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Comcast to Host Connecticut Forum on Big Tech

The Connecticut Forum will examine key questions about technology today, tomorrow, and in the days ahead at its second Forum of the season, Big Tech: What is the future we’re building?, hosted by Comcast, on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30PM at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.

Featured panelists include Jaron Lanier, tech visionary and virtual reality pioneer, Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and digital culture expert, and Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of WIRED. The Forum will be moderated by John Dankosky, executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, before a live audience of 2,800.

Our expert panel will engage in a live, unscripted conversation about the new technologies revolutionizing our world, the ethical questions we should be asking regarding data, privacy, and online safety, and the impacts of technology on our brains and interpersonal relationships.

A Tech Showcase, sponsored by the Department of Economic and Community Development and MetroHartford Alliance, will highlight CT tech innovators in The Bushnell lobbies on Forum night.

Tickets are $25-$110 and are currently available at or 860.509.0909.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these tech visionaries to our stage. They look beyond the latest and greatest gadgets, to the heart of what technology means for our society,” said Doris Sugarman, executive director of The Connecticut Forum. “Each panelist approaches technology from a very different perspective, which will no doubt make for a provocative, exciting and unforgettable evening.”

“As a global media and technology company, Comcast is proud to host the CT Forum’s BIG Tech discussion,” said Brian Ferney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Western New England Region.  “We’re excited to support this lively discussion on the technology of tomorrow, which is in line with our commitment to provide ground-breaking technology that offers our customers the connections and entertainment they love right to their homes or while on the go.”