Technology, Mind, and Society Showcase

Event Start Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:00 am

Event End Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:59 pm

Location: Virtual

Sponsor: American Psychological Association

You are cordially invited to join thousands of your peers virtually next month as APA brings together scientists, applied practitioners, IT executives, students, policymakers and industry leaders. The Technology, Mind, and Society Showcase will examine how psychological science can inform the development and adaptive use of new technologies that affect people’s lives.


We are honored to announce a lineup including the following keynote presentations:

Thursday, November 12

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, Northeastern University
A Population Approach to Affective Science

Rosalind Picard, ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advances in Affect Recognition Technology

Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD and Rosalind Picard ScD
A Conversation on Emotion Recognition Software

Safiya Noble, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Friday, November 13

Maja Matarić, PhD, University of Southern California
The Promise of Socially Assistive Robots for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jeremy Bailenson, PhD, Stanford University
From Avatars to Zoom Fatigue

Juan E. Gilbert, PhD, University of Florida
Innovating Technology into Society: From Elections to Safe Traffic Stops

New this year, APA and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science are hosting two sessions of the highly popular training Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method. This training will help scientists to engage and inspire diverse audiences and communicate their work more effectively to others. Two sessions of this online training will be offered on November 10. Reserve your spot today.

Registration for the TMS Showcase is not required to participate in this online training.

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