It hit me today that I should be organizing more speaker series events from the Solutions Institute. My team does so much research and development into emerging technologies that we ought to be sharing more with our students. Not so much an invited speaker series, and maybe not a series at all, but more of an opportunity for us to talk to IST students on a quasi regular basis and get the conversation around emerging technologies going. We have all sorts of invited faculty coming in to give their talks and the level of interest from students varies, but for the most part the topics are typically over their head, very dry, or esoteric. I know they are interested in stuff that is happening around them and it would help our efforts (as a School and within SI) if they were exposed to what is really going on in the emerging spaces. I’ll have to push this idea next week and see what kind of reaction I get.