SYMPOSIA & SPECIAL PROGRAMS ARCHIVES
1993 - 2001

2001
Voice Technology
The General Magic and Dialogic Symposium: "The Liberation of Information: Voice Technology and the Changing Sound of Business"

How has the voice-technology industry affected productivity and communication in the world of business,what are the challenges and how are they being met? Participants were leaders from the vanguard of the industry, both creators and users. During this two-day meeting at the Meridian House in Washington, D.C. everyone agreed that, in the upcoming generation of voice applications, customers needs must shape interactions rather than cost concerns.

2000
Loyalties
The eLoyalty Symposium:
"21st Century Loyalties: Trust, Commitment and Personal Identity in the Information Age"

How has the concept of loyalty changed
in an age of growing internet-facilitated global interconnectivity and interaction? Recipients of the year 2000 eLoyalty Leadership Award and thirty senior information technology users, executives, and opinion leaders gathered to discuss this question at a two-day symposium held at the Cosmos Club and the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC.

1999
Transportation & Energy
The Department of Energy Symposium

What has it taken to bring forth an alternative to the internal combustion engine for the 21st century? As fuel cell vehicles make their appearance on streets around the world, a small group of senior automotive executives came together in Washington DC to reflect, for the historical record, on how the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PGNV) project has evolved.

Human Relationships
The Technology Solutions Loyalty Symposium: "The Loyalty Proposition"

At first glance, it might seem that
information technology would be a force to tear down old product and corporate loyalties. In an age when the competitive product is just a mouse click away, is it
possible to nurture the product loyalties that make the lives of both businesses and consumers more efficient? To get the answers to questions such as that the Program convened a group of business leaders in Washington DC on May 7, 1999.

Manufacturing
The SGI Manufacturing Symposium: "Information Technology and a New Generation of Vehicles"

Once the paragon of the Industrial Age,
transportation companies have turned
themselves into leaders of the Information Age as well. Automobile companies routinely design every aspect of a car electronically, using high- resolution displays rather than clay models. How is the presence of this new information technology changing the whole way these companies think about their products, and how they will shape their companies in the years to come? To make sure that the answers to questions such as these are being captured for the historical record, a group of the leaders in vehicle design was convened in Washington DC on April 13, 1999.

Partnership
"Gene Medicine: Using the Map"

In conjunction with the National Foundation for Cancer Research, the Industrial Investment Council, and hosted by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany the Program convened some of the leading scientists and researchers from around the world to discuss the advances in gene diagnostics, gene therapy, gene medicine and pharmocogenomics. Global leaders of the international Human Genome Project met in Washington DC to compare notes on rapidly accelerating advances.

1998
Education
The Toshiba America Information Systems Information Technology Education Symposium: "From School to Work: Shaping
the Journey"

This symposium illuminated critical
issues in the discussion on how educators respond to 21st century demands and
how well they embraced the new tools
of technology to teach K-12 students.

Medicine
The Hoffmann-La Roche Symposium on Technology and Medicine "Parallel Revolutions o Improving Health Care management & Quality in the Information Age"

The 1997 Medical symposium brought
together distinguished representatives from all branches of medicine to evaluate recent advances in medical technology and to
discuss how this new technology could best be used to further the goals of high quality, cost effective health care.

1997
Education
The Toshiba America Information Systems Information Technology Education Symposium: "Knowledge in Motion: New Tools for Teachers in the Information Age"

The 1997 education symposium highlights some of the new opportunities and experiences that information technology has afforded us. The event took place at the National Museum of America History and explored ways for improving educational access to technology, evaluating educational content available on the Internet and improving communication between home, school and the community.

1996
Education
The Zenith Data Systems Computerworld Smithsonian Education Symposium: "Learning to Achieve Excellence in the Information Age"

As information technology enriches the
learning experience the way educators teach and students learn is changing. The 1996 symposium explored opportunities made possible by networked learning
environments, instant access to expanding information and an increased level of
communication.

1995
Medicine
The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS) Howard A Paul Symposium on Technology and Medicine:
"Mapping the Agenda for Healthcare: The New Frontiers"

The goal of the Symposium was to gather, define, disseminate, and deliver information on today's cataclysmic revolution in the practice of medicine--a revolution driven by new technologies, specifically information technologies--to a still coalescing health care community. The speed with which new developments and protocols are communicated, the collapsing of space and time facilitated by computer networking and the increasing accessibility of vast pools of information containing the wisdom, insights and experiences of thousands of physicians worldwide, is right now tearing down the walls that once separated physician from physician, and patients from the best health care available anywhere in the world at any given time.


Education
The Zenith Data Systems Education Symposium: "Passion to Create - Power to Inspire: The Learning Revolution"

The symposium showcased and explored resources on the Internet and other networks and explored ways in which these resources were changing the landscape of learning. Among the issues discussed were home learning, models for new relationships between teachers and students and the escalating importance of sharing each innovation in education.

1994
Medicine
The Integrated Surgical Systems Howard A Paul Symposium on Technology and Medicine: "The Promise of Technology: Better Care and Lower Costs in the New Healthcare Environment"

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
moderated the second annual Medical Symposium Distinguished doctors, researchers, hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, Wall Street Financiers, ethicists and journalists contributed their time to the ongoing debate about how best to use the power of technology to address difficult issues in healthcare.

Education
"Building New Communities of Learning: Bringing the World to the Classroom and Bringing the Classroom to the World"

The symposium focused on three topics. Using technology to bridge gaps between learning inside and outside the classroom; the current state of Information Technology and its potential impact on education; shifting roles of studentand teacher as computers and related technologies become tools for education.

1993
Medicine
The Integrated Surgical Systems Howard A Paul Symposium on Technology and Medicine

The Symposia on Technology and Medicine honor the memory of Howard A. Paul, founder of ISS and visionary in the application of technology in medical practice.

Education
The first Computerworld Smithsonian Education Symposium was moderated by Alice Wolfe; the former mayor of Cambridge and the keynote address was delivered by Senator Jeff Bingaman Jr. (D-NM). The discussions and demonstrations were devoted to both
networks and networking; both technical and human; to the resources available to educators at that time; the alternatives
for the foreseeable future, their educational relevance to the workplace, and the costs, burdens and economic implications of it all.