Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

The Impact of Technology on Learning and the Brain

Thursday, October 30th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gary Small, M.D., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Dr. Gary Small

Laptops, smart phones and tablets –oh my! Technology has become an essential part of our daily lives, changing the way that we work and communicate by keeping us in constant connection with one another. But could the technology we’ve come to rely on so much be rewiring our brains?

On Thursday, October 30, learn how modern technology is changing the way our brains work from award-winning doctor, best-selling author and professor, Gary Small, M.D. of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Named as one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology by Scientific American magazine, Dr. Small will explain how our constant exposure to technology has created a new generation gap, a brain gap between younger and older minds and how we have adjusted to this new high-tech environment.

Find out how you can adapt to this pivotal point in brain evolution by balancing both human interaction and technological skills. It’s a presentation that’s sure to blow your mind!

Save the Date

Tuesday, November 4 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Inside the Yellow Border: National Geographic's Enduring Brand of Storytelling
Gary E. Knell, President & CEO National Geographic

Tuesday, November 18 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
In The Forest Of Raised Hands
Eugene Yelchin


Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 5248.

Past Events

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