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2019 ULC Forum

2019 ULC Forum

Don't miss out! Registration closes on September 27

This October 16-18, the 2019 ULC Forum: Preparing to Lead on AI + Digital Citizenship will convene 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 will bring together leaders from major urban library systems across the U.S. and Canada. Together, we will map 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.

Registration Information

    Pricing for ULC Member Libraries: $645
    Pricing for ULC Associate Members and Corporate Partners: $995

    Invoice and credit card payments are accepted. The registration cost includes the following:

    • Breakfast (Thursday and Friday)
    • Lunch (Thursday)
    • Refreshment breaks (Wednesday-Friday)
    • The Welcome Reception (Wednesday)
    • The Innovations Celebration, including transportation to and from (Thursday)
    • Access to all Forum sessions and keynotes offered throughout the conference*
    • Access to the Forum presentations via ULC Knowledge Center (post-conference)
    • Access to the conference attendee roster

    Cancellation Policy Registration cancellations made prior to September 2, 2019, will be refunded in full. After September 2, 2019, you may transfer your registration to another staff person or forfeit the registration fee. Please contact Christine Merzazada at to process a cancellation.

    *ULC Member Groups are only open to ULC member libraries.

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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 is 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 will provide 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 will equip 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

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