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This November, we're pleased to bring you the 2020 virtual Cyber Summit!

The theme of this year's Cyber Summit is: “What's Next”.

The response to COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual and remote-work technologies throughout the education, public, research, and start-up sectors. As the new digital reality settles in, we must now look to the long-term future. The 2020 Cyber Summit will focus on cross-sector collaborations, and how digital leaders in Western Canada are adapting to the new normal. What tools, methodologies, and philosophies should we all consider — both in the public and commercial sectors — to ensure our organizations are thriving in years to come?

This year's online Summit will take place in the afternoons (1:00 – 4:30 pm MDT) of November 24-26, 2020. We will have more detail on schedule, presenters and workshops in the coming weeks. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at summit@cybera.ca.

Keynote speakers

Kate Darling

Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades.

Cory Doctorow

Author, Digital Rights Activist

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is Attack Surface, a standalone adult sequel to Little Brother. He is also the author of How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a non-fiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

About the Cyber Summit

The Cyber Summit is a gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The conference features workshops and discussions around the latest digital issues and solutions, and how they impact Canadians.

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