The media landscape is shifting faster than ever - the past few years have seen the dramatic rise of streaming, while online news has become the primary place young people get their information. This shift has caused a range of new problems, making it more difficult for artists to get paid for their work, increasing the prevalence of false or misleading news, and threatening the ability of rigorous, established journalists to operate effectively. These problems are not going away - they are only growing in complex as emerging technologies become more sophisticated and available. But these technologies also usher in tremendous opportunity to transform media for the better - blockchain, AR, VR, and IoT all have the potential to improve the media landscape, empower individuals, democratizing information and creating more equitable payment models for artists. Join us to learn how innovative groups are using these new technologies to change media for the better.

We live in an increasingly digital world: the proliferation of smartphones and the increase in internet access has connected our globe and changed how we interact. This change has heralded innumerable benefits, but it has also created new challenges and raised complex questions. The rise of digitization has also seen the rise of extremism and polarization - the gap between the haves and have-nots has widened, and the current path forward does not necessarily address these fundamental truths. We are just beginning to understand how we are impacted by this data-driven, interconnected world. Join us to discuss how we can make sense of our digital age.