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Life Under Drones Symposium

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September 12, 2019

On September 18th and 19th, 2019, the Innovation Studies Program co-sponsored the Life Under Drones Symposium, which took place on the PLU campus and featured students, faculty, and an array of national experts on the subject.

Life Under Drones was the first of its kind: a gathering of leaders in scholarly, military, artistic, and technology industries who worked to assess the influence of drones on contemporary life. At its heart, the conference was about the practical and ethical consequences of an innovative form of technology that has dramatically changed the world.

Life Under Drones featured keynote presentations, panels, art installations, workshops, student research, film studies, and more as leaders from an array of diverse disciplines and industries came together to discuss the implications of drone technology in a rapidly changing society.

The Innovation Studies program was pleased to participate in a panel session on September 18 chaired by Dr. Michael Halvorson. Students from Halvorson and Mike Schleeter’s Innovation, Ethics, and Society course attended several sessions, and Innovation Studies hosted a reception the first evening in Ingram Hall.

To learn more about the symposium and the scholars who attended, please visit