Writing the Future
This one-day symposium (5/31/17) brings together authors, scholars, humanists, scientists, and industry leaders to discuss what it means to imagine the future. What are the ethical obligations of writing about the future, either creatively or scientifically? How might we, given the current socio-political context globally, imagine together futures that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable?
A tentative schedule of the day’s events follows. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change and will be updated regularly:
8.30-9.00 — Continental Breakfast
9.00-9.15 — Opening remarks by Jonathan Alexander
10.15-10.30 — Break
10.30-11.30 — Nalo Hopkinson: “Journeying to the Centre (the Center Cannot Hold)”
Introduced and moderated by Sherryl Vint
11.30-12.30 — Networking Lunch
3.30-4.30 — Charles Yu: “Interior Golden Palace”
Introduced and moderated by Christopher Fan
4.30-6.00 — Closing remarks by Sherryl Vint, Recognition of Contest Winners, and Reception
This event is co-sponsored by the UCI CWC, Illuminations, and Humanities Commons.
For more information, contact Professor Jonathan Alexander at email@example.com.
RSVP by Friday, May 26, 2017 (link coming soon).