Wed 23 May 5 — 7pm
Wed 23 May 5 — 7pm
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How does technology and our attitudes towards it help or hinder our teenagers? How can we as parents, educators and IT industry professionals help promote the positives of new and emerging technologies, whether it be in their pockets, in their classrooms or in their future career direction?
There are concerns that tech is not always good for the world or for us as individuals. In particular, there has been plenty of discussion about side effects, such as cyber bullying and lack of concentration. Let’s flip the conversation on the head here and focus on the positive. What can we do as adults, educators, students and parents to understand the digitally-native world our children inhabit? When we seek to understand, encourage and support their journey into adulthood we must also embrace the influence that technology has in their lives, now and in the future. And, more importantly, when we accentuate the positive then we will also be able to identify, promote and embrace technology that is good for our world and our future too.
Our MC for the event is Dan Bain
Dan Bain is the Artistic Director of The Court Jesters and has worked as an improviser, actor, motivational speaker, street performer, theatre director and stand-up comedian since graduating from CircoArts, the New Zealand circus training school, in 2001. He is also the Associate Director of the Court Theatre and is responsible for the theatre’s alternative studio space, The Forge, and The Court's Children’s Theatre Programme.
Covering a rich range of experiences, from teachers to students and IT professionals, our panellists will share with you their perspectives on how technology can be used in a positive way for the future.
Come and join us for a lively panel discussion, followed by light refreshments @ ARA, 130 Madras Street, Ground floor, Imagitech Theatre, A134.
The venue is courtesy of ARA - thank you ARA for hosting this event!
Brought to you by IWiL @ Datacom (Inspiring Women in Leadership)