ThinkBig! Event: AI & Me on Thursday, 4/11 4:30–6:00

We are thrilled to announce a gathering that promises to inspire, enlighten, and connect us all. Our upcoming ThinkBig! Event: AI & Me is set to take place on Thursday, April 11th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, in both Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Participants will also be able to join virtually via Zoom. This unique opportunity is designed to bring our community together to explore the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on our lives and future.

We welcome high school and college students, educators, industry partners, and community members. We’re going to dive deep into how artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our lives right now and what it might mean for our future. This event is perfect for anyone – whether you’re super into tech, just starting to get curious about AI, or anywhere in between. 

🗓️ Date: Thursday, April 11

⏰ Time: 4:30–6:00 pm

🏫 Location: In-person in Santa Cruz and Watsonville (or virtually via Zoom)

🤖 AI & Me is more than just an event; it’s a journey into the possibilities that lie ahead in technology, education, and innovation. Whether you’re a student curious about the paths your future may take, an educator looking to expand your toolkit for the digital age, an industry professional seeking insights into the next wave of tech trends, or a community member interested in understanding how AI can benefit our society, this event is for you!

We’ll have demos where you can actually play with AI technology. It’s a chance to see up close how AI stuff works and maybe even try it out yourself! Learn from the Pros:  We’ll have a panel of AI experts who’ll talk about what’s happening in the AI world right now, the tricky questions around it, and what we might see in the future. It’s a great opportunity to learn and ask questions.

AI generated art; avocado in the shape of a chair, student graduating, music notes in space

 Student contest “How Artificial Intelligence Changes Our World and Our Future.” 

Open to grades 8–12 and college students! It’s all about showing how AI is part of your day-to-day life. Whether you’re into coding, art, music, writing, cooking, poetry, robotics, or experiments, this is your moment to shine by showing how AI is cool in your world! You can submit anything that shows off how AI impacts different parts of  your life.