Schedule

Nobel Conference 57

All sessions will be live streamed and archived unless a presenter requests otherwise. All activities are in Lund Arena unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Session 1
Time Event
8:30 a.m. Doors Open to Lund Arena
9 a.m. Musical Prelude 
Gustavus Wind Orchestra
9:30 a.m. Academic Procession and Conference Opening 
Welcome, Rebecca M. Bergman, President of the College
Nobel Conference 57 Introduction, Thomas LoFaro, 2021 Nobel Conference Chair
10 a.m. Lecture by Talithia Williams, PhD
Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
11:30 a.m. Lunch Break
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Session 2
Time Event
12:45 p.m. Musical Prelude
Gustavus Wind Symphony
1 p.m. Lecture by Cynthia Rudin, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science; Director, Prediction Analysis Lab, Duke University
1:45 p.m. Lecture by Pilar Ossorio, JD, PhD
Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - Additional Events
No ticket required for any of these activities.
Time Event
3:30 p.m.
Workshops
Explore specialized topics in a smaller, more interactive format. Several workshops are accessible online.
3:30 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum Reception
Exhibition: Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America

4:30 p.m. Meet the Speakers - Gustavus student exclusive
Gustavus students have an opportunity to participate in conversations with our presenters.
5:00 p.m. Schaefer Art Gallery Reception
Exhibition: Arlene Birt 
5:30 p.m. Gallery Talk, Schaefer Art Gallery
Arlene Birt, "Background Stories" 
5:30 p.m. Dinner Break
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Session 3
Time Event
8:30 a.m. Doors Open to Lund Arena
9:15 a.m. Music Prelude
Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
9:30 a.m. Lecture by Francesca Dominici, PhD
Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science;
Co-Director, the Data Science Initiative, Harvard University
10:15 a.m. Lecture by Rajiv Shah, MD
President, The Rockefeller Foundation
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
12 p.m. Lunch Break
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Session 4
Time Event
1:15 p.m. Music Prelude
Gustavus Jazz Ensemble
1:30 p.m.

Lecture by Rhema Vaithianathan, PhD
Professor of Health Economics; Director, Centre for Social Data Analytics,
Auckland University of Technology

2:15 p.m.

Lecture by Wendy Chun, PhD
Canada 150 Research Chair; Leader, the Digital Democracies Institute, 
Simon Fraser University

3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Closing Banquet
Time Event
5 p.m.
Nobel Conference Banquet Doors Open
Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union
 5:30 p.m. Nobel Conference Banquet 
Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall, O.J. Johnson Student Union
Reflections from the conference speakers on what was discussed and the future related to big data.
Banquet ticket required.
This event will not be live streamed.