2011 Symposia Series
Symposium on Digital Literacy for Women & Girls
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Chicago Tribune Building
435 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology, and involves both a working knowledge of current high-technology, as well as an understanding of how it can be used. In today's competitive workforce, how are women leveraging the opportunity to deal with the ongoing biases against science and technology education for women and girls? How has their proficiency worked for them in terms of economic empowerment, career advancement and personal and professional development? What more needs to be done to protect the future of successful women in this field? Join us for a discussion with top experts, educators and employers for a discussion on this issue which impacts our global economy.
Symposium Panel Descriptions:
Navigating the Digital Literacy Challenge for Girls
Recent incidents of cyber bullying have brought to light the need to inform young adults about digital citizenship and conduct. From using the Internet for credible research, to developing media to express themselves creatively (YouTube, Facebook, etc.), students need to be aware of the impact of their digital "life". As a result of this session, we will walk away with guidelines in how to ensure young girls today are utilizing our digital media resources to appropriately navigate school and home life.
Moderator: Alicia Haywood, Producer, Harpo Radio
Panelists: April McClain Delaney, Common Sense Media; Frank Gallagher, Cable in the Classroom; Jo Imeson, Girl Scouts, Inc; and Dr. Theresa Steinbach, DePaul Universy
Training Employees for Your Digital Demands
Today's media world requires adaptability and the drive to keep pace to the constantly changing digital workforce. Whether you are launching a new multi-media platform or reimagining your current marketing strategy to fit the latest gadget, your employees need access to the most current training. Hear how industry leaders are implementing successful training programs to ensure their companies' economic vitality.
Moderator: Rochelle Sandberg, VP Training and Sales Operation, Arbitron
Panelists: Carolyn Brandon, Whitworth Anayltics, LLC; Rosalind Hudnell, Intel; Steve Jones, University of Illinois-Chicago
The Next Big Thing in the Digital World
Learn from the top innovators in the digital world what is emerging today and what's just around the corner. Whether it is on your TV, radio, phone, tablet or something we don't even know about yet, we'll be talking about it. And we'll be sure to highlight how these new tools and technologies will help us to expand your digital literacy.
Moderator: Frank Gallagher, Cable in the Classroom
Panelists: Randa Minkarah, Senior Vice President of Revenue & Business Development, Fisher Communications; Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President & Director, Media Technology Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; and Lisa Weinstein, President, Global Digital and Search, Starcom MediaVest Group
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