8:30–9 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

9-9:30 a.m.
Symposium Opening Remarks
Dr. Steve Harmon, executive director of C21U
Dr. Nelson Baker, interim dean of the Division of Lifetime Learning

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Dr. David Joyner
From Panic to Promise: Embracing Conversational AI in Education
Exploring the initial concerns of educators over generative AI’s impact on assessments, the author of the upcoming publication “A Teacher’s Guide to Conversational AI: Enhancing Assessment, Instruction, and Curriculum with Chatbots” discusses how generative AI can empower learners and offer invaluable support to teachers.

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Break and Poster Exhibition

10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Panel: Dr. Ida M. Yoshinaga, Dr. Lisa Yaszek, Prof. Mark J. Leibert
Artificial Imagination: AI in Sci-Fi, Cinema, and Fine Art
The panel will focus on AI in pop culture, identifying its roots in turn-of-the-century scientific and social change and storytelling, its use in speculative/fantastic genre fiction and screenwriting, and the ethics and creative potential when producing original visual and musical artifacts.

12-12:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Poster Exhibition