Diverse Voices Through Active Centralized Empowerment

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hosted by University of Illinois College of Media

Illini Center 200 South Wacker Drive Chicago Illinois 60606




An innovative method of learning and working with a collective, active centralized empowerment allows for an inclusive environment that addresses issues of diversity, developing leadership and harnessing self agency in this technological age of storytelling. This new teaching and learning style empowers all practitioners on a metacognitive level. By asking questions related to the following listed concepts, teachers, students, managers, and team members are able to harness the benefits of active centralized empowerment.

Live: How citizens are being empowered to take control of their own lives, health, and education with a newfound ability to self-organize around the issues and causes that matter most to them

  • Where will we look for trusted sources of information, and how will public opinion continue to shape those standards?

Create: How access and connectivity has led to a democratization in the way we bring ideas to life and creatively collaborate with people regardless of geography, culture, and language

  • How will ideas spread in an increasingly connected world, rapidly transforming ideas from small beginnings to epic scale?
  • What will different cultures learn from each other, and how will those lessons lead to new ideas, inventions, and innovations while empowering us to achieve more?
  • How will our ease in communication, no longer limited by time or distance, allow for improved collaboration?

Venue & Location

Illini Center

200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606





Social Media Week

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Diverse Voices Through Active Centralized Empowerment

Hosted by University of Illinois College of Media






  • Dr. Janice Marie Collins

    Dr. Janice Marie Collins

    Assistant Professor

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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