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Socrates Japan 2019 – Chiba

Held in partnership with the Aspen Institute – Japan, the Socrates Chiba Seminar will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2019. Socrates international seminars include three seminar sessions, program meals, and local excursions/tours. Seminar tuition is $3,000, which includes lodging, materials, meals, and an excursion in Chiba. Tuition does not include travel.

How Technology is Changing the Way We Think, Relate, and Live

Digital technology has become embedded into our lives, impacting how we think and remember, mediating our relationships and how we connect, communicate, and interact with each other.  It is also having a profound impact on how we live, work, and play. Do our devices enlighten us or create an unhealthy dependence? Are Google, Facebook, and Instagram making us collectively more informed or distracted? What will be the overall effect on Millennials and the legacy of their generation? Are there grounds for optimism or is there an urgent need to wake up to how this tech tidal wave is overwhelming our lives and institutions? This seminar will explore the way our brains and relationships are being re-wired in the digital age, and the impact these fundamental changes are having on the future of work and how we make a living.

Stephen BalkamModerated by Stephen Balkam, the Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. 

Event information
Fri May 31, 2019 - Sun Jun 2, 2019
Kazusa Arc
Kazusa-Kamatari 2-3-9
Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan