Drones sit at the intersection of art, politics, security, and so much more.

Through my studies at PLU, I have come to have a fairly strong understanding of drones and their diverse function. An interdisciplinary project like this has immense potential to enrich the PLU campus, particularly with our Communication, Global Studies and Military Science programs. All of these are facets of the PLU academic infrastructure and culture that intersect with drones in their various utilities, which means the symposium will draw together students and scholars with incredibly rich and diverse knowledge bases. 

As a communication and gender studies double major myself as well as a debater, I've been dealing heavily with these intersections. The symposium would provide a great opportunity for student-faculty connections as well, and help strengthen these bonds. As drones become an increasingly popular tool for both creative and destructive ends, it's important that individuals from all backgrounds strive to understand the complex ways in which they impact our every day life- this symposium will be a great stepping stone in enriching that understanding. 

Alex Williams
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Breakfast for a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are inviting participants from all over the country to take part in the symposium. A gift of $10 will ensure one of our symposium presenters are well-fed, bright-eyed, and ready to partake in important conversations about drone technology.

Lunch for two scholars, artists, or industry leaders

We want our symposium participants to be nourished and supported as they share their work with the PLU community and beyond. $25 will go toward providing lunch in The Commons for our presenters.

Help transport symposium presenters to/from their hotel

With so many guests flying in from out of town, your $50 gift will ensure smooth transit between the hotel and the PLU campus.

Art Installation Equipment

We have a number of digital and traditional artists who will be installing their work in PLU's University Gallery. A $75 gift will help ensure our visiting artists can hang art, secure digital equipment, route power, create beautiful signage, and support the technological needs of the artworks.

One night of lodging for a visiting scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are expecting guests from across the country; $150 will help us cover the lodging costs for symposium presenters.

Fly in a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We will be covering the transportation costs of all symposium presenters; a $500 gift will pay for a guest's air travel costs.

Sponsor an out-of-town symposium presenter

$1,000 will cover airfare and a 2-night stay in a hotel for one prominent leader in the academic, technological, commercial, artistic, media, policy, and military industries. Help make this conversation as well-represented as possible.

Thank You for Your Gift

Our success relies on the generosity of our community. A gift today will have a lasting impact, and we are so grateful for it.

Completed! PLU Life Under Drones