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2019 ULC Forum

2019 ULC Forum

The 2019 ULC Forum: Preparing to Lead on AI + Digital Citizenship convened our member community in Salt Lake City to engage in expert-led discussions and activities to elevate our shared understanding of the economic and social implications of emerging technologies.

Hosted by Salt Lake City Library and Salt Lake County Library, this important event brought together leaders from major urban library systems across the U.S. and Canada. Together, we mapped out how libraries can take ownership of their role at the forefront of the AI revolution, fostering and empowering digital-savvy citizens with services and tools that will strengthen democracy.

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Keynote Session

    EthicalOS Workshop: Presented by the Institute for the Future

    Institute for the Future

    The Institute for the Future is the world’s leading futures thinking organization and for over 50 years businesses, governments and social impact organizations have depended upon IFTF resources and training to navigate complex change. ULC was excited to engage IFTF in leading an EthicalOS Workshop to introduce ULC members to practices that can help them to identify and align their work around the biggest risks that emerging technologies pose for their communities. The workshop provided leaders with a common language and toolset to explore potential challenges/risks posed by emerging technologies to the communities libraries serve and develop potential strategies to address/mitigate these risks. The EthicalOS Workshop also equipped library leaders to leverage this exploration model with their library teams.

    Keynote Session Facilitators:

    Jake IFTF

    Director of the Governance Futures Lab, Institute for the Future

    Jake Dunagan is an experiential futurist, political system designer and professor of foresight. His work centers around the concept of social invention — developing futures concepts and participatory platforms to help organizations around the world reimagine and redesign their futures. Read his full bio >

    Lane IFTF

    Research Associate at the Governance Futures Lab, Institute for the Future

    Lane Becker has spent much of his career attempting to understand the impact that digital technologies have on people and societies. He co-founded Adaptive Path, Measure Map and Get Satisfaction. He co-authored the bestselling business book Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work. Read his full bio >

    Keynote Session Sponsor:

    Baker and Taylor