SMASH18, taking place September 25 – 27, 2018 in Boston, is a unique forum to network with top scientists and leading science media makers to share new work, new approaches, and new ideas to engage public audiences. The collaboration between Jackson Hole WILD and WGBH brings together a diverse gathering of 300+ science, technology and media innovators from around the world. Programming & Registration are now online. The Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge is the conference partner with discounted rates, complimentary parking and wifi and transportation to SMASH venues.
Keynote Speakers & Programming
Mary Lou Jepsen
A leading force of disruptive innovation makes her inaugural appearance at SMASH. Previously she was an engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google[x] and Intel as well as a founder of 4 startups including One Laptop per Child. Jepsen’s influence has been recognized as a “Time 100” pick and a “CNN Top 10 Thinker.” She will display two revolutionary technologies that marry imaging and science: a screen that reveals what you imagine and a cheap, portable better-than-MRI wearable that can both diagnose and treat cancer!
Fact: False stories spread 70% farther and faster than true ones. So how can science storytellers get audiences to believe what we tell them? Deb Roy, the former Chief Media Scientist at Twitter and current director of the Lab for Social Machines at MIT Media Lab is a master of media analytics who has a visionary approach for using technology to make truth believable again!