Schedule: Saturday, April 6

Saturday’s symposium is an occasion for the campus community to come together to imagine Williams’ future. These TED-like talks follow the Williams Thinking model and will be videotaped for use later on the web. You may attend one, some, or all of the sessions, each of which will last approximately an hour. Please arrive early. The event will not be ticketed, and seating is limited.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 – Imagining Williams’ Future
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
8:30 a.m. Welcome Reception
9:00 – 10:10 a.m. How Will We Learn?

  • Satyan Devadoss, Associate Professor of Mathematics
    The Decline of Disciplines and the Renaissance Revival
  • Sophia Rosenfeld ’15
    Living as Learning: The Future of Experiential Education at Williams
  • Christina Olsen, Class of ’56 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art
  • The Porous Cube

10:30 – 11:40 a.m. What Will We Learn?

  • Jeannie Albrecht, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    It’s Not Easy Being Green (Yet)
  • Leslie Brown, Associate Professor of History
    Embracing Conflict and Change
  • Rick Spalding, College Chaplain
    Six Impossible Things before Breakfast
Noon – 1:10 p.m. Who Will We Be?

1:15 – 2:25 p.m. Lunch
2:30 – 3:40 p.m. What Difference Will We Make?

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jack Sawyer and Adam Falk: A Conversation

Special thanks to ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Archives & Special Collections, and the offices of College Relations, Dean of the Faculty, and Information Technology.