Growing Up Untethered
Oregon & SW Washington is pleased to announce our Fall 2018 Chapter Meeting, with Julie Albright, Ph.D. keynote address ‘Growing Up Untethered’ and chapter social.
This talk brings the audience into the transitional world we find ourselves in this historical moment - how young people are hyper-attached to digital technologies, which Dr. Albright calls “coming untethered,” and how that changes everything. Infants are now acquiring digital skills before they learn to speak, and teens say they are online “almost constantly,” with many texting throughout the night. What impacts is this kind of early and pervasive 24/7 device connectivity having on younger users? What are the enabling and disabling factors? This talk will take a hard look at the connected lives of our digital natives – your kids, grandkids, or even employees of the future – and what challenges they face growing up digital, and how that will impact us all.
Julie Albright, Ph.D, Biography
As a digital sociologist, Dr. Julie Albright works at the intersection of behavior and technology. Dr. Albright’s insights have made her a sought-after speaker worldwide by Fortune 500 companies including IBM Global, SAP, Oncor, Distributech, DARPA, CS Week, Society for Petroleum Engineers, Data Center Dynamics, and many others.
Dr. Albright is a Lecturer in the USC Applied Psychology Masters Program, teaching courses on the psychology of interactive technologies and in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering teaching Sustainable Infrastructure courses. She is the former Managing Director of the USC Energy Institute, alongside Executive Director Don Paul, former CTO of Chevron. Dr. Albright was one of four principal investigators on a $121 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project, funded by the Dept. of Energy. The project explored energy, behavior and digital technologies, and incorporated many key aspects of IoT, including electric vehicles.
Dr. Albright has appeared as a noted expert in every type of media, from radio to TV to magazines and the web, including the Today Show, CNN, The Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, MSNBC, NPR Radio and many others. Her book - Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream is forthcoming from Prometheus Books, distributed by Penguin Random House.
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