Since 2006, the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences has been bringing compelling speakers to the Okanagan to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country and our world. Over the years, they’ve hosted am impressive line-up of speakers including Jay Ingram, Wab Kinew, and Colonel Chris Hadfield.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is open to all UBC staff, faculty, and students, as well as to the general public. And thanks to the Irving K. Barber Endowment, which helps to fund the series, it’s free to attend.

The next distinguished speaker is Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired.

The story of how science and technology changes our lives is one of the most important in the world. And no one’s more equipped to tell it than Nicholas Thompson. As the editor-in-chief of Wired, he is the first person to know—and investigate—both the technological and ethical developments as they unfold in Silicon Valley.

From artificial intelligence to robotics, privacy to social media, ethics to war, and more, Thompson leads the news cycle. In this talk, The Wired Future, he champions the ways technology enhances our lives and makes our world a better place.

When: Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street)

Tickets are available online.

Be sure to check it out!