Spring 2019 IPaT Thursday Think Tank Schedule

Spring 2019 IPaT Thursday Think Tank Schedule

January 14, 2019
The IPaT Thursday Think Tank is a weekly gathering of the IPaT community to brainstorm about research and stay informed about the work that everyone is doing. It's an informal gathering where the moderator kicks off the weekly topic but everyone is encouraged to join the discussion.

Networking begins at 3:30 pm and the discussion starts at 3:45 pm at IPaT, Centergy Building, Suite 600, 75 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. Here's a look at the topics and schedule for Spring 2019:

January 17
Beth's Trend Report


Moderator:
Beth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology

We'll kick off the new year with Beth's trend report, a discussion of what is on the horizon for research initiatives and funding for 2019. Beth will share updates from Washington briefings (conveniently gathered before the partial government shutdown) and from recent conversations with partners. We encourage updates and thoughts from the IPaT community as we talk together about the path forward for our research community.


January 24
MCI Empowerment Center

Moderators:
Jennifer DuBose, Associate Director, SimTigrate Design Lab
Brad Fain, Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Brian Jones, Director, Aware Home
Herb Velasquez, Professor, School of Industrial Design
Craig Zimring, Director, SimTigrate Design Lab


January 31
(There will not be a Think Tank discussion this week; please join us instead for the IPaT Town Hall and Networking Reception


February 7
Wearable Technology

Moderator:
Clint Zeagler, Research Scientist, Interactive Media Technology Center


February 14
Virtual Reality Manufacturing Workplace

Moderators:
Christopher Le Dantec, Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Thomas Kurfess, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering


February 21 - March 7
TBD



March 14
Podcast Listening Party: How the Driverless Car Revolution May (Really) Change Your Life


Moderators:
Debra Lam, Managing Director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Tech
Kate Sweeney, Host, What's Next ATL podcast 


March 21
(There will not be a Think Tank discussion this week)


March 28
TBD


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