Today’s world is moving rapidly and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. But there is a deeper conversation we need to have: How are changes in information affecting our communities and our democracy?

With the Future of Information series, we started a new conversation about data privacy, media manipulation, artificial intelligence, and the future of community access to information.

Reliable sources of community information are critical for an informed and engaged society. The Future of Information series is connecting national leaders in data and information science, first amendment policy and law, educational policy and information, and other topics with local residents who are concerned about how changes in information are impacting their communities and democracy.

Join others who are thinking and taking action on community information in our online discussion forum and on Twitter with #FutureOfInfo.

Speakers and Resources

Learn more about our speakers and join the online conversation.

Here’s what people are saying about The Future of Information

“I think it’s very important to understand the forces that can influence the media we consume and what impact that has on us as consumers.”

 

“It’s really eye opening on a subject I didn’t know very much about!”

 

“It made me more conscious of the way I consume media. I’m considering ways to increase my exposure to journalists and civil servants to build trust not only for me, but within my group of friends.”

“This topic is important and necessary since it can be a key element in improving society or it can be corruptly used for propaganda…”

 

“We cannot make the correct decisions about how we would like to proceed in the future if we aren’t accurately informed about our present.”

 

“Our country is divided. It’s imperative that many of us try to build bridges over the divides.”

Questions? Feel free to contact

Melissa Smiley

Special Assistant to the President and Strategy Officer

313.961.6675 futureofinfo@cfsem.org