South & North America
Attendees experiencing EPIC2020 from this region are called Parkes. This Australian place name evokes our conference theme scale:Learn about Parkes
The most famous use of the Dish was a contract to NASA to relay both audio and video signals during the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969, allowing over 600 million television viewers worldwide to watch the crew take the first ever moonwalk.
Parkes contemplates the people, places, and systems that created a monumental, global experience. What new narratives of the earth, technology, and humanity were catalyzed? What social and technical systems are forging new visions of progress at scale in the 21st century?
Programming will run around the clock, and to give you the most flexibility, you’re welcome to attend any of it. But here is the schedule designed for Parkes time zones. In the coming months we’ll provide times and content details so you can build the schedule that works for you.
Week 1: Learning & Networking
|Oct 19||Oct 20||Oct 21||Oct 22||Oct 23|
|Pangaea Tours||Pangaea Tours||Sponsor Exhibition||Social Events||Graduate Colloquium|
|Tutorials*: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 6A-1, 15A||Tutorials*: 2B, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A-1, 13A, 16A||Tutorials*: 1B, 3B, 5A||Tutorials*: 6A-2, 12B, 14A, 17B||Tutorial*: 11A-2|
*Pre-register for tutorials during or after conference registration. Space is limited.
Week 2: Main Program
|Oct 24||Oct 25||Oct 26||Oct 27||Oct 28|
|Opening Session||International Socials||International Socials||Panel||Cohort Activities|
|Opening Social||Cohort Activities||Sessions:
• Transcending Time & Space
• Dissent at Scale
|Keynote: Genevieve Bell||Sessions:
• Agency, Capacity & Scale
• Scaling Research
|International Socials||Keynote: Ashwini Asokan|
• Trees & Forests
• Impact at Human Scale
• Isolation & Connection
• Challenging Bigger, Faster, Easier, Broader
|Session: Humanizing Scale||Session:
• Empathy Writ Small & Large
• Built to Scale
|Keynote: Bruce Pascoe||Cohort Activities|
• Post-human Scale
• Scaling Ethnography