2019 Program

 SESSION 1 in Room HA009

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level

NB Please move out of, between and into sessions quietly ☺

Chair Ms Jamela Camat

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 Transhumanism and the Gospel by Mr Chris Christiansen from ACTS Seminary
09.55-10.25 Using the Film Get Out for an Ethical Discussion on Transhumanism by Mr Christ Christiansen from Acts Seminary
10.25-10.45 Break
10.45-12.00 Plenary Session in the Tegler “On Remembering What Technology is For” by Dr Craig Gay
12.00-01.30 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.30-02.00 An Examination of Online Religion by Dr Nomagugu Bobo from Zimbabwe Open University
02.10-02.40 Technology and Social Media in Filipino Megachurches by Mr Joel Agpalo Tejedo from Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
02.40-02.50 Break
02.50-03.20 E3Ti: The Ethics, Equity, and Exponential Technology Initiative by Dr Loye Ashton from Tougaloo College in Mississippi
03.30-04.00  A Christian Anthropological Inquiry into the Star Trek Universe by Ms Jamela Camat from Newman Theological College
04.00-04.10 Break
04.10-05.10 CUE Machine Learning and AI Panel Discussion on “AI and Consciousness” in the Tegler
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.15-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 2 in Room HA010

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level

NB Please move out of, between and into sessions quietly

Chair Ms Erin Archer

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 Is it Possible for Artificial Intelligence to Have Souls? by Ms Erin Archer from Concordia University of Edmonton
09.55-10.25  ‘Are You Satisfied With Our Product?’: The Deception of Technology in Blade Runner 2049 by Ms Sarah Cameron from Taylor Seminary
10.25-10.45 Break
10.45-12.00 Plenary Session in the Tegler “On Remembering What Technology is For” by Dr Craig Gay
12.00-01.30 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.30-02.00 Techno-Tower Theology in Science Fiction by Dr Bill Anderson from Concordia University of Edmonton
02.10-02.40 Will Androids Need Salvation? by Dr Jonathan Strand from Concordia University of Edmonton
02.40-02.50 Break
02.50-03.20 There Is No Ejection Seat! (And God Won’t Get You One, Either) Together We Must Learn to Fly by Rev Darren Dressler from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
03.30-04.00  Sergius Bulgakov’s Critique of N.F. Fedorov’s Technologized Resurrection by Dr Travis Dumsday from Concordia University of Edmonton
04.00-04.10 Break
04.10-05.10 CUE Machine Learning and AI Panel Discussion on “AI and Consciousness” in the Tegler
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.15-07.30 Food and Fun!

 

SESSION 3 in HA019

NB All drinks and snacks for breaks are in the Hallways of the Hole Academic Centre Lower Level

NB Please move out of, between and into sessions quietly

Chair Dr Travis Dumsday

08.45-09.15 Breakfast Snack
09.15-09.45 Testing the Spirits in Kurzweil’s Spiritual Machines by Dr Grant Poettcker from Briercrest College and Seminary
09.55-10.25 On Mysticism and Technology: Truth and Eros in Heidegger and Plato by Mr Aaron Piel from Briercrest College and Seminary
10.25-10.45 Break
10.45-12.00 Plenary Session in the Tegler “On Remembering What Technology is For” by Dr Craig Gay
12.00-01.30 LUNCH in the CUE Cafe
01.30-02.00 Online Religion: A Comparative Study of Four Religions by Dr Mark Loo from Concordia University of Edmonton
02.10-02.40 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
02.40-02.50 Break
02.50-03.20 Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
03.30-04.00  Concurrent Sessions in the Lower Level of the Hole Academic Centre
04.00-04.10 Break
04.10-05.10 CUE Machine Learning and AI Panel Discussion on “AI and Consciousness” in the Tegler
BANQUET in the Tegler Student Centre
05.15-07.30 Food and Fun!


CANADIAN CENTRE FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

Executive Committee

Director Dr Bill Anderson
Education Dr Brent Bradford
Fine Arts Dr Joy Berg

Management Dr Mark Loo
Religious Studies & Philosophy Dr Travis Dumsday
Sciences Dr Zoltan Berkes
Social Sciences Mr Oliver Franke

Special Thank Yous
Director’s Research Assistant Sarah Cameron
CUE Machine Learning & AI Mike Wade
IT Support Ed Boras
Tech Support Bac Kieu
Andrew Sterne Director of Security
Conference Services Colette Storms
Catering Bailie at Aramark
Bookstore Support Dorota Jakobs
Banquet Pianist Joanna Wittmeier