A look into Our_Futures

Quest University hosts academic conference that is open to the public

If you have a hankering to consider some heady questions, this might just be the event for you.

Quest University is hosting its annual interdisciplinary, student-led, academic conference Our_Futures on Saturday, March 30.

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Academics and others at the top of their fields from far and wide will gather at the campus to consider questions based on the following topics: Our bodies, Our Minds; Our Cosmos, Our planet; Our communities, Our Experiences.

An expert keynote speaker will present on each topic.

This year's speakers include philosophy professor from Colorado College, Marion Hourdequin; CEO and co-founder of UrbanLogiq, Mark Masonsong; physics professor Robert Knop; philosopher John Russon; and scholar and scientist Bob Eisenman.

The hope is the general public will attend, not just academics, according to organizers, who are all Quest undergrad students.

"We discuss what is shaping our time and how the future looks taking this into perspective," said Rayan Abdulhadi, one of the students behind the event.

"We attempt to discuss answers to questions such as, What are the problems that arise out of our participation in communities both local and global? Who does democracy work for? How can we design economic models for a finite planet?... How do the elements of human experience intertwine with culture and societal apparatuses?'"

For more details and tickets go to ourfutures.co/.

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