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Thrival: LIFE.CODE Summit

  • Phipps Conservatory 1 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 United States (map)

Join us in Pittsburgh on September 19-21, 2018 for the sixth annual Thrival Festival, where we will continue to explore "Humans X Tech" — the evolving relationship between humans and technology — through this year's theme: LIFE.CODE.

This unique conference experience will take place across multiple historic sites in Pittsburgh, drawing on the city's strengths in automated systems, advanced manufacturing, the visual arts, robotics, and life sciences, to convene cross-sector dialogue around the impact that these fast-developing technolgies will have on society, business, and culture.

9:00am-11:40pm | Morning Plenaries, Presentations & Workshops
- LIFE.CODE: What Makes Us Human? [Keynote]
- Automation Nation: Tech Transformations in Every Industry [Panel]
- Data Dilemmas: Why You Should Care About Biases, Privacy, and Trust [Panel]
- Body Hacks: The Ethics and Implications of Human Augmentation [Panel]
- Return on Experience: Using Data to Generate Results-Driven Creative [Presentation]
- Building Worlds with Language [Presentation]
- Massively Multiplayer Media: Life Code for Future Play [Presentation]
- AI Ethics & Ecosystem Workshop with Accel.AI & PART [Workshop]
11:40am-1:00pm | Lunch Reception & VIP Roundtables
1:00pm-4:30pm | Afternoon Plenaries, Debates, Firesides & Workshops
- Architectural Intelligence: Design Principles for Inclusive Smart Cities [Panel]
- AI for Good: UN Strategies for Sustainable Development through Technology [Panel]
- Tech Audit: Who's Paying for Technology Disruption [Panel]
- Beyond Borders: Global Innovation Ecosystems in the Fourth Industrial Revolution [Panel]
- Brave New You: How Would You Use a Robotic Avatar of Yourself? [Presentation]
- Inventing Experiences: Meet Thrival's Featured Artists [Presentation]
- Ready or Not: Are We Equipping Students with the Skills of the Future? [Presentation]
- The Age of Immortality: Is it Ethical to Live Forever? [Presentation]
- Policy Hack with Dell Technologies [Workshop]
- Moonshot Workshop with XPRIZE [Workshop]
4:30pm-5:30pm | Post-Summit Happy Hour

Thursday, 9/20 @ Carnegie Museum of Art
5:00-6:00pm | VIP Reception
6:00-8:00pm | Keynotes in Carnegie Music Hall
- With John Battelle, CEO of NewCo & Founding Editor of WIRED
- Speakers to be announced
6:00-8:00pm | LIFE.CODE Interactive Experience, in Partnership with CMOA Third Thursdays
- Over a dozen art installations, art presentations, live performances, and exhibits
- A variety of technology demostrations
- Featured silent disco dance experience

Earlier Event: September 19
C&S: Python Packaging and Distribution Panel
Later Event: September 20
PITT Innovates Open