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How has the rapid evolution of technology shaped the habits and worldviews of each generation of Americans? How might technologies like generative artificial intelligence or smartphones affect thinking about human dignity, personhood, and God? Is our increasingly mechanized and technological society conducive to human flourishing or is it driving people into impoverished habits of living? What is the role of the state in protecting children online?

Join the Acton Institute for a conference on “The Person and Technological Society” in San Diego, CA. Over two and a half days, participants will hear engaging presentations from leading scholars on the social, philosophical, and theological implications of modern technology. Ultimately, this conference will equip participants with a better understanding of the “technological landscape,” its social implications, and principles and policies for navigating it.

Conference details

This is a small conference. Participants will have the opportunity to engage the speakers and other attendees throughout the weekend in a relaxed and comfortable setting including nice meals and evening soirées.

Space is limited and conference attendance is considered by application only. This conference is ideal for graduate students, young public policy professionals, nonprofit professionals, and pastors and lay staff, but applications of all backgrounds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Conference fees, meals, lodging, and travel will be covered for accepted applicants. Accepted participants will also receive copies of Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents—and What They Mean for America's Future by Jean Twenge.


If you have any questions about the event, please email Caleb Whitmer at [email protected].

Event Details

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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
United States


Full details will be provided to accepted participants. 

The program starts at 5 pm on Thursday, August 1st, and goes until 10:30 am on Saturday, August 3rd

Dress for this conference is business casual. 

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