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CPGCE – 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Dinner
The 2015 CPGCE AGM will be held at Fort Calgary, 750 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 5E1 on Saturday 24th January, 2015.
There will be a meet & greet starting at 6:00pm, the AGM will follow at 6:30pm and a Buffet Dinner including wine at the tables starts at 7:00pm.
After dinner there will be a talk by Dr. Thomas P. Keenan on "Technocreep", how technology is becoming creepy in hidden ways.
Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP
Educator, Author and Public Speaker
Tom Keenan combines a deep technical knowledge with lively insights into the social and cultural aspects of technology. He is eager to apply his knowledge and wisdom help build a smart society where we can reap the amazing benefits of technology while also understanding its accompanying risks.
At Columbia University, he received BA, M.Sc., MA and Ed.D. degrees in Philosophy, Mathematics, Engineering and Education. Currently he is a popular professor of Environmental Design and Computer Science at the University of Calgary, a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Tom was involved in drafting the country’s inaugural computer crime legislation.
Author of numerous academic papers, book chapters, presentations and articles, Tom is a recipient of numerous honors such as Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Paul Harris Fellow, a Canadian Science Writers Association Award, the Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, and Educator of the Year from Phi Delta Kappa. His effectiveness in bringing science and technology knowledge to the public made him the individual winner of the $10,000 NSERC Award for Science Promotion in 2012.
Tom’s prolific work in the media ranges from being a contributor in numerous publications and regular guests on a number of radio and TV programs. In fact he has been interviewed over 200 times in 2014 on his latest book, Technocreep (www.technocreep.com) which dissects how technology is becoming creepy in hidden ways that are difficult for most people to understand. It has recently appeared in the top ten on Amazon.ca in categories including Civil Rights and Liberties, Technology & Society, and Social Aspects of Technology.
After his speech, Tom will have his highly sought after book Technocreep available for sale which he will also sign.
The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers (CPGCE) is a multi-disciplinary group of members of the UK Engineering Institutions: ICE, IET, IMechE and IStructE, who reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
CPGCE has been actively arranging technical events for many years bringing together industry experts to get an update on projects, challenges, and opportunities. These events provide an excellent networking opportunity for professionals in a relaxed setting.
A cordial welcome to the Members of our sponsoring Institutions who have recently arrived in the Canadian Prairies.