The public affairs conference is next week.
The conference theme is “The 21st Century Digital World.” Participants will explore how digital technology has influenced all aspects of our lives.
The featured speaker is Bobby Bones. Bones is an award-winning radio broadcaster and vice-president and creative director of iHeartCountry. His show broadcasts to almost 140 stations and is the No. 1 country morning show with millions of weekly listeners. Bones’ keynote presentation is scheduled for Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Juanita K. Hammons Hall.
The full schedule is available on the Public Affairs Conference webpage. Highlights include:
- A presentation by Jason Anderson, head of research at UnitedMasters, titled “Data privacy vs. data economics: The ethics of data science” at noon Oct. 2 in the PSU Theater
- A presentation by Sam Eathington, chief science officer at Climate.com, titled “Shaping agriculture to benefit farmers, consumers and our planet” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the PSU Theater
- A presentation by Spencer Harris, director of operations at Mostly Serious, titled “The return to board games in a technological world” at noon Oct. 3 in the PSU Theater
- A presentation by Tiana Epps-Johnson, founder and executive director at Center for Technology and Civic Life, titled “Leveraging digital tools to expand voter access” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the PSU Theater
All sessions of the conference, including the keynote presentation by Bobby Bones, are free and open to the public. No registration or tickets are required to attend.
As in prior years, employees may use up to two hours of their work time, in coordination with their supervisors, to attend the conference. I encourage you to attend, and I encourage supervisors to facilitate attendance by individuals in your offices or divisions.
Thanks for all you do for Missouri State!
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