The organizers of the annual Cyber Summit are seeking dynamic and innovative speakers from the education, government, startup, and community leadership space to submit proposals for presentation and/or workshop topics.
The Cyber Summit provides a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded technology leaders in Western Canada’s public and education spaces.
This year’s Summit theme is: Mind the Gap: Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Disruption
We welcome submissions that cover the following subject areas and topics, as well as other
suggestions you may have:
Building Computational Literacy
- How organizations can prepare for coming tech disruptions
Teaching critical thinking to children and/or adults in the age of Google and Wikipedia
- Who teaches the ethics teachers?
- Lead, follow or get out of the way (is there a way to just not participate?)
- Emotional survival during technology upheavals
Ethics of New Tech
- When and how to collect data, and when and how to use it
- Centralization of technologies (what does it mean for organizations and individuals)
- The case for/against personal trackers, and/or at-home virtual assistants
The New Role for Government
How laws and regulations should keep up with:
- fast-changing technology advances
- the evolution of internet traffic concentrating on a small number of regions
- Examples of government jurisdictions that are ahead of the game
- Are corporations replacing government?
- Improving community infrastructure
Privacy and Security
- Best practices for start-ups and small organizations
- Finding the right balance between access and individual rights to privacy
- Individual’s responsibility for ensuring the privacy and security of their information
Building Smart Communities
- New tech for towns and cities (e.g. facial recognition, smart traffic management, data collection): the how’s and why’s
- Responding to pervasive technology to provide better services (why communities can no longer wait for what comes next)
- Finding ways around infrastructure gaps
- How smart should a city be?
- Supporting digital growth in First Nations’ communities