Agenda

2018 Sage Assembly: Algorithms and the Role of the Individual

April 19-21, 2018         W Hotel, Seattle Washington     |     Great Room One, Floor 2

Thursday, April 19

12:00PM – 6:30PM

REGISTRATION Great Room 1 Foyer

12:00PM – 2:00PM

MEET, GREET AND POSTER SESSION Great Room 1 Foyer

Selected participants, including Young Investigator Award recipients, will share their remarkable projects as posters. A light lunch will be served.

2:00PM – 2:30PM

WELCOME – What is an Algorithm and How do We Interact with Them?

Lara Mangravite Sage Bionetworks

2:30PM – 3:30PM

OPENING ADDRESSES

What Does the Transition to Algorithmic Culture Mean?
Nils Gilman Berggruen Institute

Data and Algorithms as Common-Pool Resources
John Wilbanks
Sage Bionetworks

3:30PM – 4:00PM

BREAK

4:00PM – 4:45PM

MODERATED PANEL & PARTICIPANT Q&A – How Do We Live Together with Algorithms?

Valerie Florance National Library of Medicine (Moderator)
Elaine Nsoeisie University of Washington
Anna McCollister-Slipp Scripps Research Institute
Joon-Ho Yu University of Washington

5:00PM – 8:00PM

OPENING RECEPTION AND LIGHTNING ROUND TALKS Great Room 1 Foyer

RAPID FIRE PARTICIPANT TALKS – A Sage Assembly tradition! We turn over the stage to Assembly participants to share their stories in a rapid learning format. Drinks with a casual dinner buffet will be served. Confirmed speakers: 

  • Moderator – Brian Bot Sage Bionetworks  
  • Tetsuyuki Maruyama Dementia Discovery Fund
  • Andrea Coravos Elektra Labs
  • Bruce Caron Earth Science Information Partners
  • Arikia Millikan Journalist
  • Melissa Haendel Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Bastian Greshake Tzovaras Open Humans
  • Janet Hall American Heart Association
  • Matthew Trunnell Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Amel Ghoulia H3ABionet, Mozilla Fellow
  • Gaëll Mainguy Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires 
  • Rhoda Au Boston University
  • Keith Elliston TransMart Foundation
  • Kristi Holmes Northwestern
  • Dave King Exaptive
  • Pedja Klansja Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute 
  • Heather Cole-Lewis Johnson & Johnson
  • Dylan Wilbanks Hêtre
  • Clifford Lynch CNI 
  • Taylor Cusher, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

Friday, April 20

7:00AM – 8:00AM

JOIN Sage Bionetworks team members for one of the following optional activities.

  • Keep pace on a 3-5 mile social run.  We will take in the sights along the Elliot Bay waterfront and Sculpture Park. Meet in the W Hotel Lobby.
  • Start your morning with boxing!  Learn the drills, footwork and punching that go into boxing with Jen and Yooree, two boxers that moonlight as Sage Bionetworks employees. Meet in the W Great Room 1 Foyer. 

8:00AM – 8:30AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30AM – 8:45AM

WELCOME

John Wilbanks Sage Bionetworks

8:45AM – 9:45AM

ASSEMBLY ADDRESSES – The Role of the Individual and the Role of Politics

Relationships of people with algorithms – building them, governing them, using them. How and where can we have agency?

Forgive Us for We Know Not
Stephen Friend 
Sage Bionetworks, 4YouandMe

Bounded Justice and Health
Melissa Creary
University of Michigan

9:45AM – 10:45AM

MODERATED PANEL & PARTICIPANT Q&A – Deconstructing the Clichés of AI

ModeratorJustin Guinney Sage Bionetworks
Rich Caruana, Microsoft Research
Christiana DelloRusso 
Providence Ventures
Luca Foschini 
Evidation Health

10:45AM – 11:15AM

BREAK

11:15AM – 12:15PM

MODERATED PANEL & PARTICIPANT Q&A – Changing Our Relationship to Algorithms in Our Lives and Our Research 

Moderator – Eric Hekler UC San Diego
Dana Lewis
OpenAPS
Aurelia Moser
Mozilla
Wanda Pratt
University of Washington

12:15PM – 12:45PM

BREAK / PICK UP LUNCH

12:45PM – 1:45PM

LUNCH ADDRESSES AND MODERATED PARTICIPANT DISCUSSION –  What Does Algorithmic Science Mean for Memory and Scientific Archives?

Dorothea Salo Librarian and Educator, University of Wisconsin
Daniel Cavanaugh
University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

1:45PM – 3:00PM

RAPID FIRE REPORTS FROM THE FIELD – Algorithms in Health Practice

Alex Parker Mayo Clinic
Laura Germine
Harvard Medical School / Test My Brain
Nathan Price Institute of Systems Biology
Paul Boutros Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

3:00PM – 6:00PM

OUT IN THE CITY – Exploring counter-indications

Another Sage Assembly tradition is to take our exploration outside of the venue and work in teams on projects that explore our themes in non-traditional ways.  Venues include the Center for Wooden Boats, a local brew pub, and the Washington State Ferries.

  • Analog Algorithms with Mya Kerner Artist
  • Individuals As Data Subjects with Jacob Metcalf Data & Society
  • Societal Checks for Algorithms with Eric Hekler UC San Diego
  • Algorithms In Games with Dan Webster Sage Bionetworks
  • Land Trusts For Data Governance with Sean McDonald Frontline MS and John Wilbanks Sage Bionetworks
  • Losing The Cow Path with John Chaffins Wondros and Woody MacDuffie Sage Bionetworks

Learn more about the Out In The City sessions.

6:30PM – 9:00PM

EVENING RECEPTION  Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59

Cap your afternoon off with local brews, wine and a dinner buffet while sharing stories in the company of Puget Sound aquatic creatures.

Hosted by Helmsley Charitable Trust

Saturday, April 21

8:00AM – 9:00AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30AM – 9:00AM

REPORT OUTS from the OUT IN THE CITY Activities

9:00AM – 10:00AM

ASSEMBLY ADDRESSES Reconciling the Moment – The Promise and Peril

Ifeoma Ajunwa Cornell University
David Clifford
Chief AI/ML Scientist – GMIT at General Motors

10:00AM – 10:30AM

BREAK

10:30AM – 11:30AM

PARTICIPANT REFLECTIONS

John Wilbanks Sage Bionetworks (moderator)

11:30AM – 12:00PM

CLOSING  – We Collaborate, We Share, We Include

Lara Mangravite Sage Bionetworks

12:00PM

2018 SAGE ASSEMBLY ENDS