Category: DEEP 2018

Agenda 2018

There are two locations for DEEP 2018.

Friday will be at 205 Richmond St. West
Saturday will be at 49 McCaul St.

Detailed Agenda

Day 1: Friday, October 12, 2018 (205 Richmond Street West)

9:00 Registration (fifth floor)

10:00 Opening Remarks Plenary Session (room 510)

  • Jutta Treviranus, Professor and Director Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

10:30 Smart Cities Panel Plenary Session (Room 510)

  • John Willis, Design & Innovation in Public Services
  • Jutta Treviranus, Waterfront Toronto, Digital Strategy Advisory Panel
  • Alberto Leon-Garcia Discovery Project Cyber-Security
  • Camille Sailer, Discovery Project Data Ethics
  • Bianca Wylie, Tech Reset Canada
  • David Lepofsky, AODA Alliance

11:30 Refreshment Break (Room 511)

11:45 Plenary Session: Sidewalk Toronto Co-design Discussion  (Room 510)

  • Sepideh Shahi, IDRC
  • Lisa Liskovoi, IDRC
  • Syeda Hassany, IDRC
  • Colin Clark, IDRC

12:30 Lunch Break (lunch provided)

1:30 Co-design Breakout Session (Rooms 501, 514 & 511)

(Flexible Refreshment Break: refreshments available all afternoon on the 5th floor)

3:45 Plenary Session: Co-design sharing  (Room 510)

4:45 Plenary Session: Closing Remarks (Room 510)

5:00 DEEP Reception (Room 510)

Day 2: Saturday, October 13, 2018 (49 McCaul Street)

9:30 BIG IDeA Micro Inclusive Design Challenge Registration

10:00-1:00 BIG IDeA Micro Inclusive Design Challenge

1:00 Lunch Break

2:00 IDRC Open House 25th Anniversary Celebration

  • Add to the Windows of Time 25-year timeline
  • Leave a message, share a picture or make a slide for our digital memory book
  • See some demonstrations of our different projects in the Red Room of Demos
  • Visit the Black Box of Videos to watch and listen to moments we remember on the IDRC movie reel
  • Say some words about IDRC  at the gallery open mic
  • Hear a bit about IDRC as we look back and look forward
  • Have some anniversary cake

5:00 25th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration

  • Celebrate with the IDRC community





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Digging DEEPer on the themes from DEEP 2019: The Digging DEEPer/We Count Series

At DEEP 2019 we had a taste of topics that we want to know more about and advance. The We Count – Digging DEEPer series will be a variety of activities and events that will allow us to learn, collaborate, co-design and share.

Free Digging DEEPer Webinar on Machine Learning Discrmination by Dr. Toon Calders on July 8, 2020 11AM-12PM

Machine Learning Discrimination: Bias In, Bias Out

Join us on July 8th when Toon Calders (University of Antwerp) gives a free webinar to kick-off the Digging DEEPer series.


Artificial intelligence is more and more responsible for decisions that have a huge impact on our lives. But predictions made using data mining and algorithms can affect population subgroups differently. Academic researchers and journalists have shown that decisions taken by predictive algorithms sometimes lead to biased outcomes, reproducing inequalities already present in society. Is it possible to make a fairness-aware data mining process? Are algorithms biased because people are too? Or is it how machine learning works at the most fundamental level?

Date: July 8
Time: 11 AM to 12 PM (EDT)
Free Registration (registration is required)

We’re planning the 9th Annual DEEP 2020 Conference!

Have a look at our collaborative notes from the May 19th DEEP Vision meeting.

To access the transcript and slides from the meeting, you can visit the link to the IDRC’s community workshops.  You will find DEEP 2020 brainstorming under the Past workshop schedule:

Highlights from DEEP 2019: The State of Inclusion

DEEP 2019 Agenda

International Society on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia

Toronto Symposium, October 17, 2019

VSMM 2019: into the future of XR and Exponential  Inclusive Tech

49 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The International Society for Virtual Systems and Multimedia is a unique cross-disciplinary organization for the exchange of cutting edge research in new media and virtual and augmented reality applied to everything from art to architecture, medicine to engineering, and archaeology to cultural heritage. 

Come try virtual reality displays and find out how inclusive design can be integrated with these technologies. Stay for discussions by leaders in the field.

VSMM Toronto 2019 Agenda, 17 October

Part1: 1:30-2:00 Black Box Theatre, 49 McCaul Street: Presentation

(note, seating in the black box is limited to the first 40 participants)

1:30        Welcome from OCAD University
1:40        Dr Lynne Heller on The Technological Sublime

Part 2: 2:00 – 3:00 Open Gallery, M9 McCaul Street: Technology displays, Networking and refreshments

A chance for students to sign up to work with VSMM 2020 and opportunity to learn more about free certified Facebook training in Innovation, AI, Web, Social Media and Cyersecurity training with SMARTlab, and about a few new scholarships forthcoming in the SMARTlab global practice-based PhD in Inclusive Design and Creative Technology Innovation

Part 3: 3:00 -5:00 Black Box Theatre, 49 McCaul Street: Presentations

(note, seating in the black box is limited to the first 40 participants)

3:00        Prof Hal Thwaites (Previous President of VSMM- Sunway University & SMARTlab) Keynote on the Past, Present and Potential Future of VSMM  
3:30        Prof Martha Ladly and team: Decoding Origins: Approaching African Identities Through Data Collection and Visualisation
4:00        Dr Nina Czegledy (Leonardo) on Reporting on Disparity: Two events Oceans apart in Toronto and New Plymouth (New Zealand)
4:20        Dr Doreen Balabanoff (OCADU) on The Global Birth Environment Design Network: towards a virtual platform that can be a global resource for better birth environment design
4:45        Mohsen Mahjoobnia (OCADU + SMARTlab PhD candidate) on VR to provide access to nature to address isolation and mental health issues/accessibility issues in XR
5:10        Prof Lizbeth Goodman (Director SMARTlab, VSMM Vice President): VSMM 2019 Overview- events in 2019 + Introducing INCLUDE, Academy of the Future, and Be-Earth Experience (with Ylva Hansdotter and the UN Igo for Sustainability)
5:40        Prof Alonzo Addison (UC Berkeley & SMARTlab, VSMM President): Generational Planning and Publication: VSMM and Digital Cultural Heritage- next steps  
6pm       Prof Jutta Treviranus (Director, IDRC at OCADU, DEEP Chair & SMARTlab)-  Final wrap-up discussion, WELCOME to DEEP) & Last chance to sign up for VSMM, publications committee, scholarship and training opportunities etc. 6:30pm End & chance to wander with the team in the gorgeous city of Toronto!

This conference is one of a series of three conferences in 2019 and is an opportunity for new researchers in the field to share their ideas and be mentored for the conference publication.  Be sure to register at the VSMM conference to learn how to participate in the VSMM activities and publications.

DEEP 2019 at a glance

9:00-9:30 Registration and Networking

9:30-12:00 The State of Inclusion

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Digging DEEPer I & II–The DEEP workshop series

4:00-4:30 Unwrap-up

4:30-6:00 DEEP Reception & Speaker’s Round Tables

The full agenda is now available.

Speakers include:

Michael Bach
Andrea Breen
Jennifer Chadwick
Colin Clark
Wendy Cukier
Charles Finley
Sandra Gabriele
Lizbeth Goodman
Abby Goodrum
John Guido
Pina D’Intino
Christopher LaRoche
Megan Lawrence
Laurent Messier
Vanessa Pfaff
Virginia Rodes
David Rokeby
Trebor Scholz
Lisa Snider
Jutta Treviranus
Shari Trewin

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