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Future-Proofing Our Technological Society Takes About 19-21 Years (and here’s how you do it)

May 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm UTC+0

$CA20 - $CA25

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Have you had that talk with your kids? No, not THAT talk – the one about math being important? Well, it is – for more reasons than you might imagine.

We’ve known for a decade that our supply of properly-educated information processing professionals is declining, but the demand for them is increasing. We’re going to reach a tipping point where it becomes impossible to move forward with technology because of the weight of maintaining the existing base of equipment and systems. With Baby Boomers entering retirement, the IT world is set to become a different place.

What can we do to help stanch the flow? We need to reach out – to our children, our young relatives, our friends’ kids – and engage them in activities that will support them in making a career in information processing a desirable option. In this talk, I will introduce ideas, activities and technologies that you can use to engage the minds of children in a wide age range, and learn some new things yourself as you do it.

Remember, they won’t enter a program until they’re 18 years old, and the earliest they’ll graduate is 19 . . . we have to start building now if we want to be future-proof.

Tickets: Students & Members $20.00 / Non-Members $25.00

To register, contact Darren MacDonald at cipspei.event.reg@gmail.com or call 368-5669.

Registrations (and cancellations) will be accepted until 11:00am Tuesday, May 17th Note: Persons registered at the deadline will be invoiced, even if they do NOT attend the event.

We would ask that you please pass this invitation along to your coworkers, colleagues, and anyone that would find this topic of interest.

 

Details

Date:
May 19, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Cost:
$CA20 - $CA25
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1619909968329765/

Organizer

CIPS PEI
Email:
cipspei.event.reg@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.cips.ca/

Venue

Rodd Charlottetown
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4 Canada
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Phone:
(902) 894-7371

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