- October 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Some of you will remember AT&T’s “Reach out and touch someone” campaign from the 1960s and 1970s. The meaning behind it was clear: Technology, in their case, telephony, can help us stay connected to one another, even over great distances.
Today, that’s still true, perhaps even more so—look how communication and collaboration applications have taken over our lives during the COVID pandemic. But it goes far beyond that: digital technologies have become so pervasive, so inextricably intertwined in our lives, that we sometimes feel as if we can’t function, as humans, without them.
Let’s be clear: digital technologies are important, and we need them. But let’s also remember that these tools were created to enhance our humanity, not the other way around. In this presentation, Dr. Steven Shepard will offer a provocative view of our relationship with technology and how we can get the most from it—without losing that most important thing of all: that which makes us human.
Join the WTA for our Annual “Mini” Tech Conference! Details below:
When: October 15th, 2020
Where: Brookfield Conference Center & Live Zoom Feed
Kickoff: Eric Printz – President of WTA 1:00pm
Keynote: Steven Shepard 1:05pm – “Staying Human in our Virtual World”
Speaker: Amanda Daering 2:30pm – “Resilience in the Workplace”
Special Guest 3:30pm
Executive Panel with Moderator 4:00pm
Networking 5 – 7pm