ISTeC Symposium returns to campus to talk about the future of technology.

Meagan Stackpool

The future of technology is coming to the Lory Student Center. 

The FutureVisions Symposium will be coming back to Colorado State University on Apr 13, 2018. The symposium will be held in the LSC Theatre from 1 to 5:30 p.m. This biennial conference features speeches on the future of the internet and technology, and their anticipated implications on society.


The sixth Biennial FutureVisions Symposium hosts academic and corporate speakers who are experts in the information and communication technology industry. Patrick Burns, vice president for Information Technology and Dean of Libraries will introduce nine speakers in total.

The conference will hold two Q&A sessions at 2:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. to allow students to interact with speakers. Speeches will last for 20 minutes, with the keynotes speech and the final speech lasting for 30 minutes.

1:00-1:10 Welcome from Dr. Patrick Burns, Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of Libraries. 

1:10-1:40 Lee Rainie, Director of Internet Research for Pew Research, Opening Keynote Session on The Future of the Internet 

2:40-3:00 Estee Beck, Ph.D., Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Texas – Arlington, on The Future of Psychometrics, the Internet and Society 

3:40-4:10 Ignite session on The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality with Alan Rudolph, Ph.D., VP for Research, CSU, and Paul Martin from HP and Will Wade from nVidia

4:10-4:30 Q & A With speakers

The speeches will cover a multitude of internet related topics. The future of the internet, Big Data, digital security and mapping, the internet and society, the internet and things and the future of virtual reality will all be discussed.

There will be a short reception following closing remarks at 4:40 pm in the Long Peaks Room that is welcome to all. 

Collegian reporter Meagan Stackpool can be reached at or Twitter @meaganstackpool.