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Theme: The Medium is the Message

This event occurred on
September 15, 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Urbana, Illinois
United States

In honor of what would have been Marshall McLuhan's 100th birthday this year, the University of the Illinois' College of Media is proud to sponsor a lineup of speakers exploring how media in all forms shapes our expectations of the underlying message. Talk topics range from the future of journalism on the Internet to how a new generation of lithium-ion batteries will make electric cars more affordable and shape the future of urbanism.

The Beckman Institute Auditorium
The Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave.
Urbana, Illinois, 61801
United States
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Organizing team


  • Brant Houston
    Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
  • Michelle Wellens
    Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Media