Carleton University to Host Data Power 2017 Conference

Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication will host Data Power 2017, a two-day international conference that will explore the critical power of big data, as well as consequences of its pervasiveness in our daily lives. The event will feature leading keynote speakers and expert panels on a wide variety of pressing issues, including impacts on security, surveillance and governance.

When: Thursday, June 22 to Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton University
Info: Participant registration is required. The full event program, including event times and room locations, can be found online.

Media are invited to attend the event.

The conference will address key questions such as how society can maintain data autonomy and methods to mobilize data for the common good. Other timely topics include smart cities, global finance trends and analytics, and how data affects our lives in areas of law, privacy.

Keynote addresses include:

  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Reconciliation, presented by Gwen Philipps, director of Corporate Services and Governance Transition, Ktunaxa Nation and BC First Nations Data Governance Champion.
  • Profession, Piecework, PR or Propaganda? Futures of Journalism in an Era of Automation, presented by Frank Pasquale (University of Maryland), author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information.
  • Knowledge Infrastructures Under Siege: Environmental Data Systems as Memory, Truce, and Target, presented by Paul Edwards (University of Michigan), author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming.
  • Redefining Citizenship: Toward Socio-Technical Theory of Agency in Datafied Societies, presented by Stefania Milan (University of Amsterdam), author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change.



Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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