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2022-2023 Events


Thought Leader Dialogue on AI Education

2:30pm CST, Zoom; Advance Registration Required. Sponsored by Northwestern’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly integrated across our technology ecosystem, yet public understanding of AI is limited. AI education initiatives are needed to aid people in making informed decisions about their personal technology use, AI-related policy decisions, and the role AI should play in their schools and workplaces. In addition, widespread AI literacy has the potential to equip the public with skills needed to collaborate and create with rapidly changing AI technologies. Join Northwestern’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design  for an engaging conversation about fostering public AI literacy through initiatives such as incorporating AI in K-12 education, designing novel and creative AI learning experiences, and engaging adults in learning and decision-making about AI in their communities. This panel will explore best practices for designing AI learning experiences, how to ensure access to AI education is inclusive and equitable, and what AI education may look like across different populations. Each speaker will give a short presentation on their research related to AI education.


Speakers include Dr. Cynthia Breazeal (MIT)Dr. Christina Gardner-McCune (University of Florida), and Dr. Ken Holstein (Carnegie Mellon). Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Duri Long, Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design.


Panel Discussion: Inequalities & Science

1-2pm, Zoom; Advance registration required.

Diverse voices and talent face barriers in science and science engagement, leading to fundamental leaps (e.g., women’s heart attack research) and missed opportunities for error correction. Moreover, a growing disconnect between science and civic life hinders urgent collective problem-solving and causes inequitable access to the benefits of science, healthcare, and technology. How can we ensure more equitable scientific production and use? In this panel, we’ll explore existing inequalities in science and what academia can do to work towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in the service of better science and society.

Join us for this important conversation with Roberta Sinatra, Cassidy Sugimoto, Jevin West, and Fariba Karimi in a virtual panel forum moderated by Agnes Horvát.


Lambert Conference on the Future of Human-Computer Interaction + Design


8:30am-8pm (10/24), 8:30am-12pm (10/25), Ford Engineering Design Center

Description: The HCI+D Center is holding its inaugural conference featuring Elizabeth Churchill (Google), Sheena Erete (University of Maryland, College Park), Jodi Forlizzi (CMU), James Landay (Stanford), Elizabeth Mynatt (Northeastern), Vidya Setlur (Tableau/Salesforce) and others for discussions about community- and asset-based design, human-centered artificial intelligence, healthcare and well-being, work, creativity, and data visualization.