Facts, Fictions, and the Politics of Truth / Parkland Fall Conference 2013

Parkland Fall Conference 2013

Facts, Fictions, and the Politics of Truth

November 22 - 24, 2013

Thank you to everyone who attended the Facts, Fictions, and the Politics of Truth conference!!  If you missed anything, or want to see a speaker again, all of the conference webcasts are available for viewing at this link.

The control, suppression, and manipulation of information are playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of our society. Are we seeing the death of evidence-based decision-making? Are governments and the media spinning existing information to bring us on-side with their neoliberal project? Is our personal information being used to manipulate what we believe and what we buy? Join us as we tackle these and many other questions at our fall conference.


Featured event and speaker:
Chris Hedges
The Myth of Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

 The very forces that allowed us to dominate nature, from the machine to the fossil fuel industry, are the same forces that, if left unchecked, will ensure our extinction. 

Michael Geist
Closing Keynote: Inside the Fight for Digital Rights in Canada

Examining the emerging digital rights movement in Canada and its close connection to freedom of speech and privacy.

The Parkland on Twitter
Great op-ed in the @globeandmail by Kathleen Lahey, author of a report being released by @ParklandInst on Wed. theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/f… #ableg
Prentice says #abbudget will be so far-reaching it will "demand" an election be held ow.ly/JKbbc #abpoli #ableg
RT @DonBraid: Premier says budget absolutely will be tabled before election. Thanks for question, @NewsTalk 770 #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli
Majority of Albertans want investment in #PSE regardless of current fiscal situation: poll for @PIAlberta pialberta.org/content/post-s… #abpoli
Lifting post-secondary tuition cap would hurt struggling students, leaders say: cbc.ca/news/canada/ca… #abpse #abbudget #ableg

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