Pants on Fire

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Illinois State Museum Auditorium

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Changes in technology make finding the truth in what we hear on the news, read in newspapers and see on screens very difficult. The Tech Talk group from the Academy of Lifelong Learning at LLCC in partnership with the Illinois State Museum, is hosting a three-part series of various panels to explore what is real and ways to determine what is true on the internet and in other media.

Programs will be held at 6 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium, are free, and open to the public. Each program begins at 6 p.m. Registration is requested. To Register, call 217-786-2432.

Moderator of all three programs: Jim Leach, News Director of News/Talk 94.7 & 970 WMAY

October 16 - Pants on Fire: Exploring big and little lies in everyday interactions.

Panelists:
-Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, Director UIS Counseling Center. Dr. Bilyeu came to UIS from California, where she worked in the foster care system focused on residential and community-based services. She has over 10 years of experience working with trauma survivors and high-risk clients.

-David Brady, Senior Software Engineer, match.com. David is a professional software developer designing and building applications for over 20 years for clients such as Hitachi, Honda, MGM, Samsung, Sony, Unisys and currently with Match.com for the last 7 years. A technology enthusiast who is always learning and applying technology like 3D printing, Android, Arduino, Kubernetes, building, piloting and programming drones, and practicing machine learning with an emphasis on image classification.

-Lucinda Caughey, Associate Professor of Computer Science at LLCC. Lucinda teaches courses in Ethical Hacking, Network Security, and Computer Ethics at LLCC. Her research interests have been in Autonomous Software Agents, Autonomous Robotics, and Big Data Analytics.

-Siobhan Johnson, Deputy Director Human Resources, IL Dept. of Public Health. Ms. Johnson is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and has more than 10 years of Human Resources experience. Over the past 34 years, she has worked in the business sector, for a small not-for-profit corporation, a healthcare system, and state government.

-Shane Overby, Detective, Springfield Police Department. Shane Overby has been in Law Enforcement for 21 years. A member of The United State’s Secret Service Springfield Electronic Crime’s Unit, Detective Overby investigates Crimes Against Persons specializing in Hostage Negotiations, Cybercrimes, Internet Safety, Computer Forensics, Cellular and Mobile Device Forensics, Network Intrusion Investigations, Sex Crimes, and Human Trafficking.

Pants on Fire

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