AI Education Symposium


  • AI Education Symposium will be held at Western University’s Faculty of Education
    • 1137 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 1G7
    • 6:30 pm Friday May 31 to 4:00 pm Sunday June 2, 2024

Registration & Accommodation


Registration includes 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 2 receptions, coffee/snacks, + misc.


Ontario Hall Residence is adjacent to symposium venue + includes hot breakfast


Keynote Speakers

SHEILA JASANOFF, Harvard Kennedy School

AI and Democracy

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. A pioneer in her field, she has authored more than 130 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature, The Ethics of Invention, and Can Science Make Sense of Life? Her work explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies.

MARK DALEY, Western University

AI and Education

Mark Daley is Chief AI Officer at Western University and a respected leader in neural computation. He has served as vice-president at the world-renowned Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, supporting AI research and Canada’s AI strategy. He is also appointed as a faculty affiliate at The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and an associate scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute.

DANICA PAWLICK-POTTS, Western University

What Does Kinship Mean for AI?

Danica Pawlick-Potts is an Indigenous PhD Candidate and lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. Danica’s research explores how Indigenous knowledge and protocols including Indigenous data sovereignty can guide and enhance ethical frameworks for the development of algorithmic systems and data infrastructures. If she had to sum up her research agenda into one question it would be: how can we all (including AI—looking at you ChatGPT) be good kin to Indigenous peoples in our data practices?


DAY 1: Friday May 31, 2024
  • 6:30 pm – Registration
  • 7:30 pm – Keynote #1 (+ Q & A + Reception)
DAY 2: Saturday June 1, 2024
  • 8:30 am – Registration
  • 9:00 am – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:15 am – Overview of AI Education Working Groups
    • Working Group A: Applications & ethics
    • Working Group B: Indigenous Knowledges
    • Working Group C: Curriculum mapping
    • Working Group D: Research directions
  • 9:45 am – Working Groups
  • *** 12:00 pm – Lunch ***
  • 1:00 pm – Keynote #2 (+ Q & A)
  • 2:30 pm – Working Groups
  • 3:30 pm – Workshops Group preliminary reports and discussion
  • *** 6:00 pm – Symposium dinner ***
  • 7:30 pm – Keynote #3 (+ Q & A + Reception)
DAY 3: Sunday June 2, 2024
  • 9:00 am – Working Groups
  • *** 12:00 pm – Lunch ***
  • 1:00 pm – Working Groups
  • 2:30 pm – Working Group reports, discussion & next steps
  • 3:30 pm – Closing remarks