new things, share ideas and experiences online and (with masks and distancing) in person. We are proud that the Austin Forum has been a source of community and of comfort, in addition to ideas and insights, for many during these times. We have survived and thrived--and we owe that to you. We have actually increased our programming as well as the reach of our content, and now we are positioned for an amazing 2022 with some hybrid events and some new online-only programming.
So, on behalf of the whole AF team, I want to thank you and wish you a happy--and safe--holiday season! We are excited to see you again at 6pm CST on Tuesday, January 4, either online or in-person, for our annual "Tech Trends" event to start the year. With technology playing an increasingly large role in our lives--accelerated further by the pandemic--it is more important than ever to know which technologies can best augment your lives, your families, your companies and organizations, and your schools and communities. We will help you know what to plan for and what to keep an eye on, and we will improve the hybrid experience every month. (We want to be the best at hybrid events!) We will also resume the Austin Forum Upload podcast, reboot the Austin Forum Update blog, and have some new online interactive discussion-format events. Again, 2022 is going to be a great year--the best ever for the Austin Forum--and we will share more about 'Austin Forum 5.0' on January 4 and afterward.
Jay Boisseau, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Founder of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society