Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

  • 2017 Special Focus - The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation
  • 26 - 27 May 2017
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus.

  • Theme 1: Technologies and Human Usability
  • Theme 2: Technologies in Knowledge Sharing
  • Theme 3: Ubiquitous Learning
  • Theme 4: Technologies in Society
  • 2017 Special Focus - The Future of Cities: Augmenting Urban Innovation

2017 Conference Chair

Daniel Araya is a researcher and advisor to government with a special interest in technological innovation, public policy, and education. He has wide experience as an editor, policy writer, and author, working both with government and the private sector. His newest books include: Augmented Intelligence (2016), Evolution of the Liberal Arts in the Global Age (with Peter Marber) (2016), and Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (2015). He is a Sharing Cities Policy Fellow and a regular contributor to media outlets such as Futurism, The Brookings Institution, Forbes, and Medium. He has a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an alumnus of Singularity University’s graduate program at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.

Follow Daniel on Twitter @danielarayaXY

Plenary Speakers

The Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Nigel Jacob

Nigel Jacob

Urban Technologist in Residence, Living Cities; Co-Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston, USA

 Tom Corr

Tom Corr

President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Toronto, Canada

Shiri M. Breznitz

Shiri M. Breznitz

Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs, CSUS Affiliated faculty, University of Toronto, Canada

Spanish Plenary - Marcelo Careaga Butter

Spanish Plenary - Marcelo Careaga Butter

Professor, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Concepción, Chile

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