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Speculative Futures Event Series

Event Type
Co-organized with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, College of Engineering, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Fiddler Innovation Endowment, Office of Corporate Relations, Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, Ninth Letter, College of Fine and Applied Arts, English, African American Studies, History, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives. A sesquicentenary event.
Multiple Locations
Nov 4, 2017   All Day
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

Speculative Futures consists of multiple events at different locations. For the full schedule, visit the Speculative Futures @ Illinois website.


November 4, 2017

  • Creating for the Future Workshop
    10:00 a.m. | Champaign Public Library
    Interested in writing science fiction or creating sci-fi art? Meet the pros at this free event for students in grades 6–12 and learn what drew them to speculative fiction, how they made it in their industry, and how they go about their creative process. Come with questions for these stellar fabulists!
  • Imagining Futures
    2:00 p.m. | Electrical and Computer Engineering Building Auditorium
    English undergraduates, inspired by their engineering counterparts, share their speculative futures concepts in fast-paced Pecha Kucha style presentations that will spark an interactive discussion with our creative guests and the audience. 
  • Worlds Collide
    3:30 p.m. | Electrical and Computer Engineering Building Auditorium
    This panel features our invited guests talking about all the technological wonders they have seen at Illinois and answering questions from the audience about how they imagine their Speculative Futures experience shaping their creative work going forward.
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