Seminar: Launch of the KU Leuven Digital Society Institute (DigiSoc)

On Tuesday 26 October 2021 the KU Leuven Digital Society Institute (DigiSoc) will hold their official launch event. DigiSoc’s mission is to define a solid path towards a positive digital future by understanding, designing, developing and critically reflecting on (new) interactions between people and digitally driven technology. DigiSoc aims to support and encourage excellent research and education as well as create impact on real-life applications and for diverse stakeholder groups. Its envisioned outcome is an inclusive digital society based on responsible, ethical and sustainable (use of) technologies. 

The launch will be a hybrid event taking place from 16:00 – 19:00 CET both on location at the Thermotechnisch Instituut in Heverlee (Leuven, Belgium) and online 

The program, including the list of speakers and topics, is as follows: 

15:30 – 16:00 Welcome and registration 

16:00 – 16:10 Introduction – Bieke Zaman (DigiSoc) 

16:10 – 16:30 A citizen-driven ecosystem for personal health data – Jef Hooyberghs (VITO, BE) 

16:30 – 16:50 Optimising the challenges of digital technology for learning – Diana Laurillard (UCL, UK) 

16:50 – 17:00 Break 

17:00 – 17:20 Governing public values in European digital societies – José van Dijck (University of Utrecht, NL) 

17:20 – 17:40 Interdisciplinarity, Infrastructuring, and the Future of Digital Experiences – Elizabeth Churchill (Google, US) 

17:40 – 17:50 Introduction to poster session Videos 

17:50 – 18:20 Poster session + start reception 

18:20 – 19:00 Reception and networking 

Moderator: David Geerts (DigiSoc) 

To register for either the on-site or online event, please visit the following page: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-event-digisoc-tickets-182495387617 

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