Events Archive

February 12, 2011
IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations Event
WIRED: Our Infatuation with Technology

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: University Place Conference Center, 850 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis
Contact: Kimberly Helton at 317-274-8905 or

WIRED: Our Infatuation With Technology Join us for a day of enrichment as we discuss technology with distinguished faculty and local experts at the annual One Day U. Prepare to share your passion for learning with fellow alumni at this continuing education program presented by your Alumni Association.

See the WIRED web site for a full agenda:

Three of the topics are approved for CLE credit. They include:

Distracted Driving in the High-Tech Age
Matthew Nagle, Senior Policy Analyst, Indiana University Public Policy Institute

Over 800,000 drivers are using a cell phone or some other electronic device at any given time during the day (11 percent of all drivers). Nearly four percent of all crashes and near-crashes are the result of a driver distracted by cell phone use. Public opinion surveys have found that cell phone use is viewed as a dangerous driving action, yet the admitted rates of cell phone use by those same respondents is relatively high. Clearly, drivers exhibit a gap in risk perception that causes them to view cell phone use while driving as dangerous, but only when other people are doing it. In response, many states have implemented bans on cell phone use while driving, but the effects of these laws has been minimal on curbing the behavior. Why? In this seminar, Nagle will discuss the effects (or lack thereof) of bans on cell phone use while driving have on actual behavior. Included will be a discussion of how the driver’s mind is affected when using a cell phone, how crash risk and outcomes change, as well as differences in risk perception across age groups. Nagle will highlight key findings from other states that have implemented cell phone bans and will offer insight into how and why changes in driver behavior occur.

Social Media Bootcamp
Kenan L. Farrell, Attorney, CEO, KLF Legal

Recent years have seen the emergence of “social media law,” a legal field encompassing many distinct areas of law including intellectual property, employment, defamation, privacy, etc. This session will help you navigate the promises and pitfalls of the rapidly evolving social media landscape, highlight emerging trends for 2011 and beyond, and discuss the proper role and involvement of the law in social media initiatives. In addition to useful tips and tools, attendees will learn to minimize the inherent risks of social media while maximizing the benefits. This session will be appropriate for anyone interested in learning how to use social media effectively.

Technology, Licensing and the Future of the Music Industry
Fred J. Rees, Chair, Department of Music and Arts Technology, School of Engineering and Technology
Kevin R. Erdman, Partner, Baker & Daniels, LLP

Music students face a transformed music industry in the twenty-first century. Long adhered to business arrangements with performers and recording studio are being changed at their core because of the dynamics of new technology and changing legal landscape. From downloading piracy to smart software and technologies, large recording companies’ power is being eroded. Alternative distribution conduits for artist’s music is creating a lot of chaos and doubt as to what to do next to protect composers and recording artists. Understanding some of the legal basics of copyright and licensing in these new technologies is essential to navigating the future music industry. Many who make money in music are creating downloadable apps and gaming-type software. The Internet provides an opportunity for music events, public or recorded, to have interaction between audience and performer. This session examines the legal framework and the potential for musicians to capitalize and thrive in the new technology environment.