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Friday, November 8

5:00pm PST

Education Today
Common Core Standards, Proficiency, High Stakes Testing...what's going on in education today? Is our education system really that bad? Are today's students dumber? Discussion by people who know what they're talking about.

Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST

6:00pm PST

Write Your Own Constitution Workshop
Bring your laptop. The colony ship has landed and the settlers have disembarked. Or the revolution has succeeded, the flames of the palace dying, the tyrant`s family fled to exile (or worse) and gunfire in the streets becoming sparse and the taverns are en fete. Now what? Here`s your chance to be a Founder of the Nation: write your own Constitution of laws. How would you choose to govern and be governed?

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST

7:00pm PST

Anachronistic Morality in Fiction
Does the audience really need to see our ethos portrayed by the Romans?

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Saturday, November 9

10:00am PST

Book Burning
Should you never burn books because of a moral principle, or is it appropriate as a form of protest or to protect people from certain kinds of information? What if it`s a religious text? The history and modern context of a controversial, often inflammatory (sorry) subject.

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PST

4:00pm PST

Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change
Many writers have put their ideals into their writing. Some have even tried to get people to follow those ideas.

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

6:00pm PST

Are You a Good Emperor or a Bad Emperor
Authoritarian governments in fiction.

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST

7:00pm PST

Decline and Fall
At what point does society stop being civilized?

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Sunday, November 10

12:00pm PST

If it Matters to Oregonians; it's in a Tweet
Is traditional media dead and do we want it to be?

Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST