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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

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

120+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society.

28

Countries represented.

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 featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Hossein Rahnama

Hossein Rahnama

Research and Innovation Director, Digital Media Zone (DMZ), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

"Financial Institutions Will Drive Smart Cities of the Future. Who Would Have Thought?"

Nigel Jacob

Nigel Jacob

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

"Human Centered Innovation for Cities"

Tom Corr

Tom Corr

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

"Supporting Ontario Innovation Across Sectors to Build Smart Cities"

Shiri M. Breznitz

Shiri M. Breznitz

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

"Assessing the Impact of Universities: Commercialization and Entrepreneurship as Solutions for Economic Development"

Marcelo Careaga Butter – Spanish Language Plenary

Marcelo Careaga Butter – Spanish Language Plenary

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

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Francisca Oladipo

Francisca Oladipo

Federal University Lokoja, Nigeria

Harbir Kaur Bal

Harbir Kaur Bal

University of Warwick, UK

Reshma Prashad

Reshma Prashad

York University, Canada

​Sharon Storch

​Sharon Storch

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Luke Barnesmoore

Luke Barnesmoore

University of British Columbia, Canada

Laura Scherling

Laura Scherling

Columbia University's Teacher College, USA

Virtual Presentations

​Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.