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Event Series Event Series: Spectrum of Innovation Symposium

Spectrum of Innovation Symposium

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Spectrum of Innovation Symposium will explore and celebrate the dynamic landscape of innovation across a range of fields. The symposium will take place April 25–26 and will address four key themes: fostering creativity and innovation in higher education, promoting innovation in accessibility, exploring ethical considerations in innovation and driving innovation for sustainability.

April 26 symposium schedule:

8:30–9 a.m.
Welcome address by Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and breakfast (Design 101)

9–10 a.m.
Keynote speaker: “Human-Centered Approach to Accessibility Design,” with Jon O’Neill, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota at Duluth (SICTR Stepatorium)

10–10:15 a.m.
Coffee break (SICTR Stepatorium)

10:15–11 a.m.
Tour and exhibition (SICTR 1102)

11 a.m.–Noon
Panel discussion: “Innovation for Sustainability,” with Raluca Iancu, assistant professor of art and visual culture (SICTR Stepatorium)

Noon–1 p.m.
Lunch and tour

1–2 p.m.
Keynote speaker: “Building Bridges to Connect People to Progress,” with Michael W. Burns, Founder and Executive Director of Community and College Partners (C2P2) in Locust Grove, Georgia (SICTR Stepatorium)

2–2:15 p.m.
Coffee break (SICTR Stepatorium)

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: “Ethical Issues and AI in Innovation,” with Jiwnath Ghimire, assistant professor of community and regional planning (SICTR Stepatorium)

3:30–3:45 p.m.
Closing remarks by I+E Scholars (SICTR Stepatorium)

3:45–5 p.m.
I+E Exhibition Reception (SICTR Stepatorium)



April 26
8:30 am - 5:00 pm