November 10, 2017 at the
DoubleTree by Hilton, Binghamton, N.Y.
Register for the conference!
Registration deadline: Oct. 27
CHALLENGING BIASES & ELIMINATING THE ECHO
Student Affairs Conference
In the wake of a contentious election season and as more and more Americans turn to the internet — and specifically social media — as a primary source for news, concerns about "fake news" abound. But are there other issues with how we choose to interact with (or avoid) certain streams of information, groups of people or schools of thought? How much of this informational echo chamber is created by algorithms and technology, and how much is self-imposed? Are there groups that we specifically, as Student Affairs professionals, are guilty of overlooking?
This conference presents an opportunity for Student Affairs professionals of all experience levels to commit to identifying and challenging our own biases, while developing ways to eliminate echo chambers in our lives and institutions and helping students do the same.